ALEXANDER – A1102624
Safe - 2-13-2017 Manhattan
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ALEXANDER – A1102624
**DOH HOLD RELEASED**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN**
NEUTERED MALE, BROWN / WHITE, BOXER MIX, 1 yr, 1 mo
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR DOH-B Reason BITEANIMAL
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 01/31/2017, From NY 10001, DueOut Date 02/10/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary BARH scan positive# 985113000295785 tense, hyper young neutered dog clean teeth, eyes, ears clean coat NOSF
Neutered, Owner Surrender
Bite history: Yes, bit the owner on the hand when he was taking off Alexander’s collar.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back, body wiggly. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, mouth closed, body soft
Tag: 2. Follows at end of leash, body soft, grabs leash towards end of game
Squeeze 1/ 2: 2. Dog pulls back paw, play bows in between attempts.
Toy 1: 1. Dog keeps a firm grip, body not stiff. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
Summary: Alexander did not readily easily de-escalate from grabbing the leash when play was initiated, showing a low threshold for arousal.
Due to his rabies vaccine status, Alexander is muzzled for this interaction. He is loose and wiggly when greeting and offers paw slaps/play bows to solicit play. He will often jump on and over the helper dog during play but becomes focused on his muzzle and attempting to remove it.
During his initial medical exam, Alexander was tense and active.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (Suitable for an adopter with a previous amount of dog experience.)
_X_ No children: Out of an abundance of caution, due to his bite history with no other known history, we believe Alexander may be best set up to succeed in an adult only home to further investigate his behavior before introduction to new and unfamiliar situations.
_X_ Mouthiness/Poor bite inhibition
_X_ Handling/touch sensitivity: See known history; Alexander may become uncomfortable with some forms of handling and will escalate to a bite. We advise pairing touch with good things in order for Alexander to gain handler trust; force-free, reward based training is recommended when attempting to work on any behavior modification. We cannot be certain if any other behavior is suppressed as a result of the shelter environment.
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