MANE – A1081557
Safe - 7-23-2016 Manhattan
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MANE – A1081557
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, TAN / BLACK, AKITA MIX, 3 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/17/2016, From NY 10027, DueOut Date 07/20/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary scan negative ears- wnl flea comb negative- treated with activyl male intact slight nervous during exam
A volunteer writes:
Got a minute? It’s hot and I know you’re busy. But I want to introduce you to someone special. It’s my main man Mane! What do you get when you cross a wolf, a bear, and the biggest rabbit tail in town? I’m not sure, I’m terrible at riddles. But let’s get back to Mane! In fairness I was a fan of handsome 3 year-old Mane’s before I even met him. One look at this boy’s photo and my fingers were itching to rub those ears, snuggle against that coat, and don’t get me started on that tail! (Oops – I think I already started.) Mane came under our care as a stray so unfortunately his prior behaviors are unknown. But here’s what we DO know: Stunning? Check. Terrific walker? Check check. Appears to be housebroken? Check, check, check. Love his treats, and his pets, and is friendly, and playful, and fun, and silly…I think I’ve run out of checks. I’ve also run out of words to describe this special boy but fortunately, I don’t think I need them. You’re likely already on your way to meet him, right? Right. I’ll see you there. Mane is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan’s ACC.
Mane came into our center after a member of the public found him as a stray so behaviors in the home are unknown. He was friendly upon intake. Mane pulled on leash for his relief walk. He allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands during Look item, whining in between items. Mane leaned into assessor during Sensitivity item, mouth open. He followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, body soft. Mane gently pulled his paw back on both Squeeze attempts. He showed minimal interest in Toy. Mane is anxious in the yard. He paces and howls. He does bow and solicit from human handlers. Mane would do well with an Average adopter. He may benefit from obedience classes to work on his whining/anxious behavior as well as leash manners.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted, whining, his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft
Squeeze 1 / 2:2. Dog gently pulls back his paw, whining.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog sniffs, then turns away.
Dog-dog: Mane is anxious in the yard. He paces and howls. He does bow and solicit from human handlers.
7/18: Mane is cautious of his environment and startles easily in the yard with sudden sounds or movements. When off leash with other dogs, Mane initially tucks away when approached. When he becomes more acclimated, he becomes more intent on attempting to mount the female helper. When the female helper dog offers strong correction for this behavior, Mane does not approach further, and instead anxiously paces the yard whilst whining.
7/19: Mane is anxious in the yard. He paces and howls. He does bow and solicit from human handlers.
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