HAZEL – A1029312
Safe 7-20-2015 Staten Island
HAZEL – A1029312 *** RETURNED 3/29/15 – “PERSONAL PROBLEMS” *** EXPERIENCED HOME *** FEMALE, BROWN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr RETURN – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason PERS PROB Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/29/2015, From NY 11421, DueOut Date , Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN Medical Summary SCAN POS# 985112004971070. BRIGHT, […]
HAZEL – A1029312
*** RETURNED 3/29/15 – “PERSONAL PROBLEMS” *** EXPERIENCED HOME ***
FEMALE, BROWN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr
RETURN – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/29/2015, From NY 11421, DueOut Date ,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary SCAN POS# 985112004971070. BRIGHT, ALERT, RESPONSIVE, HYDRATED PHYSICAL EXAM- young female dog no nasal or occular d/c gave booster vax NOSF
Small superficial abrasions on ear and muzzle
Recc nolvasal cleansings
mild MP ocular discharge
no need to move to iso
treat with TAB OU x 5 d
We have seen no red flag behaviors in the center, but Hazel’s previous adopter notes that she barks & lunges at people that approach the owner, & does the same to other dogs. Her original finder also noted conflict with small dogs. We have little information about the details or context of this lunging and barking behavior, but due to these reports recommend an experienced adopter prepared to provide positive reinforcement-based behavior modification to address the underlying anxiety Hazel may feel in these situations, and to make the approach of strangers a positive experience. We suggest that new people throw treats and then ignore Hazel until she initiates interaction.
Hazel pulls hard on leash. She was easy to handle and position during her assessment. She allowed her head to be cupped in assessor’s hands with soft body. She stood still/accepted touch during Sensitivity, ears & tail neutral, body soft. Hazel joined in the Tag game, jumping and ‘popping’ her body, settling at end. She wagged her tail & did not pull back her paw for Squeeze item. Hazel lifted her head from Food once hand was applied to her cheek. She was playful with Toy, firm grip/loose body. Hazel took the rawhide away with her body a bit stiff. Due to previous owner’s behavior report, the Behavior Team feels Hazel would do best in an Experienced home with no children. She is a high energy dog who is playful and may do best with daily physical and mental stimulation, such as walks, runs, exercise, as well as enrichment toys such as kongs & nylabones.
Look: 1 Dog’s eyes are averted,tail wagging, ears back. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1 Dog stands still and accepts the touch,eyes averted, tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture, mouth closed.
Tag: 1 Dog assumes play position and joins the game,indicates play with soft ‘popping’ of the body, jumps on Assessor once play begins.
Squeeze 1/ 2: 1 Dog wags tail, does not pull paw back.
Food 1 Dog calmly allows the food to be moved, follows the dish,does not interfere with the dish’s movement. Body is soft and loose, eyes soft, tail neutral, lifts her head when hand is pushed against her cheek.
Toy 1. Dog settles close,firm grip and is loose and wiggly. She does not place her body between
Rawhide 2 takes rawhide away,firm hold. Body between you and rawhide, a bit stiff.
*** EXPERIENCED HOME ***
FEMALE, BROWN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/03/2015, From NY 10474, DueOut Date03/06/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary No Initial Exam
A volunteer writes:
Hazel is at her door, pressing her face against the bars. She wants to make sure I notice her while I am talking to her neighbor . Her mouth is open , her eyes are all on me, intense, eloquent and asking: “Take me out, now, now, now and yes, please!” She is hard to resist, quite beautiful and adorable with her sparkling eyes and her mushy dark muzzle. She is well groomed and slender, athletic and pulls on the leash, full of energy to spend and excitement to be out and in company. She is a very attractive young female who was found as a stray, roaming all alone in a park.Hazel knows to come when called and will sit immediately for treats or a ball. It is funny to see her sliding on the snow at the call of her name and planting herself in front of me with misaligned feet, all energized at the sight of a toy or roast beef. Give me, give me! She is sooo confident that I will succumb to her charm. She is so right!! She jumps a lot and can get carried away, sometimes grabbing my sleeve in the fire of the action. Hazel is a young girl and will need some training and lots of exercise to channel her energy. She can do it, she is smart and motivated by food and toys and she likes the company of humans. Hazel seems to like other dogs. She play-bowed to some in the street and others in the yard. I think anything or anyone will spark Hazel’s attention and switch her to a play mode. She is fun to be with, despite the fact that she needs to be reminded from time to time to behave like a lady. Her “joie de vivre”, her “life in the moment” are an inspiration. Come and meet Hazel at the Manhattan Care Center. This awesome girl needs a teacher and an energetic master or family who will perfect her as a most amazing for ever best friend.
We have seen no red flag behaviors in the care center, but Hazel’s previous adopter notes that she barks and lunges at people that approach the owner, and does the same to other dogs. Her original finder also noted conflict with small dogs. We have little information about the details or context of this lunging and barking behavior, but due to these reports we recommend an experienced adopter prepared to provide positive reinforcement-based behavior modification to address the underlying anxiety Hazel may feel in these situations, and to make the approach of strangers a positive experience. We suggest that new people throw treats and then ignore Hazel until she initiates interaction. While Hazel has been reported to get along well with children, we are also suggesting a home without kids until this behavior is better understood.
Hazel pulls a bit on the leash. She was excited but very interested in interacting with handler during assessment – jumped up. He was excited during some of the handling items, but had soft body language. She engages in play, body is loose and wiggly. Hazel did not resist being handled while eating, and was easily pushed out of the food bowl. She took the toy and the rawhide with a soft body language. Hazel was relaxed when approaching a friendly dog, but was not playful.
Hazel during the assessment was very jumpy, energetic, and playful and has an outgoing personality. The behavior department feels that she may do best with an experienced adopter.
Look: 3. Dog jumps on the Assessor, consistently rubs her shoulder on the Assessor, and will not allow Assessor to conduct the assessment.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog repeatedly turns toward the Assessor’s hand, with loose body and open mouth, mouths the hand, but does not apply pressure.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Squeeze2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Food 1. Dog lifts head and ceases eating when you reach to pull the bowl away
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. She does not place her body between you and the toy.
Rawhide: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. She does not place her body between you and the rawhide.
Dog – dog 1. Dog approaches the helper, soft body, tail neutral, but not playful.
***Hazel is a social group helper dog***
When off leash with other dogs, Hazel has high energy and is very playful. She is tolerant of pushy behavior and rough play.
Hazel is solicitious and respectful with many different dogs. She may be overwhelming for some less confident dogs but tolerates rough play well.
Hazel engages in rough and rowdy play and will offer appropriate corrections.
Hazel continues to engage in rough play and will offer appropriate corrections.
Hazel is social and continues to engage in rough play.
Hazel engages in rough play with appropriate males.
Hazel engages in mouthy, rough play. She corrects sexual behavior.
Hazel continues to engage in rough play with both males and females, she will correct inappropriate behavior.
Hazel engages in rough, mouthy play.
Hazel continues to engage in rough, mouthy play.
Hazel engages in exuberant play with both males and females.
Hazel continues to engage in boistrous play with both adults and puppies.
Hazel is energetic and boistrous with male and female dogs.
Hazel continues to exhibit these behaviors while off leash with other dogs.
Hazel is energetic and engages in rough, running play with males and females.
Hazel is social, playful and respectful of dogs who are not interested in play.
Hazel remains social and playful and will correct other dogs appropriately.
Hazel is social, playful and engages in mouthy, rough play with both males and females.
Hazel continues to exhibit the same behaviors when off leash with other dogs.
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