MAX – 14687 (ALT ID A1124103)
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MAX – 14687 (ALT ID A1124103)
11m Brown Brindle Neutered Male 58lbs. Intake: 12/1/17
Friendly, hyper and wants to play, no signs of aggression, vocal, likes attention, normal puppy behavior
BAR; Clear OU/AU, nndc; OP clean teeth; PLN wnl; H/L reg, no obvious murmur, ssp, lungs clear/eupenic, no coughing or sneezing; ABD snp; MSK amb x 4; Integ wnl; BCS 5/9; UG m/n; Neuro a/a; A:Apparently healthy; P:No tx needed; Excellent prognosis
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Say ‘helloooo handsome’ to the bounciest, silliest, most playfully over-sized puppy you’ll ever meet! Is he gorgeous? Oh my, yes! High energy? You bet! Does he love to socialize with other dogs? Oh boy, does he! A real handful on leash? You better believe it! Max is a walking exclamation point with the good looks and good nature to draw a crowd wherever he goes but he’s not a pet for just anyone. What he craves more than anything is having a job to do or toys to play with (hard work in itself!) and if you don’t provide him those things he’s smart enough to make them for himself from whatever falls easily to paw or mouth. Judging by Max’s size, silky coat and sculpted face I’d guess there’s a good helping of ‘working dog’ up his family tree: beautiful breeds with the quick wits, eager-to-please nature and high energy to help us humans get the job done. Just like them, Max is no couch potato and he’s looking for a family who shares his love for being active and is eager to teach and learn alongside him. Training, play dates and plenty of quality time with his people are a must! Max is a sweet pup who wants to make friends with literally everyone he meets and his big, goofy heart is definitely in the right place. All he needs now is an equally big-hearted adopter to help him become the rock star adult he was destined to be. Are you ready to live life to the Max?
Another volunteer writes: I can’t get enough of this puppy, he’s gorgeous! Tons of lively energy, he wants to run and play and get his zoomies on, and boy did he ever! His silky coat shines in the sun, his plumbed tail wags with the joy of playtime, and his face lights up with a smile. Max is all high energy puppy, needing lots of exercise as he runs with the wind. With some energy spent we go for a walk, Max doing nicely on leash after his run. He seems to be housetrained, enjoys petting, takes treats gently and comes back for more. He needs some training in basic manners as it seems he may have been failed by his previous owner in that department, but what he lacks in training he makes up for in good will, cheer and his fabulous personality. He likes other dogs but true to his breed he likes to herd them as I was told by behavior staff. Max needs space to run, jobs to keep him occupied mentally (he’s a smart boy), structure, love and more love. He’s a puppy who needs the guidance that all puppies do to make them rock star adults. If you’re active and have the time for Puppy Max, he wants to meet you today.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Max is an 11 month old neutered large breed dog that the owner adopted from ACC 2 months ago. The owner is surrendering due to allergies. The owner last took Max to the vet 3 weeks ago for a routine check.
Previously lived with: adults and children
How is this dog around strangers? Max is described as very friendly around strangers.
How is this dog around children? Max is relaxed and playful with children, he plays somewhat rough with them.
How is this dog around other dogs? Max has never been around other dogs.
How is this dog around cats? Max has never been around cats.
Resource guarding: Max is not bothered when her food bowl is touched while she is eating or when a bone or treat is taken from her.
Bite history: Max has never bitten or scratched another animal or person.
Energy level/descriptors: very high
Other Notes: Max is not bothered when he is taken off furniture, restrained, disturbed while he sleeps, or when the doorbell rings. Max enjoys being brushed. Max will allow being bathed but he is afraid. The owner has never trimmed Max’s nails.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
For a New Family to Know
Max is described as friendly and affectionate. The owner’s favorite thing about Max is how curious he is. Max’s favorite thing to do is play with bones. When the owner is home, Max follows him around. Max likes to play with balls and bones. Max enjoys playing fetch and tug. Max has been kept mostly indoors. Max sleeps on the couch. Max eats Science Diet wet food, 1 can a day and 1 cup of any brand dry food. When taken out, Max uses any surface. For exercise, Max goes on slow walks on a leash.
