Our first project in Biology this year was leaning about domestication and how it affects pets in the modern day. We mostly focused on meiosis and mitosis but also leaned about other anatomy characteristics that occur in natural life. My project focused on the difference in trainability between dogs and cats. I tested this by trying to train my dog to roll over and training my cat to sit. I was successful with training my dog, but my cat was very stubborn and wouldn't even look at me (I was even bribing her with treats!).
I picked this project because I have been really interested in training my cat for a long time, si I thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to test this and compare it to dogs. I found out that dogs are way easier to train than cats, my dog quickly learned to roll over and she completed the task almost every time I asked to her to. Cats on the other hand, are so difficult. I was trying to get her attention and she turned around and wouldn't even look at me. Even though it is possible to train your cat, I was not able to accomplish that. One of my questions left over from the project is how do genes affect the trainability through out generations?
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