Choosing the right puppy for the right house! Puppy aptitude test

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Choosing the right puppy for the right house! Puppy aptitude test

Getting a dog or puppy on the go is rarely a good idea. Remember that dogs, like cars, were designed for a particular function. You have to decide what you want, a Corvette or a suburb, a Fox terrier or a Newfoundland.
When the different races were originally developed, there was greater importance on the
ability to do a job, such as herding, guarding, hunting, etc., as well as appearance. If a race you are interested in, first find out what for the dog has been selected to do. There are so many different breeds to choose from and if there is a secret to getting this "perfect puppy", it just so happens
in "doing your homework".

Decide what type of dog to get!
The well-trained dog starts with a certain idea of what role the dog is expected to play in your life, then by selecting a dog that is suitable for this job. Here are some of the reasons to choose a dog:
- Company;
- Children's play companions;
- Protection;
- A special activity, such as hunting, breeding, breeding, reproduction, exhibition or competition in performance events;
- Symbol or assert (not wise);
- a combination of the above. Some dogs are able to meet all these requirements
expectations, while others have more limited talents.
Getting a dog for a status symbol usually means one or more of the guard breeds
rare, and often these represent some particular challenges. If you want a rare breed, first
know why it is such a rare breed and if there are potential disadvantages.
Although it is considered one of the most popular dogs and the first rank in the American Kennel Club records is the Golden Retriever Labrador. The reason is simple, it is a good versatile dog that can be used as a companion and as a companion for children, is naturally protective, generally enjoys good health, makes a Your dog can turn into a good trainer, with time and effort switching to a better-trained dog.
You must also take into account your own lifestyle and circumstances. For the most part of us, it means a dog that can satisfy our need for companionship, is easily trained and does not require much maintenance.
Maintaining appearances
Everyone has their own preference and there is a huge choice, from the four-pound Yorkshire Terrier to the 200-Pound Mastiff. Dogs often come in different sizes, such as poodles, and schnauzers.
Others have a smaller version that is similar in appearance, such as Collie and Shelties, or
Dobermans and miniature Pinschers, or German shepherds and Corgis, or "horse" greyhounds and greyhounds of the poor man's race." 

Treats: Poodles and burrows do not lose but must be groomed regularly. Unless you
that you are willing to spend time and effort learning how to do it yourself, this
In the sense of occasional visits to professional educators.
Breeds with long hair require more maintenance than those with short hair. Quite obvious when
we think about it, but often completely neglected when selecting a puppy or dog. Some of them
breed, such as Briards, poodles, dachshunds, and terriers do not lose, the most important characteristic is desirable. On the other hand, unless you are willing to learn how to groom your dog, it means
that regular visits to the grooming salon, which are not cheap.
Some breeds, such as burrows and some of the sheepdogs, bark much more than others.
If you live in an apartment like a dog would not be a good choice.
I bet you didn't know: Why the breed standard for many sound dogs if similar when describing the dog's temperament? Because many of them have been written by the same man. In 1874, J.H. Walsh, under the pseudonym Stonehenge, published "The dog: its varieties and its health management", the first major effort to describe the more than 60 breeds recognized at the time.
The time factor:
When selecting a dog or puppy, be aware of the time factor. How much exercise does this breed do?
requires and are you able to give it to your dog? Some breeds require less exercise than others, but many require 2 daily walks of 20 minutes each, to a minimum, and some, such as sports breeds, much more. Just leave the dog in a backyard is not enough.
In the selection process, you must continually remember that your dog will be with you anywhere from 8 to 16 years old. And, the more he gets, the more important regular exercise becomes.

What is the Puppy test?
Some tests that have long been used for dogs such as the l930 have been updated bred to become guide dogs. Then in the 1950s, research was conducted on puppies to determine how quickly they can learn. These studies were in fact carried out to identify children's learning stages.
Top Dog advice:
The ideal age to test the puppy is 49 days when the puppy is neurologically complete and has the brain of an adult dog. Every day after the 49th day, answers will be corrupted by prior learning.
Later in the 1960s, more tests were developed to determine if puppies could be tested for dominance and submission. These tests determined that it was indeed possible.

