Bite Training

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In training a dog in bite work for competitions such as Working Trials, Schutzhund, French ring sport, a common problem is where the dog has been taken to too high…

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Shelter Testing

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In an earlier unit we looked at temperament testing in animal shelters and in this unit you will see how those have developed. One of the best known series of…

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Obedience Temperament Tests

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The British Kennel Club introduced a temperament test into their obedience competitions because they were becoming concerned that some dogs that earned the title ‘obedience champion’ actually had very poor…

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Puppy Assessment

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Where can you find puppy temperament tests? There are now so many, but all seem to be much the same in terms of the information that they give. Puppy testing…

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Police and Drugs Dogs

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Police Dogs Before accepting a dog from the pubic, the police in the UK carry out a series of tests.  Again, these tests are carefully designed to discover if the…

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Testing Gundogs

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In the gundog world it would not be uncommon (in fact it used to be a tradition) for an owner to send their dog away to be professionally trained during…

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