MAX – A1097701
RTO SAFE 12/06/16
MAX – A1097701
5Y Neutered Black Shih Tzu 23.6lbs
nervous, growling, tried to bite
muzzled, growling, snapping
shaved around eyes: cornea healthy looking
needs real grooming
heart difficult to assess–dog shaking so much beat are muffled. cannot rule out murmur.
Other notes: Upon intake Ramen was growling
SAFER ASSESSMENT: 11/28/16
Toy: 5. Dog growls and tries to bite.
Summary: Ramen growled and snapped when collaring was attempted; Tactile portions of the assessment were not conducted. Ramen may require positive based behavior modification to address any potential guarding issues that may appear in a new home environment.
Ramen greets other small dogs through a barrier with a loose body and wagging tail.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 11/22/16
During his initial medical exam Ramen appeared nervous and was growling and snapping.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only
_X_No children (under 13)
_X_Place with a New Hope partner (Ramen would benefit best from placement with a New Hope rescue group who can further assess this behavior in a stable environment)
_X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression (Ramen has been observed to snap when frightened/stressed. It is recommended that Ramen be allowed a proper time to decompress to aid in acclimating him to a new environment. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing/exposing Ramen to new and unfamiliar situations.)
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