CHOCO – A1099238
Gone - 12-22-2016 Manhattan
My name is CHOCO. My Animal ID # is A1099238.
I am a male black and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 12/09/2016 from NY 11692, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
12/11/2016 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 63.0 LBS.
Scan negative for a microchip
12/10/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
12/10/16 16:51 This dog allowed handling during intake and appears to be friendly.
No Web Memo
12/19/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Unknown Unaltered, Owner surrender Bite history: Bit a member of the household in the shoulder while they were playing rough with him. Other notes: Upon intake Choco appeared friendly and allowed all handling. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 12/19/2016 Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, mouth closed Tag: 3. Dog runs and plays, quickly escalates and grabs leash, jumping on assessor Squeeze 1 :1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed Toy 1: 1. Dog playfully engages, keeps a firm grip, body loose Summary: Choco remained friendly and allowed handling throughout his assessment though displays high energy and movement. Choco appears to have a low threshold for arousal and escalates quickly in play (see known history); force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing/exposing him to new and unfamiliar situations. PLAYGROUP: Summary MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 12/9/16 During his initial medical exam Choco appeared to be sweet and allowed all handling. ENERGY LEVEL: RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (Suitable for an adopter with a previous amount of dog experience) _X_No young children (under 5) Potential challenges: _X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control (It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute frustration and teach him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training is recommended.) _X_Mouthiness/Poor bite inhibition (See known history; Decreasing the force of the mouth as well as the frequency of mouthing, in this order is recommended by using force-free, reward based training as well to reinforce a soft appropriate mouth and redirect hard inappropriate mouthing onto toys.)
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
12/09/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: 64154 37735 5887 Sex: intact male Age: reported 1y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: no staining If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: allowed all handling, sweet and interested in attention Medication: N/A, preventatives given
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
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