Success In Placing Shelter Dogs Takes More Than Temperament Tests
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Success In Placing Shelter Dogs Takes More Than Temperament Tests

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New evidence is calling into question the reliability of temperament tests widely used to help assess whether it’s safe to send a dog home with an adoptive family, according to a fascinating and important article published last week in The New York Times.

A commonly used “food bowl” test — in which the tester removes a food bowl from a dog in order to test whether the animal shows extreme or dangerous levels of “resource guarding” behavior — has been shown, according to studies cited in the Times article, to be an unreliable

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Success In Placing Shelter Dogs Takes More Than Temperament Tests

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