MASON – A1084592
Safe - 8-14-2016 Manhattan
MASON – A1084592
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN***
NEUTERED MALE, BR MERLE, AMERICAN STAFF MIX, 10 mos
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, HOLD FOR ID Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 08/07/2016, From NY 10457, DueOut Date 08/10/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary scan pos#985113000018034 BARH neutered male clean EENT clean coat NOSF
A volunteer writes: Mason wears my all time favorite sexiest color combination – gray and tan. And he wears it so perfectly – he’s well groomed, the perfect weight for his size, his tail never stops wagging, and his twinkling eyes tell me he’s ready to be my friend. He’s leashed easily, so happy to be outside for the chance to go potty which he does immediately and off we go to the park. Making friends with a man who wanted to meet him, Mason is tail waggy and so happy to confirm the ‘friend request’! Showing off his ‘sit’, he takes treats gently and then is in my lap for some hugs and puppy nibbles. So cute! Mason’s tail never stops wagging even as he sits at my feet while I take some notes. He’s everything a puppy should be, friendly, bouncy, playful, loving and adorable. Mason is well groomed and clearly a beloved companion before joining us; he’s ready to find a new person or family with whom to spend his happily ever after. We’re rooting for this adorable pup, so come meet him today.
Mason pulls hard on the leash. He was excited but very interested in interacting with handler during assessment – jumped up, mouthy (moderate). He was overexcited during handling, jumping up, grabbing at the leash, and was hard to position, but showed no aggression. Mason was jumpy and mouthy during the tag interaction. He was not interested in toys.
Mason is very friendly and playful but he hasn’t learned bite inhibition with people (control the force of her mouthing). He doesn’t recognize the sensitivity of human skin, and so he bites too hard, even in play. The behavior department feels that he may do best with an experienced adopter who can follow up on this behavior in a more stable environment and can provide any necessary behavior modification. We also recommend a home without young children; older children can be considered pending interaction.
Look: 3. Dog jumps on the Assessor, consistently rubs his shoulder on the Assessor, and will not allow Assessor to conduct the assessment.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog repeatedly turns toward the Assessor’s hand, with loose body and open mouth, mouths the hand with a moderate pressure.
Tag: 2. Dog follow the assessor at the end of the leash jumpy and mouthy (moderate).
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
When off leash with other dogs, Mason is social and playful. He engages in mouthy, wrestling play. The behavior team feels Mason may be placed into a home with another social, playful dog. Due to arriving as a stray, there is no history on Mason regarding behavior and it’s unknown how his behavior around dogs will translate into a home environment.
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