Can dogs have a preferred paw, similar to humans having a dominant hand?

2bebetter
5 min readDec 20, 2023

Have you ever noticed that your dog tends to use one paw over the other when it comes to certain activities?
Well, just like humans have a dominant hand, dogs can have a preferred paw as well.

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This means that dogs may have a paw they prefer to use for tasks such as grabbing toys, digging holes, or even shaking…

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