KING KUBIAK – 22275
Safe - 3-22-2018 Manhattan
KING KUBIAK – 22275
Intake Date : 3/6/18 Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: — Age: 5 years Sex: Neutered male
Weight: — lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age:reported to be 5.5 years, age consistent with exam Microchip noted on Intake?neg Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History :owner surrender as owner recently lost their home; dog has been in boarding facility for the last 4 months and owner reports he lost a lot of weight during that time
Subjective:BAR Observed Behavior -docile, allows gentle handling, resists restraint somewhat but does well for exam Evidence of Cruelty seen -no Evidence of Trauma seen -no Objective : BCS 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam:mm pk, moist; CRT <2 sec; moderate tartar/staining, enamel defects, damage to caudal aspect of canines secondary to chewing PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: eupnic, clear lung sounds, no murmurs/arrhythmias ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: male neutered MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal:grossly normal Assessment : 1. Underweight 2. Dental disease Prognosis:good Plan: -TID feeding -recommend dental cleaning after placement
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: King Kubiak, Doggie Detective, at your service! Anything you need sniffed, tasted or otherwise investigated, I’m your man. I also dabble in fetch and tug games, playtime with friends of both the canine and feline persuasion and getting frisky with kids of all ages. Before they left, I overheard my family telling the Care Center folks about me, they called me a good boy and said I was a real ‘people lover’ and couldn’t get enough attention. Well, it’s true, I can’t! I pull pretty hard on leash (so much to sniff, so little time) but walk well in a harness and I’m totally cool with grooming and handling and sharing my toys or food. Except my personal bone of course, no one touches that but me–even a people lover has his limits! My educational achievements include ‘come’ and ‘sit’ and I always take reward treats politely but my ‘shake paw’ is still a work in progress. I know exactly what to do, it’s just hard to sit still while I do it and this whole ‘patience’ concept isn’t easy. As you can probably tell I’m quite the dog-about-town and always eager to make more friends so I’d love to find a new family who enjoys being as physically and socially active as me. I’m comfortable with dogs of any size, cats, kids (over fives who won’t touch my bone) and whatever you’re up for doing, so am I. Wanna investigate how Detective King Kubiak could fit into your pack? Come visit me at the Manhattan Care Center, I’ll be the handsome hound wearing a brindle coat and a welcoming smile.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: King is middle age large mixed breed. He was found as a stray when he was 5 months and the owner has had him for 5 years. Owner reported possible allergies to chicken. He saw a vet 4 months ago.
Previously lived with: 3 children, two adults
How is this dog around strangers? King becomes excited and jumps on them when they come inside the house. He allows to be pet by them.
How is this dog around children? He lived with a 4,5,and 3 year old child. He was relaxed, respectful and played exuberant with them.
How is this dog around other dogs? He has spent time with large and small breed dogs and is relaxed and respectful. Sometimes he will play rough with them or start barking at them.
How is this dog around cats? He lived with cats and was relaxed and respectful with them.
Resource guarding: Owner reported him to growl if a bone is taken away from him.
Bite history: There is no bite history with King.
Energy level/descriptors: high
Other Notes: King likes to chase cars and trucks. He loves attention and is a people lover according to the owner.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
For a New Family to Know: King isn’t bothered with touching of food bowl, taking a toy out his mouth, holding or restraining, bath time, brushing of coat, or unfamiliar approaches to owner. It is unknown how he reacts to nail trims.He is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, and excitable. He likes playing tug with ropes. He eats dry food beneful. He likes any type of treats.He barks when inside a crate. He pulls very hard on leash. He will run when of leash.
Behavior Notes: Upon intake, King had a loose body and curious. He allowed to be collared, leashed, and sat nicely for intake photo. He took treats gently from counselor.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 7-Mar-2018
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, ears are back, tail is down, relaxed body posture. Dog 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 follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Toy: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His/her body is between you and the toy, and is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness.
Summary: King Kubiak approached the assessor in the assessment room with a soft body. He was social throughout the assessment, allowed all handling, and displayed no concerning behaviors.
3/7: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, King Kubiak initially follows, sniffs with a slightly tense body. He follows along when solicited with play, and takes correction when the female dog is no longer interested in interacting.
3/8: King Kubiak becomes tense and follows after running play while vocalizing. He ceases when the helper dog stops running. King Kubiak briefly backs up when correction is given by a dog who is uncomfortable with approach.
3/9: King Kubiak repeatedly attempts to mount a female dog and is very difficult to distract. When a second, playful, female dog is introduced, he briefly plays but quickly becomes aroused and begins vocalizing.
Date of initial exam: 6-Mar-2018
Summary: King Kubiak was docile and allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: King Kubiak is described as having a high level of activity. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Recommendations: No young children (under 5)
Due to his previous owner reporting that King Kubiak growls when a bone is taken from him, we recommend a home without young children. Older children who can be trusted to leave King Kubiak alone while eating can be considered.
Resource guarding: Potential resource guarding was noted in the previous home as King Kubiak was observed to growl if a bone was taken from him. For this reason, we advise against ever removing items from King Kubiak’s possession without safely trading for an item or greater or equal value.
Social hyperarousal: When he becomes aroused, King Kubiak has been seen to mount people at the care center. Positive reinforcement, force-free training should be used to teach King Kubiak to remain calm when people and other exciting things are around. He should be reward with treats when calm. If he escalates to mounting, people should immediately walk away from and separate themselves from King Kubiak.
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