QQ Litter Search & Rescue Test
The QQ Litter was tested at 52 Days

Miss Orange went to Utah for Search & Rescue; Mr. Blue went to Durango, CO for Search & Rescue and to do therapy dog work with veterans; Mr. Purple went to Minnesota for agility, nosework and obedience competition; and Miss White went to Denver for possible competition and therapy dog work.

Miss Red & Miss Yellow are available for Search & Rescue or other working homes, while Miss Pink & Miss Green could work (both are SAR prospects) or be pets. Both those girls tend to be more independent and pushy than the others and are quite the characters.

The main difference I see between the police/narcotics test and the SAR test is the attitude of the tester. In the police test, the tester is very quiet, talking little and using very little body movements. No other people are present and the environment is kept quiet. In the SAR test, the tester (often two do the test together) is somewhat more enthusiastic, uses some verbal praise and body movements to get the pup “up” and gives praise. Other people are sometimes present to watch, though they are asked to be as quiet as possible. This would fit well with the ultimate purpose of the dogs being tested for both types of training. In police work the dog must be able to dig down deep inside himself or herself to find the courage and aggression to confront a criminal and/or to search independently and at great distance from the handler. In SAR the handler is usually closer to the dog and is able to praise and encourage him, especially in extended searches. There is also generally all kinds of activity and distraction at a search scene so the dog must be able to filter out the extraneous activity and focus on her job. Both tests are fascinating to watch as is the difference in the pups’ responses in each test.

 

Acceptance/Attachment The first test involves evaluating the pup’s acceptance of the strange place and its willingness to interact with the stranger. Ideal reaction is eye contact and interest in the stranger but no sign of nervousness in the interaction (we don’t want a “Protect me!” attitude), followed by visual investigation of the surroundings and then a return of attention to the tester.

Pup – Rating – Comments

Blue Male
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10-9

Green Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 9

Orange Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

Pink Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10-9

Purple Male
Bonnie: 10
Janet: nothing marked

Red Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

White Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 9

Yellow Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10-9

 

Eye Contact Desire to connect with the tester by looking them in the eye was noted.

Pup – Rating – Comments

Blue Male
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 9

Green Female
Bonnie: 9-8; fought
Janet: 8

Orange Female
Bonnie: 10-9
Janet: 10-9

Pink Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

Purple Male
Bonnie: 9
Janet: 9

Red Female
Bonnie: 10-9
Janet: 10

White Female
Bonnie: 10-9
Janet: 7

Yellow Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

 

Confidence The confidence part of the test involves holding the pup out at arm’s length for several seconds. Again, the pup should accept the handler putting it in position and remain calm.

Pup – Rating – Comments

Blue Male
Bonnie: 10-9
Janet: 10-9

Green Female
Bonnie: 9
Janet: 7

Orange Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

Pink Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 8

Purple Male
Bonnie: nothing marked
Janet: 9

Red Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 9

White Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 9

Yellow Female
Bonnie: 9.5
Janet: 7

 

Independence How comfortable is the pup, will it work away from the tester or does it stay underfoot? Or does it avoid dealing with the tester by staying away and playing on its own.

Pup – Rating – Comments

Blue Male
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10-9

Green Female
Bonnie: 9.5
Janet: 10

Orange Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

Pink Female
Bonnie: 10-9
Janet: 10-9

Purple Male
Bonnie: 10-9
Janet: 10

Red Female
Bonnie: 9.5
Janet: 10-9

White Female
Bonnie: 9-8
Janet: 7

Yellow Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

Pain Sensitivity The loose skin over the ribs is gently pinched and the pup’s reaction is noted. Ideal reaction is to notice the pinch but be unconcerned by it. We also look for a willingness to forgive the tester.

