Functional tests

Functional tests are activities that we ask your pet to perform to assess how they are using their body. The most common tests we use at Primal Paws are

Sitting- how do they move in and out of the sit. Are they comfortable in this position. 

Laying down- do they lay down via sitting first or do they put their elbows down then lower their bottom. Will they easily assume the sphinx position with both legs tucked up or do they roll onto one hip. How easily do they push out of the drop. 

Walking over an obstacle- How do they swing their leg forward, straight or circular. Can they actually clear the obstacle, which foot do they tap the obstacle with. 


Dr Jaime Jackson