How to sign pet in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Companion animal

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with the fingers of your dominant hand resting on the back of your non-dominant hand. Then, slide your fingers back and bend them in into an "A" handshape a couple of times.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for pet
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.
Dominant Handshape for pet
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for pet
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Definition:

Animal companion or pamper

Sign Instructions:

With both hands in front of you, have the index finger of your dominant hand pointing up and your non-dominant hand behind it. Then, drag the fingers of your dominant hand down your index finger while bending them in a couple of times.

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End of Sign

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for pet
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.
Dominant Handshape for pet
Extend your thumb outwards at a 90-degree angle, bend the other fingers at the knuckles, keeping them at a 90-degree angle to the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for pet
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

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