CHARLIE – A1120651
Urgent - Brooklyn
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CHARLIE – A1120651
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
MALE, BROWN, STAFFORDSHIRE / LABRADOR RETR, 6 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, HOLD FOR ID Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 08/02/2017, From NY 11236, DueOut Date 08/07/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Estimated age: young adult Microchip noted on Intake none. Abandoned , roommate of owner brought pet in, will be classified as stray, hyperactive jumps on people does not respect handler’s space BARH mmpink P = wnl R = panting BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: staining PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: scrotal testes MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat BCS 6/9 CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment healthy Plan stray available Prognosis: very good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A volunteer writes: I find it hard to believe that Charlie is really six years old, because he is the epitome of puppy joyfulness and energy. Charlie pulls a bit on the leash but is perfect walking on a harness, loves to explore everything around him, and is generally just a loose, wiggly boy. Charlie seems to be housetrained, doing his business as soon as he gets outside on our walks. Charlie gets so excited about treats that he jumps in the air, bouncing up and down with anticipation, but he will sit for a treat the second or third time you ask him. 🙂 Charlie loves meeting new people–in fact, on our last walk he tried to follow a stranger down the street, panting and wagging his tail happily (as if to say, “Where are we going, new friend? I’m ready!”). Enthusiastic and energetic, Charlie does jump up a bit sometimes and gets excited easily–he will need an adopter who has experience with high-energy dogs and can give him the structure, exercise, training, and of course LOVE that he needs! Come and meet Charlie at the Brooklyn ACC today.
KNOWN HISTORY: Limited profile
Unaltered Male, Stray
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: Unknown
Bite history: Unknown
Look:2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity:1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag:1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1&2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog smells, then turns away.
Summary: Charlie was friendly and playful towards the assessor with very high energy.
When off leash at the Care Center, Charlie displays a soft posture when introduced to a group of calm male and female dogs. While keeping to himself, he investigates the pen and its smell. He is tolerant of a reactive and assertive male. Charlie was surrender as a stray so his past behavior with other dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department recommends that Bert be placed with dogs that match his calm sociability. Introductions should be done slowly and under supervision.
08/03/17: Charlie briefly greets a novel female dog, displaying a soft body. He mostly explores the yard and keeps to himself the rest of the time.
08/04/17: Charlie displays a neutral body posture while greeting a novel male dog. He mostly keeps to himself, exploring the pens and its smell.
08/05/17: Charlie displays a soft posture when introduced to a group of calm male and female dogs. He is tolerant of a status seeking male (assertive), and walks away from a reactive male.
08/06/17: Charlie is a little over-exuberant when initially greeting other dogs but responds immediately to being corrected (teeth bare and muzzle punch) by a female dog. He does not respond to a reactive dog; he walks away.
Upon intake Charlie was very loose and wiggly, friendly and allowed all handling.
During his medical examination, Charlie was hyperactive and jumps on people.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Charlie so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, 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.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_No young children (under 5)-Due to Charlie very high energy level/mouthiness seen in the care center, we feel that Charlie may be too much for young children. Charlie can be a bit rough with play.
_X_Mouthiness/Poor bite inhibition-Charlie 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 Charlie’s teeth make contact with skin).
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