Pup – Rating – Comments

Blue Male
Bonnie: 9.5
Janet: 10

Green Female
Bonnie: 10; no reaction
Janet: 10

Orange Female
Bonnie: 10-9
Janet: 10

Pink Female
Bonnie: 9.5
Janet: 10

Purple Male
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

Red Female
Bonnie: 10-9
Janet: 10

White Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 9.5

Yellow Female
Bonnie: 10-9
Janet: 10

 

Retrieve Next, willingness to retrieve is evaluated using different toys and balls. Ideal reaction is to repeatedly being the toy back to the handler rather than moving off to “possess” it. The type of bite on the toys is evaluated: a full mouth bite shows more confidence and drive than a front-teeth-only bite.

Pup – Rating – Comments

Blue Male
Bonnie: 9-8
Janet: 8

Green Female
Bonnie: 10; really nice! Deliberate retrieve.
Janet: 10+

Orange Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

Pink Female
Bonnie: 7; possess but didn’t bring back.
Janet: 6; wanted to possess

Purple Male
Bonnie: 10-9
Janet: 9

Red Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

White Female
Bonnie: 10-9
Janet: 9

Yellow Female
Bonnie: 10; brought keys back
Janet: 10

 

Metal Object Tester tosses a set of car keys and observes to see if pup will put its mouth on it, pick it up and/or retrieve it.

Pup – Rating – Comments

Blue Male
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

Green Female
Bonnie: 9
Janet: 7

Orange Female
Bonnie: nothing marked
Janet: 10

Pink Female
Bonnie: nothing marked
Janet: 10

Purple Male
Bonnie: 9-8; checked
Janet: 6

Red Female
Bonnie: 9
Janet: 6

White Female
Bonnie: 10; picked up
Janet: 10

Yellow Female
Bonnie: 10; retrieved
Janet: 10

Perseverance (Chase) Then perseverance is evaluated by seeing how enthusiastically they will pursue and grab hold of an object. Ideal reaction is to pursue enthusiastically and grasp with a full mouth bite.

Pup – Rating – Comments

Blue Male
Bonnie: 10-9
Janet: 10-9

Green Female
Bonnie: 8
Janet: 8

Orange Female
Bonnie: 10; very good
Janet: 10

Pink Female
Bonnie: 9
Janet: 10

Purple Male
Bonnie: 9
Janet: 8

Red Female
Bonnie: 10-9
Janet: 10-9

White Female
Bonnie: 9
Janet: 7

Yellow Female
Bonnie: 9.5
Janet: 9.5

 

Tug Ideal reaction is a full mouth bite, tug and do everything possible to posses the object. We like to see a pup get its whole body on the sack in an effort to subdue it.

Pup – Rating – Comments

Blue Male
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

Green Female
Bonnie: 9-8
Janet: 9

Orange Female
Bonnie: 10-9
Janet: 10

Pink Female
Bonnie: 10-9
Janet: 10

Purple Male
Bonnie: 9
Janet: 10

Red Female
Bonnie: 9
Janet: 9

White Female
Bonnie: 9.5
Janet: 7

Yellow Female
Bonnie: 9.5
Janet: 10-9

 

Prey Drive Strength of desire to chase and attack is evaluated.

Pup – Rating – Comments

Blue Male
Bonnie: 10-9
Janet: 10

Green Female
Bonnie: 9-8
Janet: 6

Orange Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

Pink Female
Bonnie: 9.5
Janet: 9

Purple Male
Bonnie: 9.5
Janet: 10

Red Female
Bonnie: 10-9
Janet: 10-9

White Female
Bonnie: 9
Janet: 7

Yellow Female
Bonnie: 9.5
Janet: 8

 

Hunt for Toy While playing with ball or soft toy, hide it and encourage pup to use nose to find. Interest? How long will pup search? Uses nose or eyes? When thrown through tunnel, will it go after it? This test is not done with all pups. 

Pup – Rating – Comments

Blue Male
Bonnie: N/A
Janet: N/A

Green Female
Bonnie: 9-8; not very interested in toys as much as food
Janet: 10-9; crossed out “for toy” and commented “Has higher hunt drive.”

