The temperament test is a series of tests exposing your pet to situations they may come across during a therapy session, to see how your animal reacts.
The temperament test is performed by the Volunteer Coordinator at the office of The Chimo Animal Assisted Therapy Project.
Elements of the Temperament Test
- Handled by a stranger
- Exuberant or clumsy petting
- Reaction to movement
- Restraining hug
- Staggering/Gesturing individual
- Pain response
- Direct stare, blow in the face
- Bumped from behind
- Crowded and petted by several people
- Sit with stranger
- Take a treat
- Free play
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