GUAPO – A1105735
Safe - 4-2-2017 Manhattan
GUAPO – A1105735
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, RED, PIT BULL / MASTIFF, 2 yrs, 1 mos
STRAY – STRAYAVAI, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 03/09/2017, From NY 10039, DueOut Date 03/12/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Behavior: allowed handling but timid at times, fearful of restraint and will vocalize
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, dorsal neck has linear crusty lesion from collar
A volunteer writes:
Animal was found abandoned and tied to a pole.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
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 open
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, bit distracted.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Guapo displayed no concerning behaviors on his assessment.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
When off leash with a female dog, Guapo greets briefly when wanders the pen ignoring solicitations to play.
During his initial medical exam, Guapo allowed handling.
We have no history on Guapo so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_Strength/leash pulling (Guapo 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 help diminish his strength through leverage, and that he be trained using positive reinforcement, reward based training to not pull on leash.)
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