ACTION – 19532
Safe - 2-9-2018 Brooklyn
Hello, my name is Action. My animal id is #19532. I am a desexed male brown brindle dog at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 4 years 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a agency on 30-Jan-2018.
Action is at risk due to being diagnosed with Canine Infection Respiratory Disease Complex and will likely require home rest and a series of antibiotics for up to 14 days. This is a contagious illness to other dogs. Action is suitable to go to an Average home.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 52 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 1. Green
Date of intake:: 1/30/2018
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray
Date of assessment:: 2/1/2018
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, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag:: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1:: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2:: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Toy:: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary:: Action came into the assessment room loose and wiggly, he was friendly and playful towards the handlers.
Summary (1):: Action interacted socially with several female dogs with a soft posture and is tolerant of a variety of dogs with different temperaments. He is sexually motivated, and will engage in cooperative play with the goal to mount. He is easily redirected when handlers interrupt. Action was surrender as a stray so his past behavior with other dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department recommends that Action be placed in a home with resident dogs that match his play style and sociability. 1/31: When off leash at the Care Centers, Action greets a female helper dog and becomes slightly sexually motivated- chattering and exploring her genital region. He ignores most of the handlers interruptions, and continues to follow the novel dog, attempting to mount her. He offered a few play bows towards the end of his session. 2/1: Today, Action displayed tremendous tolerance for several high energy playful female dogs. He engages in running chase play, and attempts to mount between breaks. He handle himself well with a hyper-motivated dog, by exploring the pens. 2/2: Action was calm today, and spent most of his session exploring the pens. He joined in brief burst of play, attempting to mount the novel female dog. 2/7: Action returned to group after recovering from surgery and met a social playful puppy. He engaged in high energy running chase play, and is a bit pushy with his constant body contact. 2/8: Action was introduced to a soft male puppy. He appropriately greeted him, then solicited running chase play. When an anxious male was brought into the group, Action became uncomfortable; his body tenses and he growls at him.
Date of intake:: 1/30/2018
Summary:: Loose and wiggly, allowed all handling.
Date of initial:: 1/30/2018
Summary:: Very sweet and allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL:: Action displays a very high activity level in the care center.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
Behavior Asilomar: H – Healthy
Potential challenges: : Strength/leash pulling
Potential challenges comments:: Strength/Leash pulling: Action is a very, strong dog with the capability to pull over an average adopter. His adopter must be prepared and able to handle a dog of this size and strength. It is recommended that he be walked on a front clip harness or head halter, which help diminish his strength through leverage, and that he be trained using positive reinforcement, reward based training to not pull on leash.
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