BEST – A1057770
Safe 12-5-2015 Brooklyn
BEST – A1057770
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN***
MALE, BLACK / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 8 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason LLORDPRIVA
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 11/13/2015, From NY 11205, DueOut Date 11/13/2015
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary scan negative intact male weight: 58lbs bright eyes clean ears clean coat clean teeth nails down to kwick overall body condition is good tense and nervous during exam but easy to handle APH BARH NOSF
CIRDC NOTED ON ROUNDS : BAR. ATTENTION SEEKING. SNEEZING WITH MODERATE NASAL DISCHARGE; A: CIRDC ; P: REC DOXYCYCLINE 300MG PO Q24 X 10 DAYS. CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC; EXCELLENT PROGNOSIS
Best is an 8 month black and white male American Pitbull mix. He was surrendered due to his owner moving into a home that doesn’t accept pets. He was with his owner since he was a few weeks old. He is described as energetic, affectionate and playful.
Best has lived with two adults and four teenagers. Around children he is relaxed and tolerant, owner stated his grandchildren would tug on his tail and Best never snapped. He was not been around other dogs and is fearful around cats. Best is partially housetrained and will have accidents indoors inbetween walks. He has been kept only indoors and has a very high activity level.
Owner stated Best was hand fed alot as a puppy and when his food is touched while eating, or a treat is taken away he is not bothered. He enjoys baths and being brushed and isn’t bothered when his paws are touched. When held or restrained Best will wiggle and attempt to lick. When a stranger approaches his home he will bark and run to the door, owner stated he is friendly and will wag his tail and playfully jump on the visitor.
For a new family to know:
Best knows the commands sit, lay down, gimme kiss and give paw. He is used to long leashed walks twice a day. Best only plays with balls and likes to chase and wrestle. He will go to the bathroom on cement. When home he tends to be in the same room as his owner and when left alone he will destroy furniture and household items. Owner stated he destroyed couch pillows, curtains and bites the couch. He isn’t bothered by loud noises, storms or fireworks. He eats dry food with water sprinkled on top Pedigree brand and is fed twice a day. His favorite treats are pig ears and he usually sleeps on the floor.
Upon intake Best was calm and had a loose body, he allowed all handling. Counselor was able to be scan, collar and photograph.
Best previously lived with two adults and four teenagers. The owner stated when Best is around children he is relaxed and tolerant and the grandchildren would tug on his tail and Best never snapped. The owner mentioned Best is partially housetrained, has a high activity level and when home alone he would destroy furniture and household items.
At intake it was reported Best was calm with loose body language, he allowed all handling. During SAFER Best came into the assessment room with high energy, he was friendly and very playful towards the assessor, allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Best was easily aroused, jumpy and slowly de-escalates during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Best was easy to handle when engaged with the items. Best appears to be a high-energy dog that will likely do best with an adopter prepared to provide mental and physical stimulation and appropriate outlets for his energy. Best can be rough and rowdy when being playful and not knowing his own strength and also very jumpy, consistently jumping on the assessor with moderate pressure. The behavior department feels he can be suitable for an experience adopter with no young children.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 2. Dog gets easily aroused, jumpy and slowly de-escalates.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed.
Squeeze 2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy 1: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His body is between you and the toy, and he is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Best greets well and is a bit bouncy but becomes overwhelmed by rowdy solicitation. He may become sexually motivated.
Best greets the other dogs politely and may be a bit bouncy but does not engage in play often. He is sexually motivated. Based on his behavior during playgroup, the Behavior Department recommends that Best can go to a home with both male and female dogs. He seems to do well with both playful and non-playful dogs so we recommend placing him with a tolerant dog with any playstyle that may offer correction when he attempts to mount.
When off leash with other dogs, Best greets politely and is a bit sexually motivated. He may become a bit pushy but will attempt to solicit play.
11/17 update: Best greets well and is a bit bouncy but becomes overwhelmed by rowdy solicitation. He may become sexually motivated.
11/18 update: Best greets both males and females politely. He is sexually motivated but takes correction well.
11/19 update: Best greets politey and is a bit sexually motivated. He may become a bit bouncy but does not actually engage in play.
11/25 update: Best greets briefly, is sexually motivated and can become pushy.
12/3 update: Best is sexually motivated and is slow to take correction from both the helper dog and the handlers.
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