Orange Female
Bonnie: N/A
Jane: N/A:

Pink Female
Bonnie: 9
Janet: nothing marked

Purple Male
Bonnie: N/A
Janet: N/A

Red Female
Bonnie: N/A
Janet: N/A

White Female
Bonnie: 9
Janet: N/A

Yellow Female
Bonnie: 9-8; went over
Janet: N/A

 

Unstable Footing Since SAR dogs will search in all kinds of terrain and areas of destruction, they must be confident in insecure situations. We used tarps on top of various objects that made a rough, unsteady surface. Toys were thrown or drug over the unstable area.

Pup – Rating – Comments

Blue Male
Bonnie: 10-9
Janet: 10-9

Green Female
Bonnie: 9-8
Janet: 8

Orange Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

Pink Female
Bonnie: 9
Janet: 9

Purple Male
Bonnie: 9
Janet: 9.5

Red Female
Bonnie: 10; did on her own
Janet: 10

White Female
Bonnie: 10-9
Janet: 10

Yellow Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10+

 

Submission 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 – Comments

Blue Male
Bonnie: 9-8; didn’t submit
Janet: 10-9

Green Female
Bonnie: 10-9
Janet: 10-9

Orange Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 9.5

Pink Female
Bonnie: 9; didn’t submit
Janet: 9

Purple Male
Bonnie: 9-8; didn’t submit
Janet: 9.5

Red Female
Bonnie: 9-8; didn’t submit
Janet: 10

White Female
Bonnie: 9; didn’t submit
Janet: 8

Yellow Female
Bonnie: 9-8
Janet: 9

 

Runaway The tester shows pup food or a toy, gets its interest, then runs away. She observes how eagerly the pup comes and how naturally it uses its nose to find her once she hides.

Pup – Rating – Comments

Blue Male
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

Green Female
Bonnie: 9; using her nose!
Janet: 10

Orange Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

Pink Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

Purple Male
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

Red Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

White Female
Bonnie: 10-9; hunted for person
Janet: 10

Yellow Female
Bonnie: 9
Janet: 10

Reaction to Strange Objects We used a remote-controlled mouse that sped forwards and backwards as directed and moved really fast.

Pup – Rating – Comments

Blue Male
Bonnie: 10-9
Janet: 10

Green Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10-9

Orange Female
Bonnie: 10-9
Janet: 10-9

Pink Female
Bonnie: 9-8; barked but didn’t totally retreat, stayed engaged
Janet: 8; barked at it

Purple Male
Bonnie: 9; see comments
Janet: 9.5

Red Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

White Female
Bonnie: 10; picked it up!
Janet: 10

Yellow Female
Bonnie: 9-8; concerned but overcame
Janet: 9

 

Cadaver Test A jar containing cadaver material was placed on the floor where the pup would pass it. It’s reaction and interest or lack of interest were noted.

Pup – Rating – Comments

Blue Male
Bonnie: 9.5; didn’t care, but no aversion
Janet: 10

Green Female
Bonnie: 10; smelled but no reaction
Janet: 10

Orange Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

Pink Female
Bonnie: 10; very interested
Janet: 10

Purple Male
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

Red Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

White Female
Bonnie: 10; no reaction
Janet: 10

Yellow Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

 

Wagon Test The pup was placed in a wagon. One tester walked backwards to the side to keep the pup from jumping out, while the other pulled it around the room, going both forward and backwards.

Pup – Rating – Comments

Blue Male
Bonnie: 9; wanted out to continue food search, was hungry
Janet: 10

Green Female
Bonnie: 9; wanted to leave
Janet: 10

Orange Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

Pink Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

Purple Male
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

Red Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

White Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

Yellow Female
Bonnie: 9; went too slow; not concerned at all
Janet: 10

 

Aggression and Courage Aggression and courage is normally evaluated using something that vibrates, makes noise and moves erratically. Today we used a battery-operated robot that moved, makes noise and flashes all kinds of brilliant lights. Will they stand their ground? Will they go investigate it? Excellent reaction is to go to it and check it out. Extremely excellent reaction is to actually attack it while it moves. Good reaction is to investigate it after the tester turns it off. The tester encourages the pup to investigate after it is turned off, if the pup wouldn’t while it was making noise. She notes how much encouragement is needed.

