Avoid the puppy with several 6's. He is so independent that he doesn't need you or anyone else. He is her own person and unlikely to bind you.
Most of the time 6-
so independent that he doesn't need you or others don't care if he's trained or not
is his own person unlikely to bind you, because he doesn't need you?
A great watchdog for gas stations!
Don't take this puppy and think you can turn it into a nice bundle-you can't so leave it pretty well alone.
Few puppies will test with every second or third if there will be a mix of scores.
For this first time, wonderfully easy to train, a potential star, look for a puppy that marks with most of the 4 and 3. Don't worry about the score on tactile sensitivity - you can compensate for this with the right training equipment.
Treats: It's hard not to get emotional when picking a puppy - they're all so cute, soft and cuddly. Remember that this dog will be with you for 8 to 16 years. Feel free to move back one little to contemplate your decision. Sleep on it and examine it in daylight.
Avoid puppy with rank 1 on self-control and elevation tests.
This puppy will be considered the first owner.
It's much more fun to have a good dog, one that's easy to train, one that you can live with and of which you can be proud, than the one that is a constant struggle.
Choose a breeder Once you have done your research and decided which breed is best suited to your style of life and expectations, it is time to choose a breeder. You can meet at breeders at
Dog offers, available in daily newspapers, or magazines specializing in popular dogs, such as
American Kennel Club Gazette, Dog World or dog fantasy.
Here are some of the controls you would like to follow to choose the right breeder:
- choose an experienced breeder, one who has had several litters and knows his breed.
- Choose a breeder who has shown his dogs and made some gains, which is a pretty good indication that his dogs conform to the breed standard and will grow up looking like the dogs
you saw who attracted you to the race in the first place.
- Choose a breeder who uses our Puppy aptitude test. If he or she has not heard of him or her,
show them; Avoid the one who says "I don't believe in that."
- choose a breeder whose dogs are certified by the applicable registers against disorders
genetic related to race, such as the eyes, hips, etc.
- Choose a breeder where you can interact with adult dogs, and get an idea of how much of time they live.
- Choose a good breeder to house the dogs well and everything is clean and tidy.
Today's breeders seem to be well prepared to test pups to show results. It shows them the hereditary behaviors of their breeding stock, valuable information for future reproduction. The results make it easier for them to place the right puppy in the right house where people will be happy with them. After all, no breeder doesn't want a puppy returned when he's 8 months old and may have been ruined by being improperly raised.
Whatever you do, don't try to choose a puppy by having all the litter together-you won't be
able to choose the right one for you. Always interact with a puppy individually, away from his
Getting a dog from a shelter
Don't neglect an animal shelter as a source for a good dog. Not all dogs end up in a shelter because they're bad. After that cute puppy step, when the dog grows, it can become too much for its owner. Or, there has been a change in the circumstances of the owner forcing him to have to abandon the dog.
Most of the time these dogs are housetrained and already have some training. If the dog has been
properly socialized to people, he will be able to adapt to a new environment. The gluing
can take a little longer, but once completed, can lead to a dedicated companion.
Although you cannot use the entire Puppy test, there are tests that will give you a good indication of what to look for.
1 restraint try to put the dog in a downward position with a little food, then slowly roll it over and see what happens. If the dog jumps and runs away or tries to get you to bite, it's not the dog for you. I'd rather look for a dog that turns easily but
is squirming around a little. Apply just enough pressure to keep the dog on his back; We
calm down if it hurts too much. Intermittent squirming is correct, constant squirming
is not correct.
2 social dominance-directly after the restraint test, if the dog did not fight too hard and you
think it's safe, try to sit the dog and just caress him, get your face relatively close to talking to him gently, to see if he licks you and forgives you for tea the experience backwards. A dog that does not want you soon is never a candidate.
3. recover-freeze a small piece of paper and show it to the dog. Ask him about your left side with your arm around it and throw the paper with your right hand at about six feet, Stimulate the dog to strengthen his training and bring him back. You're looking for a dog that brings the paper back to you.
The dog trainers guide has great power in this test. A dog that almost always recovers works to be a guide dog, as it indicates a willingness to work for the owner. Others organizations that use dogs from a shelter, such as those that use dogs to sniff
smuggling or drugs, and police services place almost exclusively the use of this test.
They know that if a dog brings the object back, they can train it to do almost anything.
Wherever you get your dog, use the tests you can do and act accordingly. Although it is not too late to try some tests with the dog you already own. This could explain some of your dog's behaviours.