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A proper Temperament is Important

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For more information on Temperament Testing:
 
 
 

ATTS 'TT' Test

The ATTS test focuses on and measures different aspects of temperament such as stability, shyness, aggressiveness, and friendliness as well as the dog's instinct for protectiveness towards its handler and/or self-preservation in the face of a threat. The test is designed for the betterment of all breeds of dogs and takes into consideration each breed's inherent tendencies.

The test simulates a casual walk through the park or neighborhood where everyday life situations are encountered. During this walk, the dog experiences visual, auditory and tactile stimuli. Neutral, friendly and threatening situations are encountered, calling into play the dog's ability to distinguish between non-threatening situations and those calling for watchful and protective reactions.

AKC 'CGC' Test

The purpose of the Canine Good Citizen Program is to ensure that our favorite companion, the dog, can be a respected member of the community. To receive the CGC certificate, dogs take the 10 item Canine Good Citizen Test. Items on the test include:

Test Item 1: Accepting a friendly stranger

Test Item 2: Sitting politely for petting

Test Item 3: Appearance and grooming

Test Item 4: Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead)

Test Item 5: Walking through a crowd

Test Item 6: Sit and down on command - staying in place

Test Item 7: Coming when called

Test Item 8: Reaction to another dog

Test Item 9: Reaction to distraction

Test Item 10: Supervised separation

Brillante and Detroit have both passed the AKC CGC test, as well as several of her other puppies.

UKC Family Obedience
  As of 2005, UKC now offers a Family Obedience test. The test is similar to the AKC CGC test-- but IMO, seems a bit tougher.  One thing different than the CGC is a food test.  The dog is to lay down near a food container.  Owner is then to remove food & place it on the ground near the dog & the dog is to stay in the same position that the owner left it in.
 
CGC is a 10 step pass/fail system & CGC is not considered a title, but a certificate.
 
The Family Obedience is being listed as a title.  This is not a pass/fail system, but a point system & the dog ONLY needs a 70% to pass.
 
More information at UKC Family Obedience
 

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