2018 - Tracker & Rocket Litter

Today, we performed the Volhard's Puppy Aptitude Testing. Each puppy showed it's own personality and proved the traits we have seen during the last seven weeks.

This test is being done when the puppies are 49 days old (seven weeks) and  are as follows in the exact order:

  • Social Attraction - degree of social attraction to people, confidence or dependence.
  • Following - willingness to follow a person.
  • Restraint - degree of dominant or submissive tendency, and ease of handling in difficult situations.
  • Social Dominance - degree of acceptance of social dominance by a person.
  • Elevation - degree of accepting dominance while in a position of no control, such as at the veterinarian or groomer.
  • Retrieving - degree of willingness to do something for you. Together with Social Attraction and Following a key indicator for ease or difficulty in training.
  • Touch Sensitivity - degree of sensitivity to touch and a key indicator to the type of training equipment required.
  • Sound Sensitivity - degree of sensitivity to sound, such as loud noises or thunderstorms.
  • Sight Sensitivity - degree of response to a moving object, such as chasing bicycles, children or squirrels.
  • Stability - degree of startle response to a strange object.

Source: Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test