We take many characteristics and attributes into consideration when choosing a suitable puppy for our training program. We first discuss with the caretaker of the litter everything that we’re looking for in that puppy and then ask them which puppy in their opinion, most matches that criteria. We then run through a list of specific situations with each puppy including:
- Natural desire to follow
- Food drive
- Sound response
- Reaction to being held off the ground
After all of this information is gathered, we decide together which puppy is best suited for our program. According to many research studies, tests like this done at such a young age, are great guidelines for showing one specific thing: if the puppy is fearful or not. Taking this into consideration reminds us that all dogs in training in the US have a 50/50 chance of success, so we will continue to evaluate each dog in training.
We were granted the incredible opportunity to chose a puppy from Bad Company Labradoodles, to be donated to our training program.
We are ecstatic to welcome PAD Charming to our program!
We will pick up Charming on Friday, January 17th and update everyone on his training regularly on our Facebook fanpage!Photos below from our time at BC Labradoodles!