MANGO – A1110684
Safe - 5-15-2017 Staten Island
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MANGO – A1110684
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
NEUTERED MALE, BLACK / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr, 6 mos
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/01/2017, From NY 10301, DueOut Date 05/01/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: male Age ~ 1 year and 6 months Mentation: wnl Eyes: wnl Ears: wnl Nose: wnl Teeth: wnl If abnormal BCS: Skin: wnl Hair Coat: wnl Declawed: no Any injuries: no Behavior: friendly and socialize.
Finder was able to approach Mango and bring Mango home for 3 days. Finder had a neutered male German Shepherd in the home and a cat and stated that Mango was playful and respectful around both animals. At first he growled at the cat and after a few hours was not bothered by the animal and tried to play with the cat.
Behavior during intake: Mango had a loose and wiggly body during intake. He kept trying to jump on the counselor. Counselor was able to scan for a mc but was unable to collar due to animal jumping around too much and being too hyper.
KNOWN HISTORY: Limited intake
Unneutered male, stray (in Finder’s home for three days)
Behavior toward dogs: Playful and respectful with Finder’s German Shepherd while in the home
Behavior toward cats: Initially growled at Finder’s resident cat, then attempted to solicit play
Other notes: Mango displayed high energy and movement during intake, jumping onto counselor with moderate intensity
Look: 1. Dog jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, tail wag, soft and loose body, open mouth, ears back.
Tag: 1. Dog runs on end of leas, playfully runs toward end of game, jumps on Assessor once play begins.
Squeeze 1: 2. Dog pulls back quickly.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed.
Toy 1: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His body is soft. No growling or stiffness.
Summary: Mango jumped up numerous times on assessor upon entering SAFER assessment area. He allowed all handling but displayed high energy and movement throughout assessment.
Mango engaged in rough and rowdy play with a large playful male. He would often attempt to mount but reponded to handlers interruptions.
During his initial medical exam, Mango was social and allowed all handling.
We have no history on Mango so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center Mango has been active and enthusiastic. He may have a low threshold for arousal and needs guidance to learn how to appropriately channel that energy when he becomes overstimulated. Mango will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. WE recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in addition to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially in the behaviors outlined below)
_X_No young children (under 5) – Mango showed a low threshold for arousal and when excited may jump up repeatedly with moderate pressure. Due to his jumping intensity, we feel he may do best with older children.
_X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control – Mango has shown some hard jumping in the care center. This is a behavior that should be extinguished through training alternate behaviors. We recommend only force-free, reward based training.
_X_Strength/leash pulling – Mango is a strong, high energy dog with the capability to pull over an average adopter. Mango should only be walked by adults. It is recommended that he be walked on a front clip harness or head halter, which helps diminish his strength through leverage, and that he be trained using positive reinforcement, reward based training to not pull on leash or jump up.
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