MAMBO – A1089345
Safe - 9-20-2016 Manhattan
MAMBO – A1089345
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
MALE, BR BRINDLE, PIT BULL MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 09/10/2016, From NY 10303, DueOut Date 09/13/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: intact male Age: appx 1-2y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: no staining If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: allowed all handling, sweet but hyper Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes: So You Think You Can Dance? Then come meet Mambo and get it on! He’s gorgeous, friendly, loving, energetic and thinks he’s a lap dog! Every time we cuddled, which was often, he tried (unsuccessfully) to climb into my lap. So cute! Likely housetrained his ‘business’ was the first thing on the agenda as soon as we were out the door. I wonder if he’s used to city streets as some things had him stopping in his tracks, like his reflection in a window (who is that good looking dog wagging his tail at me?), a short kiosk type apparatus sticking out of the sidewalk had his attention until he decided it wasn’t moving so it was OK if he did. I love watching him explore, and consider all these things and then move on. It’s like discovering the world through someone else’s eyes. Mambo sits when asked, rolls over for a belly rub, takes treats gently and loves leaning in close (once he discovers he isn’t fitting on my lap) to watch all the activities in the park. Mambo can be a bit mouthy, no pressure at all, it’s his way of interacting but as a result our behavior assessors feel that he would do best in a home that doesn’t include young children. He’s an awesome, energetic, affectionate dog who is looking for his forever dance partner. Are you ready to Mambo? Come meet him today.
BEHAVIOR : When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Mambo allows greeting and approach, however is a bit fearful, shying away and crouching low to the ground. He becomes a bit more interested in brief sniffs when the female greeter’s back is turned. The behavior department feels that with in-depth pre-adoption interaction, slow introductions, and additional socialization, a home with another dog may be considered for Mambo. He arrived into our care as a stray, so there is no available history of previous interaction with other dogs, and it is unknown how his behavior around dogs will translate into a home setting.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary: Mambo approaches a dog on leash with tail a spine level, body loose.
Proximity Sensitive: These dogs have had a poor history of social experience with other dogs or could be extremely fearful in the shelter environment. They are socially shy and may exhibit fearful body posturing (tucked tail, head low, snarling etc), defensive posturing (lunging, barking, snarling etc.) or physically avoid/ignore other dogs.
When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Mambo allows greeting and approach, however is a bit fearful, shying away and crouching low to the ground. He becomes a bit more interested in brief sniffs when the female greeter’s back is turned. The behavior department feels that with in-depth pre-adoption interaction, slow introductions, and additional socialization, a home with another dog may be considered for Mambo. He arrived into our care as a stray, so there is no available history of previous interaction with other dogs, and it is unknown how his behavior around dogs will translate into a home setting.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: During her initial medical examination, Mambo allowed all handling; reported sweet though hyper
ENERGY LEVEL: High energy; exuberance displayed in care centers
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (no young children)
_X_No young children (under 5) (Mambo displayed a high level of exuberance during his assessment; repeatedly mouthing the assessor with moderate pressure)
_X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control (Mambo requires physical/mental stimulation as outlets for his exuberant energy; basic obedience training is recommended)
_X_Mouthiness/Poor bite inhibition (Decreasing the force of the mouth as well as the frequency of mouthing, in this order, is recommended by using force-free, reward based training as well to reinforce a soft appropriate mouth and redirect hard inappropriate mouthing onto toys)
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