[nagdu] puppy update
carcione at access.net
Fri Jul 26 18:02:45 UTC 2013
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.
> 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
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