ANGEL – 20545
Safe - 2-19-2018 Manhattan
ANGEL – 20545
Intake Date : 2/12 /18 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Blue Age: 1 year Sex: Spayed Female
Weight: 50 lbs
LVT intake : BARH scan positive female spayed nervous, tense appx 1 yr old clean EENT redness on ears, neck, limbs, abdomen AMB x 4 BCS 5/9
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Her stunning face and beautiful, sweet eyes pulled a song from my memory, Curtis Lee singing “Pretty Little Angel Eyes” back in the 60’s. Sweet little Angel was found tied up in front of the building, discovered by a volunteer coming in and is now in our care, enjoying good food and lots of love. Making a beeline for the front door after being leashed, she seems so housebroken that potty was the major priority. All business taken care of, after a short walk we head into the yard for off leash snuggle time. We discovered that Angel loves a butt scratch and that back leg gets going with the pleasure of it all. So cute to watch, and even more fun to be the butt scratch giver! Wiggly, cuddly, and so happy to be with company rolling in laps and giving kisses, she sometimes has some puppy mouthiness which is all about getting close to her person and is reflected in her behavior assessment. Described by her behavior assessor as “social and active”, she is all that and more. Her coat is clean and soft, her weight perfect for her size, her love for people is clear and she’s ready to find true love. Will it be with you?
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Date of intake: 12-Feb-2018
Spay/Neuter status: Yes
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Stray
My medical notes are…
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 13-Feb-2018
Look: 1. Dog leans forward or jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. Body is soft, likely panting, may jump up between attempts to lick Assessor.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins.
Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pull back.
Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Angel quickly approached the assessor with a soft body, jumped up in a social manner, and began mouthing the assessor’s hands with moderate pressure. She displayed a very high level of activity and movement, and during tag jumped up and hard mouthed the assessor’s arm. She was social throughout and allowed all handling.
PLAY GROUP :
2/14: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Angel is tense when approached and remains stiff during the interaction. She offers correction for play behavior.
Date of intake: 12-Feb-2018
Summary: Angel was social and active.
Date of initial: 12-Feb-2018
Summary: Angel was tense.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Angel so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. However, she is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: ADULT ONLY HOME
Recommendations: No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments: No children: Due to the high level of jumping and mouthing seen at the care center, we recommend an adult only home.
Potential challenges: Basic manners/poor impulse control, Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition, Low threshold for arousal
Potential challenges comments:
Basic manners/poor impulse control: It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach her to control her impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
Low threshold for arousal: Angel quickly becomes over aroused in the presence of people, jumping up and mouthing. Positive reinforcement, force-free training should be used to teach Angel to remain calm when people and other exciting things are around. She should be reward with treats when calm. If she escalates to jumping or mouthing, people
should immediately walk away from and separate themselves from Angel.
Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition: Angel was mouthy throughout the assessment and is quick to put her 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 Angel puts teeth on skin. She should be rewarded with attention and treats when she stops and/or when she is seeking attention in alternate ways.
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