FRANKLIN – A1083940
Safe - 8-19-2016 Manhattan
FRANKLIN – A1083940
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME****
MALE, BR BRINDLE / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER / BOXER, 1 yr
FOSTER – WAITING4PU, NO HOLD Reason FOSTER END
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 08/16/2016, From NY 10029, DueOut Date 08/16/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: intact male Age: appx 10m-1y Mentation: QARH Eyes: clear Ears: slighty waxy AD and irritated when cleaned but otherwise WNL Nose: no d/c Teeth: minimal staining, young If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: nervous, allows all handling, seeks comfort in handler Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes: When staff covers their heart and asks, “Have you met Franklin yet?”, I know I need to make that dog my next walk. What a love and it’s pretty clear why he’s captured hearts already. He’s a little brindle peanut, shy and unsure as we make friends. Probably housetrained, he pottied the moment we were out the door and as we head to the park (his leash manners are lovely) he wags his tail in greeting at every dog we pass. He made friends with two ‘smalls’ as I stopped to chat with their owner and seems happy to meet dogs of all sizes, his tail wagging in happy greeting. When I sit down in the park to take some notes, Franklin finally puts his head in my lap for some petting which is a big step for him! He’s the ‘little engine that could’ in his attempts at bravery as we get to know one another…. Taking treats gently like a soft little vacuum from my hand he gradually opens up more and is learning that human hands are for petting, stroking and loving. It’s so clear he wants to be friends but is shy about it all. His serious little face, pouty underlip and soft eyes are beyond adorable and like me, you’ll want to hold him close and promise him the best is yet to come. He’s already make a lot of progress with us and our behavior team feels he’ll do well in a home with average dog experience. Go slow with our boy, earn his trust and he’ll love you to the moon and back. There’s simply nothing better.
Franklin pulls a bit on leash. He was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body. He was calm and relaxed during handling. Franklin followed the assessor at the end of the leash with relaxed body language and a bit jumpy when playing tag. He was not interested in toys. Franklin did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. The behavior department feels that he can go to an Average home.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
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. Follows at end of leash, body soft, ears back, wagging tail, jumpy, open mouth.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
8/3: When off leash with other dogs, Franklin is initially nervous, then opens up to become more sexually motivated in his behaviors.
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