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44. Socially inappropriate behavior with dogs

Definition Absent Very Mild Mild Moderate Severe
Exhibits poor social manners with other dogs
  • Is socially appropriate around dogs in all settings as evidenced by not body slamming, humping, roughly pursuing play despite other dog’s communications to stop.
  • Very occasionally exhibits very mild socially inappropriate behavior around dogs.
  • Inappropriate behavior may include;
    1. very mildly pursuing play despite other dog’s communications to stop
  • The level of handler skills mildly impacts the handler’s ability to build a trusting relationship with the dog, communicate clearly, use appropriate praise and reward, provide clear boundaries and use skills to direct the dog
  • Occasionally exhibits mild socially inappropriate behavior around dogs
  • Inappropriate behavior may include;
    1. mildly pursuing play
    2. brief muzzling or mouthing despite other dog’s communications to stop
  • Frequently exhibits moderate socially inappropriate behavior around dogs
  • Inappropriate behavior may include;
    1. pursuing play despite other dog’s communications to stop
    2. muzzle punches
    3. mouthing
    4. brief humping
  • Frequently exhibits severe socially inappropriate behavior around dogs
  • Inappropriate behavior may include;
    1. persistent play despite other dog’s communications to stop
    2. hard muzzle punches
    3. rough mouthing
    4. persistent humping
Video Examples
GDBart Adult Dog Test
Walk & Talks
Puppy Test