Pup – Rating – Comments

Blue Male
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10-9

Green Female
Bonnie: 10-9
Janet: 6

Orange Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10-9

Pink Female
Bonnie: 9.5
Janet: 8

Purple Male
Bonnie: 8; not good initially but recovered well (when) in drive
Janet: 9.5 initially; 10 once focused

Red Female
Bonnie: 10-9
Janet: 10-9

White Female
Bonnie: 9.5
Janet: 8

Yellow Female
Bonnie: 8
Janet: 7

 

Fear A metal can filled with metal items (hinges, bolts, etc.) is dropped behind them from a height of about 2 feet while they are looking away from it. Janet did this when the pup was intent on whatever Bonnie was doing. Will the pup hold its ground and then go look at what dropped from nowhere? Excellent reaction is to acknowledge and turn towards the sound and then confidently go see what made the racket. The tester encourages the pup to investigate, if it doesn’t on its own. She notes how much encouragement is needed. I find most of my pups look towards the racket and keep on playing with the toy they had, rather than stopping their play to go investigate.

Pup – Rating – Comments

Blue Male
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10-9

Green Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 7

Orange Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

Pink Female
Bonnie: 9
Janet: 8

Purple Male
Bonnie: 10; noise wasn’t a problem
Janet: 9.5

Red Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

White Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

Yellow Female
Bonnie: 9.5
Janet: 8

 

Surprise This test involves getting the pup to follow you (or a toy) towards a place with a hidden person, from behind which an umbrella is opened suddenly and then lowered to the ground, still open. The umbrella this year was opened with great vigor. The pups are evaluated on how they recover from being startled and if they’ll go investigate. Ideal reaction is for the pup to startle but hold its ground, then move right up to check out the umbrella. A super excellent reaction is to go up and bite it and/or walk all over it. The tester encourages the pup to investigate after the umbrella is on the top step, if it doesn’t on its own. She notes how much encouragement is needed.

Pup – Rating – Comments

Blue Male
Bonnie: 10-9
Janet: 10

Green Female
Bonnie: 10-9; sat and watched
Janet: 6

Orange Female
Bonnie: 9.5; Kind of a tough example – she saw me before it went off
Janet: 10

Pink Female
Bonnie: 9
Janet: 10

Purple Male
Bonnie: 6; complete avoidance to the area at first, then he was fine when engaged in activity
Janet: 6

Red Female
Bonnie: 9.5
Janet: 10

White Female
Bonnie: 10-9; very appropriate
Janet: 10

Yellow Female
Bonnie: 9; went back to investigate umbrella
Janet: 10

Hunt for Food I This test begins with a piece of chicken jerky tied on a string and dragged to attract the pup’s interest and see how interested it is, how hard it will work to get it, and how hard it will work to keep it as the tester jerks, tugs and generally prevents the pup from easily eating it.

Pup – Rating – Comments

Blue Male
Bonnie: N/A; didn’t like the jerky
Janet: 10

Green Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

Orange Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

Pink Female
Bonnie: 10; possess
Janet: 10

Purple Male
Bonnie: N/A; didn’t like the jerky
Janet: 10

Red Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

White Female
Bonnie: 10; followed ground scent
Janet: 10; good hunt for food but would be distracted by myself

Yellow Female
Bonnie: N/A; didn’t like the jerky
Janet: N/A; didn’t like the jerky

 

Hunt for Food II Bonnie hid treats under a tarp. I took homemade turkey treats, pieces of Natural Balance beef roll, and since the last litter turned up their noses at several foods, some grilled bacon. The pups had to use their noses to find where the meat was. They were judged on how they how they used their noses and how systematic their searching was.

