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45. Thunder reaction prior to, during or immediately after a thunderstorm

Definition Absent Very Mild Mild Moderate Severe
Dogs reaction to a thunder storm
  • No change in dog’s demeanor just prior to, during or immediately after a thunderstorm
  • Very mild awareness of thunderstorm
  • Signs may include;
    1. stopping activity
    2. turning attention to effects of thunderstorm for a few seconds then resumes normal behavior
  • Does not interfere with work
  • Awareness and mild anxiety of thunderstorm
  • Signs may include;
    1. mild panting
    2. mild restlessness
  • Does not interfere with work or response to play or known commands
  • Awareness and moderate anxiety of thunderstorm
  • Signs may include;
    1. moderate panting moderate restlessness
  • Interferes mildly with work or response to play or known commands
  • Awareness and severe anxiety of thunderstorm
  • Signs may include;
    1. severe panting severe restlessness
  • Interferes moderately or severely with work or response to play or known commands
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