BENTLEY – A1089747
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BENTLEY – A1089747
**RETURNED 1/22/17**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, WHITE / BROWN, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 6 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, HOLD FOR ID Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 01/20/2017, From NY 10024, DueOut Date 01/28/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Intact male Scan positive for a microchip # 981020015106217 About 6 years old OU=clear Nose= No discharge AU=clean Teeth have moderate tarter Coat is clean Dewormed with Pyrantel Flea Treatment= Advantage
A volunteer writes:
Bentley made a great impression on me the first time I walked him and it has not changed with the many encounters we have had together. Am I the only one to think that way? Not al all, look at his walking log…Nothing else but praises are recorded. Bentley as his name rightly suggested , is a very elegant dog, well mannered and calm while lively. He is poised in his kennel, comes to his door when called, sits before to be leashed and walks absolutely beautifully , not even chasing pigeons. Being a 6 year old gent, he is likely house trained and does his business at once, marking just slightly his territory. He is extremely civil in the presence of other dogs, staying appropriately by his caretaker when one approaches them or when a conversation occurs between few people , each flanked by a pooch. Yep, Bentley has manners. He is a very friendly and sociable dog too, clearly one who is used to have been around humans, a pet, basically. Bentley has been well cared for, looks healthy, the right weight and is very well dressed in his silvery and white coat. Free in a pen, he is obedient, sits, gives paw(after a few prompts) and waits patiently for the right treat(he is very selective, preferring only the expensive ones). He likes caresses , does not mind to be outfitted wit a scarf or to look in the eye of the camera. All together, Bentley is a great dog and If I want to have a quiet and relaxing time in my busy day at the care center, Bentley is just the perfect companion to have by my side… Bentley is at the Manhattan Care Center, waiting to be your loyal friend.
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered Male, Stray
Other notes: During intake Bentley was very friendly.
SAFER ASSESSMENT: 1/23/2017
Look: 1. Dog leans forward to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture, mouth closed
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, a bit distracted, body soft, tail wagging.
Squeeze 1 / 2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog sniffs, then turns away.
Summary: Bentley was friendly and sociable towards assessor, a bit uncomfortable upon first entering room, back legs slightly trembling, but warmed up quickly. He may benefit initially from a slow approach/slow introduction.
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.
Bentley engages in rough, running play, often mounting males and females, and often engages in playful mounting. He arrived at the care center as a stray, so any in-home behaviors with other dogs are unknown. The behavior department feels that Bentley could go to a home with another playful dog.
1/21: When off leash with a female dog Bentley is stiff and uncomfortable. He moves away from a face-to-face greeting.
1/22: Bentley approaches a female dog from the rear, though turns away from face to face greeting.
1/24: Bentley continues to display this behavior.
1/25-1/28: Bentley opens up and begins to engage in exuberant play with other dogs (male and female), often playfully mounting or attempting to in between.
2/4-2/7: Bentley engages in brief bouts of exuberant play but ceases when the size of the group increases.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 1/20/17
During his initial medical exam, Bentley allowed handling.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (Suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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