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Behavioral scoring in Puppy Raising – presentation by Helen West

A look at behavior assessments between the ages of 2 months to 18 months. Which are the best ages to collect data? What information do you get? How to develop consistency for data analysis?

Helen West has a background in human and canine psychology, and is a Canine Behavior Specialist with Guiding Eyes for the Blind. She performs the behavioral selection of dogs for raising, training and breeding using the Behavior Checklist (BCL). Over eleven years, Helen has evaluated over seven thousand adult dogs and puppies with the BCL. She is working with IAABC and IWDR on a BCL Certification qualification where Helen is a Gold Standard scorer.

Helen also hosted a global webinar series on temperament evaluation using the BCL, available on IWDR. Helen helped create, and maintains the Puppy Socialization Program at Guiding Eyes.

She enjoys woodworking and hiking with her family.

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