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27. Chasing animals

Definition Absent Very Mild Mild Moderate Severe
Excited by animals other than dogs (e.g. birds, insects, squirrels, rabbits, etc.) with persistent interest
  • Largely ignores No “prey drive.”
  • Remains focused on work regardless of movements in the environment.
  • Very mild distraction and interest in chasing or lunging at non-dog animals
  • Quickly refocuses on work with encouragement without handler intervention and settles readily even in presence of animals.
  • Mild distraction and interest in chasing or lunging at non-dog animals
  • Remains responsive to handler. Able to refocus on work with mild handler intervention, does not exhibit persistent interest and settles readily even in presence of animals
  • Moderate distraction and interest in chasing or lunging at non-dog animals
  • Becomes less responsive to handler for brief periods. Exhibits mildly persistent interest but will readily settle with increased distance.
  • Severe distraction and persistent interest in chasing or lunging at non-dog animals
  • Is poorly responsive to handler. Difficult to regain focus on work and quickly returns attention to the chasing animals. Unable to maintain work focus.
Video Examples
GDBart Adult Dog Test
Walk & Talks
Puppy Test