Temperament Testing: is this really necessary?
At our Group-Play Facility, it truly is necessary! At Boxers Bed & Biscuits, we do not accept or decline applicants based on breed -- not even among the the most petite or the bulliest of breeds. (Boxers Brat Pack boarders are not required to pass a temperament test)
During our first session with your Dog, we need to observe some very important behavioral characteristics when we introduce him to our Rebel Pack of Test Dogs in the Integration Yard. For instance, does your Dog display a willingness to allow other Dogs to sniff his behind, as this is proper etiquette in the K9 social setting? There are many social behaviors we must observe in order to approve him for the Daycare or Boarding environment, which is why temperament testing is conducted on all new applicants. The cost for the temperament test is the same as a single session of Daycare, which is $22 for the first Dog, $14 for the second, and $10 for the third. Temperament Testing is done Monday through Thursday each week by appointment only. We prefer to have Temp Test Candidates by 9 a.m., and we like to keep them until at least 3 p.m. to fully assess their personalities and willingness to participate in the group-play activities.
It is also important to remember that once-approved does not necessarily mean always-approved. A Dog may do well in group-play environments for several weeks or even years... but one day something changes. Perhaps the Dog just grows older and therefore becomes less tolerant of other Dogs. Or perhaps the Dog develops a medical condition that prevents him from enjoying social settings. Just like people, Dogs go through various stages in their lives which will alter their activity level, their desire to interact, as well as their personality. Our staff is trained to pick up on these changes and notify owners so that adjustments can be made.
Ready to set up your Dog's Temperament Testing? Contact us now to schedule an appointment, but register your Dog online first, please. Once registered, you may log in to your account at any time at petexec.net.