BLANCO aka SAM – A0944597
BLANCO aka SAM – A0944597
***RETURNED 10/02/16***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME***
NEUTERED MALE, BLACK / WHITE, LABRADOR RETR MIX, 4 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 10/02/2016, From NY 11414, DueOut Date10/05/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan positive # 985170001460748 Sociable, tolerate handling No signs of aggression Neutered male , 4 years old Moderate tartar and gingivitis Ears and eyes clean Skin clean, no fleas and mites Amb x 4 Barh
MALE, BLACK / WHITE, LABRADOR RETR MIX, 7 mos
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition NONE Intake Date 09/04/2012, From NY 11212, DueOut Date 09/07/2012,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan negative Temp. – 101.7 RR – 25 HR – WNL Mal eintact Tolerates all handling AMB X 4 BARH
Upon intake Blnaca was growling and lunged at obne of the staff members as she walked past. She did not allow any handling by the counselor. He growled and showed teeth when counselor approached
As per the owner Blanca was in the house with 4 adults. 2 were women which he was not friendly with. He frequenly growled and snapped at the women in the house. He does not like children and has tried to bite a small child on more than one occasion. His behavior is not predictable, sometimes he tolorates everyone and then other times he just snaps and growls at you. He eats dry food and is not house trained. He gets walked twice a day but still goes in the house. He ca not be alked off leash becasue he chases cat, dog and squirrels. He does not like other dogs. He tries to bite them when they come close to him.
Client came in with a dog that he got from ACC about 3 years ago. Client is surrendering because the dog has become aggressive. He can no longer keep the dog in the home.
Photo was taken in the lobby becasue dog would not allow counselor close enough to do any handling
Neutered, Owner Surrender
Previously lived with: Adults/children
Behavior toward children: Attempted to bite small child on several occasions
Behavior toward dogs: Owner reports Blanco does not like dogs; attempts to bite
Behavior toward cats: Chases
FG/RG: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: His behavior is not predictable, sometimes he tolerates everyone and then other times he just snaps and growls.
Other notes: Upon intake Blanco was growling and lunged at one of the staff members as she walked past; he did not allow any handling by the counselor. He growled and bared teeth when counselor approached
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft, soft and loose body, and open mouth.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, gets easily aroused, body soft.
Squeeze 1/2: 1 Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy 1: No interest.
Summary: Blanco displayed no concern during his behavior assessment.
Blanco’s previous owner reported that he does not like other dogs and may be reactive towards them. When off leash at the Care Center, Blanco is initially nervous but able to solicit gentle play. He displays nervous body language as he interacts with playful male and female dogs. He sometimes engages in gentle play. He offered an appropriate correction when a puppy jumps on his back and did not react when two dogs had a minor scuffle; but Bianco did come over and muzzle lick one of the dogs afterwards. The Behavior Department recommends that Blanco be placed in a home with dogs that match his gentle play style.
Blanco’s previous owner reported that he does not like other dogs and may be reactive towards them. When off leash at the Care Center, Blanco is initially nervous but able to solicit gentle play. He displays nervous body language as he interacts with playful male and female dogs. He sometimes engages in gentle play. He will offer correction when a puppy jumps on his back. The Behavior Department recommends that Blanco be placed in a home with dogs that match his gentle play style.
10/3: Blanco enters the pen a touch nervous with a low head and tucked tail but approaches the gate to greet the helper dog. Once he greets he begins to loosen his posture and solicits gentle bouncy play with a relaxed open mouth. Blanco is tolerant of muzzle licks from the other dog and responds with wiggles and huffs. He also solicits attention from the female handler, leaning his body and head into her lap.
10/4: Blanco is nervous but playful. He engages in gentle play, checking in with the handlers often. He attempts to mount the female but is able to listen to handler interruptions and continues to play.
10/5-10/6: Blanco is nervous as he wanders in a group of playful male and female dogs. He is tolerant of play solicitations but does not engage. He will correct a puppy that jumps on his back. When two dogs become reactive, Blanco checks in on them when they are calmer and he himself remains calm.
IN-SHELTER BEHAVIOR: Bianco initially was shy but has shown more confident social behavior both towards dogs and humans while here at the Care Center. In contrast to what his owner reported, Bianco actively seeks attention from handlers when out in the play yard and solicits gentle play with dogs.
During his initial medical examination, Blanco appeared a bit nervous and timid though tolerated all handling with no issue.
_X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control (It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute frustration and teach him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training is recommended.)
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