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Helping to pick guide dog puppies

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A TOOL that can predict a young dog's likelihood of successfully completing guide dog training has been developed by animal behaviour experts at the University of Nottingham.

They have created and tested a decision tool that could help trainers to monitor and evaluate their dog's behaviour.

The questionnaire-based tool successfully predicted training outcomes in 16.9 per cent of young dogs of five to 12 months old, with an accuracy of 84 per cent.

The study, as part of a wider epidemiology …

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