The first annual shelter medicine conference sponsored by Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program at Purdue University featured a comprehensive and informative analysis of current temperament tests available to animal shelters, presented by canine behavior specialist Dr. Sara Bennett, DVM. In this recording, Dr. Bennett examines what assessment tests for measuring behavior and temperament traits in shelter dogs can and cannot do.

Temperament Tests What We Do and Do Not Know

October 2010

One of the biggest hot-button issues in animal welfare is temperament testing. Temperament Tests – What We Do and Do Not Know, presented by Dr. Sarah Bennett at Purdue University's Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Conference in October 2010, discusses the importance of temperaments tests and looks at what they can and can't do. She also examines the most commonly used temperament tests as well as the most popular adoption screening and matching programs.