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21. Fidgety when handler is idle

Definition Absent Very Mild Mild Moderate Severe
Unsettled and/or pursues own interests when handler is idle
  • Waits patiently in a settled manner while handler is idle.
  • Settles very quickly or immediately.
  • Very mildly active and/or very mildly pursues other interests when handler is idle.
  • Signs may include:
    1. very mildly active
    2. very mildly pursues other interests
  • Needs no handler intervention to settle quickly and wait patiently
  • Mildly active and/or mildly pursues other interests while handler is idle.
  • Signs may include:
    1. mildly active
    2. mildly pursues other interests
    3. briefly seeds handler interaction
  • Requires mild handler intervention to settle and wait patiently
  • Moderately active and/or moderately pursues other interests.
  • Signs may include:
    1. moderately active
    2. moderately pursues other interests
    3. demands interaction from handler.
  • Requires moderate handler intervention to settle and wait patiently.
  • Unable to wait patiently in a settled manner while handler is idle.
  • Signs may include:
    1. hyperactive
    2. persistently pursues other interests
    3. persistently or forcefully seeks handler interaction
  • Despite significant and repeated attempts at handler intervention, dog is unable to settle and wait patiently.
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