Temperament Testing

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Remember that all dogs are required to do a Temp Test before they can come to Puppy Paws. Dogs are graded on a scale of green, yellow, and red. 

  • Green Dog, Positive off-leash play
  • Yellow Dog, These dogs will have behavior issues or something that they are reactive about, they WILL require more ATTENTIVE OBSERVATION. Watch for signs of stress, fear, alert or other warning signals. May require more redirection and breaks.
  • Red Dog, Will be handled by a Personal Nanny and not participate in open group play. They are High risk in off-leash play, due too high arousal, extreme stress, or fear. Typically dog aggressive dogs, older dogs, unaltered dogs over 1 year old or scared dogs.

In this section, we will take a closer look at how the process really works. We will evaluate how a pet’s background and how it might play a role in scoring. We will go about how each dog gets their score. We will take a deeper look at how we test human interaction, dog greetings, small group interactions, and lastly big group interactions. We will also show how we evaluate the playrooms. Lastly, we show you our example of what report cards look like.