EDWARD – A1107380
Safe - 6-26-2017 Brooklyn
EDWARD – A1107380
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, BROWN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 3 yrs
STRAY – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 03/29/2017, From NY 11691, DueOut Date 04/01/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Stray Male Entire 3Yo No MIC on intake BAR-H Observed Behavior – Friendly easy to handle 3/5 BCS EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: NAD H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Entire MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Not performed Assessment – Patient appears to be in good health Plan – Intake
A volunteer writes: Edward is a character for sure! He’s the type of friend you always want to invite to your party to liven it up a bit. He’s a ton of fun and always ready for a game of fetch. He will chase after the ball, return it to you, and drop it on command—all with a smile! He knows how to sit, give paw and even SPEAK! Edward is a big, strong guy, and he does pull some on the leash, but he seems very housebroken and is often quick to relieve himself. When walking him, keep in mind that he likes to carry a toy around with him! He will trot along, toy in his mouth, happy as can be. So cute! Right now, Edward would likely do best as the only dog in the home. But, it’s pretty obvious he will provide more entertainment than multiple dogs put together. Ask to meet him today!
A staff member writes: Edward! He is really something special. He has such a distinct look to him, from that nice brown coat to those mustard colored eyes. Edward is a very unique and smart individual. He knows many commands such as, sit, speak, lay down, give paws, etc. He also loves to sit and wait as you throw a treat so that he can catch it in his mouth. He would be a great companion for somebody looking for a loyal bestfriend. He loves to run around in the play yard, he loves the attention he gets when we are together. Edward is one of the most brillant dogs i’ve come across, he deserves to spend his days in a forever home. Come see him at BACC Today!!!
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered male, Stray
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is between his legs, body a bit tense with his mouth closed.
Tag: 2. Follows at end of leash, wary of his surroundings, yawning and uncomfortable.
Squeeze 1: 3. Dog closes mouth, becomes a bit tense.
Flank squeeze 1&2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy 1: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you.
Summary: Edward was a bit social but focused on the door and what was going outside. He seems to be uncomfortable and wary of his surroundings in the care center.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Edward was initially reactive and then persistently sexually motivated. He was only introduced to female dogs at this time. Edward was surrendered as a stray so his past behavior around dogs is unknown. Due to Edward’s low sociability towards other dogs, the Behavior Department recommends that he be the only resident dog.
03/30/17: Edward becomes stiff and begins to low growl when greeting a novel female dog. As a precaution, a muzzle is placed on him. Once in the pen with the other dog, Edward briefly sniffs her before becoming stiff and lunging on her back while growling. The session is ended.
04/01/17: Edward displays slightly stiff body language when greeting a female dog. A soft muzzle was placed on him as a precaution. Once in the pen, Edward is sexually motivated, attempting to mount the female. He responds momentarily to handler interruptions before attempting to mount again.
5/9: Edward begins to participate in counter condition sessions to help him decrease his reactivity towards other dogs. He is able to look at a dog about ten feet away and look back at the handler and receive a treat.
5/10-5/12: During his counter conditioning sessions, Edward is able to displays soft body language when greeting a dog through the fence.
5/13- 5/30: Using positive reinforcement, Edward was able to focus on the handlers, while standing in the same pen with another dog.
Edward was friendly and easy to handle during the initial exam.
ENERGY LEVEL: Edward displays a high activity level in the care center.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience(suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience)
_X_Single-dog home/Recommend no dog parks (Due to Edward’s reactivity towards other dogs –lunging and growling- the Behavior Department recommends that Edward no be placed in a home with other dogs at this time. We only recommend reward-based, force-free training be utilized to help decrease Edward’s reactivity towards other dogs.)
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