Pup – Rating – Comments

Blue Male
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

Green Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

Orange Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

Pink Female
Bonnie: 9
Janet: 10

Purple Male
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

Red Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

White Female
Bonnie: 9
Janet: 10; good hunt for food but would be distracted by myself

Yellow Female
Bonnie: 10-9; methodical
Janet: 10

 

Puppy Drag Bonnie and Janet had me bring my puppy drag, which is a piece of rope I fasten around my waist. Gunny sacks are attached to the rope and move enticingly as I move around, so the pups focus on biting and tugging on them instead of me. I normally wear this as I exercise the puppies’ mother each morning, to divert them from biting my legs or pants. Most pups had a great time as Bonnie drug it around the room, chasing, tugging and at times riding on it.

Pup – Rating – Comments

Blue Male
Bonnie: 10-9
Janet: 10

Green Female
Bonnie: 9
Janet: 4 or less

Orange Female
Bonnie: 10
Janet: 10

Pink Female
Bonnie: 10; loved it – her favorite
Janet: 10

Purple Male
Bonnie: 9
Janet: 10

Red Female
Bonnie: 10-9
Janet: 10

White Female
Bonnie: 9.5; not too interested
Janet: 6

Yellow Female
Bonnie: 9
Janet: 9

 

Tester Comments

Blue Male
Bonnie: Nice pup – will be a nice worker. People oriented yet independent and very nice hunt and prey drive. Strongest tug of all 8 on this day.
Janet: Good solid pup. Good food drive. Good working prospect. Work on confidence & retrieve.

Green Female
Bonnie: Noisy! Strongminded yet friendly and willing, excellent deliberate retrieve, does not like to be confined, courageous, needs a firm yet very interactive home to reach a great potential!
Janet: Good energy, likes people, great retriever. Not much confidence but would be a great SAR prospect. Will be dominant. Work on confidence.

Orange Female
Bonnie: Really nice, well balanced pup with nice prey, retrieve and hunt drives. She should have a working.home.
Janet: Great for SAR. Good energy, Best perseverance, great prospect. Work on confidence & socialization

Pink Female
Bonnie: Nice independent girl – wants to possess objects, not as willing to “share” with people, less confident on “scary” things but not willing to disengage – can bring that u with a little work. Nice girl!
Janet: Very social. Good tug – prey – good SAR prospect, very dominant. Work on confidence.

Purple Male
Bonnie: Very unfocused initially – interested in everything. But, when engaged in an activity, he ignored anything else and did great. Nice mix of independence (and people interaction). Needs the right handler and will thrive.
Janet: Good SAR prospect – good energy, good nose, HAS GREAT FOCUS, handler can bring out great things!

Red Female
Bonnie: Nice girl! Very people oriented, yet independent and focused. Would make a nice working dog – stable would be my one-word description.
Janet: Determined, smaller size, good nose and figuring out things, seems more methodical. Nice, stable pups. Work on tug, retrieve.

White Female
Bonnie: People oriented, confident, friendly, uses her nose, went easily through tunnel, easily over obstacles and unstable surfaces, quiet and more reserved (thinker), happy
Janet: Nice female. I would want to retest in a week to see about SAR. Good for nosework or trailing (tracking). A+ for tracking food on ground. Work on drives.

Yellow Female
Bonnie: Really nice retrieve and methodical hunt. Nice mix of independence and people interaction.
Janet: Good energy, good nose, likes people but doesn’t mind independence, great for nosework, Cadaver. SAR prospect. I think her confidence is better than it showed. Work on confidence.

 

Summary – Bonnie’s Ratings

Acceptance/Attachment
10: ALL

Eye Contact
10: Blue, Pink, Yellow
10-9: Orange, White
9: Purple, Red
9-8: Green

Confidence
10: Orange, Pink, Red, White
10-9: Blue
9.5: Yellow
9: Green
No rating: Purple

Independence
10: Blue, Orange, Yellow
10-9: Pink, Purple
9.5: Green, Red
9-8: White

Pain Sensitivity
10: Green, Purple, White
10-9: Orange, Red, Yellow
9.5: Blue, Pink

Retrieve
10: Green, Orange, Red, Yellow
10-9: Purple, White
9-8: Blue
7: Pink

Metal
10: Blue, White, Yellow
9: Green, Red
9-8: Purple
No score: Orange, Pink

Perseverance (chase)
10: Orange
10-9: Blue, Red
9.5: Yellow
9: Pink, Purple, White
8: Green

