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ATTS Tests Coming up...

Discussion in 'International' started by maryellen, May 3, 2007.

  1. maryellen

    maryellen Good Dog

    May 6, 2007
    Muskegon Lakeshore Obedience Training Club
    Dorothy McIntosh
    2514 E. Meinert Rd.
    Holton, MI 49425
    (231) 893-0469 (Long distance calls will be returned collect.)
    Test Location: Pine Park, Fruitport Township, MI (Quarterline Rd. & Emens Dr.)
    May 7, 2007
    Colonial Rottweiler Club - Specialty
    Dolores T. Neigh
    4249 Wine Rd.
    Westminster, MD 21158
    (410) 374-3909
    Email: GOOZLIESL2@aol.com
    Test Location: Lancaster Host Hotel, Rt 30, Lancaster, PA
    June 2007
    June 3, 2007 *** DATE CHANGE ***
    NorthWest Working Dogs Expo
    Virginia Dunn
    1364 NE 47th Ave.
    Portland, OR 97213
    (503) 284-3050
    Email: bellacanecorsos@aol.com
    Test Location: Wiley County Fairgrounds, 3200 S. Wiley Rd., Yakima, WA 98903
    June 10, 2007
    Spirit of St. Louis Samoyed Club
    Carl Herkstroeter, Test Organizer
    10221 Capitol Dr.
    St. Louis, MO 63136
    (314) 867-4755
    Email: herkcc@mindspring.com
    Test Location: Purina Farms, 2000 Checker Board Dr., Gray Summit, MO 63039
    July 2007
    July 14, 2007
    Falconhurst Police K-9 Corps
    A. J. Slaughter, III
    2069 W. Stoker Dr.
    Saginaw, MI 48604-2441
    (989) 752-7492
    Email: starfleetK9@hotmail.com
    Test Location: Star Fleet Academy K9, 2069 W. Stoker Dr., Saginaw, MI 48604
    July 21, 2007
    Dog Scouts of America
    Lonnie Olson
    5068 Nestel Rd.
    St. Helen, MI 48656
    (898) 389-2000
    Email: edwolfe@tm.net
    Test Location: Dog Scout Camp, 5068 Nestel Rd. E., St. Helen, MI 48656
    July 21, 2007 RESCHEDULED
    Staten Island Companion Dog Training Club (SICDTC)
    Faith Beiser
    4158 Amboy Rd.
    Staten Island, NY 10308
    (718) 356-0557
    Email: fbeiser@aol.com
    Test Location: SICDTC Outdoor Training Field, 1601 South Ave., Staten Island, NY 10314
    July 28, 2007
    Terracotta Kennels Ridgeback Rodeo
    NOTE: This test is for Rhodesian Ridgebacks only!
    Karen Watson
    20884 Beaver Center Rd.
    Conneautville, PA 16406
    (814) 587-3597
    Email: kalimba@alltel.net
    Test Location: Scatter Gun Reserve at Terracotta Kennels, 20884 Beaver Center Rd., Conneautville, PA 16406
    August 2007
    August 4, 2007
    Northwest Rhodesian Ridgeback Club
    Kathy Thompson
    25483 S. Elwood Rd.
    Cotton, OR 97017
    (503) 630-4648
    Email: kathytai@zzz.com
    Test Location: Fido's Farm, 9829 Evergreen Valley Rd. SE, Olympia, WA 98513
    September 2007
    September 1, 2007
    United Perro de Presa Canario Club (UPPCC) & Rarities, Inc.
    Richard G. Kelly
    239 Raritan Ave.
    Middlesex, NJ 08846-1025
    (732) 805-0554
    Email: presa@showstopperkennels.com
    Test Location: Salem County Fairgrounds, Route 40, Woodstown, NJ
    September 22, 2007
    Pikes Peak Obedience Club
    Kay Humbert
    c/o Non Domestic 26485, US Hwy 24
    Calhan, CO 80808
    Test Location: Janice Dearth Residence, 5930 Murr Rd, Peyton, CO 80831
    October 2007
    October 14, 2007
    Ann Gafke's Teacher's Pet
    Ann Gafke, Test Organizer
    325 E. Dripping Springs Rd.
    Columbia, MO 65202
    (573) 443-0716
    Email: ann@dogschooling.com
    Test Location: 325 E. Dripping Springs Rd., Columbia, MO 65202
    November 2007
    November 17, 2007
    KC Twister's Dog Training Club
    Lisa A. Kramer
    9914 Roe
    Overland Park, KS 66207
    (913) 485-5921
    Email: Lksscottis@kc.rr.com
    Test Location: Derleth's Training Facility, 19722 S. Hwy 291, Pleasant Hill, MO
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  2. Turner

    Turner Good Dog

    So what is this test about? Whats included in it? Sorry I am kinda out of it in this stuff :blush:
     
