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20. Slow to return to productive emotional state

Definition Absent Very Mild Mild Moderate Severe
It takes the dog a long time to recover its productive emotional state following exposure to an arousing or stressful stimulus situation.
  • Returns immediately (in less than 15 seconds) to productive emotional state after an exciting or stressful stimulus.
  • Returns very quickly (15 to 30 seconds) to productive emotional state after an exciting or stressful stimulus has passed.
  • Returns quickly (30 seconds to 2 minute) to productive emotional state after an exciting or stressful stimulus has passed
  • Slow to return (2 to 5 minutes) to productive emotional state following exposure after an exciting or stressful stimulus has passed
  • Signs may include:
    1. Occasional progressive increase in recovery time following repeated exposure to exciting and/or stressful stimuli
  • Very slow to return (> 5 minutes) to productive emotional state after an exciting or stressful stimulus has passed
  • Signs may include:
    1. often exhibits progressive increase in recovery time following repeated exposure to exciting and/or stressful stimuli
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