JERRY – A1098427
Safe - 12-6-2016 Manhattan
JERRY – A1098427
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME***
MALE, BR BRINDLE, AM PIT BULL TER / STAFFORDSHIRE, 3 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 12/01/2016, From NY 10030, DueOut Date 12/04/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: intact male Age: appx 3y Mentation: BARH Eyes: slight capillary damage (dog strains to shake its ears) Ears: cropped and remaining pinnae are swollen with otitis and scratching wounds, painful, dog is constantly shaking head and shying from touch Nose: no d/c Teeth: slight underbite and mild staining If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no additional (self inflicted for ears) Behavior: allows handling but nervous about head being touched, will take treats gently and allow petting elsewhere Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes: Some might say, ‘a face only a mother could love’, but I’m here to tell you that this is a face EVERYONE should love. And Jerry loves everyone. Easy to leash and happy for a walk and a chance to take care of his business, we’re off to the park, Jerry wagging his tail and showing off nice leash manners. We stop for some pictures, Jerry posing like a pro with a serious face and soft eye contact. Jerry is an amazing companion, snuggly, kissy, gentle, and calm. Making friends with everyone he meets, I love the ohhhs and ahhhhs that follow him as he softly greets staff. Off leash in a pen his preferred place is snuggling on lap, burying his head into my chest while he wags his tail. We exchange some kisses, Jerry shows off his ‘sit’, enjoys treats and we cuddle some more. Jerry has a bad ear infection that will require care and it does bother him as he shakes his head and sometimes scratches at his ears. He’s a love muffin, a snuggler extraordinaire, a gentle sweet boy who is looking for his life long cuddle partner. He has already won a
multitude of hearts and admirers and is just waiting to win yours.
KNOWN HISTORY: N/A
Other notes: Upon intake Jerry appeared very friendly
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor’s hand, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Jumps on Assessor, grabs leash but lets it go quickly.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
Summary: Throughout his behavior assessment Jerry was shoulder rubbing and difficult to position for handling; appears to lack impulse control.
When off leash with a female dog Jerry is soft and greets nicely. He will briefly engage in play when solicited.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 12/3/16
During his initial medical exam Jerry appeared nervous but allowed handling.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (Suitable for an adopter with a previous amount of dog experience)
_X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control (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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