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Sight Sensitivity – degree of response to a moving object, such as chasing bicycles, children or squirrels. Continue stroking until you see a behavior you can score. Sound Sensitivity – degree of sensitivity to sound, such as loud noises or thunderstorms. The object is not to keep it on its back but to test its response to being placed in that position.

Lean backward, sitting on your heels instead of leaning forward toward the puppy. Only the first response counts!

Stability – degree of startle pippy to a strange object. During testing, maintain a positive, upbeat and friendly attitude toward the puppies. It will make a difference in the scoring whether the tail is up or down. Following – willingness to follow a person. The entire purpose is to select the right puppy for the right home. The testing is done in a location unfamiliar to the puppies.

A foot square area is perfectly adequate, such as a room in the house where the puppies have not been.

Hold the puppy down without applying too much pressure. PAT uses a scoring system from and consists of ten tests.

The tester kneels down and coaxes the puppy to come to him or her by encouragingly and gently clapping hands and calling. Stability – an umbrella is opened about five feet from the puppy and gently placed on the ground.

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He was definitely worth the wait! Following – the tester stands up and slowly walks away encouraging the puppy to follow. The puppies do not know the tester. The tests are simple to perform and anyone with some common sense can do them. You see what you get at 49 days age. He’s also learning to ‘heel’ and ‘go play’ when he walks with Jack and Maggie Have the puppy at your side with both of you facing in the same direction.

Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test

When you crouch next to the puppy avoid leaning or hovering over the puppy. Social Downolad – degree of acceptance of social dominance by a person. Social attraction – the owner or caretaker of the puppies places it in the aptiyude area about four feet from the tester and then leaves the test area. The ideal age to test the puppy is at 49 days of age when the puppy is neurologically complete and it has the brain of an adult dog. When the puppy shows some interest, the tester throws the paper no more than four feet in front of the puppy encouraging it to retrieve the paper.

Finally, look at the overall structure of the puppy. Sight Sensitivity – the puppy is placed in the center of the testing downlpad.

Volhard Test – Wyndance English Goldens

During the testing make a note of the heart rate of the pup, which is an indication of how it deals with stress, as well as its energy level. These tests determined that it was indeed possible to predict future behavioral traits of adult dogs by testing puppies at 49 days of age.

Puppies come with high, medium or low energy levels. The Tests and Their Significance. Testing before or after that age affected the accuracy of the test, depending on the time before or after the 49th day. Restraint – degree of dominant or submissive tendency, and ease of handling in difficult situations. In addition to taking pleasure in being around kids, Larry is also great with other dogs, interacting equally well with both large and small breeds.

Touch Sensitivity – degree of sensitivity to touch and a key indicator to the type of training equipment required. Elevation – degree of accepting dominance while in a position of no control, such as at the veterinarian aptitue groomer.

The puppies are tested before they are fed. The scorer is a disinterested third party and not the person interested in selling you a puppy. Puppies should not be tested the day of or the day after being vaccinated. Restraint – the tester crouches down and gently rolls the puppy on its back and holds it on its back for 30 seconds. Do not lean over the puppy. We’re SO glad it worked out for us to get him. The tester must coax the puppy in the opposite direction from where it entered the test area.

The puppies are tested when they are at their liveliest. The puppies downloae tested one at a time.

Keep your hands close to your body encouraging the puppy to come to you instead of trying to reach for the puppy.

Try to get each puppy to interact with you to bring out the best in him or her. There are no other dogs or people, except the scorer and the tester, in the testing area. You have to decide for yourself, which suits your life style. We look forward to a lot more fun ahead, and staying connected.

The scores are not averaged, and there are no winners or losers. If the pup has strong and straight front and back legs, with all four feet pointing in the same direction, it will grow up that way, provided you give it the proper diet and environment in which to grow.