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26. Movement excites

Definition Absent Very Mild Mild Moderate Severe
Easily distracted by non-animal movement: blowing leaves, flashlight, hose spraying water, etc., and has difficulty redirecting attention
  • Dog may ignore or briefly alert to movement such as light, leaves blowing, etc.
  • Signs may include:
    1. may briefly investigate or calmly follow movement when not working
    2. does not interfere with work
    3. does not exhibit signs of excitement evidenced by increased activity, vocalizing
  • Settles easily and remains responsive to the handler
  • Dog alerts to and exhibits very mild interest in movement such as light, leaves blowing, etc.
  • Signs may include:
    1. may get very mildly excited
    2. very mild increased activity if not directed otherwise.
  • Settles readily and remains responsive to handler.
  • Dog alerts to and shows easily interruptible, mild interest in movement such as light, leaves blowing, etc.
  • Signs may include:
    1. may get mildly excited
    2. mild increased activity
    3. mild persistence
    4. brief whining
  • Responds readily to direction from handler and may require 15 seconds or less to settle after stimulus is gone.
  • Dog alerts to and exhibits moderate interest in movement such as light, leaves blowing, etc.
  • Signs may include:
    1. may get moderately excited
    2. moderately increased activity
    3. moderate persistence
    4. moderate whining
    5. mild barking
  • Decreased responsiveness to handler interfering with work and may require up to 3 minutes to fully settle after stimulus is gone.
  • Exhibits a high level of interest in movement such as light, leaves blowing, etc.
  • Signs may include:
    1. may get severely excited
    2. severely increased activity
    3. moderate or severe persistence
    4. moderate to severe whining
    5. persistent barking
  • Decreased responsiveness to handler interfering with work and may require a prolonged time to fully settle after stimulus is gone.
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