The following details provide guidance of the assessment process so you can judge if your dog is suitable. The list is not exclusive, but works as a guide. All our assessors are aware that you are probably nervous and anxious, which will also be felt by your dog, who is also excited to see new places and people. They are experienced enough to look past these emotions and reactions as long as they improve as the assessment progresses.
The assessment will take place in a public area, where the assessor can initially see you in a quiet one-to-one situation to check your dog is happy to be touched, before moving on to general public interaction. It will take about 30-40 minutes and the time will probably fly by – some people have said they didn’t realise the assessment had actually started.