DELPHINUS – A1108218
Safe - 4-18-2017 Brooklyn
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DELPHINUS – A1108218
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME**
MALE, BR BRINDLE / WHITE, STAFFORDSHIRE MIX, 3 yrs
STRAY – STRAYAVAI, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 04/08/2017, From NY 11206, DueOut Date 04/11/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Inatct male Estimated age: 3 years Microchip noted on Intake? negative Stray dog. Male intact aparently healthy dog Playful, BAR, friendly T = Not taken P = 100 bpm R = Not taken BCS 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: mild tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact male MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, some redness around the eyes and the muzzle. Some dandruff CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Not performed Assessment Skin Redness Dandruff Plan VAccinated, microchipped, pyrantel, flea treatment, HW Prognosis: Excellent SURGERY: Okay for surgery
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Intact Male, Stray
Other notes: Delphinus was very friendly and allowed all handling.
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 likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog jumps on Assessor once play begins.
Squeeze 1&2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed.
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
Summary: Delphinus was very friendly and affectionate towards the assessor, he displayed no concern.
When off leash at the Care Center, Delphinus growls and barks when greeting male and female dogs. When in the pen with a female dog, Delphinus is persistently sexually motivated. Delphinus was brought in as a stray so his past behavior around other dogs is unknown. Due to Delphinus’ low sociability towards other dogs, the Behavior Department recommends that he not be placed in a home with other dogs at this time.
4/9: Delphinus approaches the gate with a neutral posture but begins to growl and bark at the helper dog as well as the handler in the other pen. Although this behavior may be due to barrier frustration, a muzzle was placed on Delphinus as a safety precaution before introducing him off leash to the helper dog. Once inside the pen he becomes sexually motivated, persistently genital licking and intensely mounts the female dog. He does not respond to interruptions.
4/10: Delphinus displayed the same reactive behavior at the gate when meeting another male dog, though this time he snapped at him through the space between the bars. They were not introduced due to the intensity of Delphinus’ behavior.
During his medical examination, Delphinus was friendly and playful, he allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Delphinus so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_Single-dog home/Recommend no dog parks: Due to Delphinus’ low sociability towards other dogs, the Behavior Department recommends that he not be placed in a home with other dogs at this time. Reward-based training can be utilized to help deescalte Delphinus’ reacitiy towards other dogs.
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