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Finn, Tally, and Tango are supporting the American Temperament Test Society by showing up with bells on October 10th at Happy Tails in Portland Maine to be tested and earn their TTs.

With all the talk lately of goldens high up on the "official " bite list, we are making an effort to get out there and show how friendly and stable, sound in mind and body, most goldens truly are. If you live in New England PLEASE come and join us.

Your dog earns the TT designation.

http://www.atts.org/index.html


http://www.happytailsportland.com/paper/training
 

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ATTS Temperament Test

Calling All Dog Owners, Breed Enthusiasts, Rescue Groups & Breeders: The American Temperament Testing Society is offering an All-Breed & Mixed Breed Temperament Test at Happy Tails! Join us for this very rare opportunity and have your dog temperament tested on October 10th!

The ATTS Temperament Test provides breeders a means for evaluating temperament and gives pet owners insight into their dog’s behavior. It can have an impact on breeding programs and in educating owners about their dog’s behavioral strengths and weaknesses as well as providing a positive influence on dog legislation. If your breed is being impacted by BREED SPECIFIC LEGISLATION, this is your chance to take a proactive approach!

The ATTS test focuses on and measures different aspects of temperament such as stability, shyness, aggressiveness, and friendliness as well as the dog’s instinct for protectiveness towards its handler and/or self-preservation in the face of a threat. The test is designed for the betterment of all breeds of dogs and takes into consideration each breed’s inherent tendencies.

The test simulates a casual walk through the park or neighborhood where everyday life situations are encountered. During this walk, the dog experiences visual, auditory and tactile stimuli. Neutral, friendly and threatening situations are encountered, calling into play the dog’s ability to distinguish between non-threatening situations and those calling for watchful and protective reactions.

To learn more about The American Temperament Testing Society, Test items, and their position on the importance of temperament evaluations, please visit www.ATTS.org

Pre-registration is highly recommended.
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Date: Saturday, October 10th 2009
Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM
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REGISTRATION: Entries close at 12PM on 10/02/09. Day of test entries will be accepted only if limits have not been met.

ENTRY FEE: $30 per dog if pre-entered and paid by 09/24/09. $35 if paid/entered after 09/24/09.
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To Register: Download the Registration Form & Flyer here:
(ATTS TEST ENTRY FORM.pdf)
For more information, please contact Shannan at [email protected]
 

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I wish we could take this! I wonder if there is one closer to home? Sounds pretty cool.
 

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Im so mad I am out of thown trhe day there are close by us.
 

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Thanks for the info Jill. I just downloaded the registration form and emailed Shannan. We will make the drive up to participate.
 

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sounds like a great GRF get together opportunity. Sure wish I were closer!
 
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