Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Temperament Test - Pink Girl

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This video, approximately 20 minutes long, shows Pink girl during her temperament test. The test is based on Sheila Booth's "Positive Puppy Preview", and will help us determine the right puppy for the right home. The pup is tested in an unfamiliar environment and different categories of testing help determine the different drives the pup has (prey, toy, food), retrieving aptitude, socialization, sensitivity to noise and sight and how quickly they recover. More information on the test can be found at http://www.cleanrun.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=908&ParentCat=123


The test and results are quite interesting. The tester found this litter to be full of retrieving machines and have the potential to be wonderful performance dogs. Response from the pups helps us determine the best methods of training the pups and what incentives to use.

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