Be sure to be careful on outings where you can't see the ground. Snakes can hide in even the shortest of grass or flowerbeds. Poor Brodie got a face full of fangs from a rattler. He is doing much better now but he had to stay many days at the vet and it was pretty painful. Be observant and careful of the areas you and your dog explore this summer and have fun!
"The AKC Temperament Test (ATT) was developed to bring focus and provide a meaningful evaluation to assess the temperament of our canine companions.
The ATT tests how a dog reacts to a variety of stimuli. Desirable traits are that the dog will be emotionally stable, inquisitive, cooperative, appropriately social for its breed, biddable and demonstrates the ability to recover from a startling situation in a reasonable amount of time.
Undesirable traits are fear, shyness, lack of cooperation and an inability to recover from unfamiliar or unexpected situations. Examples of undesirable behaviors include being afraid of friendly strangers or unfamiliar stimuli, obsessive barking, and aggression.
In the ATT, dogs are tested in 6 categories of stimuli that include:
Set of Dixie cups ( the little bathroom size)
1 box of Low sodium chicken or beef or homemade broth
Pour room temperature broth in cups and freeze until set. Pop them out and watch your hotdog get a cool down!