stefan's health history

On May 23, 2023, Stefan 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 | 2

Restraint | 3

Social Dominance | 3

Elevation Dominance | 3

Retrieving | 3

Touch Sensitivity | 5

Sound Sensitivity | 3

Sight Sensitivity | 2

Stability | 2

Interpretation of Test Scores:

Stefan scored mostly 3s. Stefan would be great 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 Stefan 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.  Stefan may need some time warming up to new situations and new places. Positive reinforcement is essential in his training. Stefan was very friendly and excited during the test and did not appear fearful.

Other Observations:

From what we've observed over the weeks, Stefan is attentive, playful, enjoys playing with other pups, but also loves attention from people. Stefan will be a very fun dog to live with if he's properly trained. He loves being around people and would make a great companion pet. With loving and dedicated owners, he can be a well rounded dog someday.