Aptitude Results: Hazel's Valentine Puppies
The best scores for a family pet and the easiest to train is a puppy that scores 3's and 4's on most of the tests. Just a reminder, this is only a little window into a puppy's life. Just as a toddler is often moody and naughty or cries when they are tired or hungry, the same is true with puppies. So this is definitely NOT an exact science, but it is a tool that helps me see how the puppy will do in a strange place, with a stranger, and this helps me know what the puppy MAY be like, and also what the puppy might need work on. For example if the puppy is very shy and hesitant, we know that it might need more cuddles, more socialization, and more opportunities to build confidence. So don't worry to much that the puppy you might like might not have the exact evaluation that you would want.
Under the picture of each puppy is a link for the paper copy of his/her individual results.
Sadly I clicked stop instead of go, and we missed videoing Babe's test. This test was done on Sat. April 1st. The paper results are from the volhard test done on the 5th. (same as all the other puppies)
From the Johnson's: Cutie is the biggest and the calmest of the litter, She is the happiest when cuddling on your lap.
From the Johnson's: Babe is the most adventurous of this litter. First to run into the snow. First to go down the stairs, first to tackle the other puppies. She geta a little nervous sometimes in new situations but it only lasta a few minutes.
From the Johnson's: Sweetie likes to be a part of anything going on. If there is a wrestling match she is in the middle. If there are people around she wants to be playing or be held by them. She is very social and very active and was the first to play fetch with a ball.
From the Johnson's: Honey is the smallest of the litter and loves to run and hops like a bunny everywhere she goes. She likes to sleep on her own and sometimes goes off to find a quiet spot to nap. She is still playful and fun and prefers one on one time.
From the Johnson's: Darling is the cuddliest of the puppies. If you're sitting on the floor she will crawl up on your lap to be held. She is playful and likes to sleep in the middle of the puppy pile.
From the Johnson's: Hottie was born last and came out with a heart of white on her head: perfect for Valenitines day. She is very confident and adventurous. she doesn't startle or scare easily. she is playful but not needy and can entertain herself.
These "Volhard" evaluations were done on April 5th the puppies were 7 weeks 1 day old. This is a truly amazing litter, they mostly got 3's and 4's. This litter is very social and curious, they are all sensitive to touch which means you can use a soft hand in training, they like people and want to help. There were differences in puppies, they each have their own personalities.