MIKE – A1107360
Safe - 4-6-2017 Brooklyn
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MIKE – A1107360
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN**
MALE, BL BRINDLE / BROWN, CAIRN TERRIER / BOSTON TERRIER, 1 yr, 4 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 03/29/2017, From NY 11102, DueOut Date 03/29/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical SummaryOwner surrender – no health concerns noted. Microchip scan neg. Shy, trembling, allows all handling. BARH. mm=pink, moist, CRT<2 s P = 100 R = pant BCS = 5/9. ORAL: WNL. EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted. PLN: No enlargements noted. H/L: NSR, NMA. Lungs clear, eupneic. ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated. U/G: Intact male, both testicles palpable. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities. A: Apparently healthy young adult MI dog. Age est 1 yr. P: OK for neuter surgery. Excellent prognosis.
BASIC INFORMATION: Mike is a Boston terr/ Cairn terr mix 1 yr old male. Mike was given to the owner as a gift and has no known health issues. Mike was last seen by a Vet two days ago and is apparently healthy. The owner is surrendering dog, Mike due to a residential move to a home that does not allow pets.
SOCIALIZATION: Mike is fearful around strangers; he will occasionally lunge at strangers and may bite. The owner stated Mike requires some time before he gets used to someone. The owner also stated Mike will be friendly and when a stranger walks away he will lunge. Mike has not lived with children and has not been exposed to children. Mike does not reside with other dogs and when he is exposed to dogs, he appears to be friendly. Mike has not resided or been exposed to cats. Mike does not have a bite history.
BEHAVIOR: Mike may lunge and snap at strangers that pass by him. The owner state he is unpredictable, there are times he will be friendly towards a stranger and other times he appears very nervous and will lunge, bark and snap. Mike will allow the owner to touch and come near him while he is eating. Mike allows the owner to remove an item from his mouth. He will allow the owner to bath and brush him. When strangers approach the home he barks.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW: Mike is best described as a playful, excitable and will at times become fearful of strangers. Mike has a high activity level and enjoys playing with the owner and also loves to go running in the park. When the owner comes home he will follow the owner around, he plays fetch with balls and is kept mostly indoors. He enjoys eating dry food from any brand and also enjoys eating home cooked chicken. Mike is house trained and wee-wee pad trained and prefers going on grass when he goes outside. Mike will pull when walked.
BEHAVIOR UPON INTAKE: Upon intake, Mike displayed a loose body and allowed the counselor to scan, once another staff member passed by him, he lunged and attacked to bite the counselors ankle, after this Mike did not allow any further handling. Mike scanned negative.
KNOWN HISTORY: KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile
Intact Male, Owner surrender
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward strangers: Fearful, occasionally lunges and may bite
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Housetrained: Yes and also wee-wee pad trained
Energy level/descriptors: Mike displays a high activity level in the household
Other notes: Upon intake Mike displayed loose body language until a staff member walked by and Mike lunged and snapped at their ankle. No handling was conducted after this behavior.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is fearful, trembles and his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body a bit tense with his mouth closed.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1&2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy 1: No interest.
Summary: Mike was social towards the assessor but distracted sniffing the assessment room.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
According to Mike’s previous guardian, Mike did not reside with other dogs and when he is exposed to dogs, he appears to be friendly. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Mike mostly keeps to himself as she wanders in a group of male and female dogs. He is tolerant and does not offer a correction when another male mounts him.
3/31: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Mike mostly keeps to himself as she wanders in a group of male and female dogs. He is tolerant and does not offer a correction when another male mounts him.
During his medical examination, Mike was shy, trembling but allowed all handling.
IN SHELTER BEHAVIOR:
We moved Mike to a bottom kennel because of his kennel presence. He has been lunging at the bars when staff and adopters approach his kennel.
Mike displays a medium activity level in the care center.
Experienced adopter, adult-only home
_X_No children (under 13)-Mike has shown a number of warning and distance-increasing behaviors to different handling triggers. Due to these behaviors we recommend an experienced adopter and an adult-only home.
_X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression – Reactivity towards other humans was noted by the previous owner (lunging, tries to bite and growling). Because this appears to present a challenge outside of the care centers, guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly advised to assess this behavior and modify/manage as needed.
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