In a rescue situation many dogs may not display their true personality. It is often a stressful environment, which can cause them to hide traits that can appear in your home or over-exaggerate traits that may not appear later. Temperament testing brings them out of this environment, to see better how they will be later.
Interact with the Dog
There are several warning signs you can see yourself if the dog has not been tested. Take the dog out of the kennel to a quiet place where you can interact. The dog should run toward you when you call and enjoy our petting. If this does not happen, it is a warning that he might be fearful of all people. Pet the dog. If she wants to leave or shows some type of aggression, this is not a good sign. If she is a small dog, pick her up to see if she is comfortable with a little handling. Watch how the dog responds to loud noises or distractions. If he startles easily, this can be a warning.