HOUDINI – A1085640
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HOUDINI – A1085640
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN**
MALE, WHITE / BLACK, COLLIE ROUGH, 10 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 08/16/2016, From NY 11213, DueOut Date 08/16/2016, I came in with Group/Litter #K16-070248.
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary microchip scan negative intact male approximately 10 yrs old, geriatric BARH minor waxy debris AU nuclear sclerosis OU moderate dental tartar, pigmented gingiva 37.6lbs; BCS: 3/5 pressure sores on forelimbs a little tense, allowed handling
Houdini is a black & white dog that appears to be a rough collie mix. He is 10 year old. He was a gift to the owner when he was a puppy. Since a puppy Houdini has been part of the family. The owner is surrendering Houdini due to personal problems. Houdini has no known illness.
Houdini has never been around children. He has lived with 4 adults in the house. He is affectionate and playful. When stranger come over his fearful and keeps his distance. It takes him a few days to warm up to new people. Houdini has never lived with cats. But he has lived with a dog (male). They enjoy each other’s company and play for hours.
Houdini allows being petted. He is friendly. However he does not like his food bowl touched while eating. He growls but has never redirected. He is fine having toys removed from his mouth. He is friendly and relaxed when moved off furniture, restrained and disturbed when sleeping. He is housed trained and goes to the backyard to use the bathroom or cement on walks. He has never has a bite history.
FOR NEW FAMILIES TO KNOW
Houdini has described as outgoing, friendly and affectionate. He enjoys playing with the other housed dog. He enjoys playing fetch, tug or wrestle. He plays for hours in the yard chase with the other dog. He knows the command sit, stay & come. He pulls hard on the leash but enjoys brisk walks around the neighborhood. His other favorite activity is playing with squeaky toys or balls.
BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE
During intake Houdini was relaxed and standing slow to his owner. When counselor attempted to collar him and scan, he growl and turned his head. His did not bare teeth but he low growled. But with the assistance the owner I was able to collar, scan and photograph
Houdini previously lived with 4 adults and has never been around children. The owner stated when strangers come over his fearful and keeps his distance; it takes him a few days to warm up to new people. The owner mentioned Houdini lived with a male dog and they enjoy each other’s company and play for hours. It was reported by the owner Houdini does not like his food bowl touched while eating, he growls but has does not redirect. According to the owner Houdini is housed trained and they describe him as outgoing, friendly and affectionate.
At intake it was reported Houdini was relaxed but when the counselor attempt to collar him he growled and turned his head, handling was conducted by the owner. During SAFER Houdini came into the assessment room shy and fearful, he was friendly towards the assessor with a slow approach. He allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Houdini was fearful with his body low during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Houdini was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Due to some concerns stated from the previous owner Houdini will growl when his food bowl is touched, so the behavior department feels he can be suitable for an experience adopter with no children.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is tense and fearful; his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is between his legs, body tense with his mouth closed.
Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends. Dog is crouching with his mouth closed.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy 1: No interest.
Dog-dog: When off leash at the care center, Houdini nervously entered the pen, greeting the other dog with a soft body. Once the pen door is open, he exchanges sniffs, before pacing anxiously throughout the vicinity.
Houdini’s previous owner reported he lived with another male dog, and they played for hours.
8/17: When off leash at the care center, Houdini nervously entered the pen, greeting the other dog with a soft body. Once the pen door is open, he exchanges sniffs, before pacing anxiously throughout the vicinity.
Came in With
- HONDO - A1085641
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