BEHR – A1077851
Safe - 6-21-2016 Manhattan
BEHR – A1077851
**SAFER: EXPERIENCED,NO YOUNG CHILD**
MALE, TAN / GRAY, SC WHEAT TERR, 4 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason LLORDPRIVA
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 06/17/2016, From NY 10454, DueOut Date 06/17/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: Negative Sex: Intact male Age~ Approx- 4 yrs BARH AMBX4 Eyes: Clear / wnl Ears: Clean/ wnl Nose: Clear / wnl Teeth: mild dental tartar BCS: 3 Skin: APH / WNL Hair Coat: WNL/ curly hair Behavior: Tense and nervous during exam NOSF
A volunteer writes:
All bets are open…What breed does Behr belong to, a large poodley pooch left with us because of housing issues? Behr is quite a catch in his gorgeous silky and curly cream coat. I love his dark velvety eyes and his genuine smile. He is a lively chap who loves the outdoors and the park, yesterday, was just his cup of tea…Although we were told that Behr pulls on the leash, he was quite good strolling through our nearby public park. He seems house trained, never marking his territory but sniffing a lot the ground and the trees along the way. He is a lively pal, energetic , appears to like female dogs very much , wants to meet and playbows. He barks very occasionally at his peers and gets excited if bikes run fast in front of him. He looks then like a giant muppet with flying hair.Behr is a friendly character, very sociable and looked so relaxed mingling with mobs of people, children and other dogs having fun in the park. He particularly liked the smell of barbecued meat but had to settle for roast beef. Behr sits and lays down on command. He was rather tired after our walk , needed a drink and a rest. Lots of people came to see him and admire him , spread at my feet. Yes , Behr is an eye catching dog, very friendly and who sometimes thinks that he is just a little Poodle who can come on the lap for caresses. Behr comes with very excellent comments from his former family, good with children, submissive to other dogs, welcoming of strangers and house trained. He would not like, though his food to be touched when he eats. behr is looking for a new home to call his own and a new master to obey and love. Come and meet him at the Manhattan Care Center and make him yours.
Behr exhibits playful outgoing behavior around strangers and adults. He likes to jump and paw while playing and if overstimulated while playing he will start to play nip. he has been around children of all ages but mostly ages 1 -5. With children he is playful but gentle and has not been seen getting over stimulated with young children. Behr gets along fine with other dogs, plays gently and is usually submissive towards them. He has never been in contact with cats but will try to run after them if he sees them.
Behr is completely house trained and never has accidents in the home. He is not destructive to any items in the home but will chew on his leash sometimes if he is being restrained with it. He is scared of thunder and will whimper or hide. If you touch or take away Behr’s fod bowl he will growl. When being bathed or brushed he has some sensitive spots that if you touch them he will flinch or snap. He is fine with strangers approaching his home or owner and just wants to play.
He is described as being friendly, affectionate playful and an overall great companion. While in the house he has a relatively low level of activity. He will follow his owner around in the home. He is an indoor pet that is completely house traind but will whine or bark if left alone. He knows the command sit but does not always comply with the command. He is mostly walked on leash and pulls very hard. When he is walked off leash he will run but comes back when called. He is fed pedigree wet and dry food 2 times a day.
Upon entry Behr was energetic, tail wagging, pulling the owner and jumping up on the desk and councilor. Behr ws cautious of the scanner but allowed himself to be scanned, photographed and collared.
Behr came into our center as an owner surrender citing landlord issues. It is reported Behr has been with children of all ages, mostly between 1-5. Owner reports Behr may exuberantly play with adults, if over stimulated he may play nip, but has only played gently with children. Behavior around cats is unknown. Owner reports Behr is housebroken and well behaved when In the home alone, though may whine or bark. Owner reports Behr will growl if anyone attempts to touch his food bowl, may flinch or snap while being bathed or brushed. He is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, and an overall great companion. Upon intake, he was energetic, tail wagging, jumping up on desk and counselor. Behr was friendly and sociable upon entering SAFER assessment room. He held gaze for three full seconds during Look item. Behr leaned into assessor during Sensitivity item, body soft, open mouth. He followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, soft. Behr moved his body/legs away during paw Squeeze, therefore remaining item was conducted using Flank. Behr had no response to both Flank Squeezes. He showed no interest in Toy. Behr approached the helper dog at an appropriate pace, tail at spine level, not stiff. Based on owner surrender profile, the Behavior Team feels Behr would do best with an Experienced adopter that does not have young children.
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft
Squeeze 1: 3. Dog is soft in body and eye, and moves his legs/body so that the Assessor is unable to hold the paw
Flank squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy 1: No interest.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed
6/20: When off leash with other dogs, Behr offers brief polite greeting. He moves away from play solicitation.
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