HAZEL – 23831
Safe - 4-6-2018 Manhattan
HAZEL – 23831
Intake Date : 3/27/18 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Green Age: 10 years Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 64 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 10 yo; Microchip noted on Intake? neg; History : stray; Subjective: BAR. Sweet and friendly, wagging tail; Observed Behavior – Objective ; T =; P = wnl; R = wnl; BCS 6/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: moderate calculus; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: soft Non painful, no masses palpated, pendulous mammae; U/G: FS, no MGTs , no vulvar dc; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, white muzzle, skin tag/raised mass medial left antebrachium; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: Assessment; geriatric; skin tag/mass — r/o benign vs malignant; Prognosis: good; Plan: ctm until transfer/adoption; monitor mass; SURGERY: spayed
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: We do not know much about Hazel except that she came to us with her brother Ichi, also ten year old and her look alike. What I do know is that Hazel has a most lovely smile, so genuine and that matches her friendly personality. Initially reserved, Hazel opened up, not with dogs treats but with a lightly buttered ciabatta roll that she “discovered” in my bag…Self service is so much faster than sitting and waiting for the goodies. The ice was broken and Hazel was all ears and smile…, coming, sitting, hopping on the bench, wagging her tail and enjoying my caresses. An attuned and most pleasant pet…. What did I want more? I forgot to say that she gave me a hint that she could play ball.. We will try again tomorrow. Hazel is a good looking dame, perfectly dressed in a red coat, quite healthy appearing and strong despite her years. She is a steady walker, does her business as soon as out the door and has been rather civil to big and small dogs met in the street, even the barking ones. I could not resist taking Hazel for a second walk just before I left the care center. She is great company and so happy to have a friend in us. I see Hazel as an active, affectionate and loyal companion likely to have many more years ahead of her to give her love and share her “joie de vivre” with a new owner or family. Come and meet her soon at the Manhattan Care Center and take her home.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 29-Mar-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: 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: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pull back.
Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted
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: Hazel approached the assessor in the assessment room with a soft body. She was social throughout the assessment, allowed all handling, and displayed no concerning behaviors.
PLAY GROUP :
3/28: When introduced through the gate to the male helper dog, Hazel stiffens, growls, and lunges. She is not introduced off leash.
Date of intake: 27-Mar-2018
Summary: Hazel had a loose body and allowed handling.
Date of initial: 28-Mar-2018
Summary: Hazel allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Hazel’s previous owner described her as having a low level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: ADULT ONLY HOME
Recommendations: No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments: No children: Due to Hazel’s previous owner reporting that she is sometimes reactive to children and sometimes growls at them, we recommend an adult only home.
Potential challenges: House soiling, Resource guarding, Fearful/potential for defensive aggression, On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments:
House soiling: Hazel is noted to have accidents in the house, and will likely need guidance with house training. We recommend positive reinforcement, reward-based training only.
Resource guarding: Hazel is reported to growl and snap if her food or treats are touched. We recommend that Hazel be left along while eating, and that food guarding behavior modification steps (available at ASPCApro.org) be utilized if this behavior is problematic in his future home. Nothing should ever be taken directly out of Hazel’s mouth, and any time something is removed she should be rewarded with a high value treat or toy. She should be taught the “drop” cue and trade-up games.
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Hazel is reported to be reactive to new people and to children. Guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is recommended to assess behavior after decompression in a new home environment if this proves to be an issue. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing or exposing Hazel to new and unfamiliar situations.
On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: Hazel is reported to be reactive towards other dogs. Hazel may need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach her to look at you rather than other dogs. We recommend a front clip harness or head halter to help manage this behavior.
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