BOSCO – A1090216
Safe - 9-29-2016 Brooklyn
BOSCO – A1090216
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
MALE, BLACK / BROWN, ROTTWEILER MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 09/17/2016, From NY 11233, DueOut Date 09/20/2016, I came in with Group/Litter #K16-074566.
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan negative. sOCIABLE, tolerate handling. No signs of aggression; Intact male, 2 years old; Ears clean. Eyes and nose clean. Amb x 4; Barh
9/27/16 : CIRDC NOTED ON ROUNDS. BAR. ATTENTION SEEKING. EATING WELL. SNEEZING WITH MODERATE MUCOID NASAL DISCHARGE. A: CIRDC; P: REC DOXYCYCLINE 400MG PO Q24 X 10 DAYS. CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC. EXCELLENT PROGNOSIS
Bosco came onto the shelter as a stray, so his past behaviors in a home are unknown. Behavior during intake: Bosco was nervous but allowed all handling.
During SAFER Bosco came into the assessment room calm he had a loose body posture when interacting with the assessor, he allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Bosco was relaxed during the tag interaction, and during the resource portion of the assessment. Bosco was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Bosco appears to be sociable, and did not display any behavior concerns, so the department feels can be suitable for an “Average” adopter.
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 stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed.
Squeeze 2: 1 Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy 1: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you.
Playgroup:When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Bosco displays soft body language when greeting a female dog. He is sexually motivated, persistently licking the female’s genital area, and only briefly listens to handler interruptions as he explores the pen.
Bosco was surrendered as a stray so his past behavior around dogs is unknown. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Bosco enjoys engaging in gentle play with female dogs. When socializing with male dogs, Bosco becomes nervous when the male continually greets him, displaying look aways and a tense face. He is slightly sexually motivated but is able to listen to interruptions from the handlers and corrections from other dogs. The Behavior Department recommends that Bosco be placed in a home with dogs that match his gentle play style and that a dog-dog interaction but conducted with a potential adopter’s dog, especially a male, to ensure compatibility.
9/20: Bosco displays soft body language when greeting a female dog. He is sexually motivated, persistently licking the female’s genital area, and only briefly listens to handler interruptions as he explores the pen.
9/22: Bosco displays soft body language when greeting a male dog. He displays bouncy body language as he socializes with the other dog and explores the pen. He listens to a correction from the other dog when his face to face greeting extends past the other dog’s comfort level.
9/23: When greet an intact male dog, Bosco displays soft body language. He becomes nervous when the male continually greets him displaying look aways and a tense face. With a playful female dog, Bosco displays loose and wiggly body language. He engages in and solicits gentle play.
9/24- 9/26: In a group of playful female dogs, Bosco engages in and solicits gentle play. He attempts to mount a female dog once, but immediately listens to the female dog’s correction and dismounts. He displays loose and wiggly body language throughout all interactions.
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