BRUNO – 8653
Safe - 10-22-2017 Brooklyn
BRUNO – 8653
Hello, my name is Bruno. My animal id is #8653. I am a desexed male black brown dog at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks i am about 4 years 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a aco impound on 02-Oct-2017.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Experience adult only home
My medical notes are…
Weight: 59.2 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Date of intake: 2-Oct-2017 Spay/Neuter status: No Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Stray Previously lived with: Unknown Behavior toward strangers: Unknown Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Unknown Date of assessment: 5-Oct-2017 Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. 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 gently pulls back his/her paw. Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back. Toy: 3. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. Body is stiff. Summary: Bruno was social and playful. He displayed a high energy, and was mouthy throughout the assessment. In addition Bruno was observed to be focused on the toy item, and assessor hand snapping hard, and his body was a bit tense slowly de-escalating. Summary (1): When off leash at the Care Center, Bruno is sexually motivated-mounting and genital licking. He is difficult to interrupt and ignores the other dogâ€™s corrections. Bruno was surrender as a stray so his past behavior with other dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department recommends that Bruno be placed in a home with resident dogs that are tolerant of his sexually motivated behavior. Summary (2): 10/3: Bruno displays a high vibrating tail and erect ears at the gate. He persistently sniffs the novel female dogâ€™s genitals. He briefly listens to handler interruptions, and explores his surroundings. Summary (3): 10/4: Bruno is sexually motivated, and persistently mounts the novel female dog, ignoring all interruptions. Date of intake: 2-Oct-2017 Summary: Nervous, but tolerant Date of initial: 4-Oct-2017 Summary: Initially friendly, uncomfortable with some handling, and snapped at technician. BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: ADULT ONLY HOME Behavior Asilomar TM – Treatable-Manageable Recommendations: No children (under 13) Recommendations comments: Bruno appears to become easily aroused during play. He is mouthy, and observed to be a bit rough for these reasons we advise against a home with children at this time. Potential challenges: Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition Potential challenges comments: Bruno has shown some mouthiness in the care center. Moderate pressure is applied, but this is a behavior that should be extinguished through training alternate behaviors and lack of reward (ex. walking away whenever Bruno’s teeth make contact with skin). This is likely an attention-seeking behavior, but it should be replaced with an alternative behavior as it can frighten people. We recommend never playing with bare hands â€“ always with a toy – and ending play or attention whenever Bruno puts teeth on skin. He should be rewarded with attention and treats when he stops and/or when he is seeking attention in alternate ways.
10/5 Experience adult-only home
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