AKONI – A1110326
Safe - 5-7-2017 Brooklyn
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AKONI – A1110326
**SAFER: NEW HOPE ONLY**
MALE, BLACK / WHITE, PAPILLON MIX, 5 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 04/28/2017, From NY 11419, DueOut Date 05/01/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam 04/29/17 Estimated age: ~3-5yrs, male Microchip noted on Intake? No History : Stray Subjective: Observed Behavior – Q/BARH. Nervous, keeps head down, slightly tense, allows all handling Objective P = WNL R = WNL BCS 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Minimal dental tartar/gingivitis, mild wear PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Male MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, dirty matted coat especially at caudal dorsum and hind end CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Matted Plan: Rec grooming Prognosis: Excellent SURGERY: Okay for surgery
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only
_X_Place with a New Hope partner- Due to Akoni’s multiple bite history, we recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide force free behavior modification to address the biting and underlying anxiety.
_X_Multiple-bite history/risk of future aggression-The owner mentioned Akoni would bite the family non stop. There we’re no additional details added to this situation due to the owner leaving the shelter.
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Intact Male, Stray
Bite history: Yes, The owner told client services it was his neighbor’s dog that would bite the family nonstop. The owner changed his story and said it was a client’s dog and then changed it back to he owned it for three years and then it was a week.
Other notes: Upon intake Akoni was quiet and relaxed, he did allow all handling.
Look:1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
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:2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (need coaxing to approach.) He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1:2. Dog quickly pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Akoni was friendly and social towards the assessor.
Akoni was surrendered as a stray so his past behavior around dogs is unknown. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Akoni is social, checking in on the other dogs often as he explores the pen. He frequently mounts both male and female dogs, and remains persistent after being interrupted by handlers or corrected by other dogs.
Akoni was surrendered as a stray so his past behavior around dogs is unknown.
4/30 – 5/1: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Akoni is social, checking in on the other dogs often as he explores the pen. He frequently mounts both male and female dogs, and remains persistent after being interrupted by handlers or corrected by other dogs.
4/29/17: During his medical examination, Akoni was nervous, slightly tense but allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Akoni so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
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