GOUDA – 20197
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Hello, my name is Gouda. My animal id is #20197. I am a male tan dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 2 years 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a stray on 08-Feb-2018.
Gouda is at risk for medical reasons, having been diagnosed with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex, which is contagious to other dogs. Gouda also has a low grade heart murmur. Behaviorally, we suggest that Gouda would be best suited to a dog experienced home.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: Caramelly, nutty, buttery, strong yet sweet at the same time? If you like the flavor of Gouda the cheese then you’re going to love what Gouda the dog brings to the table! Dressed in a flawless caramel coat and showing off just the right amount of nutty, playful energy, ‘The Big G’ is a whole lotta dog to love. His fur is buttery soft and his heart too, and while his play style can be pretty full-on at times, he’ll still listen and sit politely on command for a treat…or five! Weighing in at 68 pounds of pure muscle, Gouda’s a naturally strong puller on leash but he listens well and responds to correction all while promptly taking care of his business and meeting passing dogs with happy enthusiasm. He’s less into toys than he is having fun with his two- and four-legged friends and once tuckered out by a good long walk and a zoomie session, he’ll lean his gorgeous blockhead onto your lap for some soft petting. The Big G lives every moment to the full and he’s looking for an active, outdoorsy family, with or without other pups, who’ll join him for a lifetime worth of fun and adventure. Visit our Manhattan Care Center and get your own taste of the Gouda life today!
My medical notes are…
Weight: 61.125 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 2. Blue
Date of intake:: 2/8/2018
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray
Date of assessment:: 2/9/2018
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:: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. Body is soft, likely panting, may jump up between attempts to lick Assessor.
Tag:: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends (may need coaxing to approach). Dog is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Paw squeeze 1:: 3. Dog is soft in body and eye, and moves legs/body so that the Assessor is unable to hold the paw.
Paw squeeze 2:: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Toy:: 1. No interest.
Summary:: Gouda displayed high energy and movement throughout assessment, he was intently focused on other stimuli from both handler’s clothing. Gouda attempted to mount assessor several times, but was re-focused fairly easily.
Summary:: Based on observation made in the care center, Gouda may be most compatible with female dogs who are playful and tolerant.
Summary (1):: 2/9: When introduced off leash to a female dog, Gouda engages in running play, but may attempt to mount when play slows down.
Summary (2):: 2/10: Gouda engages in some soft play with a female dog, but becomes anxious and paces the pen.
Summary (3):: 2/11-14: Gouda solicits play with female dogs.
Summary (4):: 2/15: Gouda is anxious and seeks exit.
Date of intake:: 2/8/2018
Summary:: During intake, Gouda was social and allowed all handling.
Date of initial:: 2/8/2018
Summary:: During his initial medical exam, Gouda was timid but allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Gouda so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, Gouda displays high energy, as a young, social, enthusiastic dog. He will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised, such as walks, runs, exercise, and play.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: In the care center, Gouda displays high energy and movement, eager to come out of kennel, will pull hard on leash. He has remained soft, wiggly and social with all his caretakers. In addition, Gouda has shown himself to be highly tolerant of handling, including invasive procedures and restraint.
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: : Basic manners/poor impulse control,Strength/leash pulling
Potential challenges comments:: Basic Manners: Gouda may jump up, pull on leash, and at times may attempt to mouth. It is recommended that default behaviors such as “leave it”, “sit/stay”, and “down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended. Strength/Leash Pulling: gouda is a very large, strong dog with the capability to pull over an average adopter. His adopter must be prepared and able to handle a dog of this size and strength. It is recommended that he be walked on a front clip harness or head halter, which helps diminsih his strength through leverage, and that he be trained using positive reinforcement, reward based training to not pull on leash.
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