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13. Harness Handle on Back Sensitivity

Definition Absent Very Mild Mild Moderate Severe
Drops rear quarters when harness handle lays on back
  • Dog does not demonstrate any drop in body when harness handle lies on its back vs. when handle is not on its back
  • Dog initially shows very mild crouching, dropping no more than one quarter lower than its normal walking height when the harness handle lies on its back and when working
  • Acclimates within a few minutes, resuming walking almost naturally
  • Dog initially shows mild crouching, dropping to no more than half its natural walking height when harness handle lies on its back and when working
  • Acclimates within a few minutes, resuming walking almost naturally
  • Dog initially shows moderate crouching, dropping very low to the ground and walking in a deeply crouched position, but
  • Acclimates within a few minutes when working and resumes walking almost naturally
  • Dog shows severe crouching, dropping very low to the ground and walking in a deeply crouched position with knees within a few inches of the ground when harness handle lies on back.
  • Acclimation to harness handle on back is very slow
Video Examples
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