BENJI – A1040847
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BENJI – A1040847
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
NEUTERED MALE, TRICOLOR, BEAGLE MIX, 5 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason NO TIME
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 06/20/2015, From NY 11433, DueOut Date 06/20/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary No Initial Exam
VET CHECK – IRRITATED EARS
BARH. SLIGHTLY NERVOUS BUT ALLOWS ALL HANDLING. BCS 5/9
MILD DENTAL TARTAR/GINGIVITIS, EYES CLEAR, NO OCULAR OR NASAL DISCHARGE, MILD OTITIS EXTERNA AU
NORMAL THORACIC AUSCULTATION
INTEG WNL; AMBULATORY X 4
A: VERY MILD OTITIS EXTERNA
P: REC OTIBIOTIC AU Q24 X 7 DAYS. CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC. EXCELLENT PROGNOSIS
BASIC INFORMATION: Benji is a 5 yr old neutered tricolor Beagle. Benji was purchased from a pet store & has no known health issues. Benji was surrendered to ACC due to family changes & not enough time to care for him.
SOCIALIZATION: Benji is timid when first meeting a stranger, but will relax & become playful once he gets to know you. Benji plays with adults & children in a gentle manner. He has been exposed to children ages 2 & up. Benji has resided with a cat & was very respectful towards the cat. Benji has not resided with dogs, but is often exposed to them in the park, and is playful around them. Benji has never bitten anyone or another animal.
BEHAVIOR: Benji allows his food bowl touched while he is eating, he also allows people to take away his toys & bones without showing signs of aggression. Benji is fearful when he is bathed, but will tolerate baths. Benji is not used to being alone & has always been with someone in the home, it is not recommended to leave Benji loose in the home alone , he may destroy furniture & destroy household items.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW: Benji is best described as playful, affectionate & friendly. Benji has a medium activity level, but loves to run & jog when he is taken to the park. While home Benji loves to sleep & lounge around. When the owner is home, Benji will follow owner around the home. He enjoys playing with balls & squeaky toys. Benji would do best in a family home & requires attention throughout the day. He enjoys eating wet & dry food from the brand: Kibbles & Bits. Benji enjoys chew bone treats. Benji is crate trained & stays in the crate throughout the night. He is house trained & is familiar with the commands sit & stay.
BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE: Upon intake Benji was timid & hesitant towards the counselor approaching him. Once Benji was more familiar with the environment he opened up & allowed all handling.
PLAYGROUP BEHAVIOR: When off leash with other dogs, Benji is polite and generally tolerant when greeted but exhibits some anxiety in the yard.
Benji was reported to be timid when first meeting strangers, but the owner states he will relax and become playful once he gets to know you. Benji was also reported to play with adults and children in a gentle manner. Benji lived with a cat and was said to be very respectful. He has not resided with other dogs, but was often exposed to them in the park, and was said to be playful around them. The owner stated Benji is fearful of baths, but will tolerate them. The owner recommended not leaving Benji loose in the home alone, as he may destroy furniture and destroy household items.
At intake Benji was reported to be timid and hesitant towards the counselor approaching him, but once Benji was more familiar with the environment he opened up and allowed all handling. During SAFER Benji did not solicit attention, but was receptive to attention when given. He was a bit tense for some handling, but he allowed the assessor to conduct all items without issue, and he was distracted during the tag interaction. During the resources portion of the assessment Benji only showed minimal interest in the food and rahwides, and was easy to handle when engaged with the toys. During the dog-dog interaction, Benji approached the helper dog with a relaxed body posture and appeared to be interested in interacting. Benji can be suitable for an “Average” experienced adopter, and we recommended that introductions are done slowly and Benji be given the opportunity to interact at his own pace.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is down, body a bit tense, mouth closed, lip licks.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (needed coaxing to approach.) He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1&2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed.
Food: 1. Minimal interest in food, dog licks, then turns away.
Toy 1: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you.
Rawhide: 1. Minimal interest in rawhide, dog sniffs, then turns away.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, lip neutral.
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