jacob's health history

On May 18, 2023, Jacob was examined by a veterinarian and found to be in good health with no murmurs, no umbilical hernias, or cleft palates. One testicle palpable at time of exam at 6 weeks old. Recheck at next vet appointment. Testicles can take up to 6 months to descend. If testicle does not descend, neuter at 2 years old as planned.

Microchipped | Dewormed

Last Distemper/Parvo: May 22, 2023

Next Booster Due: June 12, 2023

volhard's puppy aptitude test scores

Social Attraction | 3

Following | 3

Restraint | 3

Social Dominance | 3

Elevation Dominance | 3

Retrieving | 2

Touch Sensitivity | 6

Sound Sensitivity | 4

Sight Sensitivity | 3

Stability | 3

Interpretation of Test Scores:

Jacob scored mostly 3s. Jacob 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. Consistent brushing and nail trimming will be important for Jacob as he needs 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, bring treats so that you can reinforce that positive experience of being handled by strangers.  Jacob was confident and friendly during the test. His tail was wagging and he seemed happy to be in the room. He was easy to work with. 

Other Observations:

From what we've observed over the weeks, Jacob is very attentive, loves human interaction, and does well with new situations. He loves playing on the saucer swing, watching TV, and playing with other pups. He is easy going and has a good amount of energy. We introducted him to our cat for the first time and he was curious and excited and was eager to learn about that cat. He will do very well at any home and would make a great companion pet someday. There is no doubt that Jacob would be a well rounded dog, given he is trained and socialized well.