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Please read the blog post on August 30, 2019 prior to this one to learn how more about our temperament testing.
A solid beta is the ideal dog for therapy. This is a dog that tests with mainly 4’s and has a moderate energy level. A dog that test’s with mainly 4’s can have a higher energy level and still do well as a therapy dog. A therapy dog can also test with a mixture of 3’s and 4’s as long as they present with a low to moderate energy level and they have a type A owner. A beta-omega with high to moderate energy can also be a great therapy dog, but socialization is the key to this guy. He will need to make new encounters with other people quite often before he is 16 weeks old.
A service dog is quite different than a therapy dog. A service dog needs a higher energy level and should have a good instinctual work ethic. An ideal service dog should test with a mixture of 3’s and 4’s and have a moderate to high energy level. They all should “fetch” during the temperament testing. A service dog potential can also have scores of mainly 3’s but a moderate to lower energy should be present. A solid beta (one that tests with mainly 4’s) with a high energy can also be a great service dog. These personality types are work minded, smart and wanting to help their person. They develop deep bonds with their owners and have a drive to assist. Goldendoodles do amazingly well as service dogs because they possess the whit, statue, temperament and right energy to do the job well.
A companion dog is a dog that does not work, as a service dog or therapy dog. Not because they wouldn’t be good at it, but mainly because they are providing only companionship as a pet, rather than usefulness by doing specific tasks. Many of the miniatures are used only for the pleasure of their company. They are friendly, reliable, trustworthy, and well-rounded. They are stable in most situations and environments, particularly with children, elderly, and the disabled, and they are consistent with that which is required to perform as a trained service and therapy dog.