HEPBURN – A1040411
Safe 7-1-2015 Brooklyn
HEPBURN – A1040411
***SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME***
FEMALE, SABLE / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER / BORDER COLLIE, 3 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 06/17/2015, From NY 11207, DueOut Date 06/20/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary No Initial Exam
MEDICAL: BARH, female ~ 1 yr, exam within normal limits, long nails *- trimmed, hyper , allows all handling, activyl applied as a preventative, nosf
SAFER: EXPERINECED HOME
Hepburn came into the care center as a stray, so we do not have information on her past behaviors in a home setting. At intake she was reported to have a high energy level but she was sociable and allowed all handling. During SAFER Hepburn displayed that same high energy and was in constant movement. She allowed the assessor to conduct all handling items without issue, and she was playful during the tag interaction. During the resources portion of the assessment Hepburn did show some concerns when pushed out of the food bowl; stiffening and growling. She only showed minimal interest in the toys, and was not interested in the rawhides. Due to the concerns seen on the food item we recommend an experienced adopter with no children who is able to provide positive reinforcement-based behavior modification to address this guarding behavior, should this behavior occur in the home. It is also recommended that Hepburn be provided with mental and physical stimulation and appropriate outlets for her energy.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. Her body is soft, and panting, and she jumps up between attempts to lick Assessor.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game.
Squeeze 1 & 2: 2. Dog gently places her open mouth over the Assessor’s hand without applying pressure.
Food: 4. Dog becomes stiff and growls.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog sniffs, then turns away.
Rawhide: 1. No interest.
Intake Behavior: Hepburn approached with a very loose body and wagging tail. She greeted everyone by jumping on them. She appeared very happy but she was shedding a lot of fur, indicating stress. She allowed handling for scanning and collaring. She was very difficult to photograph because Hepburn would not stop moving and was trying to approach the counselor.
PLAYGROUP BEHAVIOR: When off leash with other dogs Hepburn allows initial greeting but then avoids interaction. She is anxious and more interested in attention from handlers.
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