Safe - 1-26-2017 Brooklyn
My name is BEAR. My Animal ID # is A1101055.
I am a male gray and white staffordshire mix. The shelter thinks I am about 9 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 01/05/2017 from NY 11207, owner surrender reason stated was ATT ANIMAL.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
01/19/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 51.8 LBS.
Reweigh at 51.8lbs reflects a 1.8lb weight loss 2.5cc Pyrantel given PO
01/05/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
01/05/17 17:46 A Client came in to Bacc with Bear a 9 month old male Staffordshire mix that the client claimed to be a friend of the owner. The client stated the friend had Bear for approximately four months, the client also stated that Bear was being brought in due to threating behavior towards the other female dog in the home. Bear has frequently growled and lunged at the female dog while the owner is either petting or playing with her. Bear also will frequently have tried to mount the female dog. The client stated that the previous owner allowed to dogs limited play because both dogs played to rough and would usually result in an altercation between the dogs. Bear has been around children of ages 3, 5, 7, however is very exuberant and rough and will be mouthy when playing with the children or if they get to close to him. Bear will become tense and shaky when he hears a loud noise from either an individual or car. If an individual attempts to Touch Bears food or bowl while he’s eating he isn’t bothered. However if the Dog get close to his food or tries to come close to toys Bear will growl and snap, at the other dog. When someone gives Bear a Bath he is very tense and often tries to jump out of the tube. If an unfamiliar individual enters the house Bear will bark at first but after a few minutes he relaxes. Bear is described as affectionate, playful, confident, and anxious when anyone attempts to touch his leash he becomes very tense with a stiff body. While the owner is home Bear will follow owner around the house. Bear’s favorite toys are squeaky toys and empty water bottles. Bear was mostly indoors and often ate home food twice a day. Bear is not housetrained and has accidents daily. Bear has been crate trained but does not do well; he tends to bark and cry until the owner lets him out. Bear knows commands such as sit, and down. While on leash Bear goes on brisk walks and pulls hard on leash. While off leash he will run away from the owner.
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01/18/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Intact male, Stray Previously lived with: Adults/female dog Behavior toward children: Bear has been exposed to children (ages 3, 5, 7) and is very exuberant, rough and mouthy. Behavior toward dogs: Bear frequently tries to mount female dog in home, he often growled and lunged at her. Behavior toward cats:Unknown FG/RG: None reported towards humans, however, when a dog gets near his food/toys, Bear will growl and snap. Bite history: Bear attempted to mount resident female dog whilst eating causing the dog to growl and lunge for Bear, escalating into a scuffle leaving the female dog with superficial wounds. House-trained: Bear is not house-trained and has daily accidents. Energy level/descriptors: Bear is described as affectionate, playful, confident, and anxious Other notes: Bear has been crate trained but does not do well; he tends to bark and cry until the owner lets him out. Bear knows commands such as sit and down. Bear pulls hard on leash. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 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: 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. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw Toy: 1. No interest Summary: Bear displayed no concern during his behavioral assessment and tolerated all handling, readily accepting pets from assessor/assistant. While Bear showed no interest in toy item, he did become highly fixated on one object in the room and needed distraction to break his focus, he slowly de-escalated. PLAYGROUP: When greeting a novel female dog, Bear displays neutral body language and shows no interested in greeting the other dog. He keeps to himself as he slowly explores the pen, tolerating the female’s face to face greetings. She solicits play, but Bear does not engage. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 1/05/17 During his initial medical examination, Bear appeared tense though allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Bear is a young, active, exuberant dog who will need daily mental and physical exercise and stimulation to appropriately direct his energy. We recommend durable, engaging toys like kongs as well as puzzle feeders for meals. He is also reported to pull hard on leash, so for that we recommend walking him on a front-clip harness. RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (Suitable for an adopter with a previous amount of dog experience) _X_No young children (under 5)(See known history; Bear is reported to become mouthy and rough when engaging in play with young children, at this time the behavior department recommends a home without young children to allow Bear to decompress/acclimate at his own pace until investigating this behavior further.) Potential challenges: _X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control (It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute frustration and teach him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training is recommended.) _X_Mouthiness/Poor bite inhibition (Decreasing the force of the mouth as well as the frequency of mouthing, in this order is recommended by using force-free, reward based training as well to reinforce a soft appropriate mouth and redirect hard inappropriate mouthing onto toys.) _X_Fearful (The behavior department recommends allowing Bear to approach his potential new adopters at his own pace. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing/exposing Bear to new and unfamiliar situations.)
01/11/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
According to Bear’s previous owner, Bear has snapped and lunged at the other female dog in the home, which usually occurs when the dog is receiving attention, (petting or treats) from owner or other individual’s. When the female dog was eating, Bear attempted to mount her, which resulted in the female dog snapping a lunging at Bear and ultimately both dogs engaged in fighting. The female dog was left with a superficial wound. Due to his DOH status, a muzzle was placed on him before he was allowed to greet another dog. 1/11: When greeting a novel female dog, Bear displays neutral body language and shows no interested in greeting the other dog. He keeps to himself as he slowly explores the pen, tolerating the female’s face to face greetings. She solicits play, but Bear does not engage. 1/20: Bear was again muzzled as he greets a novel male dog. He displays neutral body language when greeting him. He displays slightly bouncy body language when solicited to play. He is tolerant of a mouthy play style and displays appropriate body language -a look away and spinning his rear end around- when he does not wish to engage in the play. He is periodically occupied with the muzzle, so it is still uncertain his behavior when not occupied with a muzzle.
01/05/2017 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: Negative Sex: male Age: 9 months Mentation:BAHR- grunted during intial and very tense Eyes: wnl Ears: yellow discharge and moist in the left ear; cleaned ear and applied mometomax OS Nose: wnl Teeth: wnl Skin: wnl Behavior: allow handling during the exam
01/06/2017 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
01/06/17 Otits externa S/O: BAR. Eating well. Barked when approached, very brief low growl EENT: Teeth clean, eyes clear, very mild conjunctivitis, no ocular or nasal discharge, ears appear inflammed with ointment present HL: No coughing or sneezing, normal RR/RE MS: Ambulatory x 4, no apparent lameness INTEG: No signs of wounds or injuries, no dermatitis appreciated UG: Male A: Otitis externa P: Not placing on treatment at this time due to behavior. Continue to monitor while at BACC. Good prognosis
Generated on Jan 22 2017 6:00PM
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