Funding for shelter assessment

This is a good news story.

http://www.gloucestershireecho.co.uk/Thousands-pounds-donated-help-assess-dog/story-24880702-detail/story.html

But wait a minute. I just have an uneasy feeling. Is this the best way to spend a sizeable grant? I have been reading a lot lately about assessment of dogs for adoption, and for suitability to go into training programs for assistance roles. The problem us, assessment can be pretty unreliable. Maybe it would have been better to spend some money at least on looking into what kind if assessment of shelter dogs actually works to predict how well they will turn out in their new homes or new working roles.

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About transformational1

I have many interests and I have had a varied career. I am a semi-retired professional dog trainer, specialising in the use of positive reinforcement. I do some consultations, I run instructor workshops and I am setting up a Dogs and Psychotherapy Research Project. I have a law degree from Melbourne University (but have never practiced) and I am passionate about Human Rights. My first degree was in Sociology. I worked as a social researcher on issues such as low income housing, women's refuges and women in the workforce. I live in an inner suburb of Melbourne, Australia, and I have a German Shepherd called Chance.
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