JAX – A1104579
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JAX – A1104579
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, BLACK / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 8 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 02/24/2017, From NY 10302, DueOut Date 02/24/2017, I came in with Group/Litter #K17-089431.
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan negative. BARH. AMBX4. BCS:5/9. EENT:WNL. Neutered~8yrs. Friendly,allowed handling. No fleas seen. Nosf
Jax is an 8 year old neutered male Pitbull mix that has no past or current medical issues that the owner is aware of. Owner has had Jax since he was 6 weeks old but had to surrender due to landlord issues.
According to the owner, around strangers Jax is friendly/outgoing and plays gently with adults. Jax has never been around children so behavior is unknown. Owner had another neutered male dog (Pitbull) and a spayed female DSH in the home & stated that Jax was always friendly and affectionate with the other animals and they would love to nap together. Jax has never bit another animal or person while in the care of the owner.
Jax is not bothered when someone takes away his food, treats or toys, being pushed off furniture, being held/restrained, being disturbed while sleeping or having his coat brushed. He is afraid when someone tries to give him a bath, or trim his nails and will try to run away. When unfamiliar people would approach owner’s home or yard, Jax would bark.
For a New Family to Know:
Jax is described as friendly, affectionate, playful and independent. He has a medium activity level and likes to play with any toys that the owner would give him. When in the home, Jax liked to follow the owner around from room to room. Owner kept Jax mostly indoors and stated that he is very house trained. When Jax was left alone in the home or yard, owner stated that he was well behaved. Jax is crate trained and would spend a few hours a day in a crate without any issues. He knows the cues sit and no. For exercise, owner would take him on brisk walks on the leash or let him play in the yard. When on the leash, Jax tends to pull very hard at first but then relaxes after about 10 minutes. Owner was never able to walk him off leash as he would run away. Owner fed Jax dry food only brand Blue.
Behavior during intake: JAx was loose and wiggly during intake. Counselor was able to scan for a mc, collar and take a picture without any issues. Jax was jumping on counselor and trying to give kisses during intake.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile
Neutered, owner surrender (lived in previous home for 8 years)
Previously lived with: adults only, and two other similarly sized dogs
Behavior toward strangers: friendly, outgoing, and plays gently
Behavior toward children: unknown, has never been around children
Behavior toward dogs: friendly and affectionate with other resident dogs, behavior with other dogs unknown
Behavior toward cats: unknown
FG/RG: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Jax is described as friendly, affectionate, playful and independent with a medium activity level.
Other notes: Jax is crate trained for several hours at a time
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture, mouth closed
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, a bit distracted.
Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed.
Toy 1: 1. Dog keeps a firm grip, but will relinquish toy to you.
Summary: Jax appeared slightly tense with loud noises in the SAFER assessment area, but quickly warmed up and remained soft throughout assessment. We recommend a slow approach and slow introduction, preferably with treats, so he can become comfortable at his own pace. Once comfortable, Jax remained continually calm, soft, and gentle, eyes soft and squinty.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
Jax was initially very soft at the gate but once he was off leash with a rowdy female, Jax became slightly tense, began stress panting, avoiding interaction and focused on exiting. Jax may be more comfortable with a dog that matches his energy level. However, when he was off leash with his housemate, Jax was calm, relaxed, playful and often solicited attention.
3/1 update : Jax was initially very soft at the gate but once he was off leash with a rowdy female, Jax became slightly tense, began stress panting, avoiding interaction and focused on exiting. Jax may be more comfortable with a dog that matches his energy level. However, when he was off leash with his housemate, Jax was calm, relaxed, playful and often solicited attention.
3/2 update : Jax appears to only be comfortable with his housemate. When greeted by a mellow female, Jax displayed the same behaviors, he was stressed, focused on exiting, avoided interaction and hard corrected when greeted.
During his initial medical exam, Jax allowed all handling.
His previous owner describes Jax as affectionate and playful with a medium activity level. This matches the behavior we have seen here at the center.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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