PRINCE – A1050263
Safe 9-10-2015 Brooklyn
PRINCE – A1050263 ***SAFER: NEW HOPE ONLY*** MALE, GRAY / WHITE, SHIH TZU MIX, 2 yrs OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 09/03/2015, From NY 11226, DueOut Date 09/06/2015, Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW Medical Summary scan negative intact male weight: 10.8lbs bright eyes clean ears clean coat […]
PRINCE – A1050263
***SAFER: NEW HOPE ONLY***
MALE, GRAY / WHITE, SHIH TZU MIX, 2 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 09/03/2015, From NY 11226, DueOut Date 09/06/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary scan negative intact male weight: 10.8lbs bright eyes clean ears clean coat mild staining to teeth along with gingivitis nails down to kwick overall body condition is good very fearful – extremely tense and nervous BARH NOSF
Prince is a gray and white male Shih Tzu who was surrendered at ACC today. Prince is not neutered and he will need to have a full physical health exam. He is described as being cute and affectionate.
Prince has been socialized with children and dogs but has not been socialized with cats at this time. When he is around children he can be relaxed tolerant and respectful. He can be gentle but at times will become aggressive when he is dealing with children. When he is around dogs he is respectful relaxed and tolerant. He will interact with dogs in a gentle and well behaved manner. He is an indoor dog who is house trained. When he is left alone he can sometimes be misbehaved climbing onto the furniture. He is described as being playful confident excitable affectionate mellow independent and friendly. He can be nervous when he hears loud noises of any kind and he has ahigh activity level.
Prince will bark and growl if anyone tries to place their hand by his food or take away his toys or treats. He will bark and growl when he is given a bath or when anyone tries to cut his nails. He is not bothered when anyone brushes his fur or when he is being held back. He will bark and growl if a stranger were to approach his home or a family member. He is not allowed on the furniture at all. He knows the commands sit and stay but does not execute them often. He likes to play with stuffed toys and balls and will engage in tug of war.
When Prince is being walked he will go for fast walks and he will walk off of his leash when he is at the dog park. He will use the bathroom on cement or grass and he returns when he is called. He eats wet and dry food two to three times a day and he likes peanut butter treats. He will follow his owner around the house and he will stay in the same room with them. He likes to stay in the living room and he will sleep on the floor. During the Intake process Prince was nervous hiding between his owner’s legs and remaining aloof throughout. He would not allow himself to be collared or photographed easily and he did not try to interact with anyone he came into contact with.
SAFER: NEW HOPE ONLY
Prince previously lived with 1 adult and has been socialized with children and dogs. The owner stated when he is around children he can be relaxed, tolerant and respectful but at times he will become reactive when he is dealing with children. The owner mentioned Prince is house trained and has a high activity level. The owner describes Prince as being playful, confident, excitable, affectionate, mellow, independent and friendly. It was reported by the owner Prince will bark and growl if anyone tries to take is food, toys and treats away.
At intake Prince was nervous and hiding next to the owner, he did not allow to be handled. During SAFER Prince came into the assessment room nervous and cautious, not all handling items were able to be conducted as Prince tried to bite the assessor on the Look item. Prince lifts his head when hand is pushed against his cheek out of the food bowl, toy and rawhide items he displayed no interest during this portion of the assessment. In light of this behavior we feel that placement with a rescue who can provide positive reinforcement-based behavior modification is the best option at this time.
Food: 1. Dog calmly allows the food to be moved, follows the dish, but does not interfere with the dish’s movement. Dog’s body is soft and loose, eyes soft, tail neutral. He lifts his head when hand is pushed against his cheek.
Toy 1: No interest.
Rawhide: 1. No interest.
PLAYGROUP: When off leash with other dogs, Prince may greet briefly but mostly explores his surroundings. 9/8 update: Prince is social and greets the other dogs but may become pushy when interacting.
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