• Problem solving behaviors in dogs: what pet dogs can teach working dogs

    The demand for competent working dogs has never been greater, but what behavioral characteristics make for a superior working dog? We compare outcomes for a problem solving test (the Canine Intelligence Test Protocol/CITP) for 128 US government contractor dogs and >100 pet dogs.

    11/10/2018 - 04:43

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  • Implementation of EBVs for health and behavioural traits at Guide Dogs UK

    This presentation will describe a 6-year project undertaken with Guide Dogs UK to investigate the potential for using quantitative genetic techniques to increase the accuracy of selection decisions.  The approach to heritability estimation of health and behavioural traits recorded by Guide Dogs,

    11/07/2018 - 06:16

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  • P.A.W.S. - Puppy Accelerometer Data for Working Dog Suitability

    We present the design of P.A.W.S., Puppy Accelerometer Data for Working Dog Suitability, a system created by Georgia Tech in collaboration with Canine Companions for Independence for monitoring potential working dog puppies.

    11/04/2018 - 05:30

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  • An Evaluation of an 8-week Puppy Test

    Puppy tests have been developed previously, however few if any scientific studies have succeeded in finding a correlation between the behaviour of the puppy and that of an adult dog growing up in a family.

    11/04/2018 - 04:20

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