BECKHAM – A1049099
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BECKHAM – A1049099
***SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME – NO CHILDREN***
MALE, BLACK / BROWN, ROTTWEILER MIX, 3 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 08/25/2015, From NY 10462, DueOut Date 08/25/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary BARH scan negative mild tartar neutered very nervous, tense, resisted handling NOSF
A volunteer writes: I could spend some time comparing our Beckham to the soccer player after whom he might be named, but I’d rather talk about our Beckham! He’s a gorgeous dog, long legged and elegant, a favorite of some staff who asked me to meet him and I was happy to! Big and gorgeous, he comes with wonderful comments from his former family who had to give him up. He lived with teens and played exuberantly with them, is described as “smart, fun and friendly”, is playful with cats and other dogs, is housetrained, doesn’t guard his ‘stuff’, is very active knows ‘sit’, and will sometimes growl at unfamiliar people until he knows them. Indeed Beckham gave me a low growl when I first approached his kennel, but a few soft words and a
treat won him over and I could leash him easily. He pulls hard on the leash, showed off his housetraining skills and was happy to be off leash to play with a toy. Staff came in to play with him and his tail wagged and he happily engaged. His tail wagged at people walking by our pen, he played with the water as I hosed down our pen, and sat waiting for me to throw him a toy. The more comfortable he became with me the more affection he showed me, leaning against me for petting, joining me on the bench for a kiss. When at home with his family he likes to be in the same room they are so this is clearly a dog who enjoys his family. Beckham did well on his behavior assessment but due to his size the team feels he may do best in a home without young children. He’s an awesome dog looking for a new family or person to love. Will it be you?
Basic Information: Beckham is a three year old male Rottweiler who is smart and fun.
Social Life and Personality: Beckham has been around children ages 13 to 15 years old and plays exuberantly with them. Around other dogs Beckham is playful and plays gently with them. Around cats Beckham is playful. Beckham is house trained and rarely has any accidents. Beckham has been kept indoors only and has high activity level. Beckham’s previous owner describes him as playful, affectionate, pushy, confident, excitable, anxious , independent and friendly.
Behavior Issues: Beckham has never bitten another person or animal. Beckham is friendly and doesn’t mind when someone touches his food, treats or toys when he is using them. Beckham is friendly whenever someone pushes him off the furniture, gives him a bath, trims his nails or brushes him. When an unfamiliar person approaches his home or family members Beckham will growl. Beckham is not bothered whenever anyone disturbs him while he is sleeping.
For a New Family to Know: Beckham knows the command “sit”. For exercise Beckham will go for walks four times a day. Beckham likes to play with all toys and likes to play the games fetch, chase and tug. Beckham usually goes to the bathroom on the cement. When at home Beckham will follow you around and be in the same room as you. Beckham is not bothered by loud sounds, thunderstorms or fireworks. Beckham eats both wet and dry food from Blue Buffalo and beniful once a day. Beckham will sleep wherever he feels most comfortable.
Intake Behavior: Beckham allowed staff to collar, scan for a microchip and take pictures with no signs of aggression.
Beckham pulls hard on the leash. He was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body. He was calm and relaxed during most of the handling items but he became a bit uncomfortable during the second paw handling. Beckham was calm and relaxed when playing tag with assessor. Beckham was not interested in food or rawhide but took the toy away but had soft body language. He approaches the helper dog with his tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, lip long.
Beckham was surrender to us. According to his previous owner Beckham has been around children ages 13 to 15 years old and plays exuberantly with them. Around other dogs Beckham is playful and plays gently with them. Around cats Beckham is playful. Beckham is house trained and rarely has any accidents. Beckham’s previous owner describes him as playful, affectionate, pushy, confident, excitable, anxious, independent and friendly. The behavior department feels that he may do best with an experienced adopter. We also recommend a home without young children; older children can be considered pending interaction.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and 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: 1. Follows at end of leash, soft body, wagging tail, open mouth.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 1: 3. Dog is soft in body and eye, and moves his legs/body so that the Assessor is unable to hold the paw
Food: 1. No interest.
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
Rawhide: 1. No interest.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, lip long or neutral.
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