You bet I have. There are very very few things that I won't know about at the end of my tests. The existing owner is more than happy for me to perform the tests, and she is confident that he will pass, unless it's things that he's just not used to, which is understandable. For example, I want my neighbours to let their dogs out into their garden, which is fenced off from ours, to see how the GSD reacts to knowing but not being able to see the other dogs are there. Given that we have dogs either side of us, this is quite important. At his current home, the neighbours don't have dogs so the owner can't predict how he will respond to this particular test.leema;6764 said:I think that food aggression is a kind of aggression I'd be most willing to work with. Have you factored food aggression into your tests?
We have both shared many conversations now, and neither of us will risk subjecting our existing dogs to undue stress or unhappiness, and we both accept that, come the day, things may just not work out. Such is the nature of dogs. In which case, she will find another prospective home, and we shall continue our search. I've mentioned before, she's interested in finding the best home for her GSD, not the quickest home. That attitude gives me confidence and her flexibility is extremely helpful.
And yes, it's getting a little exciting now.