edward's health history

On May 18, 2023, Edward was found to be in good health with no murmurs, no umbilical hernias, or cleft palates. Both testicles descended.

Microchipped | Dewormed

Last Distemper/Parvo: May 22, 2023

Next Booster Due: June 12, 2023

volhard's puppy aptitude test scores

Social Attraction | 4

Following | 4

Restraint | 2

Social Dominance | 4

Elevation Dominance | 3

Retrieving | 4

Touch Sensitivity | 2

Sound Sensitivity | 4

Sight Sensitivity | 3

Stability | 2

Interpretation of Test Scores:

Edward scored mostly 4s. He would be good for the average owner, whether first time or second time. He can be a high-energy dog and may need lots of exercise. He would generally be good with people, other animals, and children. He will need to have structure and follow a consistent schedule at his new home. He will need training but he will do very well at it and learn quickly. Edward scored well with the Touch Sensitivity test but consistent brushing and nail trimming is still highly encouraged so Edward can continue to grow accustomed to the sensation and feeling of being touched under the paws. Use treats or lick mats to reinforce the positive experience especially when trimming nails or handling his paws. The more he's exposed to these grooming practices, the more he will become desensitized.  Also, ensure that when you go to the vet or other places, bring treats so that you can reinforce that positive experience of being handled by strangers and being in a new environment.  Edward was friendly and wagging his tail during the test but he was a little nervous in the beginning.  After a few minutes of being in the room, he did start to loosen up and appear more comfortable. With training and socialization, there is no doubt that he  will make a great companion dog.

Other Observations:

From what we've observed over the weeks, Edward is very playfu and agile. Edward utilizes every play equipment in the playroom to the best of his ability. He loves playing on the swing, the tetherball, the balancing saucer, the slide, and many more. Edward would thrive in a family with an active lifestyle and one that is dedicated to constantly training and mentally stimulating him. He will do very well at any home and would make a great companion pet someday, but proper socialization and training is necessary.