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GDBart Puppy Test – presentation by Helen West

Conducting the GDBart Puppy Test: is it worth it, is it predictive and how can the data help your organization and your breeding colony?

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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