COCO – A1091682
Safe - 5-19-2017 Manhattan
COCO – A1091682
**RETURNED 04/23/17, SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
SPAYED FEMALE, WHITE / BROWN, AUST CATTLE DOG / AM PIT BULL TER, 1 yr, 4 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason NO TIME
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 04/23/2017, From NY 10029, DueOut Date 04/23/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age:2 Microchip noted on Intake? y History : return Subjective: Observed Behavior – very excited wagging tail, jumping, licking Objective P = 90 R = panting BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: spayed MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: healthy Plan no treatment Prognosis: good
A volunteer writes: Ad spotted in the Position Wanted section of the NY.DogTimes.com: I’m active, playful, friendly and loving. I’m looking for a new job/family to begin effective immediately. My credentials include: playful with everyone although I’ll jump sometimes to say hello, have spent time with big dogs and like to play, chase cats, housetrained when walked regularly, and don’t guard my stuff. I’m pretty good on leash although I bounce sometimes because it’s fun. I like to keep busy with lots of stuff to do, including walks and playing, I can play with toys by myself but also enjoy a game of tug, or simply chomping on a toy while it’s on my person’s lap. My coat is a gorgeous, healthy and orange and white, I’m robust with good care, and I’m told I have adorable freckles. I’ll never be called a couch potato, and my preferred position will include lots of exercise and maybe some puzzle games too. When I’m ready to relax I enjoy some nice petting and will just hang out near you. My salary requirements include plentiful nutritious food, a full toy box and lots of love. I can schedule an interview at your convenience. References provided upon request.
Coco is a 1yr 4 month old spayed Australian Cattle Dog Pitt Bull Terrier mix. Her owner got her from a man selling puppies and has has her since she was 2 months old. Coco is being surrendered because her owner is moving into a smaller apartment and Coco is already very energetic and her owner does not have the time to exercise her. She has had no injuries or health problems and has not been to the vet for a while.
Around strangers Coco is very friendly and outgoing. Her way of saying hello is to jump up on a person! She has spent time with children in the home, ages 10, 7,5, and 8 and with them was relaxed and playful. She plays exuberantly and sometimes rough with both children and adults. She has spent time with larger dogs and with them was relaxed and playful. She plays with other dogs exuberantly. She lived with a cat and would chase the cat around a lot. Coco does not have a bite history.
Coco will poop inside when her scheduled walk is missed. She also will chew and destroy things inside the home. She isnt bothered during storms or fireworks. She isnt bothered when someone touches her food while she is eating, takes her toy or chewy away, pushes her off the furniture, holds or restrains her, disturbs her while sleeping
During intake Coco was very energetic and was jumping on the counselor and was a bit mouthy but allowed all handling and collaring. She had a low fast wagging tail and was receptive to the counselor when called and would come over wagging her tail.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile
Spayed, Owner Surrender (In previous home for one year)
Previously lived with: Adults, children (ages five, seven, eight, and ten), and a cat
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing
Behavior toward children: Relaxed and playful
Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed and playful
Behavior toward cats: Chases them
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Coco was described as very energetic.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. Her body is soft, panting, jumps up between attempts to lick Assessor.
Tag: 3. Dog jumps on assessor, mouths assessor, and grabs leash. Has trouble settling.
Squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Squeeze 2: 2. Dog places her open mouth over the Assessor’s hand without applying pressure.
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. She does not place her body between you and the toy.
Summary: Coco displayed a high level of activity and movement on her assessment. She quickly became aroused during tag and had trouble settling. Throughout the assessment she was jumping up on and mouthing the assessor in a social manner.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
Hyper-motivated: These dogs come on too strong and have coarse social skills. They have had a poor history of social experience with other dogs and were most likely deprived of off- leash contact. They are overly excited when meeting new dogs, often up in the other dog’s face and not able to read subtle signals to back off, which can quickly lead to a scuffle.
Coco’s previous owner describes her behavior around other dogs as “relaxed” and “playful”. Coco engages in exuberant, vocal chase play with dogs in the care center, and is often forward upon greeting. The behavior department feels that Coco would be most compatible with other dogs who are tolerant of or match Coco’s exuberant style of play.
4/26: When off leash with another dog, Coco will greet politely. She will offer toe taps and playbows when soliciting play with the male greeter.
4/27: Coco uses body bumps, and jumps on the other dog to solicit. Coco becomes highly aroused as play intensifies and begins to vocalize and tenses while engaging.
4/28-5/2: Coco engages in rough, vocal play. She will become aroused by the other dog but listens to handler correction.
5/4-5: Coco engages playfully with another dog, and is able to slow down when the other dog appears uncomfortable with her pushy style of play.
During her initial medical exam, Coco was active and social.
Her previous owners describe Coco as an energetic dog. In the care center she has been active and enthusiastic. She may have a low threshold for arousal and needs guidance to learn how to appropriately channel that energy when she becomes overstimulated. She will need daily mental and physical stimulation and exercise, and a force-free, positive reinforcement-based training class may help her to learn impulse control and to train desirable behaviors that can be rewarded.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced adopter, adult-only home (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_No children (under 13): Due to Coco’s low threshold for arousal and intense jumping and mouthing behavior when excited, we recommend an adult only home.
_X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control: It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach her to control her impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
_X_Social hyper-arousal: Coco has displayed low threshold for arousal, rapidly escalating to jumping up and mouthing. People should act and remain calm around her, and she should be rewarded with treats and play for calm behavior around people. Other outlets to channel her energy, such as Kongs and puzzle toys, are strongly recommended. We recommend only force-free, reward based training
_X_Mouthiness/Poor bite inhibition: While she applies only light pressure, Coco was mouthy throughout the assessment and is quick to put her teeth on 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 – always with a toy – and ending play or attention whenever Junie puts teeth on skin. She should be rewarded with attention and treats when she stops and/or when she is seeking attention in alternate ways.
RTO – 10/01/2016
FEMALE, WHITE / BROWN, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 10 mos
OWNER SUR – PRE RTO, HOLD FOR RTO Reason TOO BIG
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 09/29/2016, From NY 10029, DueOut Date10/01/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Scanned negative QARH Mild dental tartar Tense and nervous Female Activyl applied for fleas prevention Nosf
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