KNIGHT – 11296
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KNIGHT – 11296
Care Center Location: Brooklyn , ZIP Code From: 11208, Intake Date: 11/27/17
Intake Type: Owner surrender, Medical Behavior: Green, Age: 1 year, Sex: Male, Weight: 65 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 1 yr; Microchip noted on Intake? Yes; History : Adopted 1-2 weeks ago and returned due to destruction of household items ; Subjective: Observed Behavior – Excited and energetic but nice; Objective ;T =; P =WNL; R =WNL; BCS 2.5/5; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted, no cough on tracheal palpation but did cough after pulling hard on the neck lead; Oral Exam: Clean teeth, mm pink; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: MI, sst; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: Assessment: Apparently healthy; Hx of CIRDC a few weeks ago- suspect some residual tracheal sensitivity when pulling on leash; Prognosis: Good; Plan: Neuter asap; SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Knight may not gallop in on a white horse clad in armor but he will save the day! In fact, he doesn’t need a horse because he’s just about the size of a small pony. With his long legs, goofy antenna-like ears and stunning brindle coat, he sure is handsome. He may show a different sort of chivalry-the kind that provides service with laughter and silly antics-he is just a puppy after all. Someone should have taught him not to play with his food-when I have him a large milk bone, he pranced around the yard with it, play bowed to it and then, butt up in the air, finally decided to scarf it down. He treats his toys pretty much the same way (minus the eating it part). He knows some commands, is on his way to being housebroken and his former owner reports that while he may excitedly jump up, he’s friendly towards young people and strangers. In play group, he’s energetic but engages in bouncy play with his peers and may do best with larger animals rather than small ones. His manners may not be polished, and he may not always be courageous (he gets startled by loud noises) but he is loyal and has more than enough virtues to make an awesome family pet. Ask to meet him today!
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Knight is a brown brindle, large mixed breed male. He was not neutered prior to coming into the shelter and has no known health issues or injuries. He was adopted from BACC two weeks ago and was returned due to his very high energy level and destructive behaviors in the house.
Previously lived with: In home with owner and 2 children
How is this dog around strangers? Knight is friendly and outgoing with strangers. He will alert bark and jump on them for attention but seeks being pet and will calm down.
How is this dog around children? Knight has lived with children in the home, the youngest is 14, and he was friendly and playful with them.
How is this dog around other dogs? Knight has not spent time around other dogs.
How is this dog around cats? Knight has not spent time around cats.
Resource guarding: Knight has no resource guarding reported by the adopter.
Bite history: Knight has no bite history.
Energy level/descriptors: Very high
Knight’s adopted stated that when they first brought him home he was using the bathroom outside, and in the past few days began urinating inside despite being taken out to the backyard.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
For a New Family to Know
Knight is described as being friendly, affectionate and very playful. He will get into the garbage or tear apart clothing if left out in the house. He likes to play with any kind of toy and all kinds of games. He has been mainly an indoor dog but is let out in the backyard. He eats dry food and likes rawhide treats.
Knight was very energetic during intake but sat well for treats, and took them gently from counselors hand. He allowed for all handling with a loose and wiggly body.
My medical notes are…
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Assessment Date: 11/2/2017
Date of intake: 27-Nov-2017
Spay/Neuter status: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate and very playful with a very high activity level
Other Notes: Knight will get into the garbage or tear apart clothing if left out in the house
Date of assessment: 2-Nov-2017
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, 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: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Knight was friendly, loose , and wiggly during the handling assessment. He allowed handling with ease,and was social towards the assessor.
Summary (1): Knight was surrender as a stray so his past behavior with other dogs is unknown.
11/01: When off leash at the Care Center, Knight engages in awkward bouncy play. He is a bit unsure, displaying a slightly tense body, and is sensitive of the greeter’s body contact. He is sexually motivated between bouts of play and attempts to mount.
11/02: Knight interacted with another intact male today. He engaged in running chase play but maintained a tense posture and raised hackles throughout. He did not attempt to mount.
11/28: Knight continues to engage in quick spin arounds and bouncy play. His hackles are raised, body slightly tense and he is sensitive with body contact. He attempts to mount between bouts of play.
Date of intake: 31-Oct-2017
Summary: Knight was energetic, and friendly.
Date of initial: 1-Nov-2017
Summary: Knight was playful, and friendly.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Knight so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment.
Knight displayed a medium energy and movement throughout assessment, and will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Potential challenges:House soiling, Destructive behavior, Basic manners/poor impulse control
Potential challenges comments:
Destructive behavior: Knight is reported to show destructive behavior in the home, such as chewing on clothes and rummaging through garbage. We are unaware of what, if any, attempts were made to remedy this behavior but we suggest to future adopters that Knight 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.
House soiling: Knight is reported to have frequent accidents in the house, and appears not to have been house-trained in the past. He will need guidance and consistency to learn to eliminate outside. We recommend crate training (the crate must be made positive and never used as a punishment), frequent walks, rewards for eliminating outside (treats, toys, games), consistent feeding schedule, and careful monitoring when inside. Accidents should never be punished as it can damage the human-dog relationship and is likely to make the problem worse.
Basic manners/poor impulse control: It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach Knight to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
Location: Brooklyn, Intake Date: 10/31/17, Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Green, Age: 1 year, Sex: Male, Weight: 62 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age:1 y; Microchip noted on Intake? n; History : stray; Subjective: Observed Behavior -playful, jumpy, wags tail; Objective ; T =; P =80; R =wnl; BCS 5/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: clean teeth; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: intact male; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment: healthy; Prognosis:excellent; Plan: neuter; SURGERY: Okay for surgery
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