JERRY – A0909351
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JERRY – A0909351
***RETURNED 05/25/16***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN***
NEUTERED MALE, TAN / WHITE, BEAGLE MIX, 7 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason ATT PEOPLE
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 05/25/2016, From NY 10467, DueOut Date 06/01/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: 985121011478027 Sex: neutered male Age: reported 7y Mentation: BARH Eyes: slight opacity, start of n.scler Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: moderate staining with tartar If abnormal BCS: WNL REWT 20 from 19 Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: allows all handling, very vocal, friendly Medication: N/A, preventatives given
Jerry is a 7 year old neutered Beagle / Corgi mix. He came to ACC 4.5 years ago, underweight at the time. His family adopted him but can no longer keep him due to behavior challenges. He had made some improvements over time and through working with a dog trainer (his food guarding is less intense, he is less reactive with other dogs, and he is relaxed during outings), but his owner feels that she and Jerry are cautious with each other and haven’t bonded. Jerry had a herniated disk surgically repaired in 2012 and has been healthy since.
Jerry is friendly/outgoing with new people. He plays exuberantly with adults. He is relaxed, playful, and pretty tolerant at the dog park; he may stiffen and bark at a large dog who runs into him but hasn’t growled or snapped. On walks, he runs up to other dogs while barking. Once he is close enough to sniff them, he becomes playful and relaxed. He lived with a cat and in the past was always relaxed and respectful of him; they mostly ignored each other, sometimes sniffed each other, and occasionally played a little. Recently, he’s been barking at the cat when he approaches and then walking away.
Jerry bit his female owner 3 times. Two incidents were shortly after adopting him. The first time, his female owner hit his male owner with a pillow playfully. Jerry lunged and quickly bit her arm, breaking skin and causing bruising but not drawing much blood. The second time, he was at the end of the hall in a small space sitting outside the door while his male owner was in the room. His female owner approached and tried to grab something that was stuck to his paw. He became stiff and quickly grabbed and ripped a hole in her pants before walking away. Two months ago, he was at her feet and they weren’t interacting together; he bit her leg. She told him to “go home” and he went to his crate. She had two shallow punctures but didn’t receive medical treatment.
Jerry doesn’t mind storms, being woken up, or being brushed. His owners can come within 2 feet of his food while he eats if they are doing something else; if they approach him or come within less than 2 feet, he growls and hovers over his food. He used to get bully sticks and rawhides but doesn’t anymore because he wouldn’t drop them when asked. When asked to drop it, he would hold onto it. He would allow his male owner to pull on it and would eventually release his hold and let it go. His female owner felt that she couldn’t try this. He will drop chew toys and Nylabones when asked and allow either owner to take them. He’ll usually gets off furniture when told “get down,” but occasionally stays there and is stiff while being moved off. Jerry is tense while held/restrained but does better when spoken to softly. He is a little nervous during baths. He is friendly with strangers who approach his home/family.
Jerry’s female owner feels that she and Jerry are cautious with each other. The dog trainer believes that he hasn’t bonded with her either because he associates her with a previous owner (due to appearance, etc.), or because when she first got him, she tried to train him to sit with food and wouldn’t let him have the food until he sat.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
Jerry’s family describes her as friendly, affectionate (with his male owner), playful, excitable, happy, and high energy. He follows them around. He plays fetch, chase, and tug and likes ropes, chew toys, and Nylabones. He lived inside and slept with his owners or in his open crate. If his owners felt that he was tense or grouchy during the day, they’d keep him shut in his crate to prevent him from becoming agitated if they moved in their sleep, only as a precaution. Jerry ate dry Blue Buffalo food. He’s housetrained, potties outside, and doesn’t have accidents. He’s usually kept in a pop-up crate while home alone and does well. He’s occasionally left free roaming and is well-behaved then as well. He knows the following cues: sit, come here, stay, go (release from stay), drop it, leave it, get down (from furniture or jumping), get it (fetch or start playing tug), go in your home (kennel), go inside, wait (for his food bowl to be set down), relax, and excuse me. He’s learning to heel. He is food motivated and was trained with hot dogs. He will go on slow or fast walks and sometimes pulls on his leash.
Jerry came into our center as an owner surrender citing behavioral changes, he recently bit owner on the leg. Afterwards, he was told to ‘go home’ and he went into his crate. It is reported he lived with a cat, relaxed and respectful. It is reported Jerry is relaxed, playful, tolerant at the dog park. Jerry reportedly growls if anyone goes near his Food. He will drop toys when asked, may at times become stiff if told to ‘get down’ off of furniture. Jerry is reportedly housetrained to go outside. Owner reports Jerry knows the following cues: sit, come here, stay, go (release from stay), drop it, leave it, get down (from furniture or jumping), get it (fetch or start playing tug), go in your home (kennel), go inside, wait (for his food bowl to be set down), relax, and excuse me. He’s learning to heel. He is food motivated and was trained with hot dogs. Jerry was friendly and sociable upon entering SAFER assessment room. He was shoulder rubbing during positioning for Look item, pulled out 3X. Jerry stood still and accepted the touch during Sensitivity item, tail wag, open mouth. He ran and jumped playfully during Tag game. Jerry gently pulled his paw back on both Squeeze attempts. He showed minimal interest in Toy, though this may be due to environment as owner reports he is playful, plays fetch, chase, and tug and likes ropes, chew toys, and Nylabones. When off leash with other dogs, Jerry solicits briefly and is interested in continued interaction. Due to Jerry’s owner surrender profile, the Behavior Team feels Jerry would do best with an Experienced adopter that does not have children. He may benefit from a slow approach/slow introduction so he can warm up at his own pace.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is wagging with relaxed body posture, open mouth,
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game., running and jumping.
Squeeze 1 /2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog may smell and/or lick, then turns away.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Jerry solicits briefly and is interested in continued interaction.
When off leash with other dogs, Jerry solicits briefly and is interested in continued interaction.
5/28 update: Jerry engages in very soft play but is uncomfortable when play becomes exuberant and will walk away.
5/29, 5/30 update: Jerry displays brief interest in play. He offers correction for pushy solicitation.
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