predict future behavioral traits in adult dogs by testing puppies at 49 days of age. The
tests before or after this age affected the accuracy of the test, depending on the time before or after day 49.
These tests were taken, I added some of our tests, and we collected what was best It is known as the Volhard-Puppy-Aptitude-test or Pat.
Pat uses a 1-6 scoring system and consists of ten tests. The tests are carried out consecutively and in the order indicated. Each test is marked separately and interpreted according to its own merits. 
The scores are not on average, and there are no winners or losers. The goal is to the whole point is to choose the right puppy for the house.
The tests are as follows:
1. social attraction-degree of social attraction to people, trust or dependence.
2. the willingness to follow a person.
3. restriction-degree of dominant or submissive tendency, and ease of handling in situations
4. Rank the acceptance of social dominance by someone.
5. elevation-degree of acceptance of dominance while in a position of no control, such as at the vet or groomer.
6. recovery-degree of willingness to do something for you. In collaboration with the attraction and by following a key indicator for ease or difficulty in training.
7. touch sensitivity-degree of touch sensitivity and a key indicator for the type of training required.
8. sound sensitivity-degree of sound sensitivity, such as noisy noises or thunderstorms.
9. sensitivity to sight-degree of response to a moving object, such as bicycle hunting, bicycle hunting, etc. children or squirrels.
10. Stability level of survival response is something strange.
During the tests, make a note of the puppy's heart rate, which is an indication of how which he deals with stress, as well as his energy level. Puppies come with energy levels high, medium or low. You must decide for yourself, what suits your lifestyle. The dogs at a high energy level require a large amount of exercise and will enter into mischief if this energy is not being channeled in the right direction.
Finally, look at the puppy's overall structure. You see what you get at 49 days of age. If the puppy has the front and rear legs strong and straight, with all four feet pointing in the same direction, he will grow up this way, provided you give it the diet and environment appropriate in which to grow up. If you notice anything out of the ordinary at this age, he'll stay with the puppy for the rest of his life. It will not develop out of it.
How to test:
Here are the basic rules for running the test:
- The tests are performed in a place unknown to the puppies. This does not mean that they must be
taken from the house. A 10 square foot space is perfectly sufficient, like a room in a house where the puppies haven't been.
- Puppies are tested one at a time.
- There are no other dogs or persons, except the marker and tester, in the test area.
- Puppies do not know the Marker.
- The Marker is a disinterested third party and not the person interested in selling you a puppy.
- The Marker is discreet and positions itself so that it can observe the puppies' responses without having to move.
- Puppies are tested before being fed.
- Puppies are tested when they are at their most alert.
- Don't try to test a puppy that doesn't feel well.
- Puppies should not be tested the day or day after vaccination.
- Only the first answer counts!
Top Dog advice:
During the test, look at the puppy's tail. It will make a difference in the rating if the tail is at the top or down there.
The tests are simple to perform and anyone with a little common sense can do them. You can,
However, get help from someone who has tested the puppies before and knows what they are doing.
1. social attraction-the owner or guardian of the puppies places him in the test area about four
feet of the tester and then leave the test area. The tester kneels down and encourages the puppy to come to him by encouraging and gently applauding and calling. The tester must soften the puppy in The opposite side in terms of entering the test area. Tip: Lean back, sitting on your heels instead of bending forward towards the puppy. Keep your hands close to your body by Motivate the puppy to come to you instead of trying to reach him.
2. follows-the tester gets up and walks away slowly encouraging the puppy to follow.
Tip: Make sure that the puppy sees you leave and get the puppy to focus on you by lightly clapping your hands and Using verbal stimulation to get the puppy to follow you. Do not lean over the puppy.
3. hold the tester down and gently roll the puppy on his back and hold him on his back for 30 seconds. Tip: Hold the puppy down without applying too much pressure. The object is not
to keep him on his back, but to test his response to being placed in that position.
4. social dominance-Let the puppy stand up or sit down and gently stroke from head to back while
than squatting next to it. See if she'll lick your face, an indication of a forgiving nature.
Keep stroking until you see a behavior that you can mark. 
when crouching next to the puppy, avoid bending or hovering over the puppy. Have the puppy at
by your side with both of you facing in the same direction.
Top Dog tips: during the tests to maintain a positive, optimistic and friendly attitude towards
puppies. Try to get each puppy to interact with you to bring out the best in him. Do it the way you want. tests a pleasant experience for the puppy.
5. elevation dominance-the tester rocks the puppy with both hands, supporting the puppy under his chest Then lift it slightly off the ground and hold it for 30 seconds.
6. recovery - the tester squats next to the puppy and draws his attention with a piece of paper
wrinkled. When the puppy shows some interest, the tester throws the paper away no more than four feet in front of the puppy by encouraging him to get the paperback.
7. tactile sensitivity-the tester locates the strap on one of the puppy's front legs and presses it slightly
between his index finger and his thumb. The tester gradually increases the pressure while counting up to ten and stops when the puppy moves away or shows signs of discomfort.
8. sound sensitivity-the puppy is placed in the center of the test area and an Assistant is stationed at the perimeter makes a high-pitched sound, like hitting a metal spoon on the bottom of a metal pan.
9. visual sensitivity-the puppy is placed in the center of the test area. The tester ties a string around a towel and shakes it on the floor, two feet from the puppy.

