Just over a week ago we took Gummi to take a standardized test that looks at the temperament and mental staus of a dog. They look at their interest in people, chasing, playing, scary things, the sound of gunfire and (perhaps most importantly) how well they calm down after a scary event. This is not something you train the dog for it’s supposed to show how the dog is naturally. The data is compiled to give an idea about how a certain breed is (and whether it’s changing over time or not) and can be useful for breeders particularly. It’s one of the things Gummi’s breeder wishes her puppy buyers to do, along with a few different health tests. It was also really fun and interesting!
Here is a video of everything apart from the first sequence where the test leader took Gummi away from me on leash (he came with her, looked back once and then pulled on the leash all the way back). The texting is in Norwegian and there’s some talking in Norwegian on there, too, but it’s easy enough to see what’s happening if you want to watch.
She’s a clever little one Getting a good recall is going to be a challenge, but she’s so smart! We’re doing the LoLaBuLand online puppy/tricks class at the moment and she’s enrolled in obedience class in May. They only had puppy class or obedience level 2 so I asked if we could join the level 2-class and that was okay. It’s later and easier for me to get to on time, plus she’ll have a lot of her basic skills in place by then. Will be interesting to see how she’ll work around other dogs, though.
Gummi finished his trick today! Doing it outside might be too much distraction for Pipette at the moment but we’ll see! Doing it from a meter away is the criteria, so she can finish her trick indoors if necessary.
FINALLY time for some photos of Virus and Hyssing! They’re not dead, they’ve just been in hiding. BOL!
Mom got herself a new camera – a Canon EOS 60D to replace her old 350D, and a new lens, too. It finally made it possible to take some decent photos of the cats inside without the flash (and the evil eyes).