Puppy development


Temperament Testing

Puppy Temperament Testing is an evaluation on the litter of puppies that helps determine each puppy's basic personality. These tests are a fairly reliable predicator of the dog's personality, sociability, and potential trainability at maturity. The results serve as an indicator to match the puppy's temperament with the most suitable future environment and possible employment. These tests are either given as a request from a breeder so he/she will have a more accurate assessment of each puppy's potential personality or the test is given to help a prospective owner find a puppy suitable for his/her lifestyle. This test should be done on the 49th day of the puppy's life for the most accurate results. There are eleven standards by which Georgia K9 Academy evaluates each puppy:

  • Approach
  • Social Acceptance
  • Following
  • Restraint
  • Forgiveness
  • Elevation
  • Retrieving
  • Touch Sensitivity
  • Sound Sensitivity
  • Sight Sensitivity
  • Structure