ROCKY aka ARCHIE – A1102993
RTO SAFE 02/10/17
ROCKY aka ARCHIE – A1102993
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN**
NEUTERED MALE, BROWN / WHITE, LABRADOR RETR / STAFFORDSHIRE, 3 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 02/05/2017, From NY 10454, DueOut Date 02/08/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary HX;Patient is stable. No vomiting, diarrhea, coughing or sneezing. The patient is a stray dog. Scan negative PE: BCS 5/9 Euhydrated EENT- NAF Cv- No murmurs, Synchronous and strong rythm. Abdomen- Confortable Neuro- AMbulatory in all 4 limbs Lymph nodes- Normal in size and shape. Assessment- Overall apparently healthy Plan Rabies and DAPP vaccinewere given sq
A volunteer writes:
Who’s got good looks, quick wits, a loving heart and the best ‘side sit’ in town? Who else but Archie! He may look like a million bucks but this happy chap is still a down-to-earth dog of the people and he’s got plenty of tail wags, smiles, hugs and kisses to share with everyone who crosses his path. He sits on command and takes treats and toys gently with no guarding, enjoys petting and just adores being the center of attention. Archie’s a good-hearted yet energetic youngster so while he walks well on leash, he does pull hard to meet fellow dogs and in playgroup he’s eager to engage but not yet savvy enough to recognize when less tolerant pups have had enough. A more experienced circle of friends who enjoy his bouncy enthusiasm but will let him know when he’s ‘out of line’ would be perfect. After all, no one is better at teaching good doggie play manners than another dog! This handsome boy is already neutered and searching for an active family with no little ones and plenty of time, love and patience to offer. Winter may still be upon us but his spirit is bright and dazzling as the sun, so what are you waiting for? Put on your sunglasses and help Archie become the superstar he was always meant to be!
On intake, Archie’s tail was wagging and he immediately went over to counselor and allowed her to pet his head and back. Counselor asked him to sit and he did but did not accept the treat she offered. Archie allowed counselor to collar and take pictures of him. Counselor gave Archie a toy which he enjoyed playing tug with. Counselor sat down in chair and she said “give me toy” and he came over to her with the toy and placed it in her hand. Counselor sat on ground next to Archie and he licked her face and tried sitting in her lap. Archie allowed her to check his teeth to see how old he may be and allowed her to grab his paws and bear-hug him.
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Look: 1. Dog jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, closed mouth.
Tag: 3. Dog jumps up hard on Assessor, mouths hard, grabs leash.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds
Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog takes toy then drops and loses interest.
Summary: Archie quickly became over stimulated during tag, hard mouthing and jumping repeatedly on the assessor. He had trouble settling at the end. He was social throughout the assessment.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
Play Skill Novice: These dogs lack appropriate skills to engage in proper play. They may become stuck on one behavior; lack pauses or breaks in play and often ignores warning signs from other dogs to slow down. Play should end when the other dog in the didactic pair signals it is over.
Archie plays exuberantly with other dogs in the care center. Archie may lack appropriate social skills, and may continue to attempt play with dogs who are not comfortable. Archie may benefit from extra supervision while engaging with other dogs. Based on observations, the behavior department recommends only placing Archie into a home with another dog that is comfortable with his play style, but will also offer correction and help teach him appropriate social skills.
During his initial medical exam, Archie allowed handling.
We have no history on Archie 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. Archie jumped up forcefully on the assessor during the assessment, which seemed to be excited over stimulation. 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: Experienced, adult only home
_X_No children (under 13): Due to how quickly Archie escalates during tag, jumping up forcefully and mouthing with hard pressure during and after tag, we recommend and adult only home.
_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 her to control her impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
_X_Social hyper-arousal: Archie has shown that he will become quickly aroused in play situations, and respond by jumping up hard and hard mouthing people. It is recommended that play be kept calm with Archie to prevent him from becoming over stimulated. There should be no wrestling with him. Positive reinforcement, reward based training is recommended to give him other avenues to direct his enthusiasm.
_X_Mouthiness/Poor bite inhibition: Archie has shown that he will mouth and apply a large amount of pressure when excited. We recommend never playing with bare hands – always with a toy – and ending play or attention whenever Archie puts teeth on skin. He should be rewarded with attention and treats when she stops and/or when he is seeking attention in alternate ways.
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