BISHOP – 25316
Safe - 5-12-2018 Brooklyn
BISHOP – 25316
Care Center Location: Brooklyn, ZIP Code From: 11412, Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Green, Age: 8 years, Sex: Male, Weight: 84 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 8 years; Microchip noted on Intake? yes; History : stray; Subjective: Observed Behavior – friendly; Objective; P = 100bpm; R = panting; BCS 5/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: moderate dental tartar; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: intact male; no discharge; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: normal externally; Assessment healthy; Prognosis: good; Plan: no treatment needed; SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to age
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Each time I hang out with Bishop I love something new about him. It’s easy to fall for his boyish good looks. He has a giant head with an equally as large goofy smile and when he gallops along side you, he’s reminiscent of a puppy! Bishop is large and strong and at times can pull on the leash (he’s eager to do his business and seems very housetrained). Arriving as a stray, we don’t know much about him, but it seems he’s had some training. He knows how to sit and lay down and with his intelligence and food motivation, is likely to learn whatever you teach him. Bishop is active and playful and will engage you in a game of fetch or bring his toys to you so you can admire them as much as he does. Once he’s played, he gently asks for some cuddles, leaning up against me, allowing me to pet and caress his sweet face. Bishop is looking for someone ready for a big, lovable guy like him. Ask to meet him today.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment:17-Apr-2018
Look:2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity:1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag:1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. Dog does not place his/her body between you and the toy.
Summary: Bishop came into the assessment room loose and wiggly, he displayed a high energy level but friendly towards the handlers. He was a bit anxious at times and all over the room.
Summary (1):Bishop was brought in as stray so his behavior around other dogs is unknown.
4/16: When off leash at the Care Center, Bishop greets a novel female dog with a soft posture and calm demeanor. He exchanges a few muzzle and genital sniffs then explores the yard some. He checks in with the female several times, each time he becomes a bit more interested in her genital area and does attempt to mount her, but listens to the interruptions by the handlers.
4/17: Today, Bishop was a bit reactive at the gate when the female dog began to hard bark. After giving both dogs time to decompress, Bishop greeted her with a soft posture. His body began to tense when she attempted to mount him.
Date of intake: 15-Apr-2018
Date of initial: 15-Apr-2018
Summary: Friendly, allowed all handling
ENERGY LEVEL: Bishop displays a very high activity level in the care center.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Potential challenges:Anxiety, Strength/leash pulling
Potential challenges comments: Strength/Leash Pulling: Bishop is a very large, strong dog with the capability to pull over an average adopter. His adopter must be prepared and able to handle a dog of this size and strength. It is recommended that he be walked on a front clip harness or head halter, which help diminish his strength through leverage, and that he be trained using positive reinforcement, reward based training to not pull on leash.
Anxiety: Bishop has shown some signs of potential anxiety in the care center, vocalizing (whining, panting, pacing back and forth and very jumpy when exuberant) continually through the SAFER. This behavior was not reported at intake, the owner profile does not note anxiety so we cannot be certain whether this behavior will continue in a future home, or whether it is specific to the shelter environment.
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