Tug
10: Blue, White
10-9: Orange, Pink, Yellow
9.5: White, Yellow
9: Purple, Red
9-8: Green

Prey Drive
10-9: Blue, Orange, Red
9.5: Pink, Purple, Yellow
9: White
9-8: Green

Hunt for Toy
9: Pink, White
9-8: Green, Yellow
No score: Blue, Orange, Purple, Red

Unstable Footing
10: Orange, Red, Yellow
10-9: Blue, White
9: Pink, Purple
9-8: Green

Submission
10: Orange
10-9: Green, Yellow
9: Pink, White
9-8: Blue, Purple, Red, Yellow

Runaway
10: Blue, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red
10-9: Green, White
9: Yellow

Strange Object (mouse)
10: Green, Red, White
10-9: Blue, Orange
9: Purple
9-8: Pink, Yellow

Cadaver
10: ALL

Wagon
10: Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, White
9: Blue, Green, Yellow

Aggression/Courage (robot)
10: Blue, Orange
10-9: Green, Red
9.5: Pink, White
8: Purple, Yellow

Fear (can)
10: Blue, Green, Orange, Purple, Red, White
9.5: Yellow
9: Pink

Surprise (umbrella)
10-9: Blue, Green, White
9.5: Orange, Red,
9: Pink, Yellow
6: Purple

Hunt for Food I (jerky leg on string)
10: Green, Orange, Pink, Red, White
No score: Blue, Purple, Yellow

Hunt for Food II (hidden treats)
10: Blue, Green, Orange, Purple, Red
10-9: Yellow
9: Pink, White

Puppy Drag
10: Orange, Pink
10-9: Blue, Red
9.5: White
9: Green, Purple, Yellow

 

Summary – Janet’s Ratings

Acceptance/ Attachment
10: Orange, Red, Yellow
10-9: Blue, Pink
9: Green, White
No score: Purple

Eye Contact
10: Pink, Red, Yellow
10-9: Orange
9: Blue, Purple
8: Green
7: White

Confidence
10: Orange
10-9: Blue
9: Purple, Red, White
8: Pink
7: Green, Yellow

Independence
10: Green, Orange, Purple, Yellow
10-9: Blue, Pink, Red
7: White

Pain Sensitivity
10: Blue, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, Yellow
9.5: White

Retrieve
10+: Green
10: Orange, Red, Yellow
9: Purple, White
8: Blue
6: Pink

Metal
10: Blue, Orange, Pink, White, Yellow
7: Green
6: Purple, Red

Perseverance (chase)
10: Orange, Pink
10-9: Blue, Red
9.5: Yellow
8: Green, Purple
7: White

Tug
10: Blue, Orange, Pink, Purple
10-9: Yellow
9: Green, Red
7: White

Prey Drive
10: Blue, Orange, Purple
10-9: Red
9: Pink
8: Yellow
7: White
6: Green

Hunt for Toy
10-9: Green
N/A: Blue, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, White, Yellow

Unstable Footing
10+: Yellow
10: Orange, Red, White
10-9: Blue
9.5: Purple
9: Pink
8: Green

Submission
10: Red
10-9: Blue, Green
9.5: Orange, Purple
9: Pink, Yellow
8: White

Runaway
10: ALL

Strange Object (mouse)
10: Blue, Red, White
10-9: Green, Orange
9.5: Purple
9: Yellow
8: Pink

Cadaver
10: ALL

Wagon
10: ALL

Aggression/Courage (robot)
10-9: Blue, Orange, Red
9.5: Purple (10 once focused)
8: Pink, White
7: Yellow
6: Green

Fear (can of bolts dropped)
10: Orange, Red, White
10-9: Blue
9.5: Purple
8: Pink, Yellow
7: Green

Surprise (umbrella)
10: Blue, Orange, Pink, Red, White, Yellow
6: Green, Purple

Hunt for Food I (chicken jerky on string)
10: Blue, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, White
Didn’t like jerky: Yellow