My medical notes are…
Details on my behavior are…
Care Center Location: Manhattan, ZIP Code From: 10458, Intake Date: 11/26/17
Intake Type: Return, Medical Behavior: — Age: 10 months, Sex: Neutered Male, Weight: 58 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 11m; Microchip noted on Intake? Y; History : return to shelter- owner allergic; Subjective: BAR; Observed Behavior – attention seeking, compliant for exam; Objective ; T = DNP; P = WNL; R = WNL; BCS 5/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: full adult dentition ; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: Neutered male; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: DNP; Assessment: apparently healthy 11mo MN dog; Prognosis: good; Plan: ok for placement; SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to already neutered.
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Assessment Date: 11/28/2017
Date of intake: 26-Nov-2017
Spay/Neuter status: Yes
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner Surrender (In home for 2 months)
Previously lived with: Adults and children
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly
Behavior toward children: Relaxed and playful
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Max is described as friendly and affectionate with a very high level of activity.
Date of assessment: 28-Nov-2017
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog repeatedly turns toward the Assessor’s hand, with loose body and open mouth, mouths the hand, but does not apply pressure. Or, dog licks hands while lips are long.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins.
Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog gently places open mouth over the Assessor’s hand without applying pressure.
Paw squeeze 2: 2. Dog gently places open mouth over the Assessor’s hand without applying pressure.
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. Dog does not place his/her body between you and the toy.
Summary: Max quickly approached the assessor in the assessment room with a soft body. He was very mouthy throughout the assessment, applying moderate pressure. During tag, he jumped up and mouthed the assessor’s arm. He was jumped up several ties in a social manner and allowed all handling.
PLAY GROUP : 11/27: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Max is forward when greeting, and engages in exuberant running play. When offered correction from a dog who is uncomfortable, Max takes this correction but persists with solicitation.
Summary (2): 11/28: Max again engage in exuberant play and does not respond to repeated corrections.
Summary (3): 12/1: Max engages in exuberant play, but when the other dog runs in play, he nips at her heels and behind.
Date of intake: 26-Nov-2017
Summary: Upon intake, Max was wagging his tail and had a loose body. Max attempted to play.
Date of initial: 26-Nov-2017
Summary: Max was attention seeking and allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: His previous owners describe Max as a very high-energy dog. In the care center he 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. He will need daily mental and physical stimulation and exercise, and a force-free, positive reinforcement-based training class may help him to learn impulse control and to train desirable behaviors that can be rewarded.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: ADULT ONLY HOME
Recommendations:No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments:No children: Due to the high level of jumping and mouthing seen at the care center, we recommend an adult only home.
Potential challenges: Basic manners/poor impulse control, Social hyperarousal, Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition
Potential challenges comments: 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 him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
Social hyperarousal: Max quickly becomes over aroused in the presence of people, jumping up and mouthing. Positive reinforcement, force-free training should be used to teach MAx to remain calm when people and other exciting things are around. He should be reward with treats when calm. If he escalates to jumping or mouthing, people should immediately walk away from and separate themselves from Max.
Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition: Max was mouthy throughout the assessment and is quick to put her teeth on skin. This is likely an attention-seeking behavior, but it should be replaced with an alternative behavior as it can frighten people. We recommend never playing with bare hands â€“ always with a toy – and ending play or attention whenever Max puts teeth on skin. He should be rewarded with attention and treats when he stops and/or when he is seeking attention in alternate ways.
MAX – A1124103
NEUTERED MALE, BR BRINDLE / WHITE, LABRADOR RETR / BOXER, 9 mos
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 09/02/2017, From NY 10456, DueOut Date 09/02/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 9 mo Microchip noted on Intake? Negative History : Owner surrender Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior – Friendly and energetic Evidence of Cruelty seen – None Evidence of Trauma seen – None Objective T = P = 110 R = pant BCS 5 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: excellent PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MN MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Apparently healthy 9 mo mixed breed Plan: adoption Prognosis: excellent
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