CHIEF aka CHEIF – A1066726
Gone - 3-12-2016 Brooklyn
My name is CHIEF. My Animal ID # is A1066726.
I am a male gray and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 03/05/2016 from NY 11369, owner surrender reason stated was ALLERGIES.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
03/09/2016 Exam Type BEHAVIORPART2 – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NH ONLY, Weight 59.0 LBS.
ENERGY LEVEL: Inconclusive. Chief’s previous owner notes a medium activity level. Chief was engaged with his handlers and showed an average energy level during his medical examination and during his time in playgroup; however, he showed a low threshold for arousal during the Tag portion of the aggression assessment, which is in line with what the previous owner notes about Chief’s leash biting behavior. RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only No children under 10 based upon his previous owner’s report and his low threshold for arousal. Place with a New Hope partner Potential challenges: Leash-biting/rapid arousal and slow deescalation Fear of strangers, as noted in the care center and reported by his previous owner. The owner was unable to determine why some strangers elicited growling and others more social behavior
03/05/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
03/05/16 16:02 BASIC INFORMATION: Chief is a male, gray/white American pit bull terrier. Chief was given to owner as a gift, 4 years ago. He has no known health issues & has been surrendered to ACC due to allergy development towards Chief. SOCIALIZATION: Chief may growl at certain strangers, owner can not pin point what causes this behavior. He will not lunge or become aggressive. Cheif will at times display friendly behavior towards certain strangers, he will approach the stranger with a wagging tail & an open mouth. Chief has resided with children ages 2,7 & 15 yrs of age. Chief may be somewhat rough when the children play with him, owner suggests children 10 & over for play interaction with Chief. He has resided with a cat & is respectrful towards the cat. Chief has not resided with another dog, but will be respectful towards large dogs. Chief will bark & sometimes growl at smaller dog breeds. Cheif has not bitten or scratched another animal or person within the past 10 days. BEHAVIOR: Chief does not become aggressive when owner comes near or touches Chief while he is eating from food bowl. When owner takes away a bone or an object from his mouth, Chief will growl but will not attempt to bite. He enjoys bathing and grooming. Chief will alert the owner if an unfamiliar person is outside of the home. owner stated there are times Chief may start biting on the leash & growl when being walked, may be slightly rope aggressive. FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW: Chief is best described as friendly, affectionate & playful dog. his activity level is medium and enjoys sun bathing. Chief also loves to play in the park. He enjoys playing with ropes & playing tug. Chief would do best in a family home with children 10 and up. Chief has been kept mostly indoors. Chief enjoys sleeping on owners bed. He enjoys eating home cooked food, wet & dry dog food, 2X. Chief enjoys eating bananas & pretzels as treats. He is house trained & is well behaved when left alone. BEHAVIOR UPON INTAKE: upon intake Chief displayed a loose body & a wagging tail. Chief allowed all handling & scanned negative.
No Web Memo
03/10/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
3/8 SAFER: Chief came to us as an owner surrender due to the owner’s siblings suffering from allergies and asthma. According to the owner Chief may growl when meeting certain strangers and sometimes smaller dogs, but has lived with children ages 2-15. Around the children Chief is described as being somewhat rough with the children and the owner suggests children over 10 years of age. The owner also stated that Chief will sometimes bite the leash and growl when being walked. Chief pulls strongly on the leash when being walked but had soft body language during his relief walk. He had loose body language when entering the behavior room and was interested in interacting with the assessor. During the assessment Chief had some tense body language during some portions of the assessment. Chief bit the rope very strongly and began to growl during the tag interaction. Chief took the toy away from the assessor with stiff body language. He seemed to realize that the assess-a-hand was they assessor’s and did not mind it. When the toy was picked up with the assessor’s real hand Chief growled, raised his lip and lunged toward the assessor. Due all known behavior information the behavior department believes that Chief will be best placed with a NH partner at this time. Look: 2. Dog holds gaze with slightly tense body language. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body tense, mouth closed, lip long, ears back, lip lick. Tag: 5. Dog immediately grabs the leash strongly with stiff body language and begins to growl. Toy 1: 4. Dog growls, lip curls and lunges when the assessor attempts to pick up the toy.. When off leash with other dogs, Chief approaches somewhat nervous with a low head and slightly tucked tail but soft body. He does loosen up and offer a few small bounces to get the attention of the helper dog, but becomes slightly sexually motivated.
03/08/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs, Chief approaches somewhat nervous with a low head and slightly tucked tail but soft body. He does loosen up and offer a few small bounces to get the attention of the helper dog, but becomes slightly sexually motivated.
03/06/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scan negative M; 4 YO; 59 LB Was easy to handle throughout most of the exam, but when neccessary to restrain for vaccines, became reacted and made some snap attempts EEN clear Skin and coat clear BARH
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