I propose the following experiment:
Purpose: To determine the effects of zero-gravity on canine sociological behavior.
Hypothesis: The sociological behavior of dogs will not be affected by the lack of gravity, except that the dogs will probably float around and bump into each other a lot more.
Procedure: Launch a colony of dogs into orbit. Observe for one year. Return them to earth and see if the terran dogs still accept them.
Conclusion: The bastards in the government won’t fund my experiment!