GUNNER – 20258
Safe - 2-20-2018 Brooklyn
Hello, my name is Gunner. My animal id is #20258. I am a desexed male black dog at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 2 years 11 months 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 09-Feb-2018, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- landlord won’t allow.
Gunner is at risk due to being diagnosed with Canine Infection Respiratory Disease Complex and will likely require home rest and a series of antibiotics for up to 14 days. This is a contagious illness to other dogs. Gunner is suitable to go to an Experience dog owner.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 54 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 2. Blue
Date of intake:: 2/9/2018
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner surrender (in previous home for 2 years)
Previously lived with:: 3 adults, 1 female similarly sized dog, 1 cat
Behavior toward strangers:: Friendly and outgoing
Behavior toward children:: Relaxed and respectful with a visiting 6 year old child
Behavior toward dogs:: Relaxed and respectful with other resident dog
Behavior toward cats:: Respectful with resident cat
Resource guarding:: Unknown/none reported
Bite history:: None reported
Energy level/descriptors:: Gunner is described as friendly, affectionate and playful. He has a very high activity level and likes to play with balls, squeaky toys, chew toys and bones.
Other Notes:: When left alone in the home, Gunner would chew on items such as blankets, shoes and furniture.
Date of assessment:: 2/12/2018
Look:: 1. Dog leans forward or jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted.
Sensitivity:: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
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:: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2:: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Toy:: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. Dog does not place his/her body between you and the toy.
Summary:: Gunner was a bit distracted, displayed some high energy and movement, but tolerated all handling without issue.
Summary (2):: Gunner is sexually motivated, and attempts to mount the novel female dog. He engages in cooperative play, throughout the session, and responds well to handler interruptions. According to Gunner’s previous owner, Gunner lived with another large female dog and both dogs were relaxed and respectful around each other. During intake, both animals were mouthy with each other and growling. The Behavior Department recommends that Gunner be placed in home with resident dogs that are tolerant of his sexually motivated behaviors and his energy. 2/10: When off leash at the Care Centers, Gunner greets a novel female with a tense and tall posture and whines. He immediately becomes sexually motivated, oscillating between genital sniffing and mount attempts but does respond to interruptions by the handlers. He softens his body further into the session and attempts to engage in cooperative gentle play. He seem to be a novice player; hesitate to reciprocate play gestures. 2/11: Gunner greets with a tall, stiff posture. He reciprocates brief bouts of bouncy play but remains sexually motivated throughout. He responds well to being interrupted. 2/13: Today, Gunner engaged in running chase play but continued to mount between breaks.
Date of intake:: 2/9/2018
Summary:: Gunner was initially loose and wiggly upon intake, but when staff sat down,became stiff/airsnapped
Date of initial:: 2/9/2018
Summary:: During his initial medical exam, Gunner was social and allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL:: His owner describes Gunner as having a very high activity level, which matches what we have seen in the care center. Gunner will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend daily walks, runs, exercise, and play.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Behavior Asilomar: TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No young children (under 5)
Recommendations comments:: No young children (under 5): Gunner seems a bit uncomfortable with quick movements and may be most comfortable in a home without very young children. Dog-savvy young children can be considered pending interaction.
Potential challenges: : House soiling,Destructive behavior
Potential challenges comments:: House soiling: Gunner is noted to have occasional accidents in the house, and will likely need guidance with house training. We recommend frequent walks, coulpled with a routine and consistent feeding schedule, as well as praise and treats whenever Gunner eliminates properly outside. We recommend ONLY force-free, reward-based, positive reinforcement training methods as more aversive methods are likely to make the problem worse. Destructive Behavior: When left alone in the home, Gunner would chew on items such as blankets, shoes and furniture. We recommend managing the environment by removing these items so Gunner does not have access when home alone, as well as providing Gunner with durable, long-lasting chews and other engaging toys. Examples are Kongs and Nylabones.
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