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Conclusions

  1. The dogs did display different behaviours during the subtests. However, the majority of the behaviours is fear-related
  2. Dogs passing the test have higher index value and show more high body postures than dogs failing the test
  3. No diffeneces between sexes were found, but t here is differences between the test stations
  4. The underlying motivational system behind the dogs’ reactions during the startling subtests seem to be fear

Main Conclusion

The standardised behavioural test used by Swedish Armed Forces measures different ways the individual dogs handle fear and even dogs passing the test show fear-related behavioural responses


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Last updated: 05/25/13