CHARLIE – A1036585
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SAFE – 05/21/15
CHARLIE – A1036585
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
MALE, BLACK, CHOW CHOW MIX, 3 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/16/2015, From NY 10310, DueOut Date 05/16/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary INITIAL MICROCHIP SCAN NEGATIVE MALE INTACT APPROX 3 YEARS BARH NO EYE, EAR OR NASAL DISCHARGE NOTED AMB X 4 NO FLEAS SEEN NERVOUS,TENSE, BUT ALLOWED HANDLING
Charlie is a 3yr old male Chow Chow that has no past or current medical issues according to the owner.
Social Life & Personality:
Charlie has lived with children and interacted with them in a gentle manner. The owner isn’t sure how Charlie would respond in the presence of a cat or another dog due to not having either present for him to interact with. Charlie is an indoor only dog that is house broken according to the owner. Charlie is described to be friendly, affectionate, and playful with a medium activity level.
Charlie has never bitten anyone or another animal in his past. He doesn’t have any guarding issues and this applies to food, treats and toys. You can take and give these items without any issues according to the owner. Charlie loves to receive baths and will jump in tub on his own. The owner has never attempted to trim his nails and doesn’t know how he will respond to someone trying to. Charlie likes to have his coat brushed and this needs to be done due to his coat.
For a New Family to Know:
Charlie knows a few basic commands like sit, down and stay. He went for slow walks on a leash and sometimes let out into the yard for daily exercise. Charlie likes all sorts of dog toys but is more partial to balls. When in the home Charlie is the type to follow you around seeking attention or be in a favorite spot. When left alone in the home Charlie is well behaved and this applies to him being left in the yard as well. Charlie was brought up eating both wet/dry food and the brands the owner gave was Purina Dog Chow & Pedigree.
Charlie came to our center as an owner surrender on 5/16/2015. It is reported that Charlie has lived with children and interacted with them in a gentle manner. Charlie has never been around cats. He was friendly, loose, and wiggly upon intake. He allowed all handling and was very tolerant when staff members combed and brushed tangles and knots out of his fur all over. Charlie play bowed to the assistant when approached to take him on his relief walk, where he did not pull and walked nicely on leash. He held gaze for three full seconds during Look item with soft eyes and body. Charlie accepted touch for Sensitivity item with soft body and neutral ears. He followed at the end of leash during Tag, and settled quickly at end of game. Charlie pulled his paw quickly back during both Squeeze attempts, but with relaxed body. He had minimal interest in food, licking at food dish once and then walking away. He had no interest in toys, although owner reports he enjoys playing with balls. Charlie had no interest in rawhide. He approached the helper dog eager to play, ears forward, tail well above spine level, and when he was walked away he whined slightly, seemingly in anticipation of play with helper. However, during Social time in the yard Charlie was tolerant of others but did not engage in play. The Behavior Team feels Charlie would do well in an Average home.
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1/2: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Food: 1. Minimal interest in food, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Rawhide: 1. No interest.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches the helper dog, body soft, tail well above spine level, ears forward.
When off leash with other dogs, Charlie is a very polite greeter, however he did not engage in any play. He often wanders the yard, and offers appropriate correction to a pushy female dog.
5/20 Update : Charlie continues to express no interest in interacting with other dogs, however he is a polite greeter and often will explore the yard.
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