FREDA – 17220
Safe - 3-14-2018 Brooklyn
FREDA – 17220
*** RETURNED 03/09/18 ***
Intake Date: 3/9/18; Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue Sex: Spayed Age: 3 years
Weight: 45.4 lbs
DVM Intake Exam: Estimated age:3 years. Microchip noted on Intake?y Microchip Number (If Applicable):981020025040303. History :return Subjective: Observed Behavior -shaking,whining wags tail, will climb onto examiner. Objective: T = P =60 R =wnl BCS 5/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted. Oral Exam:clean teeth PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated. U/G:spayed female MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat. CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities. Assessment: healthy. Prognosis:excellent Plan:no tx
A Little Bit About Me…
Freda was laying in her bed when I approached her kennel. As I opened the lock Freda came to the front of her kennel and began jumping on the door. She was easy to rope and bring out to the pens. Once in the pens she was easy to collar, leash, and unrope. During her session Freda was extremely affectionate, and when called would run and jump into my lap. Freda spent most of her time sitting in my lap or rolled over for belly rubs. Periodically she would “give hugs”, and put her paws on my shoulders and lick my face. She was very vocal, whining while being pet, exploring the pens, and while begging for attention. Freda responded to the command “sit”, and chased after tennis balls (but would not return them). At the end of her session Freda was easy to unleash and rope and bring back to her kennel.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information:Freda is a 3 year old Fawn Brindle and white spayed large dog. She was adopted from the ACC 3 months ago and returned by her owner due to behavior concerns.
Previously lived with:Owner
How is this dog around strangers?Owner stated that when around strangers. Freda is friendly and outgoing. When playing with adults she is exuberant.
How is this dog around children?Freda has not spent time in the home around children so it is unknown how she will react.
How is this dog around other dogs?Freda has spent time in the home around an older female dog. When around she is relaxed and playful. When playing with other dogs Freda is somewhat rough.
How is this dog around cats?Freda has not spent time in the home around cats so it is unknown how she will react.
Resource guarding:Freda isn’t bothered if someone was to touch her food treats or toys. Freda will growl and snap if another dog goes near her food bowl or her treats.
Bite history:Freda has no bite history.
Energy level/descriptors:Very high
Other Notes:Owner stated that Freda is afraid or being bathed but isn’t bothered if she is brushed or having her nails trimmed. Freda also isn’t bothered if she is restrained pushed off the furniture or disturbed while she sleeps. She will chew thing likes sneakers and socks that are left on the floor. During loud noises Freda isn’t bothered.
Medical Notes: No reported medical issues.
For a New Family to Know: Owner described Freda as friendly affectionate and playful. When at home she will follow her owner around. She likes to play fetch with balls. Freda also likes squeaky toys. She has been kept mostly indoors and eats both wet and dry dog food. When using the bathroom outside Freda will go on the grass or cement. She rarely has accidents in the home as long as she is walked frequently. When left alone in the home she is well behaved as long as nothing is left on the floor that she can chew on likes shoes and sock. When left alone in the yard Freda will escape but will come back.
She has never been crated at her owners home so it is unknown how she will react. Freda knows how to sit and come when called. She is used to brisk walks on the leash and playing in the yard. On the leash she pulls hard. When off the leash she will wander but comes back when called.
Behavior Notes:During intake Freda was friendly and outgoing.
Details on my behavior are…
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner surrender
Previously lived with: 1 adult, female dog
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly, outgoing
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed, playful with resident dog; rough with others and has rushed/growled at small dog in dogpark
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: Freda is reported to lunge and growl when the resident dog approaches while she is eating food/treats; they otherwise have gotten along well. No resource guarding behaviors have been directed towards humans.
Bite history: 12/29/2017
Freda bit the police officer that was trying to catch the dog who was found with her. The bite was a bite-and-release of the hand that did not break skin.
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate and playful with a high energy level
Date of assessment: 2-Jan-2018
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Toy: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you.
Summary: Freda was playful with a loose body during the handling assessment. No concerns were seen during the handling assessment.
Summary (1): Freda was brought in as a stray with another dog but there was no additional information about her behavior around dogs.
12/30: When off leash at the Care Center, Freda greets the novel male dog with a soft, loose body. She exchanges a few sniffs, then explores the yard. She becomes more anxious as the session continues, pacing and whining but seeks handler interactions.
1/3: While greeting a calm female dog, Freda immediately places her chin over back. She follows her around the pens, attempting to status seek with her by lean on her.
Date of intake: 9-Mar-2018
Summary: Friendly, outgoing
Date of initial: 9-Mar-2018
Summary: Trembling, fearful
ENERGY LEVEL: Freda is reported to have a high energy level in her previous home environment, in line with what has been observed in the care center. We recommend daily mental and physical stimulation as a way to direct her energy and enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Behavior Asilomar; TM – Treatable-Manageable
Potential challenges: Resource guarding, Fearful
Potential challenges comments: Resource guarding: Though Freda has gotten along well with the resident dog in the previous home, when she is approached while eating she has been reported to lunge and growl. There has been no concern of resource guarding behavior directed towards humans, however, we advise against ever removing items from Freda’s possession without safely trading for an item or greater or equal value. Guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended to aid in safely managing/modifying this behavior in a new multi-dog household.
Fearful: Though observed to be human-social, Freda may need time to warm up to the handler as she initially presents as a fearful dog, avoiding contact, shying away from direct touch. We recommend allowing Freda to interact at her own pace, force-free, rewarding based training is advised when introducing her to new/unfamiliar situations.
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