MIKE aka CHARLIE – A1057887
Safe 11-28-2015 Brooklyn
MIKE aka CHARLIE – A1057887
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN***
NEUTERED MALE, TAN / WHITE, LABRADOR RETR, 3 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD FOR ID Reason NEW BABY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 11/14/2015, From NY 11206, DueOut Date ,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary scan positive: 981020011657927 neutered male weight: 48.6lbs bright eyes clean ears clean coat mild staining to teeth along with gingivitis nails down to kwick overall body condition is good tense and nervous during exam but showed no signs of aggression APH BARH NOSF
Charlie is a 3 year old tan and white male neutered golden retriever mix that came in as an owner surrender. Owner stated that he received Charlie as a gift from a friend when he was a year and a half and has had him since. He can no longer keep him because there is a new born baby in the home that Charlie is not getting along with. Seth stated that he barks at the baby and has nipped at him before. Owners 2 favorite things about him are his coat and his high energy level.
Social Life & Personality
Charlie is relaxed, playful and respectful with children aged 2 and higher and with dogs. However, owner stated that if he feels threatened by another dog, she will defend herself. Around cats, he is respectful. Charlie is house trained and never has accidents. He is kept mostly indoors and has a high activity level. Owner describes him as playful, excitable, affectionate and friendly.
Owner stated that Charlie becomes anxious when he’s left alone and often barks and whines. He displays no other signs of behavior issues. Owner stated that he does however bark and growl when an attempt is made to touch his food bowl while eating or take toys or treats away from him. Charlie isn’t bothered with baths or having his nails trimmed and is friendly with unfamiliar people. Upon intake, Seth displayed signs of nervousness; his tail was tucked and he barked and whined after his owner left. However, he displayed no signs of behavior issues and allowed his self to be handled, collard and photographed.
For a New Family to Know
Charlie knows the commands sit and stay. For exercise, he goes to the dog park 3 times a day and receives both on and off leash walks. During off leash walks, Charlie stays close to his owner’s side. He enjoys playing fetch, chase and tug with ropes, sticks and balls. When owner is home, he tends to follow him around the house and be in the same room as him. Charlie eats Call of the Wild dry food with water mixed in and is free fed. His favorite treat is Greenies and he sleeps anywhere in the home.
Behavior: Expirienced No Children
Charlie previously lived with 2 adults and a 2 year old. The owner stated Charlie is relaxed, playful and respectful with children aged 2 and, around cats he is respectful. The owner mentioned Charlie is house trained, has a high activity level and when home alone he tends to becomes anxious and whines. The owner describes Charlie as playful, excitable, affectionate and friendly. It was reported by the owner Charlie will bark and growl when attempting to touch his food bowl while eating or take toys or treats away from him.
At intake it was reported Charlie was nervous with his tail tucked, he did allow all handling. During SAFER Charlie came into the assessment room calm and relaxed, he was friendly and social towards the assessor, allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Charlie was relaxed during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Charlie was easy to handle when engaged with the items. Due to some concerns stated from the previous owner Charlie will bark and growl when attempting to touch his food bowl, toys and treats, so the behavior department feels he can be suitable for an experience adopter with no children.
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. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2:2. Dog quickly pulls back his paw.
Toy 1: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Charlie is nervous but may sniff the other dog briefly. Mostly, he avoids interaction.
Charlie greets the helper dog with a soft low body. He does not engage in play but remains calm and explores the yard.
11/16 update: Charlie greets appropriately but was very anxious, pacing the yard, jumping up on the fence and barking.
11/17 update: Charlie is nervous but may sniff the other dog briefly. Mostly, he avoids interaction.
11/19 update: Charlie greets the other dogs politely and is respectful with a more nervous dog.
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