CORDUROY – A1036927
My name is CORDUROY. My Animal ID # is A1036927.
I am a male brown and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 05/19/2015 from NY 11373, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/21/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NH ONLY, Weight 73.4 LBS.
No Final Exam
05/19/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
Basic Information Dog was picked up by police while trying to attack a man. Had man stuck in car scared and ripped out a giant chunk out of car tire. No people or other animals were harmed. Behavior during intake Scared and timid. Stiff body tail tucked and whale eyed. Allowed collaring and leashing without incident. Calm during exam and vaccines. became agressive (Barking and lunging) once placed in cage.
05/25/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Big, bold and beautiful, Corduroy is as hardy and resilient as the cloth for which he’s named and he likes to meet life’s challenges head-on, eagerly investigating the world around him and making a point of getting up close and personal with every dog he sees. He’s in peak physical condition but his dirty coat and lack of social niceties suggest an inclement past, and it’s quite clear that Cordy (as I like to call him) was not living the life of a pampered pooch before joining us at the Care Center. On leash he pulls like a horse at first, but once we hit the street he slows down to make the most of all the sniffing and toileting opportunities, and though he’s still very keen to approach other pups, I find him quite manageable even without a harness. Squirrels are for chasing, but not to distraction, and he mostly ignores passersby, preferring to focus on exploring the park and all its wonderful new scents instead. Back in the yard, Cordy is not in his element and almost totally focused on escape. He ignores my attempts at petting or play and rejects the treats I offer, even spitting out ‘high value’ roast beef after taking it nicely from my hand. The stress of being trapped quickly takes its toll on him and he lets me know that he’d rather be anywhere but stuck in a pen by getting into some dominance jumping. He’s not overtly aggressive but he is a big, strong boy and his new parents will need to work on managing his physical and emotional responses to frustrating situations so that everyone stays safe. When other dogs approach the fence, at first Cordy is tail-waggingly happy and playful but once they get up close and personal he becomes aggressively vocal and over-excited, though he did perform well with the ‘helper dog’ during his behavior evaluation. He may have had a rough start in life but gorgeous Cordy is still young and full of potential, and in experienced hands, he could be magnificent. If you have ‘the right stuff’ to guide and train Corduroy in the ways of good doghood then please, step up for this handsome hunk today.
05/21/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Corduroy pulls a bit on leash. He was not sociable, and was more interested in the surroundings than the handler during the assessment. He was calm and relaxed during handling. Corduroy was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. He growled and bit the assess-a-hand during the food bowl and rawhide test. Corduroy was not interested in toys. He approaches the helper dog with his body soft, ears forward and his tail well above the spine level. Corduroy shows some guarding issues during the some of the resources. He may require positive reinforcement behavior modification to address this food guarding behavior. The behavior department feels that he would do best if placed with a New Hope partner who can follow up on this behavior in a more stable environment and can provide any necessary behavior modification before placement into a permanent home Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 1. Dog accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item. Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Food: 5. Dog tries to bite. Toy: 1. No interest. Rawhide: 5. Dog attempts to bite Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches the helper dog, body soft, tail well above spine level, ears forward. Helper:A1036550
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
05/20/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
BARH scan negative mild tartar male intact healed wound on tail tense NOSF
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