CHESTNUT – A1047573
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My name is CHESTNUT. My Animal ID # is A1047573.
I am a neutered male black and brown chihuahua sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 08/12/2015 from NY 10304, owner surrender reason stated was BITEPEOPLE.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
08/18/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 6.4 LBS.
No Final Exam
08/12/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
08/12/15 16:09 Basic Information: Chestnut is a 4yr neutered male Chihuahua that has no past or current medical issues according to the owner. Social Life & Personality: Chestnut comes from a home with children and in more recent times he is fearful of them. He will keep his distance in the presence of children but when his space is invaded he will barl, growl, and may even bite according to the owner. This behavior also applies to Chestnut being around other dogs. The owner isn’t sure how Chestnut would respond in the presence of a cat due to never having one around for him to interact with. Chestnut is an indoor only dog that is house broken. Chestnut is described to be shy and fearful with a medium activity level. Behavior Issues: Chestnut has bitten people in his past (Nothing in the last 10Days) and can be aggressive towards othe dogs. During these times Chestnut is displaying that aggressive like behavior he is and can be hard to control. Chestnut can be spiteful according to the owner and if he doesn’t get his way he will purposely urinate in the home. Chestnut does have possession issues and this applies to food, treats, and toys. You can give him these items with no issues but when taking them away Chestnut get protective and will grow, bark, and bite if you attempt to take these items away. He doesn’t take well to grooming agents like recieving a bath, having his nails trimmed, and even the brushing of his coat. At first he appears fearful and if you continue to try either of these grooming agents he gets aggressive. Chestnut doesn’t do well with strangers and is fearful of them, He will not growl, bark, or bite as long as you keep your distance according to the owner. For a New Family to Know: Chestnut knows one basic command and that is to sit. He went for slow walks on a leash and this was done twice a day. Chestnut shows little to no interest in dog toys and rarely plays with them according to the owner. Chestnut has been crated and was in the crate for between 6-8hours a day. When in the home Chestnut is the type to rarely seek attention or be in a favorite spot in the home. Chestnut was brought up eating both wet/dry food and the brands the owner gave were Alpo & Kibbles & Bits. Behavior During Intake: Chestnut was brought into the facility by the owner and her 2 kids on a leash. During the intake process Chestnut was aggressive and allowed no handling. I was able to scan him by distraction from the owner.
No Web Memo
08/18/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Chestnut came to our center as an owner surrender due to biting of several family members. Owner states biting is unpredictable and Chestnut gives no warning. It is reported Chestnut lived with children and has recently become fearful of them, keeping his distance, but will bark, growl and bite if his space is crowded. Owner reports this same response if a dog comes too close. Behavior around cats is unknown. Owner states Chestnut is possessive if anyone attempts to take away food or toys, will growl, bark and bite. It is reported he is uncomfortable with grooming and will first appear fearful but if grooming continues he will react with growling and biting. Owner states he is crate trained. During intake, Chestnut did not allow handling, growling and attempting to bite. It should be noted that Chestnut has warmed up to one male staff member and allows all handling with this one person, going on walks, allows to be picked up, relaxed. Chestnut was nervous upon entering SAFER assessment area, tail tucked. He was cautious but allowed all handling. Chestnut held gaze for three full seconds during Look item, whale eye, lip lick. He stood still and accepted the touch during Sensitivity item, tail tucked, mouth closed, but body neutral. He did not engage in Tag game, standing tall and square, whale eye, but approached assessor at end of game with coaxing. Chestnut did not pull his paw back on both Squeeze attempts, lip lick. He had no interest in Food, Toy, or Rawhide but this may be due to his discomfort in the center environment. He did not approach the helper dog, attempting to exit. Although Chestnut did not display any reactive behaviors during the actual SAFER assessment, due to his multiple bite history the Behavior Team feels he may do best with a New Hope Partner that can take the time to provide positive behavior modification in a calm, quiet, structured environment. Look: 2. Dog holds gaze, body cautious, his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands, whale eye, lip lick. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, mouth closed. Tag: 3. Dog stands tall and square, whale eye, does not follow. Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds, lip lick. Food: Inconclusive, dog is not eating. Toy: 1. No interest. Rawhide: 1. No interest. Dog-dog: 2. Dog does not approach the helper dog, attempts to exit.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
08/12/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scan positive BARH AMBx4 Aggressive, did not allow handling Neutered~4yrs EENT:WNL Nosf
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
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