I think we are going in circles, the purpose of the post was to establish the importance of testing a dog and up to now we've all agreed on that...
How about some common ground?
1.- Testing, whether at the beginning or at the initial fases (3rd day if you may), IS important
2.- How you test the dog is a personal choice, there is no foolproof method
3.- Dogs that fail the chosen test should be excluded
These we can all agree upon, right?
About the bite program, well that's another topic and I would love to discuss individual training programs but it should be done in another thread to avoid confusing new members or visitors.