|Barked: Thu Mar 8, '12 11:27pm PST |
|I tried the CBTI and found a lot of the choices hard to make, neither one fit Bruno very well- he's very, very fast and strong when he wants to be and loves running, but lies like a rug most of the day, so is he active or placid? And normally he's very obedient and attentive, but that goes out the window in prey mode. There's quite a range between "won't follow commands" and "depends on my commands even when excited". And a dog can be obedient but still have a naturally independent personality. He'll obey when there's something in it for him.
He got the Spontaneous Alpha Medium:
"Your dog is a Spontaneous, Alpha and Medium Activity type which we call the Aristocrat. The Aristocrat's composure causes people to feel privileged to be in its company. It has an air of greatness with high chin carriage and sometimes looking down its nose at others. The Aristocrat enjoys a highly ordered social system and needs strong leadership. It attends mainly to what interests it and does not work well in a group."
LOL, he works GREAT with just ME, but he certainly has his own interests. And he has no time for other dogs, and doesn't care for strange people unless they have food. I don't know what "strong leadership" means here, I'm certainly not a disciplinarian type of person, and I don't use a lot of punishment/aversive stimuli in training or daily life. But I do ask Bruno to work for privileges, and I expect obedience in most circumstances.
Ha, I took the test again, changed a few things after some careful thought, and I got the Commando (Organized Alpha High.) How can the same dog "not work well in a group" (Aristocrat) and "is most comfortable and effective working in a team" (Commando)?
I call bogus. Anyway, it's just for fun. I hope no one is taking this test too seriously.
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