DAFFY – 10859
Gone - 11-3-2017 Manhattan
Hello, my name is Daffy. My animal id is #10859. I am a male brown dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 2 years old.
I came into the shelter as a stray on 26-Oct-2017.
Daffy is being placed at risk due to being diagnosed with Canine Upper Respiratory Disease Complex which is contagious to other dogs. Daffy will require in home care with a course of antibiotics. We recommend Daffy go to an experienced dog owner (Experience behavior determination).
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: Daffy is anything but, so I call him Mr. Daffy or Sir Daffy to give him the respect he deserves. When Sir Daffy shows off his sit, it’s with head held high, almost regal in it’s perspective, and I love it. I’m waiting for him to do the royal wave, but instead happily watch his whirlybird tail as he drapes himself over my lap. Liftoff! Sir Daffy seems to be housetrained, pulls on the leash a bit in his enthusiasm at being out for a walk, and loves to romp in piles of leaves. It’s fall, so leaves are falling, wind is blowing them in piles and Sir Daffy finds them all. So cute, like a little kid playing! Daffy enjoys treats, gently taking them from my hand, loved watching some dogs play off leash in the ball field, and it was clear he would have loved to join in the fun. Sir Daffy has the softest coat in a gorgeous light caramel color, and I could have spent the day running my hands over him as he lay in my lap. He’s lively, fun, enthusiastic and ready to make new friends. His whirlybird tail will tell you how much fun he’s having, and you’re going to love making that tail go round. Come meet him today! Another volunteer writes: While our wish is that dogs find their new homes quickly, we enjoy spending time with ‘old friends’, and I put Daffy in that category. Resting quietly on his bed, he greeted me with his happy tail wag and out we go. As it was raining, he allowed me to put a raincoat on him, and he looked fabulous, of course! A brief walk for potty necessities, then it’s off-leash in the pen to run around, chase toys, and greet staff who came out to set up for the morning. Daffy is fun, friendly, handsome, looks great in clothes, and is ready to spend his life loving his new person. He’s a gem and someone is going to be soooo lucky that he waited to meet them!
My medical notes are…
Weight: 60 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 3. Yellow
Date of intake:: 10/26/2017
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray
Date of assessment:: 10/27/2017
Look:: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity:: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag:: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins.
Paw squeeze 1:: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Paw squeeze 2:: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Toy:: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. Dog does not place his/her body between you and the toy.
Summary:: Daffy displayed high energy and movement throughout his assessment, loose and wiggly but did not settle easily.
Summary (1):: Daffy has shown interest in politely greeting and engaging with dogs in the care center. History around dogs is unknown due to arriving as a stray. Slow introductions are recommended between Daffy and respectful dogs. 10/27: When introduced off leash to a female dog, Daffy mostly ignores her, wandering the pen and seeking handler attention.
Summary (2):: 10/30: Daffy begins to engage in bouncy play with a playful female dog.
Date of intake:: 10/26/2017
Summary:: During intake, Daffy allowed all handling.
Date of initial:: 10/26/2017
Summary:: During his initial medical exam, Daffy displayed high energy and movement.
ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Daffy so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, Daffy displays a high level of energy. He will benefit from daily mental and physical activity such as daily walks, runs, exercise, and play as well as long lasting chews such as kongs and nylabones to positively direct his enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Behavior Asilomar: H – Healthy
Potential challenges: : Basic manners/poor impulse control,Strength/leash pulling
Potential challenges comments:: Daffy displays high energy and movement and does not settle easily. It is recommended that default behaviors such as ‘leave it’, ‘sit/stay’, and ‘down’ are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended. Leash pulling – Daffy is a very large, strong dog with the capability to pull over an average adopter. His adopter must be prepared and able to handle a dog of this size and strength. It is recommended that he be walked on a front clip harness or head halter, which helps diminish his strength through leverage, and that he be trained using positive reinforcement, reward based training to not pull on leash.
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