BEAR – A1112673
Safe - 6-2-2017 Brooklyn
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BEAR – A1112673
** HOLD FOR DOH-B, SAFER: NEW HOPE ONLY **
MALE, TAN / WHITE, COCKER SPAN MIX, 6 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR DOH-B Reason BITEPEOPLE
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 05/20/2017, From NY 10460, DueOut Date ,
Medical Behavior Evaluation ORANGE
Medical Summary Estimated age: 6 yrs Microchip noted on Intake? no History : Patient was picked up from owner’s house after he bit his owner while playing with her. No other information given Subjective: BAR on presentation. Observed Behavior – Patient was reportedly biting and snarling at leash when presented in cage. Patient was reluctant to walk down the hallway with the leash and stares directly into eyes. When muzzle was placed and a more quiet atmosphere was provided, patient was calmer and tolerated majority of exam. Patient barks and begins thrashing when manual restraint is placed. Objective T = not performed P = ss R = eupneic BCS = 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Not performed due to muzzle PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MI MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment Approx. 6 yo Cocker spaniel mix in apparently healthy condition based on limited physical exam Plan: Continue to monitor while in BACC Prognosis: Good, medically SURGERY: Okay for surgery – patient requires microchip placement while under anesthesia
CANINE BEHAVIOR EVALUATION for: Bear A1112673
KNOWN HISTORY: Limited
Unaltered male, Owner surrender
Previously lived with: Adult
Bite history: Yes, Owner stated she was bit on her left thumb while playing with the dog.
Other notes: Owner called in to have her dog picked due to a bite that occurred in the home.
SAFER ASSESSMENT: 5/25/17
Summary: Due to Bear’s bite history, and out of concern for his stress levels and his response to restraint, we feel Bear is not a candidate for a handling assessment at this time.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
Due to Bear’s DOH status, an muzzle was placed on him before the interaction. Once in the pen, Bear is nervous but tolerant of a face to face greeting from a small female dog. He greets her but begins to correct for a prolonged face to face greeting. The Behavior Department recommends that Bear be placed with polite resident dogs that match his calm sociability. All introductions should be conducted slowly and be under supervision.
Upon intake, Bear was difficult to handle,
Bear was tense during his initial medical examination though tolerated handling but became uncomfortable towards the end.
His previous owner describes Bear as an energetic, enthusiastic dog. He may have a low threshold for arousal and needs guidance to learn how to appropriately channel that energy when he becomes overstimulated. We recommend only force-free, reward-based training techniques for Bear.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only
_X_No children (under 13): Bear has shown a number of warning behaviors to different handling triggers. Due to these behaviors we recommend an experienced adopter and an adult-only home.
_X_ Place with a New Hope partner: Due to Bear’s known history and our inabiilty to complete a handling assessment, we recommend placemetn with a New Hope partner.
_X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Bear has been noted to become uncomfortable with some approach, and interaction that has escalated to a bite. Because this appears to present a challenge outside of the care centers, guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly advised to assess this behavior and modify/manage as needed.
Bite Details: Bear’s owner stated that she was bit while playing with the dog. She was bit on the left thumb and required medical attention.
5/24: Bear continues to be difficult when attempting to remove him from his kennel. My coworker distracted Bear when I successfully placed my rope on him and he immediately jumped out of his kennel and pulled towards the pens. After attaching a drag leash onto his collar, he walked around the area, investigating the smells. He repeatedly approached me for attention and was tolerant of my pets. When his session was over, Bear dodged my rope and when I was able to place it around him, he jumped up and mouths it a few times. Afterwards, he walked back to his kennel without an issue.
5/25: I was able to get Bear on the rope with little difficulty today by having an ACS distract him and quickly roping him. He walked well out to the pens and allowed me to place a drag leash on him. He investigated the pen, and when I crouched down he came over to me and allowed me to pet him on my head and body. When an ACS stood at the gate he began backing up and barking, but when he entered the pen and crouched down Bear approached him and solicited attention. He took treats from both of our hands. He ducked out of the rope when I tried to put it on him and it took several attempts, but once it was on he walked back and went into his kennel with no problem.
5/26: Bear’s behavior has not improved when being removed from the kennel. He continues to be social, allowing all handling, with employees outside in the pens.
5/28: Bear was sitting in his kennel and came right to the front when I approached. He was considerably easier to rope as he came right to the front, but put his head down and slipped out the rope. On the second try, he slipped his head down again and then pushed past me and went right for the door. When he stopped at the door, I was easily able to rope him and lead him outside. In the pens, he stayed close to the gate and whined most of the time, but would come up to me when I called his name. He continued to be social and allow me to pet his head and body. I took him for a walk in the parking lot before returning him to his kennel. Once close to the kennel, he stopped and began to alligator roll before going back into his kennel.
5/29: Bear was not difficult to rope and came out to the pens with no difficulty. He allowed me to attach a drag leash to him and explored the pens. When I crouched down and called to him he approached me and solicited attention. He allowed me to pet him on the head and body, and when I stopped he would press his head into my hands. He continued to wander in the pen, but when I called to him he would come up to me. After several minutes he approached the gate and began whining. When I tried to get the rope on him he was not reactive, but he would duck out and it took several tries to successfully get him on. His stress level increased significantly on the walk back, but he was not too difficult to return.
5/30: Bear was reactive while we were trying to rope him today. He remains social in the pens and allows all handling.
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