JENNY – 7982
Safe - 10-13-2017 Brooklyn
Hello, my name is Jenny. My animal id is #7982. I am a female bronze dog at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks i am about 2 years 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a data import – incoming on 01-Oct-2017.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 45 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Assessment Date: 9/30/2017 Retest Date: Retest Reason: Next Test Date: Date of intake: 28-Sep-2017 Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Unaltered Female, Stray (with the finder for 5 days) Previously lived with: Adults, children, teenagers and two dogs Behavior toward strangers: Shy but Friendly Behavior toward children: Calm Behavior toward dogs: Respectful and tolerant Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: Unknown Bite history: Unknown Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Shy, low energy level Date of assessment: 30-Sep-2017 Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted, body posture is stiff and fearful, tail is low and not moving. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, tail is between legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick. Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends. Dog is likely crouching, may have a long lip or lip lick. Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back. Flank squeeze 1: 3. Dog closes mouth, begins to purse lips and becomes stiff. Flank squeeze 2: 3. Dog closes mouth, begins to purse lips and becomes stiff. Toy: 1. No interest. Summary: Jenny was timid and very fearful towards the assessor and inside the care center. Summary (1): When off leash at the Care Center, Jenny displays a nervous posture, while exploring the pens. She mostly keeps to herself, avoiding most greets, and interactions. Jenny was brought in as a stray so her past behavior with other dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department recommends that Jenny be placed in a home with resident dogs that are respectful and match her calm demeanor. Summary (2): 9/29: Jenny displays a tucked tail and low body. She briefly greets a group of calm dogs before exploring the area. She is uncomfortable with an assertive female, but manages herself by moving away. Summary (3): 9/30: Jenny continues to be nervous around a calm group of dogs. She hides under the bench, when another dog follows hers around. Summary (4): 10/1: Jenny was introduced to a group of small male and female dogs. She continues to avoid interacting, and hides behind handlers and objects. Summary (5): 10/2-10/10: Jenny engaged in a brief bout of bouncy play with a small dog while she was on top of the bench. She still displays nervous posturing and corrected- yelp- her play partner for a paw slap to her back. Date of intake: 28-Sep-2017 Summary: Unknown Date of initial: 29-Sep-2017 Summary: During her medical examination, Jenny was trembling and wary, she did allowed handling. ENERGY LEVEL: Jenny displays a very low activity level in the care center. IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: 10/11/17: Jenny has not acclimated well to the shelter environment and although she is social with her caretakers outside of her kennel, her behavior in her kennel has not improved. When approached she will low growl and lip curl. Jenny is a fearful dog but has warmed up to many staff, actively soliciting attention from them. However due to the level of fear and discomfort that she is experiencing here at the Care Center, the Behavior Team feels that she should be placed in a home as soon as possible for her well-being. BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below) Behavior Asilomar TM – Treatable-Manageable Recommendations: No young children (under 5) Recommendations comments: No young children (under 5): Due to the behavior seen in the care center, we feel that Jenny may be intimidated by young children. She needs a slow approach and time to warm up. She should never be forced to interact with new people, and should be allowed to greet and initiate an interaction at her own pace. Potential challenges: Potential challenges: Fearful Potential challenges comments: Fearful: Though observed to be human-social, Jenny may need time to warm up to the handler as she initially presents as a fearful dog, avoiding contact, shying away from direct touch. We recommend allowing Jenny to interact at her own pace, force-free, rewarding based training is advised when introducing her to new/unfamiliar situations.
9/30/17- Experienced, no young children determination
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