[nagdu] puppy update

Tracy Carcione carcione at access.net
Fri Jul 26 18:02:45 UTC 2013

Hi Julie.
Congratulations on your new puppy!  Jetta sounds like a beautiful girl. I 
look forward to hearing updates on her training.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Julie J." <julielj at neb.rr.com>
To: "NAGDU Mailing List,the National Association of Guide Dog Users" 
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Sent: Friday, July 26, 2013 1:23 PM
Subject: Re: [nagdu] puppy update

> Here's a web page that explains the Puppy Aptitude Test, the scoring and 
> how to interpret the results.
> http://www.volhard.com/pages/pat.php
> There are other puppy temperament test from other sources.  This is just 
> the most common one.
> I have done this puppy test before, but not with these puppies.  The 
> breeder had already done them.  When we arrived, a bit later than 
> expected, the puppies had been out playing for a while.  They were tired. 
> I could have repeated the tests with them.  the scores will vary a bit as 
> the puppies develop.  However because the puppies were a bit tired, 
> because the breeder had already done them and from my observations she was 
> spot on in her assessments of the puppies, I didn't do the formal tests 
> with the puppies. I did do things like call the puppies to me, pet them, 
> pick them up and walk away to see if they would follow.  I didn't keep 
> score though.
> My son picked out the name.  I was thinking Morgan or Indi for a girl, but 
> they didn't seem right.  He almost instantly came up with Jetta and it 
> felt right.   I Googled it last night and Volkswagen made it up in 
> reference to the jet stream.  So my German dog is named after a German car 
> that means strong wind!  I hope that means she will be a breeze to train 
> and handle or that she'll move fast and not the less desirable 
> interpretation of windy! LOL
> Julie
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