JORDAN – 7818 (ALT ID A1125545)
Safe - 10-18-2017 Manhattan
Hello, my name is Jordan. My animal id is #7818. I am a male tan dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks i am about 1 years 6 months 3 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a data import – incoming on 01-Oct-2017.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Behavior determination: Experience (no young children under 5) A volunteer writes: “When you’re smiling, when you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you,” sings Jordan. And indeed, his perpetual smile is either an all out grin, or a hint of a smile a la Mona Lisa! Fantastic! His gorgeously clean tan coat, wagging tail and perfect physique speaks of a home in which all his physical needs were met. A bit shy from time to time, he’ll pancake when entering a new area, but with some soft coaxing, he gathers courage in hand and comes along. This is all new to him, after living in the same home with the same family all his life. We’re told Jordan is friendly and outgoing, is affectionate and playful with the teens in the home, doesn’t guard his things, loves stuffed toys and balls, and has lots of fun energy. Jordan never stops wagging his tail as we walk and play, goes potty the moment we’re outside, confirming his housetraining skills, and loves snuggling in my lap when I sit down. Mr. Personality loves to play, and sometimes will play-growl, but it’s all in good fun, and how he shows that he’s having a good time. (He play-growled during part of his behavior evaluation–it’s what he does!). In playtime with other dogs, Jordan is social and polite when greeting others. Sleek, compact, fun, friendly and affectionate, Jordan would love a home with an active person or family, as he loves to be in motion (when he isn’t cuddling, that is). His lively energy is guaranteed to keep you smiling in sync with him!
My medical notes are…
Weight: 46.8125 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Date of intake: 1-Oct-2017 Spay/Neuter status: No Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner surrender (in home for four years) Previously lived with: Adults, child (age 13) Behavior toward strangers: Friendly, outgoing Behavior toward children: Affectionate, relaxed with resident child Behavior toward dogs: Respectful Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: No Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate, and very playful with a high energy level. Other Notes: Becomes anxious when left alone more than a few hours, has destroyed walls and had accidents in the home. Date of assessment: 1-Oct-2017 Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. Body is soft, likely panting, may jump up between attempts to lick Assessor. Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins. Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw. Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw. Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away. Summary: Jordan displayed a high level of activity and movement on his assessment, having his body in constant motion and jumping up and vocalizing during tag. He was social and allowed handling. Summary: Jordan has been respectful and polite when interacting with dogs in the care center. He is tolerant of playful behavior. The behavior department feels that based on these observations, Jordan may be compatible with other dogs who are social or tolerant. Summary (1): 9/22: When introduced off leash to male and female dogs, Jordan is social and polite, displaying soft body language throughout interactions, but does not engage in play. Summary (2): 9/23-28: Jordan continues to be social and polite when greeting other dogs. Date of intake: 1-Oct-2017 Summary: Loose though growled and snapped when counselor attempted to collar Date of initial: 1-Oct-2017 Summary: Tolerated handling ENERGY LEVEL: Jordan’s previous owner described him as having a very high level of activity. He is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm. 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: _X_No young children (under 5): Due to the high level of jumping when excited during tag, as well as snapping at intake when fearful, we recommend a home without young children. Older children should have an in-depth interaction prior to adoption. Potential challenges: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression Anxiety Potential challenges comments: _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Jordan was fearful at intake, demonstrated by growling and snapping. It is important to always go slow and give Jordan the option to walk away from any social interaction. Jordan should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Jordan’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Jordan would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings. _X_Anxiety: Jordan is reported to display anxiety when left alone for more than a few hours, chewing on the walls. We are unaware of what, if any, attempts were made to remedy this behavior but we suggest to future adopters that Jordan will need to be provided with physical and mental stimulation and with a variety of appropriate and engaging chew toys so he can engage in necessary chewing behavior without damage to human objects. Consultation with a positive reinforcement trainer/behaviorist is recommended if this behavior continues to prove problematic in a future home. Arousal:Jordan has displayed low threshold for arousal, quickly becoming aroused during tag, jumping up and play growling. He may need positive reinforcement training to teach him to remain calm in the presence of people and exciting stimuli.
Behavior determination: Experience (no young children under 5)
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