ANTHONY – A1117757
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ANTHONY – A1117757
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
MALE, BLACK, ROTTWEILER MIX, 1 yr
STRAY – STRAYAVAI, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 07/06/2017, From NY 11365, DueOut Date ,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: negative, assigned, not placed 981020023056029 Sex: intact male Age: appx 1y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: no staining If abnormal BCS: WNL 5/9 Skin: WNL, slight hairloss around eyes Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: allowed all handling but bouncy and hard to handle due to energy, did not place MC Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes: Stunning!! Defined by the Urban Dictionary as “sexy, cute, and an all around smooth talker”, this was clearly written with our Anthony in mind. He’s absolutely gorgeous in his lush, gleaming coat, his tail wags, his face lights up with a big smile, his eyes sparkle, and if you have a treat in your hand he’ll follow you anywhere!! Anthony is good on the leash, takes care of his business as soon as we’re out the door, and loves to meet new people as we head to the park. And because he’s so good looking, and gives off such a friendly nice ‘vibe’, everyone wants to meet him. My handsome date is a popular guy! Making friends with some people in the park who wanted to meet him, he’s gracious and sweet in his ‘how do you do’, making everyone feel special. Anthony poses for photos like a pro and wants to meet some dogs we pass (and others he ignores). Off leash he bounces around playfully, happily greets other dogs through the gate and on his first play date enjoyed some exuberant play with the female greeter dog. He’s an all around fabulous dog who’s clearly enjoyed good care and socialization before joining us. Hoping to find a new person or family to take care of, our ‘sexy, cute and smooth talker’ is waiting to meet you.
A volunteer writes: A Rottweiler with a twist.. A tiny dotted area on his chest… I love it! Anthony is very patient in his kennel, hoping that soon will come his turn to go out. He is great company, I can assure you.. He owns a sweet and award winning smile, gentle and laughing eyes but mostly, his manners are so soft when he cuddles on the bench with me or I bet, any other caretaker. He is a good guy. Anthony loves to play, jumps and runs after a ball. His speed his impressive for such a big dog. He is a good walker, meets nicely other pooches and performs quite well in playgroups with his peers. What are you waiting for, Rotties lovers? I know that if I could, that young guy would be mine in a sec… Come at once and meet Anthony, our star . He is a catch not to let go…
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered Male, Stray
Look: 1. Dog leans forward with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game, bit distracted.
Squeeze 1/2: 2. Dog gently places his open mouth over the Assessor’s hand without applying pressure. Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
Summary: Anthony displayed a high level of activity on his assessment. He became mouthy at times, applying only light pressure. He also jumped up on the assessor. He was social throughout and allowed all handling.
Anthony engages in play with other dogs in the care center. He has appeared most comfortable while engaging in polite play and may become overwhelmed by play that is overly rough or mouthy. The behavior department feels that Anthony may be most compatible with dogs who are social, and polite while interacting.
7/7: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Anthony engages in exuberant running play.
7/8: Anthony engages in exuberant running play with female dogs. He attempts to mount and becomes aroused after correction.
7/9: Anthony keeps mostly to himself when introduced to a calm, female dog. He engages in brief play.
7/10-12: Anthony engages in bouncy play with a polite female dog. He displays a soft body and wagging tail when greeting a polite male through the gate.
Upon intake, Anthony was social and allowed handling.
During his initial medical exam, Anthony was active and allowed handling.
We have no history on Anthony 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.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_No young children (under 5): Due to the mouthing and jumping Anthony displayed on his assessment, we recommend a home without young children. Older children who are comfortable around large, jumpy dogs should have an interaction prior to adption.
_X_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 him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
_X_Mouthiness/Poor bite inhibition: Anthony has shown some mouthiness in the care center. Little pressure is applied, but this is a behavior that should be extinguished through training alternate behaviors and lack of reward (ex. walking away whenever Anthony’s teeth make contact with skin).
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