- Does your dog enjoy meeting and greeting new people?
- Is your dog comfortable with being handled by new people?
- Does your dog walk on the lead without pulling?
- Can your dog walk on a fixed lead using a comfortable, flat neck collar or properly fitted body harness? (No chain or half check collars can be used). It is possible to visit in a head collar if absolutely necessary, but your dog must be assessed without it.
- Will your dog "sit" and "settle" when asked?
- Can your dog sit politely and happily accept a pat from friendly strangers without jumping up or barking repeatedly?
- Can your dog walk past people with minimal reaction to unusual noises or distraction?
- Does your dog show little reaction to clumsy or heavy stroking?
- Does your dog react well to unexpected or unusual noises?
- Will your dog take food gently and leave dropped food when asked?
- Can your dog walk past another dog on a lead and show no more than a passing interest?
- Can you confirm that your dog has never bitten anyone?
- Do you and your dog work well together as a team?
If you answered YES to all of these questions, then your dog stands a good chance of passing our assessment and becoming a Wag Friendship Dog.
If you answered NO to any of these questions, you may want to undertake some training before attending one of our assessments.
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