FENDI – A1118705
Safe - 7-25-2017 Staten Island
FENDI – A1118705
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
FEMALE, BROWN / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 8 mos
STRAY – STRAYAVAI, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/16/2017, From NY 10304, DueOut Date 07/19/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: female Age ~ 8 months Mentation: wnl Eyes: wnl Ears: wnl Nose: wnl Teeth: wnl If abnormal BCS: Skin: wnl Hair Coat: wnl Declawed: no Any injuries: no Behavior: friendly and relaxed.
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered female, stray
Look: 1. Dog leans forward to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, ears back, slight lip lick
Tag: 2. Dog follows at the end of the leash, a bit distracted, unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game
Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed
Toy 1. Minimal interest. Dog smells, then walks away, does not fully engage.
Summary:Fendi displayed no concerning behavior during her handling assessment.
When off leash with other dogs, Fendi was a bit tense and unsure when greeted by a social male who solicited play. He offers approprite corrections. When introducted to a small female puppy, Fendi engaged in brief running play.
7/19: Fendi continues to be a bit shy with larger dogs, she will mostly stay by handlers and offer appropriate corrections to the large dog. When introduced to a small female puppy, Fendi is often engage in rough and mouthy chase play. She can get a bit pushy but does respond to handler interruptions.
During intake, Fendi allowed all handling.
During her initial medical exam, Fendi allowed all handling.
We have no history on Fendi so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. In the care center, Fendi is initially timid but warms up quickly and displays high energy. She will benefit from daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. We recommend food puzzles as well as daily walks, runs, exercise, and play.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
_X_Fearful – Fendi can be timid at times, low head and body…coming out of her kennel or walking in a crowded area. She does warm up quickly, social and interactive with her handlers. She will do best with a slow approach, and should be permitted to greet new people at her own pace and to initiate interaction (rather than being approached and pet immediately by a new person). Fendi should never be forced to submit to petting or handling when she is uncomfortable and should be spoken to softly and gently.
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