Tests For Seven Week Old Puppies

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Tests For Seven Week Old Puppies
Tests For Seven Week Old Puppies

Video: Tests For Seven Week Old Puppies

Video: Tests For Seven Week Old Puppies
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(the author of the test system is American psychologist William Campbell; the system allows you to accurately identify the makings of a dog by the behavior of a puppy - Campbell W. Be have our problems in dog. 1975)

TEST 1. Contact. Upon entering the room, the tester puts the puppy in the middle of the room and takes a few steps towards the door. Then he sits down and beckons the puppy with his hand. The degree of contact, gullibility and independence of a puppy is determined by whether he is suitable for a person and how:

- he approaches right there, the tail is raised, grins, grabs his hands with his teeth (A);

- comes up without delay, tail is raised, barks (B);

- fits without delay, tail down (C);

- comes up slowly, tail down (D);

- does not fit (E).

White-brown puppy walking on green grass, photo photograph of a dog
White-brown puppy walking on green grass, photo photograph of a dog

TEST 2. Following a person. The person moves away from the puppy at a normal pace. According to the manner of accompanying or not accompanying, the degree of independence of the puppy's character is determined:

- readily walks beside, grabs the test person by the legs, the tail is raised high (A);

- goes readily, the tail is raised high (B);

- follows a person readily, the tail is kept low (C);

- walks slowly, tail keeps low (D);

- does not follow a person, leaves him (E).

TEST 3. Obedience. The puppy is carefully placed on its side, picked up by the hand under the chest. A puppy in this position will show by his behavior how he perceives the physical and social dominance of a person. A puppy with a tendency to dominate will actively resist.

This test has no letter key.

TEST 4. Social dominance. The puppy is turned on its back by the withers. His behavior will demonstrate a reaction to human dominance. A puppy with pronounced inclinations of a leader grins at his hand, growls and bites. A puppy with the makings of an independent character will keep completely calm. The puppy must be kept in this position until the manner of his behavior is clearly defined:

- fights, resists, bites (A);

- fights, resists (B);

- moves, licks hands (C);

- turns to lick hands (D);

- freezes and waits (E).

TEST 5. Self-esteem. The puppy is taken from below by the belly with crossed arms so that he can see you, and hold in this position for 30 seconds:

- resists vigorously, growls, bites (A);

- resists vigorously (B);

- resists, then stops, licks his hands (C);

- does not resist at all, licks his hands (D).

All available puppies of the appropriate age can be tested at the same time. In this case, the names of the puppies are placed in a horizontal line, and letters denoting the results of each test are placed in a column under each name. As a result, a vertical column of four letters is formed under each nickname. The combination of letters will be different, and based on the key to the tests, you will receive the following characteristics and recommendations:

a) Two A's, as well as B:

- aggressive, can bite if touched;

- not recommended for children, adolescents and the elderly;

- Do not use harsh training methods.

Will tend to protect the host from danger.

b) Three or more C:

- a dog with the makings of a leader, loyal, with a pronounced spirit of competition;

- not recommended for children;

- good inclinations for hunting and service dogs.

c) Three or more C:

- ideal companion;

- recommended for children and the elderly.

d) Two or more Ds with one or more E:

- a very submissive dog to establish contact with a person, will require a lot of effort in training;

- does not create any problems in communication with children;

- can bite only as protection in case of abuse.

e) Two or more E (especially E in test 4):

- with difficulty makes contact, must be brought up according to a special method. If reactions B and C are encountered, the puppy's aggressiveness is caused by fear. If the D reaction is noted several times, the puppy may show a tendency to flee;

- not recommended for children and adolescents.