10. stability - an umbrella is opened about five feet from the puppy and placed gently on the ground.

Mark the results
Here are the answers you will see and the score assigned to each particular answer. You will see some of the
variations and will have to make a judgment on this score to give them.
Test response score
Came easily, tail up, jumped, little too hands 1
came easily, tail up, groped, licked at hands 2
came easily, tail up 3
came easily, tail down 4
Came hesitant, tail down 5
Did not come at all 6
Easily followed, tail up, a little bit at feet 1
Easily followed, tail up, feet 2
Easily tracked, tail up 3
Easily tracked, tail down 4
Followed hesitantly, tail down 5
Did not follow or left 6
Retained Fight fiercely, agitated, slightly 1
Fight fiercely, is agitated 2
Reacts, fights, reacts with some eye contact 3
Struggle, then calm 4
No struggle 5
No struggle stretched to avoid eye contact 6
Social dominance
Sautéed, groped, touched, little, grunted 1
Sautéed, grooved 2
Cuddled to test and tried to lick the face 3
Twisted, licked hands 4
Rolled over, hand licked 5
Left and stayed away 6
Elevation dominance
Wrestling fiercely tried to bite 1
Fiercely fought 2
Wrestling, settling, settling, settling 3
No struggle, relaxed 4
No struggle, stiff body 5
No struggle, frozen 6
Object hunted, picked up and fled 1
The hunted object, was standing on it and did not return 2
Object hunted, picked up and returned with the tester 3
Object hunted and returned without it to tester 4
Started hunting the object, lost interest 5
Does not pursue the object 

Touch Sensitivity
8-10 count before answer 1
6-8 count before answer 2
5-6 count to answer 3
3-5 count before answer 4
2-3 count before answer 5
1-2 count before answer 6
Sound sensitivity
Listened, located sound and ran towards her barking 1
Looked at and put your feet on the object and put your mouth 2
Watched with curiosity and tried to investigate, the queue up to 3
Looked with curiosity, tail down 4
Fled or hid behind tester 5
Hidden behind tester 6
Watched and ran under the umbrella, mouth or biting him 1
Looked at and walked towards the umbrella, feeling it cautiously 2
Watched and went to investigate 3
Sitting and looking, but did not move towards the umbrella 4
Shown little or no interest 5
Escapes from umbrella 6
What do the scores mean?
The scores are interpreted as follows:
Especially 1's-forceful desire to be a pack leader and is not shy about buckling for a promotion
He has a readiness for the aggression of humans and other dogs and bites Should only be placed in a very experienced house where the dog will be trained and worked on a basis regular
Top Dog advice: stay away from the puppy with a batch of 1 or 2's. He has many aspirations for leadership and can be difficult to manage. This puppy needs an experienced home. Not good with children.
Most of the time 2-
also has leadership aspirations can be difficult to manage and has the ability to bite a lot of self-confidence Should not be placed in an inexperienced house too turbulent to be good with children and the elderly or other animals need strict schedules, exercise expenses and a lot of training has the potential to be a great show dog with someone who understands the dog's behavior
Most of the time 3-
can be a high-energy dog and may need a lot of good exercise with people and other animals can be a little bit of a handful to live with training needs, does very well at she and quickly learns big dog for the second time owner.
Most of the time 4-the kind of dog that makes the best choice of perfect pet for the first time the
Rarely Buck for a promotion in the family that is easy to train, and rather calm.

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