BOOMERANG – 9094
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Hello, my name is Boomerang. My animal id is #9094. I am a male brown dog at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks i am about 4 years old.
I came into the shelter as a stray on 07-Oct-2017.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Boomerang 9094 is at risk with a New Hope Only determination. Though seemingly human social, Boomerang displays an extremely low through for arousal, rapidly escalating to hard mouthing. Because of his inability to readily settle/recover, we believe placement with a rescue group is most beneficial at this time.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 58 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Date of intake: 7-Oct-2017 Spay/Neuter status: No Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Stray Date of assessment: 10-Oct-2017 Summary: Boomerang displays high energy and easy arousal, he continues to jump on the assessor and become mouthy applying hard pressure. Boomerang continues to escalates and bites at the leash. Out of concern for his stress levels and his response to restraint, we feel Boomerang is not a great candidate for a handling assessment at this time. Please see his owner surrender profile for a full summary of his behavior in his previous home. Summary (1): When off leash at the Care Center, Boomerang solicits and reciprocates play. He engages in chase play with a few body slams, and is easy to slow down. He occasionally explores the pens, while checking in with the other dogs. Boomerang was brought in as a stray so his behavior around other dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department recommends that Boomerang be placed in a home with resident dogs that match his high energy play style. 10/8: Boomerang solicits gentle bouncy play with the female helper dog. He becomes slightly sexually motivated but does not attempt to mount. Summary (2): 10/9: Boomerang engaged in rough play with another male- incorporating body slams, spins and running chase play. He was easy to interrupt to slow down and listens to the other dog’s corrections. Summary (3): 10/10: Boomerang engaged in bouts of running chase play before keeping to himself and exploring the pens. Summary (4): 10/11-12: With a group of females, Boomerang engages in running chase play, and body slams. Date of intake: 7-Oct-2017 Summary: Friendly and allowed all handling. Date of initial: 9-Oct-2017 Summary: Very friendly, allows all handling BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: NEW HOPE ONLY Behavior Asilomar TM – Treatable-Manageable Recommendations: No children (under 13) Place with a New Hope partner Recommendations comments: New Hope:- Due to the warning and distance-increasing behaviors shown in the care center, as well as Boomerang’s mouthiness and poor impulse control, we recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide force free behavior modification to address the biting and underlying anxiety. Potential challenges: Social hyperarousal Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition Potential challenges comments: Social hyper-arousal:Boomerang has displayed low threshold for arousal, rapidly escalating and quickly tipping over to aggression (becomes extremely mouthy with hard pressure, jumping with very high activity level) Immediate intervention and consultation with a qualified veterinary behaviorist/professional trainer is strongly recommended to aid in addressing this issue to prevent further behavioral concerns that may appear in the future if not treated right away. We recommend only force-free, reward based training when introducing or exposing Tetris to new and unfamiliar situations. Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition:- While he applies hard pressure, Boomerang was mouthy throughout the assessment and is quick to put his teeth on skin. This is likely an attention-seeking behavior, but it should be replaced with an alternative behavior as it can frighten people. We recommend never playing with bare hands â€“ always with a toy – and ending play or attention whenever Boomerang puts teeth on skin. He should be rewarded with attention and treats when he stops and/or when he is seeking attention in alternate ways.
10/11 New Hope Only
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