SOCIABILITY: a vital predictor of dog adoptability and in-home good manners:
a key to placing dogs successfully, identifying behaviorally appropriate dogs & doing in home evaluations
1. Learn to objectively read & measure behavior scientifically;
2. Participate in research evaluating a new sociability assessment; Test a "quick assessment" substitute (surrogate) for the traditional sociability test. It's done outside the kennel or crate (dog is inside) to possibly predict sociability quickly and safely. This may limit the need for lengthy, some-times risky, in-depth tests for many dogs, allowing time for more in-depth evaluations of other dogs.