Dear Flyball Enthusiasts: The Canine Genetics group at the University of California, Davis, is interested in understanding the molecular basis of asymmetry in the context of developmental biology. A potentially elegant model of this is hand preference or "handedness".The insights of trainers and handlers of dogs competing in flyball presents a wonderful opportunity to establish the biology of "pawness" in dogs and to map the gene(s) underlying this asymmetry. We invite you to participate in an online survey informing us of your dogs' turning preference(s). The survey takes only seconds to complete and will be of great use to us in determining if the direction of choice is random or if there is indeed a biological basis for turn preference in mammals (dogs and humans alike).
Please follow the link below to complete the survey: http://www.vgl.ucdavis.edu/survey/index.php?sid=18992
The survey is only four questions and takes a minute or two to complete.