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25. Lacks focus

Definition Absent Very Mild Mild Moderate Severe
Looking around; attention moves from one stimulus to another without maintaining focus on an activity. This is not a measure of “engagement with the handler” which is scored in number 41 Handler/Dog Team
  • Dog demonstrates a strong ability to concentrate on a task in all types of environments or work situations.
  • Dog demonstrates good ability to concentrate on a task in all types of environments or work situations.
  • May rarely shift attention for brief periods.
  • Readily able to regain focus with minimal support from the handler.
  • Dog demonstrates good ability to concentrate on a task in all types of environments or work situations.
  • Occasionally shifts attention.
  • Requires mild directive actions or other support from handler to regain focus.
  • Dog demonstrates poorer ability to concentrate in some environments or work situations.
  • Frequently shifts attention.
  • Requires moderate directive action or other support from the handler to regain focus.
  • Dog demonstrates poor ability to concentrate in some environments or work situations.
  • Very frequently loses focus moving from diversion to diversion.
  • Regularly requires directive action or other support from handler to regain focus or is unable to regain focus despite the support.
Video Examples
GDBart Adult Dog Test
Walk & Talks
Puppy Test