  3. maryellen

    maryellen Good Dog

    it tests the dogs temperment. the dog is on a 6 foot leash and you are not allowed to give it corrections or talk to it, it must go thru a series of tests to see how it reacts to different things.

    here is the actual test:

    Description of the Temperament Test

    The ATTS Temperament 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 simulates a casual walk through a 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.
    Dogs must be at least 18 months old to enter this test. The test takes about eight to 12 minutes to complete. The dog is on a loose six-foot (6') lead. The handler is not allowed to talk to the dog, give commands, or give corrections.
    Failure on any part of the test is recognized when a dog shows:
    • Unprovoked aggression
    • Panic without recovery
    • Strong avoidance
    The ATTS Temperament Test consists of ten subtests divided into five subcategories:
    Behavior Toward Strangers
    [SIZE=-1]Objective: To measure the dog's reaction to strangers in a non-threatening situation.[/SIZE]


    Subtest 1: Neutral stranger
    A stranger to the dog approaches the handler, shakes hands with the handler and engages the handler in a brief conversation, ignoring the dog.
    The purpose of this subtest is to evaluate the dog's reaction to passive socialization and the dog's protective instinct.

    Subtest 2: Friendly stranger
    A stranger to the dog approaches happily and briskly, is very friendly to the dog and pets the dog.
    The purpose of this subtest is to evaluate the dog's active social skills.

    Reaction to Auditory Stimuli
    [SIZE=-1]Objective: To measure the dog's reaction to auditory stimuli and the dog's investigative behavior.[/SIZE]


    Subtest 3: Hidden Noise
    The handler/dog team approaches a hidden assistant who rattles a metal bucket filled with rocks and sets this bucket in the path of the team. The handler may encourage the dog to investigate the bucket only when asked to do so. The handler's focus must be on the bucket, not on the dog.
    The purpose of this subtest is to test alertness and curiosity.

    Subtest 4: Gunshots
    The handler stops at a designated marker with his/her back towards a well hidden assistant. The assistant fires three shots using a .22 caliber starter pistol (SHOT-PAUSE-SHOT-SHOT).
    The purpose of this subtest is to measure the dog's recovery response to a sudden noise.

    Reaction to Visual Stimulus
    [SIZE=-1]Objective: To measure the dog's reaction to a sudden visual stimulus.[/SIZE]


    Subtest 5: Umbrella
    The handler/dog team approaches an assistant sitting in a chair holding a closed umbrella parallel to the ground at a 90 degree angle to the approaching team. When the dog is five feet from the assistant, the umbrella is opened. The handler may encourage the dog to investigate the umbrella only when asked to do so. The handler's focus must be on the umbrella, not on the dog.
    Tactile Stimuli
    [SIZE=-1]Objective: To measure the dog's reaction to unusual footing.[/SIZE]


    Subtest 6: Plastic Footing
    Both the handler and the dog walk the entire length of a 15-foot by 6-foot clear plastic strip.
    Subtest 7: Wire Footing
    Only the dog will walk the entire length of a 12-foot by 3-foot unfolded exercise pen.
    The purpose of these subtests is to measure the dog's sensitivity to unusual footing, its ability to recover from the fear of unusual footing and to measure its investigative behavior to the unusual footing.

    Self Protective/Aggressive Behavior
    [SIZE=-1]Objective: These tests collectively evaluate the dog's capacity to recognize an unusual situation, its threshold to provocation, its protective instincts, and its propensity to realize when the situation becomes a threat.[/SIZE]


    Subtest 8: Non-Threatening
    The handler/dog team stops at the designated marker. A weirdly-dressed stranger crosses the path 38 feet in front of the team.
    The purpose of this subtest is to test the dog's alertness to an unusual situation.

    Subtest 9: Threatening
    The weird stranger advances 10 feet towards the stationary handler in a threatening manner.
    The purpose of this subtest is to evaluate the dog's ability to recognize when an unusual situation turns into a provocation.

    Subtest 10: Aggression
    The weird stranger advances to within 18 feet of the stationary handler in an aggressive manner.
    The purpose of this subtest is to evaluate the dog's protective instincts.
    The stranger is never closer than 10 feet from the dog. The handler's 2 foot arm and the 6' lead is added in for a total of 18 feet. Aggression here is checked against the breed standard and the dog's training. A schutzhund trained dog lunging at the stranger is allowed, but if an untrained Siberian husky does the same, it may fail.
    At the conclusion of the test, the handler will receive a critique about the dog's performance. Certificate will be mailed within 90 days of the test.
    This copyrighted test may not be used in whole or part without the express written consent of the American Temperament Test Society.



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  4. PittyChick

    PittyChick Puppy

    I highly suggest anybody with a bully breed gets the ATTS done! Every time one passes it helps our breed! I took Java this fall (saw shadyridge there with her boy). I was going to take my mix, but there's nothing set up close enough yet (not that it would help the pitties, but still).
     

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