DIAMOND – 18180
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Hello, my name is Diamond. My animal id is #18180. I am a female black dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 2 years 3 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a returns on 03-Feb-2018.
Diamond is at risk for medical reasons, having been diagnosed with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex, which is contagious to other dogs. Behaviorally, we have no concerns for Diamond, whom we believe would be suitable to most homes.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: Diamond is a pretty oreo cookie, delicious, well made, so tempting and ready to be your every day dessert. She sometimes makes this soft whining sound drawing attention to her. Take me out, take me out, I want to be with you… Few can resist…Diamond is leashed in no time and flies to the street…Doing her business is her priority. She is a good walker, pulling slightly and always excited in a nice way to meet other dogs. Diamond is very playful in playgroups with her peers. She loves to be leash free in the yard and proves herself to be an excellent ball player and retriever. No guarding involved She is beautiful to watch, jumping and leaping through the green spaces, catching the ball and bringing it back to my feet. She is a good sitter but also likes to stand on her hinds for treats. It is without say that Diamond enjoys cuddling moments too and is a very endearing lap dog. Diamond is a very sociable, friendly and playful gal who is young and would be a perfect match for an active new master or family. She is at the Manhattan Care Center, waiting to be yours.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 52.4 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 1. Green
Date of intake:: 1/12/2018
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner Surrender
Date of assessment:: 1/14/2018
Look:: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
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.
Flank squeeze 1:: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2:: Item not conducted
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:: Diamond quickly approached the assessor in the assessment room with a soft body. She was social throughout the assessment, jumping up during tag in a playful manner a few times, and she allowed all handling. Diamond displayed no concerning behaviors.
Summary:: The behavior department feels that Diamond may be most compatible with social dogs who are exuberantly playful. History around other dogs was not provided by the previous owner. Diamond has been observed to engage in exuberant running play with other dogs in the care center.
Summary (1):: 1/13: When introduced off leash to male dogs, Diamond engages in play, often going underneath the other dogs and lifting their back end.
Summary (2):: 1/16-20: Diamond engages in exuberant running play, often jumping on the other dog and spinning during play.
Date of intake:: 1/12/2018
Summary:: Diamond was friendly and allowed handling.
Date of initial:: 1/12/2018
Summary:: Diamond was playful and allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Diamond so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. However, she is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: Diamond consistently displays highly social behavior with handlers in the shelter environment. She maintains a loose wiggly body throughout interactions and solicits attention.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
Behavior Asilomar: H – Healthy
Potential challenges: : Basic manners/poor impulse control
Potential challenges comments:: 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.
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