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29. Sniffing

Definition Absent Very Mild Mild Moderate Severe
Distracted by olfactory stimuli
  • Largely ignores olfactory stimuli or exhibits brief sniffing when not under command
  • Remains focused on work. Does not exhibit persistent interest.
  • Briefly distracted by olfactory stimuli and exhibits very mild sniffing but quickly refocuses on work with encouragement.
  • Able to refocus on work with very mild handler intervention.
  • Does not exhibit persistent interest.
  • Mildly distracted by olfactory stimuli and exhibits mild sniffing but remains responsive to handler.
  • Able to refocus on work with mild handler intervention.
  • Does not exhibit persistent interest.
  • Moderately distracted by olfactory stimuli and exhibits moderate sniffing
  • Becomes less responsive to handler for brief periods of 10 seconds or less and requires moderate handler intervention.
  • Exhibits moderately persistent interest.
  • Highly distracted by olfactory stimuli and exhibits excessive sniffing
  • Becomes less responsive to handler for periods greater than 10 seconds requiring significant handler intervention.
  • Difficult to regain focus on work and quickly returns attention to sniffing.
  • Exhibits very strong persistent interest.
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