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31. Inappropriate behavior around the home

Definition Absent Very Mild Mild Moderate Severe
Chews household items, steals food or other items, tries to take things off counter tops, tables, etc. or out of garbage can. Carries or moves household objects.
  • Can be reliably trusted not to chew household items, take things from counters, take garbage or get on the furniture in familiar places
  • Easily adapts to new places
  • Attempts to get on furniture or move household items
  • Is not destructive and will not counter surf or take items from an open top trash can
  • Attempts to get on furniture or move household items
  • Is not destructive and will not counter surf.
  • The dog might play a little “keep away” (taking an object and moving away/running off with it), but it is not persistent and will give up the item readily.
  • The dog may check counters and garbage cans but will not jump up or knock over.
  • Will attempt two or more inappropriate behaviors around the home such as chewing household items, taking things from counters, taking garbage or getting on the furniture in familiar places.
  • The dog is moderately persistent when playing “keep away” and will not give up the item readily.
  • Cannot be trusted to be left alone.
  • The dog is older than 12 months and will attempt two or more inappropriate behaviors around the home such as chewing household items, taking things from counters, taking garbage or getting on the furniture in familiar places.
  • Persistent when playing “keep away” and will not give up the item.
  • Cannot be trusted to be left alone
Video Examples
GDBart Adult Dog Test
Walk & Talks
Puppy Test