KING – 24884
Safe - 5-9-2018 Brooklyn
KING – 24844
Intake Type: Owner surrender Medical Behavior: Green
Age: 8 years Sex: Male
Weight: 46 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: 8yrs Microchip noted on Intake? yes Microchip Number (If Applicable): 985121008136447 History: O/S due to reactive with other dogs in household Subjective: Dog is BARH Observed Behavior – dog has fairly loose body and wags tail, hyperfocused on sniffing handler and unable to distract (seems sexually motivated), otherwise allows all handling with minimal restraint Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective : T = NA P = wnl R = wnl BCS 3/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: Grade 3-4/4 dental dz PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: male intact, both testicles descended MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment: Geriatric – underweight, moderate-severe dental dz Prognosis:
Good Plan: Acceptable candidate for adoption or rescue pending behavior evaluation. Recommend full bloodwork prior to neuter. SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to age
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information:King is a 8 year old male White and brown brindle Large mixed breed dog. He came to his home as a puppy and was surrendered due to him showing behavior concerns towards other dogs.
Previously lived with:2 adult , 2 dogs, 5 children
How is this dog around strangers?Around strangers King barks at first but becomes aloof when people approach him.
How is this dog around children?King has lived with children ages 4,5,6, 8, and 10 year old. Around the Chidlren he is playful and exuberant.
How is this dog around other dogs?King has lived with two other large dogs both female and male. He is relaxed and gentle for most of the day. King will growl and snap at them during feeding time.
How is this dog around cats?King has never been around cats
Resource guarding:King isn’t bothered with people going near his food bowl or toys while he eats. However when the other dogs try to approach him while eating he will snap and bite them.
Bite history:King has bitten before due to Resource guarding.
Housetrained:YesEnergy level/descriptors:high activity level
Other Notes:King isn’t bothered with baths, and loves getting attention. When an unfamiliar person comes into the home or approaches the owner he barks a but after a few mintues he relaxes.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues?NoMedical Notesunknown
For a New Family to KnowKing is described pushy, playful and confident. He likes to play fecth and will bring it back for owner. He is mostly outdoors and is feed dry food of the pedigree brand 3 times a day. he is house-trained, and uses the cement, and grass. He is crate trianed but whines in the crate. He known sit and down, and goes on brisk walks on leash.
Behavior Notes:Upon intake King was calm and relaxed he allowed the counselor to approach him and collar him.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 11-Apr-2018
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: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
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.
Summary: King was alert and social towards the handler. Jumping up on the assessor playful, but a bit mouthy. He allowed handling.
PLAY GROUP :
According to King’s previous owner, King lived with two other large dogs, one male and one female. He is relaxed and gentle around them, most of the day but displays resource guarding behavior when they are near his food. King has bit the other male dog when the dog was occupied with a food item.
4/10: Due to King’s previous behavior with the other resident dogs, a muzzle was placed on him as a precaution. King entered the pens on his tip toes, and was sexually motivated. He persistently sniffed the female helper dog’s genital region, ignoring her play bows and paw slaps.
Date of intake: 9-Apr-2018
Summary: King was calm and relaxed
Date of initial: 9-Apr-2018
Summary: King was relaxed and allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: His previous owner describes King as an energetic, playful, enthusiastic dog.
King displayed medium energy and movement throughout assessment. We recommend feeding with puzzle feeders and food-dispensing toys.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Recommendations: No young children (under 5)
Recommendations comments: No young children: Due to King’s response to some of the SAFER handling items, we feel he may be intimidate small children.
Potential challenges: Resource guarding, Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition
Potential challenges comments:
Due to potential food guarding behavior-with pets. As per his owner King guards his food from the resident dogs,(snapping/biting)but ok when humans approach his food. We recommend him be fed separately from other pets and that toys/treats only be given one-on-one situations so he does not feel a need to guard the items. It can be edited case-by-case.
Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition: King has shown some mouthiness in the care center. Little pressure is applied, but this is a behavior that should be extinguished through training alternate behaviors and lack of reward (ex. walking away whenever King’s teeth make contact with skin).
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