Pointing instinct evaluation
to do the best job we can helping owners select their new puppy.
To that end we have enlisted Jean and Joe Rodriguez, owners
of R-Place Kennels,
to individually test each of our puppy’s temperament and
aptitude, using a method they have developed. Formally and informally
they have tested hundreds of litters over the years. We want
to ensure as objective an evaluation as possible. By using Jean
and Joe’s experience along with their unfamiliarity with
the puppies we hope to accomplish that.
Although evaluating a puppy can be a helpful tool in determining
the future personality of your new puppy, temperament testing
is not a fool-proof method or a guarantee o future performance.
Individual results may vary and the testing itself may be skewed
by factors such as the puppy being tired, not feeling well,
There a seven parts to this evaluation. The pictures highlight
some of the testing.
Develop Is Up To You!
Many factors contribute to the development and shaping the puppy’s
personality. For example, you may pick a puppy that scored very
high on the trainability indicators of the test, but if you,
the new puppy owner, don’t put the time in to do the training,
all the trainability in the world isn’t going to do you
any good. You may pick a puppy where the testing indicated a
very socially adaptable personality, but if you, the new owner,
do not put the time in to socialize your new puppy, your puppy
will not develop its fullest potential in that area.
As a new puppy owner, you have the responsibility to nurture
and care for the development of your new puppy. You have the
responsibility of taking your puppy to puppy school or finding
other ways to socialize your puppy. Socializing a puppy does
not mean turning your puppy out in a free-for-all wrestling
match with other puppies and especially not with older dogs
that may be too rough and too intimidating for your puppy. Socializing
your puppy is a systematic approach to the development of your
puppy’s personality. This includes introducing your puppy
to new situations and teaching your puppy appropriate behavior
using gentle, motivating training techniques. You have the opportunity
to develop those traits that you most desire and change those
that are less desirable. There is no substitute for time spent
with your puppy---training, building rapport and shaping that
“want-to” attitude. Getting a good score on a temperament
test is only the first step in getting off on the right foot
with your new puppy.
THE REST IS UP TO YOU!!!