ACE – A1101931
Gone - 1-29-2017 Manhattan
My name is ACE. My Animal ID # is A1101931.
I am a neutered male white and black am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 01/21/2017 from NY 10025, owner surrender reason stated was BITEPEOPLE.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
01/27/2017 Exam Type BEHAVIORPART2 – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NH ONLY, Weight 54.0 LBS.
Potential challenges: _X_Resource guarding: Resource guarding was noted in the previous home as Ace was observed to growl over food and other items with which he is engaged. We advise against ever removing items from Ace’s possession without safely trading for an item or greater or equal value. Guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended to aid in safely managing/modifying this behavior in a new home environment. Ace should also be left alone while eating. _X_Handling/touch sensitivity _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Ace has snapped when handled in certain ways, and has also bitten when played with roughly.
01/21/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
01/21/17 20:30 Basic Information Ace is a 4 year old male American Pit Bull Terrier. Owner is surrendering her pet because it tried to bite her son’s foot after he accidently touched him on the shoulder. Owner adopted this pet from a family member. Ace has been within the family since he was 7 weeks old. Owner stated her pet has no medical issues. Owner stated Ace saw a vet last summer for an eye infection. Socialization Ace will lunge and tries to bite some strangers. Ace has lived and spent time with kids of all ages. He is playful with the kids and may play in a somewhat rough manner with them. He plays in a somewhat rough manner with adults. He has never lived or spent time with dogs or cats. He bit owner’s husband three weeks ago. The husband was rough playing with Ace and ace bit him breaking skin. The husband did not seek medical attention for this bite. Ace has never bitten another animal. Owner the only behavior issue Ace has is that he will try to bite some people out of nowhere. He is not bothered by loud or sudden noises. He will guard food, treats of any kind, and toys. He will growl if you go near anything he is eating or playing with. He will growl if you hold him for too long or if you disturb him while sleeping. He is not bothered by bath time, being brushed, or by having his nails trimmed. He will bark if someone unfamiliar knocks on the door or if someone unfamiliar approaches his owner. For a New Family to Know Ace is described as pushy, excitable, and anxious with a very high activity level. He will follow her owner around when home. He likes to play with balls, squeaky toys, and stuffed toys. He likes to play fetch and tug. He was kept indoors only and slept anywhere except on the floor. He was fed Pedigree dry dog food. Owner gave him one large bowl once a day. He is house-trained and prefers to go potty on cement. He is well behaved when left home alone. He has never been left in a yard. He does well in a crate for 2 to 3 hours. He knows commands sit and come. For exercise owner takes him on slow walks on a leash. He pulls lightly on a leash and is never walked off the leash. Behavior during Intake Ace was not handled by the admissions counselor. The owner put the collar on, scanned him, and helped with his photo.
No Web Memo
01/27/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: 1/21/17 Unaltered Male, Owner Surrender (In previous home for four years) Previously lived with: Adults, a child (age nine months). Behavior toward strangers: Lunges and snaps at some strangers. Behavior toward children: Playful, can be rough. Has snapped at the nine month old in the home when the child touched him. Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: Will growl if someone goes near anything he is eating or playing with. Bite history: Bit the male owner three weeks ago breaking skin when he was playing rough with Ace. Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Ace is described as pushy, excitable, and anxious with a very high activity level. Other notes: Upon intake Ace was not handled by the counselor. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 1/27/17 Summary: When brought into the room for a handling assessment, Ace allow gentle touch on the body but remains tense and trembling, whale eyed and still. He will sniff extended hands but does not approach handlers or solicit attention. Based upon this interaction and similar ones with other behavior team members, along with his owner surrender notes, we do not feel a handling assessment is appropriate at this time. PLAYGROUP: Pending MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 1/22/17 During his initial medical exam Ace was very tense and nervous and resisted handling. RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13): Ace appears to be uncomfortable with children and with many forms of handling; we therefore feel that he will be most comfortable in an adult-only home. _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Due to concerns noted by his previous owner, along with Ace’s general avoidance of handling or interaction in the care center, we feel it is in his best interest to be placed with a New Hope partner who can provide positive reinforcement-based behavior modification before placement into a permanent home. We recommend only force-free, reward-based training methods as more aversive techniques are likely to increase fear and increase the risk of aggression.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
01/22/2017 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
BARH scan negative male intact mild tartar clean EEN clean coat very nervous, tense, resisted handling NOSF
01/22/2017 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 1 – NORMAL ,
vet check for re-exam and vax dog is very fearful, trembling in kennel slowly caught and brought outside limited, mostly visual exam due to behavior no apparent cause for concern vs stress to animal within 24 hours of shelter arrival eyes, ears, nose clear of discharge ambulatory hair, nails, skin wnl intact male
Generated on Jan 28 2017 6:00PM
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