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.
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.
This Monday Susanne started another challenge at the Freestylehundar website/Facebook group and of course we accepted the challenge!
The official video:
The group is in Swedish, but if any of our English speaking friends want to join in the fun I’m know you will be welcome. As you can see the tutoreal videos are in English and most members would be able to help with questions in English as well. You find the group HERE!
We started a few days ago, but didn’t get any video until today. We had Caroline and Hamlet over last night for some training and after that things suddenly started to fall into place so this is our first video!