BROWNIE – 21989
Safe - 3-4-2018 Staten Island
BROWNIE – 21989
Location: Staten Island; Intake Date: 3/2/18; Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Green; Sex: Female; Age: 1 year; Original Location: 10301
Weight: 52 pounds
Vet Notes: 1:15 PM: DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 1 year. Microchip noted on Intake? scan negative History : owner surrender Subjective: Observed Behavior – friendly. Objective: BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, AD- clean, AS- severe erythema, thickening, tan debris, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: clean adult teeth PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: FI, no spay scar seen MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, healthy hair coat, approx. 2 cm non-reducible umbilical hernia CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: umbilical hernia otitis externa Prognosis: good. Plan: applied claro to left ear repair umbilical hernia at time of spay SURGERY: Okay for surgery
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Basic Information: Brownie is a 1 year old female that has no previous or current medical issues that the owner is aware of. Owner had Brownie since she was a puppy but had to surrender due to no time.
Previously lived with: 2 Adults, 3 kids
How is this dog around strangers? Brownie is outgoing and friendly
How is this dog around children? She was in the home with 3 children ages 5,11 and 13 and owner stated she was relaxed and respectful with all children
How is this dog around other dogs? Barks and plays exuberantly with other dogs
How is this dog around cats? Barks and growls
Resource guarding: She allows you to take her food, treats and toys away from her with out any issues
Bite history: Brownie has no bite history
Energy level/descriptors: medium/high
Medical Notes: Owner said brownie didnt have any medical issues that he knew of.
For a New Family to Know: Brownie is a loving playful dog. She is gentle around kids. She sometimes barks and has destructive behavior such as chewing household items (shoes, blankets) if left alone so she started to get crate trained. She has a high activity level and liked to play with all types of toys. In the home she was fed both wet and dry food. Brownie knows the cues sit, come and stay. When on leash, Brownie tends to pull very hard. Owner has never tried to walk her off leash as she would run away.
Behavior Notes: Upon intake Brownie had a very loose and relaxed body was soliciting attention by trying to sit on staff’s lap and give kisses. She aloud all handling including being leashed and collared.
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Date of assessment: 5-Mar-2018
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, ears are back, tail is down, relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
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: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Brownie displayed no behavior concerns during her handling assessment.
Date of intake: 4-Mar-2018
Summary: During intake, Brownie allowed all handling.
Date of initial: 4-Mar-2018
Summary: During her initial medical exam, Brownie allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Brownie is described as a playful dog with a medium to high level of energy. This matches what we have seen at the care center. Brownie displays as a young, social, enthusiastic dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. We recommend daily walks, runs, exercise, and play, as well as long lasting chews such as kongs and nylabones.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: In the care center, Brownie is social and playful with all staff. She may lightly jump up affectionately.
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 cats
Recommendations comments: No cats: Brownie was reported to bark and growl at cats in her previous home. We cannot be certain of her behavior in a new home environment though recommend a home without cats at this time to best set her up for success.
Potential challenges: House soiling; Destructive behavior; Basic manners/poor impulse control; Strength/leash pulling
Potential challenges comments: House Soiling:Brownie is reported to have occasional accidents in the house, and appears not to have been housetrained in the past. She will need guidance and consistency to learn to eliminate outside. We recommend crate training (the crate must be made positive and never used as a punishment), frequent walks, rewards for eliminating outside (treats and praise), and consistent structured feeding/walk schedule. Accidents should never be punished as it can damage the human-dog relationship and is likely to make the problem worse.
Destructive Behavior: Brownie may benefit from crate training when home alone to decrease any chewing of household items as previously reported. She should always be left with durable, long-lasting chews and other engaging toys when she is left alone, to avoid chewing of inappropriate items. The environment should also be managed by keeping shoes/blankets in locations where Brownie does not have access.
Basic Manners: Brownie may lightly jump up when soliciting attention. It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach her to control her impulses instead of simply reacting. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
Leash Pulling: It is reported Brownie pulls hard on leash. Her adopter must be prepared and able to handle a dog of this size and strength. It is recommended that she be walked on a harness or head halter, which helps diminish her strength through leverage, and that she be trained using positive reinforcement, reward based training to not pull on leash.
Comments: Experienced (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience in the above mentioned challenges)
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