DELILAH – 16502
Safe - 1-28-2018 Brooklyn
DELILAH – 16502
3 yr. spayed black/tan, OS, 47 pounds:
11-Jan-2018/DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: ~3yrs; Microchip noted on Intake? Yes 981020023073508; History : Return, on DOH hold for scratching; Subjective: BARH; Observed Behavior – Active, attention seeking, allows all handling, playful and hyper but was able to calm down for exam and procedures; Objective ; P = WNL R = WNL BCS 5/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted; Oral Exam: Teeth clean, pink/pigmented mm; 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: Apparently healthy; Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC
Details on my behavior are…
Date of intake: 10-Jan-2018
Spay/Neuter status: Yes
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner surrender
Previously lived with: Owner, and has spent time around young children.
Behavior toward strangers: Lila is friendly and playful will jump on them for attention
Behavior toward children: children and is playful and affectionate with them.
Behavior toward dogs: Lila has spent time around other dogs and is very playful with them.
Behavior toward cats: Lila has spent time in the home around cats. She will chase and try to play with them.
Energy level/descriptors: Lila is described as being friendly, affectionate and playful with a very high energy.
Date of assessment: 18-Jan-2018
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
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 gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: During the handling assessment Delilah was playful with a high energy. Although mouthy and continues to jump on the assessor throughout the assessment,she was social towards the assessor.
When Delilah was at the Care Center in August, Delilah initially was nervous and anxious but as she continued to participate in group Delilah engaged in social groups. She offered muzzle licks and engaged in gentle play. Delilahâ€™s recent owner reported that Delilah plays with other dogs.
12/20: When off leash at the Care Center, Lila immediately solicits play with a wiggly play bow and muzzle licks. She bounces around the pens, in an attempt to move away from the sexually motivated male dog.
1/23: Delilah enters the pens, slightly uncomfortable, with the energy of the novel male dog. She moves slowly around him, hackles raised and body slightly tense. She shakes off a few times, and attempts to avoid him. When she is introduced to a sexually motivated male dog, Delilah loosen up and solicits gentle play.
1/24- 1/25: Today Delilah was utilized as a greeter. She is social, but persistently greets other dogs near there face, and is slow to read their social ques.
Date of intake: 10-Jan-2018
Summary: Lila was very friendly and active during intake. She was licking counselor and took treats well.
Date of initial: 11-Jan-2018
Summary: Active, attention seeking, allows all handling, playful and hyper but was able to calm down for exam
ENERGY LEVEL: Her previous owner reports a high activity level, which matches what we have seen in the care center. Delilah displayed high energy and movement throughout assessment. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: ADULT ONLY HOME
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations: No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments: No children: Her previous owners describe Delilah as a high-energy 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.
Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition
Potential challenges comments:
Social hyper arousal: Delilah has displayed low threshold for arousal, rapidly escalating to (jumping, mouthy, slowly de-escalating) Immediate intervention and consultation with a qualified veterinary behaviorist/professional trainer is strongly recommended to aid in addressing this issue to prevent further behavioral concerns that may appear in the future if not treated right away. We recommend only force-free, reward based training when introducing or exposing Tetris to new and unfamiliar situations.
Mouthy/poor inhibition: Delilah has shown some mouthiness in the care center. Little pressure is applied, but this is a behavior that should be extinguished through training alternate behaviors and lack of reward (ex. walking away whenever Delilah’s teeth make contact with skin).
Bite Details: Delilah jumped up on her owner in a playful manner and when she jumped down she scratched her owner in the left shin drawing blood.
1/21/18: Delilah was wiggling her body and wagging her tail loosely as I approached. She was easily roped and once we got to the pens it was easy to put a drag leash on her and remove the rope. Delilah LOVES playing fetch with balls, and will even bring them back gently and drop them in your hand. Delilah split her time between exploring the pens, playing fetch, and sitting hear her handlers. She seems to enjoy sitting near her handlers and being pet. When aroused from playing Delilah jumps on her handlers. This is easily corrected by saying no, turning around, and ignoring her for a bit. At the end of her session she was easy to unleash and rope. She was returned to her kennel without incident.
1/17/18: Delilah was lying in her bed upon approaching her kennel. She was soft, easy to rope, and remove from her kennel. She was brought into the SAFER room, due to the extremely cold weather conditions outside. Once in the SAFER room, Delilah had a loose, wiggly body and immediately began to solicit attention. She would jump in my lap, and allowed me to pet her entire body. I brought toys into the room, for her to play with. Delilah would play with the toys on her own or bring them to me. I would trade the toy she brought for a different toy. She alternated between playing and soliciting attention. When Delilah would become overly excited, she would urinate. Throughout the session, Delilah continued her high-energy play, but would take breaks by sitting either next to me, or between my leg so I could pet her. Once the session was over, I returned her to her kennel without issue.
1/13/18: Delilah was at the front of her kennel with a loose wiggly body. She was easily roped and brought to the SAFER room. She solicited attention from all of those in the room by leaning against them and wiggling, and sitting in their laps. She also played with several toys, and enjoyed plastic bouncy toys the most. She would play fetch with her handlers and also throw the toys and play with them independently. At the end of her session she was easy to rope and bring her back to her kennel. There were no incidents.
1/12: Delilah was right at the front of her kennel with a loose, wiggly body and was easy to remove from the kennel. Due to the rainy conditions outside I took her into the SAFER room where I easily collared her. She solicited attention from the other two handlers in the room by walking to them with a loose wiggly body. She allowed pets all over her head and body and she did jump up when she became a bit over aroused. She was also a bit mouthy, but decompressed quickly. She demonstrated that she knew the cue “sit”, but did not eat the treats I gave her. She was easy to rope and place back into her kennel. Due to the ease of handling, Delilah will be made “Staff Walks”.
19-Dec-2017/DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age:3 y; Microchip noted on Intake? yes981020023073508; History : return, 4 months; Subjective: Observed Behavior -wags tail, jumps up; Objective ; T =; P =60; R =wnl; BCS 5/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: clean teeth; 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; Prognosis:excellent
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Origin AddressDate of Intake19-Dec-2017
Spay/Neuter StatusSpayedBasic Information:Lila is a 3 year old, black and tan medium mixed breed female. She was spayed prior to coming into the shelter and has no known health issues or injuries. She has not seen a vet recently and was returned after being adopted due to tenant landlord issues
Previously lived with:In home with owner
How is this dog around strangers?Lila is friendly and playful when meeting new people. She approaches guests and will jump on them for attention. When playing with adults she is exuberant
How is this dog around children?Lila has spent time around young children and is playful and affectionate with them. When playing with children she is exuberant.
How is this dog around other dogs?Lila has spent time around other dogs and is very playful with them.
How is this dog around cats?Lila has spent time in the home around cats. She will chase and try to play with them.
Resource guarding:Lila has no reported resource guarding by her owner.
Bite history:Lila has no bite history.
Housetrained:YesEnergy level/descriptors:Very High
Has this dog ever had any medical issues?NoMedical NotesNo reported medical concerns.
For a New Family to KnowLila is described as being friendly, affectionate and playful. She likes to follow her family around when they are home and likes to play with all kinds of toys. She has been an indoor dog, sleeps on her dog bed, and eats dry food. She is house trained to go outside on any surface and is well behaved when left alone in the house. She has been crate trained and does well. She knows the commands stay, go, and off. She walks on leash for exercise and will pull when she is excited.
Behavior Notes:Lila was very friendly and active during intake. She was licking counselor and took treats well.
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