COBY – A1103670
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My name is COBY. My Animal ID # is A1103670.
I am a neutered male tan lhasa apso mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 02/13/2017 from NY 10029, owner surrender reason stated was BITEPEOPLE.
02/24/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Coby A1103670 is At Risk due to behavior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/24/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 22.8 LBS.
Serial number= 170034
02/14/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
02/14/17 09:34 Coby is shy around strangers but will warm up to them eventually. He lives with two kids (ages 11 and 5) who is is relaxed and playful with but does have random biting occurances at random. He plays somewhat rough with both adults and children. His owner doesn’t let him go near dogs because he will try and bite. He lives with a cat that he too will try to bite if he hangs out on the sofa. He has bitten his owner and her two sons at random before but has never actually bitten another animal. During loud noises such as storms, Coby barks. He will snap when his owner tries to take his food bowl, bites if it’s a treat being taken away, and snaps if she takes a toy away or pulls him off the sofa. He will try to bite when restrained from something he wants and snaps if awoken from his slumber. He bites when his owner tries to give him a bath and gets his nails clipped and snaps when brushed. He barks when someone unfamiliar approaches his home or family. Coby’s owner describes him as mellow with a low activity level. However, when he’s ready to play enjoys fetch with balls and frisbees, chewing on bones and stuffed animals, and tugging on squeaky toys. When his owner is home, he follows her around and has been kept mostly indoors. He sleeps on his bed or on the sofa and is very house-trained. He never goes potty indoors and likes to go outside on cement and gravel. When left home alone, he’s well-behaved and has never been crate-trained but knows sit and come. His owner states she did not give him any exercise but he doesn’t pull on leash. He eats both wet and dry food, twice a day and loves rawhides and bones. On intake, counselor asked owner to collar Coby to avoid any unnecessary conflict or stress. However, when the owner left and counselor had to take pictures of Coby and handle him alone he was fine. Coby was mellow and walked with counselor over to area to get picture taken where he stood nicely for it.
No Web Memo
02/21/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile 2/13/17 Neutered, Owner Surrender (In previous home for two years) Previously lived with: Adults, children (ages five and eleven), and a cat. Behavior toward strangers: Shy Behavior toward children: Relaxed and playful Behavior toward dogs: Will snap at them Behavior toward cats: Snaps at the cat if he is on the sofa Resource guarding: Will snap if the owner attempts to take away his food bowl or if a toy is taken from him, will bite if a treat is taken from him. Bite history: Yes, will bite “at random”. Has bitten children, neighbors, and the owner multiple times. The last bite was when the owner was sitting in a chair, Coby grabbed onto her leg and eventually let go. Housetrained: Energy level/descriptors: Coby is described as mellow with a low activity level. Other notes: Will snap if he is taken off the sofa or if he is restrained. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 2/21/17 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 stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft. Squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pulls back his paw. Toy: 3. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His body is stiff. Summary: Coby allowed all handling during the assessment. He became stiff when in possession of the toy. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: Summary MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 2/13/17 During his initial medical exam, Coby was tense and snapped. ENERGY LEVEL: Coby’s owner described him as having a low activity level. In the care center, he also displays a low activity level.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13): Due to Coby’s bite history, we recommend an adult only home. He has shown restraint in the care center and has not demonstrated any warnings of aggression, but he has been reported to bite for no known reason in his home. _X_No cats: Coby is reported to snap at the cat in his previous home, so a home without cats is recommended. _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Due to all noted concerns displayed in a home environment, the behavior department recommends Coby be placed with a New Hope placement partner who is able to provide an experienced adult-only foster home. A period of decompression is recommended to allow Coby to acclimate comfortably to his new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Coby to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior Coby presents with outside of the care centers. Potential challenges: _X_Resource guarding (Coby’s previous owner notes that he will snap if his food bowl or toy is touched, and that he will bite if a treat is taken from him. We recommend that Coby be left alone while eating, and that food guarding behavior modification steps (available at ASPCApro.org) be utilized if this behavior is problematic in his future home. Nothing should ever be taken directly out of Coby’s mouth, and any time something is removed he should be rewarded with a high value treat or toy. He should be taught the “drop” cue and trade-up games. _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression _X_Multiple-bite history/risk of future aggression (Coby is reported to have bitten multiple times in his previous home with no known triggers. The severity of these bites are not known. We recommend positive reinforcement, force free training and careful management of these behaviors. Guidance from a professional trainer or behaviorist is strongly recommended to work on any issues that Coby presents with.)
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
02/14/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Neutered male approx 3-5 years old s/o: bar allows handling een wnl limited oral, teeth seem clean bcs 5/9 a: healthy p: no treatment
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