JAX – A1097174
Safe - 11-28-2016 Manhattan
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JAX – A1097174
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME***
MALE, GRAY / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 4 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 11/17/2016, From NY 10459, DueOut Date 11/20/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: intact male Age: appx 3-4y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild staining If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: sebaceous activity over tail base, non pruritic Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: allows all handling, friendly and playful Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes: Live life to the max with Jax! He may not be the exact doggie equivalent of a Pepsi Max but this solid little man has just the right combination of bubbly energy and classic good manners to make any date feel like a guilt-free party. He knows all his commands up to and including ‘gimme paw’, seems very house trained and even when he’s eagerly pulling to meet other large dogs he’ll listen and respond to guidance from his walker. Little pups are another story and Jax speaks up to say they’re not friends he cares to make but hey, that just means more love for the rest of us, right? He absolutely ADORES playing with toys, picking a special favorite from the pile and sharing his prize like a champ by chewing a little on my lap then holding it up to my mouth in case I’d like to have a turn as well–too cute! With a good behavior evaluation and a special knack for making friends at every turn, Jax is more than ready to be the heart and soul of any active, dog-savvy family. Take your life from blah to bedazzling in one easy step…welcome Jax home today!
KNOWN HISTORY: N/A
Other notes: Upon intake Jax tolerated all handling.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settlingduring three repetitions, shoulder rub.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, once positioned leans into assessor’s hand, ears back.
Tag: 2. Dog grabs leash towards beginning of game, close to assessor’s hand, easily redirected and relinquished at end of game.
Squeeze 1: 2. Dog pulls back paw
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not pull back paw, licks hand
Toy 1: 1. Dog playfully engages, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
Summary: Jax displayed high energy and movement during positioning of tactile assessment items. At times Jax jumped up on assessor a bit exuberantly, grabbed leash close to assessor’s hand. Will require daily mental and physical stimulation in the forms of walks, runs, exercise, play to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
11/18: Jax greets a female dog through a barrier with slightly tense body. After a few seconds however he softens, begins to wag then offers a play bow. He is stiff and hard barks at a smaller male dog.
During his initial medical exam Jax appeared friendly and playful and allowed all handling.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (Suitable for an adopter with some previous amount of dog experience)
_X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control/body awareness (It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute frustration and teach him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training is recommended.)
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