PUPPY TESTING

January 14, 2015

 THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO ASK ABOUT THE PUPPY TESTING I DO. IT WAS INTRODUCED TO ME BY A BREEDER BACK IN THE 90'S. YOU CAN FIND A COPY OF IT IN" THE ART OF RAISING A PUPPY "  BY THE MONKS OF NEW SKETE.BASICLY IT IS A CULMINATION OF SEVERAL STUDIES WHICH BEGAN IN THE 1920'S& 30'S. THE FIRST ORGANIZATION TO DO THIS STUDY WAS THE FORTUNATE FIELDS PROJECT IN SWITZERLAND. IT WAS A PHILANTHROPIC ORGANIZATION

THAT DEVELOPED A SYSTEM FOR EVALUATING GERMAN SHEPHERDS USED AS GUIDING DOGS 

FOR THE BLIND  AND USED THE RESULTS FOR A BREEDING PROGRAM.

 THE RESEARCH PROJECT OF DRS JOHN FULLER AND JOHN PAUL SCOTT INTO THE FORMULATION OF "CRITICAL PERIODS" IN HOW PUPPIES ARE RAISED. THE INFORMATION WAS SET FORTH CLEARLY BYCLARENCE PFAFFENBERGERS BOOK THE NEW KNOWLEDGE OF DOG BEHAVIOR. HIS WORK BOOSTED THE  SUCCESS RATE  OF THE GUIDE DOG PROGRAM DRAMATICLY.

  FOR DOG BREEDERS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC, THE FIRST STANDARDIZED TEST FOR PUPPIES WAS THE PUPPY BEHAVIOR TEST OF WILLIAM CAMBELL. HE  WAS AN ANIMAL PSYCHOLOGIST. HIS PUBLISHED WORK WAS THE BOOK BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS IN DOGS

HIS PUPPY TEST GAVE THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND BREEDERS  A CONSISTANT AND SUCCESSFUL WAY OF SIZING UP PUPPIES AND CONTINUES TO SERVE AS A BASIS FOR MORE RECENT ADAPTATIONS.

 IN MY OPINION THE VOLHARD TEST DEVELOPED BY JOACHIM &WENDY VOLHARD IS THE MOST SUCCESFUL OF THE RECENT TESTS DEVELOPED AND IT IS THE TEST I USE.

IT EVALUATES TEMPERMENT,DOMINANCE VERUS SUBMISSIVENESS,INDEPENDENCE VS SOCIAL ATTRATION AND ABILITIES TOWARDS WORKING

THE 1ST PART OF THE TEST ADRESSES THESE ISSUES, THE 2ND PART ADDRESSES STRUCTURE,SIGHT & SOUND & TOUCH  SENSITIVITY AND WORKING ABILITIES.

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