Hunt for Food II (hidden treats)
10: Blue, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, Yellow
8: White

Puppy Drag
10: Blue, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red
9: Yellow
6: White
4: Green

Comparison of Bonnie’s & Janet’s Ratings
Bo = Bonnie; Ja = Janet

Blue

10 Bo: Attachment, Eye Contact, Independence, Metal, Tug, Runaway, Aggression & Courage, Fear10 Ja: Sensitivity, Metal, Tug, Prey Drive, Runaway, Strange Object, Cadaver, Wagon, Surprise, Hunt for Food I, Hunt for Food II, Puppy Drag

10-9 Bo: Confidence, Perseverance, Prey Drive, Unstable Footing, Strange Object, Surprise, Hunt for Food II, Puppy Drag
10-9 Ja: Attachment, Confidence, Independence, Perseverance, Unstable Footing, Submission, Aggression & Courage, Fear

9.5 Bo: Sensitivity, Cadaver

9 Bo: Wagon
9 Ja: Eye Contact

9-8 Bo: Retrieve, Submission, Surprise

8 Ja: Retrieve

N/A Bo: Hunt for Toy, Hunt for Food I
N/A Ja: Hunt for Toy

 

Green

10+ Ja: Retrieve

10 Bo: Attachment, Sensitivity, Retrieve, Strange Object, Cadaver, Fear, Hunt for Food I , Hunt for Food II
10 Ja: Independence, Sensitivity, Runaway, Cadaver, Wagon, Hunt for Food I, Hunt for Food II

10-9 Bo: Submission, Aggression & Courage, Surprise
10-9 Ja: Hunt for Toy, Submission, Strange Object

9.5 Bo: Independence

9 Bo: Confidence, Independence, Metal, Hunt for Toy, Runaway, Wagon, Puppy Drag
9 Ja: Attachment, Tug

9-8 Bo: Eye contact, Tug, Prey Drive, Prey Drive, Unstable Footing

8 Bo: Eye contact, Perseverance,
8 Ja: Eye contact, Perseverance, Unstable Footing, Wagon

7 Ja: Confidence, Metal, Fear

6 Ja: Prey Drive, Aggression & Courage, Surprise

4 Ja: Puppy Drag

Orange

10 Bo: Attachment, Confidence, Independence, Retrieve, Perseverance, Prey Drive, Unstable Footing, Submission, Runaway, Cadaver, Wagon, Aggression & Courage, Fear, Hunt for Food I, Hunt for Food II, Puppy Drag
10 Ja: Attachment, Confidence, Independence, Sensitivity, Retrieve, Metal, Perseverance, Tug, Prey Drive, Unstable Footing, Runaway, Cadaver, Wagon, Fear, Surprise, Hunt for Food I, Hunt for Food II, Puppy Drag

10-9 Bo: Sensitivity, Tug, Strange Object
10-9 Ja: Eye Contact, Strange Object, Aggression & Courage

9.5 Bo: Surprise
9.5 Ja: Submission

9 Bo: Eye Contact

N/A Bo: Metal, Hunt for Toy
N/A Ja: Hunt for Toy

Pink

10 Bo: Attachment, Eye Contact, Confidence, Runaway, Cadaver, Wagon, Hunt for Food I, Puppy Drag
10 Ja: Eye Contact, Sensitivity, Metal, Perseverance, Tug, Runaway, Cadaver, Wagon, Surprise, Hunt for Food I, Hunt for Food, Puppy Drag

10-9 Bo: Independence, Tug
10-9 Ja: Attachment, Independence

9.5 Bo: Sensitivity, Prey Drive, Aggression & Courage

9 Bo: Perseverance, Hunt for Toy, Unstable Footing, Submission, Fear, Surprise, Hunt for Food II
9 Ja: Prey Drive, Unstable Footing, Submission

9-8 Bo: Strange Object

8 Ja: Confidence, Strange Object, Aggression & Courage, Fear

7 Bo: Retrieve

6 Ja: Retrieve

No rating Bo: Metal
No rating Ja: Hunt for Toy

 

