JAX – 8516
Gone - 10-7-2017 Brooklyn
Hello, my name is Jax. My animal id is #8516. I am a desexed male gray dog at the Room 9 – Dog Holding. The shelter thinks i am about 2 years old.
I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 01-Oct-2017, with the surrender reason stated as animal behaviour – aggressive towards people.
Sorry, this pet is for new hope partners only.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Jax is at risk with a New Hope Only behavior determination, including a bite history over a high-value resource. While described as affectionate and playful in his previous home, Jax has allowed minimal handling in the care center. He appears uncomfortable when approached, escalating to warning behaviors; he seemed much more comfortable with another dog during a playgroup session, warming up during the interaction and soliciting play.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 65 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Assessment Date: 10/4/2017 Date of intake: 1-Oct-2017 Spay/Neuter status: Yes Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner surrender(2 years in the home) Previously lived with: Adults and spent time with children Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing Behavior toward children: Exuberant Behavior toward dogs: High energy with rough play Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: Yes, if someone takes away his food, treats and toys: he will bark growl, snap and bite. Bite history: Yes, Jax bit a person two years ago over a high-value resource (a bone). The person reached for the bone that had fallen out of Jax’s mouth, Jax growled and bit him on the hand, leaving broken skin and red marks. Jax bit-and-released and returned to his bone. The wound was treated at home. Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: The owner describes Jax as friendly, affectionate, playful and excitable with a high activity level. Date of assessment: 4-Oct-2017 Summary: Jax appears to be highly uncomfortable in the care center as he displays threating behavior when approached. He has allowed minimal handling from his caretakers. Out of concern for his stress levels and his response to restraint, we feel Jax is not a great candidate for a handling assessment at this time. Please see his owner surrender profile for a full summary of his behavior in his previous home. Summary (1): Jax’s previous owner reported that around a small breed dog, Jax would run away when he would growl at him but if he is around dogs with high energy, he will play rough with them. 10/2-4: When off leash at the Care Center, Jax greets a social female with exaggerated play bows and solicits play with spins and bounces. He is tolerant of her assertive posturing, and responds by soliciting chase play. Date of intake: 1-Oct-2017 Summary: Relaxed at first but was not collar due to behavior concerns. Date of initial: 1-Oct-2017 Summary: When restrained, he lunges and snap at the handlers BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: NEW HOPE ONLY Behavior Asilomar TM – Treatable-Manageable Recommendations: No children (under 13) Place with a New Hope partner Recommendations comments: Jax has not acclimated well to the kennel environment and has allowed only minimal handling since intake. We recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification (force-free, positive reinforcement-based) and re-evaluate behavior in a stable home environment before placement into a permanent home. Potential challenges: Resource guarding Fearful/potential for defensive aggression Potential challenges comments: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Jax has displayed fearful behavior in shelter, he displays no social behavior towards handlers and attempts to increase distance and avoid contact. Because he is so uncomfortable, Jax does not tolerate any form of human-touch and has attempted to bite upon direct contact. // Resource Guarding: Resource guarding was noted in the previous home as Jax was observed to growl and snap when engaged with items and at times bite the hand attempting to remove them. For this reason we advise against ever removing items from Jax’s possession without safely trading for an item or greater or equal value. Guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended to aid in safely managing/modifying this behavior in a new home environment. Recommendations Adoption Recommendations: Comments: Suitability With Children: Other: 10/4 New Hope Only
10/4 New Hope Only
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