SAMBA aka SOMBA – A1034024
Safe 5-2-2015 Manhattan
SAMBA aka SOMBA – A1034024 MALE, BROWN / WHITE, LABRADOR RETR / SHIBA INU, 4 yrs STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 04/22/2015, From NY 10459, DueOut Date04/25/2015, Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN Medical Summary scan negative nice dog, easy to examine barh moderate tartar and staining callus on […]
SAMBA aka SOMBA – A1034024
MALE, BROWN / WHITE, LABRADOR RETR / SHIBA INU, 4 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 04/22/2015, From NY 10459, DueOut Date04/25/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary scan negative nice dog, easy to examine barh moderate tartar and staining callus on right carpal joint intact nosf
A volunteer writes: Handsome Samba waits in his arrival kennel, letting me know he would like to go out. Leashed easily we make a beeline for the door where once outside Samba takes care of his business immediately. Good boy Samba!! He’s a stunning dog in his lush chocolate brown coat, gold threads running through it make him absolutely gleam. He pulls on the leash but is manageable, and it’s simply his joy at being out for a walk making new friends. Off leash he does a little dance for a treat, eyes sparkling, his gorgeous plume tail wagging, and sits perfectly before I even ask! When I see his little dance step I laugh at how perfectly he’s named – he’s doing the Samba!! He takes treats super gently, I barely feel his mouth on my fingers, and although he can be a bit shy of sudden movements he’s wonderfully friendly and energetic. In group play he’s tolerant of
pushy dogs making him a welcome addition to a group. As I took my leash down Samba got all excited so it seems that to him a leash means ‘yay, I’m going OUT!’. Gorgeous, sweet, smart and happy, Samba is looking for a home in which long walks happen every day. Ask to meet our dancing boy today.
Somba walks calmly on leash. He was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body. He was calm and relaxed during handling. Somba was calm and relaxed when playing tag with assessor. He showed some concerning behavior during the food bowl and rawhide test – stiffening and growling, but did not snap at or bite the assess-a-hand. Somba took the toy away but had soft body language.
Somba was friendly and playful during the assessment but he shows some guarding issues during the food bowl and rawhide test. The behavior department feels that he may do best with an experienced adopter who can follow up on this behavior in a more stable environment and can provide any necessary behavior modification. We also recommend a home without young children; older children can be considered pending interaction.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, wagging tail, open mouth.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Food: 4. Dog freezes and growls.
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
Rawhide: 4. Dog freezes and growls.
Dog-dog: With other dogs off-leash, Sombam ay be sexually motivated. He seems unsure of play at first but begins to get more comfortable around the friendly dogs.
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