Purple

10 Bo: Attachment, Sensitivity, Runaway, Cadaver, Wagon, Fear, Hunt for Food II
10 Ja: Independence, Sensitivity, Tug, Prey Drive, Runaway, Cadaver, Wagon, Aggression & Courage, Hunt for Food I, Hunt for Food II, Puppy Drag

10-9 Bo: Independence, Retrieve

9.5 Bo: Prey Drive
9.5 Ja: Unstable Footing, Submission, Strange Object, Fear

9 Bo: Eye Contact, Perseverance, Tug, Unstable Footing, Puppy Drag
9 Ja: Eye Contact, Confidence, Retrieve

9-8 Bo: Metal, Submission

8 Bo: Strange Object, Aggression & Courage
8 Ja: Perseverance

6 Bo: Surprise
6 Ja: Metal, Surprise

No rating Bo: Confidence, Hunt for Toy, Hunt for Food I
No rating Ja: Attachment, Hunt for Toy

 

Red

10 Bo: Attachment, Confidence, Retrieve, Unstable Footing, Runaway, Strange Object, Cadaver, Wagon, Fear, Surprise, Hunt for Food II, Puppy Drag
10 Ja: Attachment, Eye Contact, Sensitivity, Retrieve, Unstable Footing, Submission, Runaway, Strange Object, Cadaver, Wagon, Fear, Surprise, Hunt for Food I, Hunt for Food II, Puppy Drag

10-9 Bo: Eye Contact, Sensitivity, Perseverance, Aggression & Courage Surprise
10-9 Ja: Independence, Perseverance, Prey Drive Aggression & Courage

9.5 Bo: Independence, Surprise

9 Bo: Metal, Tug, Prey Drive
9 Ja: Confidence, Tug

9-8 Bo: Submission

6 Ja: Metal

No rating Bo: Hunt for Toy
No rating Ja: Hunt for Toy

White

10 Bo: Attachment, Confidence, Sensitivity, Metal, Strange Object, Cadaver, Wagon, Fear, Hunt for Food I
10 Ja: Metal, Unstable Footing, Runaway, Strange Object, Cadaver, Wagon, Fear, Surprise, Hunt for Food I

10-9 Bo: Eye Contact, Retrieve, Unstable Footing, Runaway, Surprise

9.5 Bo: Tug, Aggression & Courage, Puppy Drag
9.5 Ja: Sensitivity

9 Bo: Independence, Perseverance, Prey Drive, Hunt for Toy, Submission, Hunt for Food II
9 Ja: Attachment, Confidence, Retrieve

9-8 Bo: Independence

8 Ja: Submission, Aggression & Courage, Hunt for Food II

7 Ja: Eye Contact, Independence, Perseverance, Tug, Prey Drive

6 Ja: Puppy Drag

No rating Ja: Hunt for Toy

 

Yellow

10+ Ja: Unstable Footing,

10 Bo: Attachment, Eye Contact, Independence, Retrieve, Metal, Unstable Footing, Cadaver
10 Ja: Attachment, Eye Contact, Independence, Sensitivity, Retrieve, Metal, Runaway, Cadaver, Wagon, Surprise, Hunt for Food II

10-9 Bo: Sensitivity, Hunt for Food II
10-9 Ja: Tug

9.5 Bo: Confidence, Perseverance, Tug, Prey Drive, Fear
9.5 Ja: Perseverance

9 Bo: Runaway, Wagon, Surprise, Puppy Drag
9 Ja: Submission, Strange Object, Puppy Drag

9-8 Bo: Hunt for Toy, Submission, Strange Object

8 Bo: Aggression & Courage
8 Ja: Prey Drive, Fear

7 Ja: Confidence, Aggression & Courage

No rating Bo: Hunt for Food I
No rating Ja: Hunt for Toy, Hunt for Food I

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4817 Big Horn Ave
Sheridan, WY  82801
celhaus@fiberpipe.net

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