How to sign dog in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Tap your hip and then snap your fingers.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for dog
Fold middle, ring, and pinky fingers into the palm, bring the tips of the thumb and index finger close together while keeping the index finger straight but bent at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Definition:

The animal

Sign Instructions:

Snap your fingers a couple of times.

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End of Sign

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for dog
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.
Dominant Handshape for dog
Extend the index finger straight up and touch the tip of the thumb to the tip of the middle finger with the ring and pinky fingers bent in the same way as the middle finger.

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