ATTS in Portland Maine


Postby dlynne1123 » October 8th, 2009, 3:18 pm

Calling All Dog Owners, Breed Enthusiasts, Rescue Groups & Breeders: The American Temperament Testing Society is offering an All-Breed & Mixed Breed Temperament Test at Happy Tails! Join us for this very rare opportunity and have your dog temperament tested on October 10th!

The ATTS Temperament Test provides breeders a means for evaluating temperament and gives pet owners insight into their dog’s behavior. It can have an impact on breeding programs and in educating owners about their dog’s behavioral strengths and weaknesses as well as providing a positive influence on dog legislation. If your breed is being impacted by BREED SPECIFIC LEGISLATION, this is your chance to take a proactive approach!

The ATTS test focuses on and measures different aspects of temperament such as stability, shyness, aggressiveness, and friendliness as well as the dog’s instinct for protectiveness towards its handler and/or self-preservation in the face of a threat. The test is designed for the betterment of all breeds of dogs and takes into consideration each breed’s inherent tendencies.

The test simulates a casual walk through the park or neighborhood where everyday life situations are encountered. During this walk, the dog experiences visual, auditory and tactile stimuli. Neutral, friendly and threatening situations are encountered, calling into play the dog’s ability to distinguish between non-threatening situations and those calling for watchful and protective reactions.

To learn more about The American Temperament Testing Society, Test items, and their position on the importance of temperament evaluations, please visit

Pre-registration is highly recommended.
Date: Saturday, October 10th 2009
Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM
To Register: Download the Registration Form & Flyer here:
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