BOBBY – A1039274
Safe 6-21-2015 Manhattan
BOBBY – A1039274
***SAFER: AVERAGE HOME***
MALE, BL BRINDLE, PIT BULL MIX, 1 yr
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 06/08/2015, From NY 10458, DueOut Date 06/11/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary BARH scan negative young male intact NOSF
A volunteer writes:
Some dogs hold a job at the care center. Bobby is one of them. He even multitasks. Indeed, he help assess incoming pooches with the behaviorist, greets shy dogs in playgroups and contributes to the training of staff as a real dog is a better “tool” than a dummy. Bobby is truly a star and I am not talking about his good looks. His manners are impeccable, his ways , gentle and his love for us, humans , is written all over his face. He is a charmer. Bobby got himself a cold and needs you very soon now.. Do not let this young boy go to waste. He will make an ideal companion for a single person, a couple or a family, with or without kids and other dogs. Bobby has the votes of many here at the care center. Please, elect him as your new forever best friend.
Another volunteer writes:
Beauty is the first word that comes to mind looking at Bobby, an elegant youngster we have at the Manhattan Care Center. His coat, lush and shiny, reminds me of a delicious dessert..chocolate mousse, peanut butter, butterscotch or may be a very rare and expensive exotic wood. He is really breathtaking. Dazzling eyes beautifully set in a Labbish face and that look right into mine, make him one of the most attractive dog ever. Bobby is trim , healthy and holds himself with grace. He walks or rather trots by my side, eliminating without marking. He is amazingly well mannered although he is quite lively too and VERY sociable and affectionate. He seems to like other dogs, big and small, performs well in playgroups and meets other pooches in the street with a relaxed body and wagging tail. Bobby might be regal looking but he does not mind showing his feelings. As i barely sit on the bench, he rushes toward me, plants his paws on my lap and kisses, kisses and kisses. What d you know..? Bobby aced his behavioral evaluation at the care center. I knew he would pass with flying colors. He is a great dog..Come and see for yourself. You will go home with wonderful new forever best friend.
Bobby was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body, low wag. He was calm and relaxed during handling. Bobby engages in play, loose body, wags tail, mouth is open and jumps up on the assessor when the game begins; he mouths the leash once movement ceases but settles quickly. Bobby was a bit difficult to push out of the food bowl, but had neutral body language. He took the toy and rawhide away from the assessor but did not put his body between the assessor and the resources and his body language was soft.
Bobby was brought to the care center as a stray; upon intake he was very shy but was easy to remove from his crate. Throughout the assessment, Bobby remained friendly toward the assessor with soft body language. When off leash with other dogs, he greets other dogs politely and solicits play but is respectful of non-playful dogs. The Behavior Department believes Bobby can go to an average home.
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: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is low wag with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog jumps on Assessor once play begins.
Squeeze 1&2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are back. Dog licks hand.
Food: 2. Dog follows the dish with his tail down, body neutral. Dog lifts head after moderate pressure from hand to cheek.
Toy 1: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His body is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness.
Rawhide 1: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His body is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness.
Dog-Dog: Off leash with other dogs, Bobby solicits play and greets politely. Respectful of non playful dogs.
GROUP BEHAVIOR: *****Bobby is a social group greeter dog*****
Bobby solicits play and greets politely. Respectful of non playful dogs. 6/12 Update: Sexually motivated, playful when solicited, might be overwhelmed with a rough and rowdy male. 6/13 Update: Bobby continues to be playful and social. 6/14 Update: Bobby continues to be seuxally motivated and playful in a rough and rowdy manner. Takes corrections appropriately. 6/15 update: Bobby is social, engages in rough play and may become mouthy during play. 6/17 update: Bobby is social and playful. He is respectful of dogs who are nervous or uninterested but will engage with playful males and females. 6/18 update: Bobby continues to be social and playful, engaging in brief bouts of play when solicited.
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