BITSY – A1095363
Safe - 11-15-2016 Manhattan
BITSY – A1095363
**SAFER: EXPERIENCED/NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
NEUTERED MALE, BROWN / WHITE, CHIHUAHUA SH, 10 yrs
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason OWNER SICK
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 10/31/2016, From NY 10452, DueOut Date 11/07/2016, I came in with Group/Litter #K16-079950.
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary BARH scan negative geriatric heavy dental tartar clean EEN clean coat neutered male tense, nervous NOSF
BEHAVIOR: 10/31/16 16:51
Bitsy was aggressive towards councilor and charge the and barked and tried to bite through cage bars. He would also bite and snap at the other dog he cam in with when lunginf at councilor. Once out of the cage he still tried to bite councilor but if you move slowly and manage to pick him up he allowed some handling.
KNOWN HISTORY: N/A
Other notes: Upon intake Bitsy was charging, barking, and lunging at the counselor.
SAFER ASSESSMENT: 11/2/16
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is stiff and fearful, his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is down, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick.
Tag: 3. Dog repeatedly turns quickly away when touched, and repeatedly tries to exit. Dog is crouching and tense.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Bitsy was very fearful throughout his assessment.
11/2: When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center, Bitsy keeps to herself and actively avoids approach even from her housemate.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 11/1/16
During his initial medical exam Bitsy was tense and nervous.
_X_No children (under 13)
_X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression (Bitsy has been observed to display fearful behavior during his stay at our care centers; at times will avoid interaction and shy away from direct-touch. Bitsy easily startles and is made uncomfortable by loud noises and sudden movement and will display proper warning signals as well as increase distance from anything that may present a threat. We cannot be certain if any other behavior is suppressed as a result of his environment. A period of decompression is advised before introduction or exposure to new and unfamiliar situations. Force-free, reward based training is advised.)
Came in With
- HARLEY - A1095362
Came in With
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