BOI – A1078145
Safe - 7-14-2016 Manhattan
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BOI – A1078145
NEUTERED MALE, GRAY / TAN, YORKSHIRE TERR, 2 yrs, 1 mo
RETURN – RESCUEONLY, HOLD RELEASED Reason ATT PEOPLE
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/09/2016, From NY 10025, DueOut Date 07/12/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary scan pos#941000017055802 BARH mild tartar clean EENT clean coat neutered allow handling, little tense NOSF
Adopter Profile: 07/09/16 19:17hrs
Boi was cared for by his adopter for the past month. He is described as playful, affectionate cautious, and incitable. He has currently been in a single person home for the past month without children. When he notices other dogs outside he will either approach and greet them playfully or run away from them. While inside of the home Boi would follow his adopter around. Boi would seek attention by barking or jumping up on them. He enjoys petting and being held. While with the groomers he did, bark, growl and snarl at the groomer. Boi’s adopter noticed that he is territorial in the home. He would block his adopter from approaching his food bowl but didn’t growl. He would guard his crate, toys, and rooms of his adopter home and lunge at his adopter if those items or areas were approached. Boi is friendly towards strange women and children that approach him on the street, allowing them to pet him. His adopter noticed that Boi is fearful of men outside of the home where he will run and hide but inside of the home he will growl and lunge after them. Boi’s adopter stated that he is perfectly house trained. He was walked 3x a day at least 20 minutes each time. He enjoys playing with squeaky toys and responds well to the command “sit.” Boi was fed Science Diet and Purina dry dog food.
Previous Owner Information:
Boi’s family describes him as friendly, playful, and medium energy. He lived with 3 children ages 8-16 and was relaxed and playful with them. He plays exuberantly with people. He lived with 2 male dogs – one small and one large – and met dogs outside. Boi is relaxed, playful, tolerant, and plays gently with other dogs. He tries to approach and sniff cats outside and is relaxed. Boi has never bit anyone. Boi’s original owner reported that he would guard his food bowl (his most recent owner didn’t know what behaviors he demonstrated). Since she has had him, he hasn’t minded while family members pet him or walked past him or the other pets, while he ate food or treats. He growls when moved off furniture but is able to be moved. He doesn’t mind being woken up, picked up, held, or restrained. He growls when put into the tub so his owner is unable to bathe him. He growls during nail trims. Boi is friendly with strangers who approach his home/family. He follows his family. He plays with balls, squeaky toys, and bones. He played chase. He does well in his pop-up crate covered with a blanket at night.
Owner Surrender Profile: 06/19/16 18:48
Boi is a 2 year old male Yorkie. His family got him from a friend who couldn’t keep him due to lack of time 2-3 weeks ago. They surrendered him due to lack of time to train him. Boi sometimes wheezes.
Boi is friendly/outgoing with new people. He lived with 3 children ages 8-16 in his most recent home and 1 child age 8 in his previous home. Boi is relaxed and playful with children. He plays exuberantly with people. He lived with 2 male dogs – one small and one large – and met dogs outside. Boi is relaxed, playful, tolerant, and plays gently with other dogs. He tries to approach and sniff cats outside and is relaxed. Boi has never bit anyone.
Boi’s original owner reported that he would guard his food bowl (his most recent owner didn’t know what behaviors he demonstrated). Since she has had him, he hasn’t minded while family members pet him or walked past him while he ate. He doesn’t mind when they walk by while he eats his treat. He doesn’t mind the other dogs walking by when he has food, treats, or toys. Boi growls when moved off furniture but is able to be moved. He doesn’t mind being woken up, picked up, held, or restrained. He growls when put into the tub and his owner is unable to bathe him. He growls during nail trims so his owner only trims one nail at a time. Boi is friendly with strangers who approach his home/family.
Boi’s family describes him as friendly, playful, and medium energy. He follows his family. He plays with balls, squeaky toys, and bones. He played chase. He lived inside and slept in a kennel (with the door shut). He ate dry Science Diet food and enjoyed dog treats. Boi is mostly housetrained. He doesn’t have accidents during the day, even while left alone free-roaming inside, but he will urinate on the children’s clothing (not on them) during the night if left out of his crate. He barks some while left home alone. He does well in his pop-up crate covered with a blanket at night. Boi sits and lies down when asked. He went for slow and brisk walks and pulled on his leash.
Boi approached with a wagging tail but was a little restless and panting, sometimes shivering a little. He jumped up and stood against me while I pet him. He retreated a little while I scanned him (+) and put his leash on. He was tolerant while I picked him up, positioned him for pictures, and collared him. On the backdrop, he tried to follow me and lean against me. On the floor, he walked around and sniffed. He was quiet.
Due to behaviors reported in the home, we recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide reward-based behavior modification and counterconditioning/desensitization to address the challenges described. Please see Boi’s two previous owner profiles for additional details.
6/21 SAFER assessment:
Boi came into our center as an owner surrender on 6/19/2016. It is reported he lived with children ages 8-16, relaxed and playful. Owner reports Boi lived with 2 male dogs, one large and one small, relaxed, playful, tolerant, plays gently. He reportedly tries to approach and sniff cats he sees on the street, relaxed. Boi will growl if attempting to remove him from furniture, nail trims, and placed in the tub, owner was unable to bathe him. It is reported Boi growls sometimes when his family members tell him to go into his kennel or to get out of a room. They would throw a treat to get him to the desired location. reports Boi does well overnight in a crate with blankets covering it on all sides. Boi pulled his head out of assessor’s hands on all three Look attempts, lip lick. He stood still during Sensitivity item, lip lick, body a bit tense. Boi was uncomfortable during Tag game, crouching on pass. He pulled his paw back on both Squeeze attempts. Boi showed minimal interest in Toy, though this may be due to environment as owner reports he plays with balls, squeaky toys, and bones, and plays chase. When off leash with other dogs, Boi keeps to himself, and roams the yard. The Behavior Team feels Boi would do best with an Experienced owner that does not have children.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick.
Tag 3 . Dog repeatedly turns quickly away when touched, or repeatedly spins toward the touch, and repeatedly tries to exit, Dog may be crouching ,tail is tucked, mouth closed, body stiff.
Squeeze 1: 2. Dog gently pulls back and whimpers.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog may smell and/or lick, then turns away.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Boi keeps to himself, and roams the yard.
6/20: When off leash with other dogs, Boi keeps to himself, and roams the yard.
7/10: Boi keeps to himself, and roams the yard.
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