Search & Rescue Test, page 7

Submission Test The submission test is designed to give an idea of the pup’s tractability, trust in humans, and willingness to submit to a human’s directives. In the submission test the pup is held firmly on its back for a short period of time. The tester counts the seconds it takes for him to resist, then accept, the restraint. She should not passively accept the restraint, nor should she panic or show avoidance of eye contact. Ideal reaction is to resist, then submit and look the tester in the face. We also look for a willingness to forgive the tester.

Pup Rating                                            Additional Observations

Blue Male
Janet: 10
Bonnie: 10

Brown Male
Janet: 8
Bonnie: 9                                              originally gave a 10 but moved to a 9

Gray Male
Janet: 10
Bonnie: 10

Green Male
Janet: 8
Bonnie: 9

Pink Female
Janet: 9
Bonnie: 8                                             initial struggle then quickly settled

Purple Female
Janet: 10                                              too submissive
Bonnie: 10                                           very nice, submitted quickly

Red Male
Janet: 8
Bonnie: 9

White Male
Janet: 10
Bonnie: 10                                          didn’t give in

Yellow Female
Janet: 9 – 10
Bonnie: 9

Miss Purple

Mr. Green

Also see the submission test in the other temperament test

Cadaver A jar with human cadaver scent is usually opened and placed a distance away. Janet had forgotten her cadaver so she drew blood and created an alternative scent. The testers note if a pup is interested, and how intensely.

Pup Rating                                           Additional Observations

Blue Male
Janet: 10
Bonnie: 10                                           pulled off the puppy drag to go to it

Brown Male
Janet: 10
Bonnie: 10

Gray Male
Janet: 10
Bonnie: 10

Green Male
Janet: 10
Bonnie: 10                                          nice interest!

Pink Female
Janet: 10
Bonnie: 10                                          very interested

Purple Female
Janet: 10
Bonnie: 10                                         very interested

Red Male
Janet: 10
Bonnie: 10

White Male
Janet: 10
Bonnie: 10                                        nice interest (originally gave a 9 but moved to a 10)

Yellow Female
Janet: 10
Bonnie: 10

Mr. Red

Mr. Blue

Miss Gold from the ii litter, tested at 51 days (she became my Spirit)

to SAR Test, page 8 (Runaway)
to SAR Test, page 9 (Runaway cont’d, Reaction to Strange Object)
to SAR Test, page 10 (Wagon, Wheelbarrow)
to SAR Test, page 11 (Fear [Can], Surprise [Umbrella])
to SAR Test, page 12 (Independence, Aggression/Courage)
to SAR Test, page 13 (Hunt for Food I)
to SAR Test, page 14 (Hunt for Food II)
to SAR Test, page 15 (Puppy Drag & Summaries)
back to SAR Test, page 1 (Attachment, Eye Contact, Confidence, Retrieve)
back to SAR Test, page 2 (Retrieve cont’d, Perseverance, Tug)
back to SAR Test, page 3 (Tug, cont’d)
back to SAR Test, page 4 (Metal Object, Prey Drive)
back to SAR Test, page 5 (Hunt for Toy)
back to SAR Test, page 6 (Pain Sensitivity, Unstable Footing)

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