COPERNICUS – A1090201
Safe - 9-27-2016 Manhattan
COPERNICUS – A1090201
MALE, BROWN / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 4 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 09/17/2016, From NY 10470, DueOut Date09/20/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary SCAN NEGATIVE BRIGHT ALERT RESPONSIVE HYDRATED PHYSICAL EXAM- INTACT MALE. MILD DENTAL TARTAR. EYES, EARS- WNL DERMATITIS AT VENTRAL ABDOMEN AMB X 4 APPLIED ACTIVYL. 5.4 CC PYRANTEL PO GAVE. ALLOWS HANDLING BUT NERVOUS & TENSE. NOSF
A volunteer writes: A former shelter manager used to laugh at me when I said a dog was my favorite, telling me that they are all my favorite – so true! But, some dogs do take an edge over my other favorites, and today that is Copernicus! I love this name for this dog – Copernicus being a Renaissance man, and that’s our boy! Gorgeous, leggy, soft and wiggly, Perny(for short) won my heart with his first ‘sit’ for a treat without being asked, and then his rollover for a belly rub! Can you hear his tail thump, thump, thumping as I rub his belly? Perny has lovely leash manners, he checks up as we walk and touches his nose to my hand from time to time. As we head to the park he stops to take care of his business and we move on. Posing for photos like a pro, he makes soft eye contact, enjoys more treats, and as we snuggle can be a tad mouthy (no pressure) in our love fest. In Perny’s opinion if pigeons are going to flock around they are inviting a good chase but is easily dissuaded when they fly away. I tethered Perny to take pictures of another dog and he waited and watched patiently as I did so. Good boy! Greeting the helper female politely on his first play date he doesn’t reciprocate play at this time. Fun, friendly, lively and affectionate our Perny is looking for a lifetime of snuggles, fun and belly rubs with his new person or family. Be sure to meet him when you visit.
Copernicus came into our center after a member of the public found him tied up on a dead end street. He was friendly and allowed Finder’s children to handle and pet him. Copernicus pulled a bit on leash for his relief walk. He was friendly upon entering SAFER assessment room, nibbled handlers hand softly. Copernicus allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands during Look item, wiggly, tail wagging. He leaned into assessor during Sensitivity item, licking assessor’s hand, tail wagging. Copernicus followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, a bit distracted. He displayed high energy and movement during positioning for Squeeze item. Once positioned, he did not pull his paw back, mouthed assessor’s hand without applying any pressure. Copernicus playfully engaged with Toy, kept a firm grip with loose, wiggly body. When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Copernicus polite when solicited with play, and does not reciprocate. The behavior team recommends slow introduction with any resident dogs in a future home. Copernicus would do best with an Experienced adopter. He will benefit from daily mental and physical stimulation in the forms of walks, runs, exercise, play. Copernicus may benefit from obedience classes to learn leash manners as well as no mouthing.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back, wiggly. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth, tail wag, ears back, licks assessor’s hand.
Tag: 2. Follows at end of leash, body soft, a bit distracted
Squeeze 1 / 2: 2. Dog gently places his open mouth over the Assessor’s hand without applying pressure.
Toy 1: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
Dog-dog: When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Copernicus remains polite when solicited with play, and does not reciprocate. The behavior team recommends slow introduction with any resident dogs in a future home.
09/18/16: When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Copernicus greets politely. He shows a bit of sexually motivated behavior, intently sniffing, licking rear of the female greeter, however does not attempt to mount. He remains polite when solicited with play, and does not reciprocate. The behavior team recommends slow introduction with any resident dogs in a future home. Copernicus arrived into our care as a stray, so there is no available history of previous interaction with other dogs, and it is unknown how his behavior around dogs will translate into a home setting.
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