BRICK – 19807
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Hello, my name is Brick. My animal id is #19807. I am a male brown brindle dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 11 months old.
I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 02-Feb-2018, with the surrender reason stated as other.
Brick is at risk for medical reasons, having been diagnosed with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease, which is contagious to other dogs. Behaviorally, we suggest that Brick would be best suited to a dog experienced home.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: Brick is a real go-getter and he likes to live large–whether it’s love, toys or treats, this pup gives his all and wants it all! If you’re looking for an on-the-go pet who meets the world with a big smile straight from his big heart then you’ve come to the right place because Brick adores everyone he sees, from people of all ages to dogs of all sizes. Our handsome honey is ready to play play play all day long and when he’s not romping (almost flying!) in doggie playgroup you’ll find him enjoying a game of fetch or tug-o-war with his volunteer friends out in the yard. On leash, Brick’s an enthusiastic yet responsive walker and like the hound dog he looks to be, he loves sniffing everything he discovers both indoors and out. We’re told he’s house trained (check!) and knows how to sit on command (still working on that one!) and when asked to name their favorite thing about Brick his former family stated ‘how loving he is’ and described him as friendly and affectionate, gentle with the kids (though we recommend older siblings) and always happy to share his toys and food. Brick is a shining baby diamond ready to be polished into a priceless adult, all he needs is TLC and plenty of playtime. One look into those dancing eyes and a kiss from his silly ‘side tongue’ and I guarantee you’ll be grinning right along with him and falling head over heels in love. Brick’s young life is so full of promise, will you be the one to make his dreams of a fun forever home come true?
My medical notes are…
Weight: 54 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 1. Green
Date of intake:: 2/2/2018
Spay/Neuter status:: Yes
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner Surrender (In home for 6 months)
Previously lived with:: Adults and children
Behavior toward strangers:: Very friendly
Behavior toward children:: Friendly and gently playful
Resource guarding:: None reported
Bite history:: None reported
Energy level/descriptors:: Brick is described as friendly and affectionate with a high level of activity.
Date of assessment:: 2/4/2018
Look:: 1. Dog leans forward or jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted.
Sensitivity:: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. Body is soft, likely panting, may jump up between attempts to lick Assessor.
Tag:: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins.
Paw squeeze 1:: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2:: 3. Dog is soft in body and eye, and moves legs/body so that the Assessor is unable to hold the paw.
Flank squeeze 1:: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2:: Item not conducted
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:: Brick approached the assessor quickly in the assessment room with a soft body. He displayed a high level of activity and movement during the assessment, jumping up in a social manner, and was a bit mouthy, applying light pressure. He allowed all handling.
Summary (1):: 2/3: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Brick engages in soft, bouncy play.
Date of intake:: 2/2/2018
Summary:: pon intake, Brick had a loose and wiggly body. He solicited attention by jumping up.
Date of initial:: 2/2/2018
Summary:: Brick was active and allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL:: Brick’s previous owner described him as having a high level of activity. He is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: Brick consistently displays highly social behavior with his human caretakers outside of his kennel. He maintains a loose wiggly body throughout interactions and solicits attention from handlers. He engages in games with preferred toy items while off leash, and frequently checks in with the handler.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Behavior Asilomar: TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No young children (under 5)
Recommendations comments:: No young children: Due to the high level of jumping and mouthing seen at the care center, we recommend a home without young children. Older children who are comfortable around large, jumpy dogs should have an in-depth interaction prior to adoption.
Potential challenges: : Basic manners/poor impulse control,Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition
Potential challenges comments:: Basic manners/poor impulse control: It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended. Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition: Brick has shown some mouthiness in the care center. Little pressure is applied, but this is a behavior that should be extinguished through training alternate behaviors and lack of reward (ex. walking away whenever Brick’s teeth make contact with skin).
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