MR.K – A1056502
Safe 11-9-2015 Manhattan
MR.K – A1056502 ***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME/NO YOUNG CHILDREN*** MALE, BROWN, GERM SHEPHERD / CHINESE SHARPEI, 3 yrs OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 10/31/2015, From NY 11101, DueOut Date 10/31/2015, Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE Medical Summary BARH scan negative mild tartar neutered very nervous, tense 6cc pyrantel po activyl […]
MR.K – A1056502
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME/NO YOUNG CHILDREN***
MALE, BROWN, GERM SHEPHERD / CHINESE SHARPEI, 3 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 10/31/2015, From NY 11101, DueOut Date 10/31/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary BARH scan negative mild tartar neutered very nervous, tense 6cc pyrantel po activyl topically NOSF
Mr. K came to us as an owner surrender on 10/31/15. It was reported by the owner that Mr. K has experience with other dogs and is very playful and gentle with strangers. The owner also stated that while eating if his food is touched or taken away he will begin to growl and tuck his tail. He walked well on the leash when taken out of his kennel and had soft body language. He was interested in interacting with the assessor when entering the behavior even though he was a bit nervous. Mr. K allowed the assessor to conduct all tactile assessment items without displaying any signs of aggression. He had slightly tense body language during the sensitivity and squeeze tests. He was interested in playing with the assessor during the tag interaction and began to jump on the assessor a bit strongly with soft body language, but calmed down quickly. Mr. K holds the toy item with a firm grip from his paw, but allows the item to be removed without any signs of aggression. The behavior team believes that Mr. K can go to an experienced adopter with no young children.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with slightly tense body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed for a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. He indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog jumps on assessor a bit strongly but calms down easily.
Squeeze 1: 2. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are back, body a bit tense.
Squeeze 2: 3. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are back body tense.
Toy 1: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His body is between you and the toy, and he is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness.
11/6 update: Mr K is not thriving in the kennel environment, and is not walking willingly into the adoptions room. He can be picked up and carried, and is not showing any human-directed aggression, but due to this clear distress we recommend that Mr K move into a stable home environment as quickly as possible.
When off leash with other dogs Mr K is avoidant and will bare teeth when approached. He spends his time seeking attention from handlers.
11/5 update: Mr K is uncomfortable and will offer correction when approached.
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