MOOCHIE – A1069702
Safe - 6-25-2016 Manhattan
MOOCHIE – A1069702
**RETURNED 06/05/16, SAFER: EXPERIENCED,NO CHILDREN**
NEUTERED MALE, GRAY / WHITE, SHIH TZU, 3 yrs
RETURN – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR DOH-B Reason BITEPEOPLE
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 06/05/2016, From NY 10039, DueOut Date 06/14/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary scan positive 981020013561508. BARH mild tartar clean ears, body coat matted hair removed from anal area neutered tense, nervous NOSF
NEUTERED MALE, GRAY / WHITE, SHIH TZU, 3 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason ALLERGIES
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 04/08/2016, From NY 11214, DueOut Date 04/08/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: neutered male Age: reported 3y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: underbite, minimal staining If abnormal BCS: WNL, stocky build Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL, some feces matted in ventral fur but easily brushed out Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: quiet, allowed all handling, enjoyed being held Medication: N/A, preventatives given
A volunteer writes:
Moochie was brought in as a return due to a bite incident with his adopter. Owner had Moochie for a little over a month after adopting from AC&C. Owner says Moochie does not have any injuries or health concerns, and was last seen by the vet in April at AC&C.
Socialization & behavior
Moochie is described as being outgoing and social when in the presence of strangers. Moochie did not spend any time with children or any other animals. There was an incident where Moochie bit his owner when she attempted to wipe his back side on 6/5/16. Owner says Moochie will sometimes snap when she attempts to move him off of furniture but will get down the majority of the time. Moochie is unbothered with being held, and adopter has never attempted to bathe or brush, or trim Moochie’s nails. Moochie barks, but soon calms when someone unfamiliar approaches the home.
For a New Family to Know
Moochie is described as playful, confident, and friendly with a mid-high activity level. When home he is normally following his owner, and enjoys toy balls. Moochie is typically taken outside twice a day, and is house-trained using wee-wee pads only. Owner says Moochie does not use the bathroom outside. Moochie is behaved and relaxes when home alone, and understands the command sit.
Behavior during Intake
Moochie was initially shy during intake. He hesitated to exit owner’s carrier, and once out he attempted to hide under a chair. After being softly spoken to he exited and allowed petting. Moochie allowed all handling to be conducted and showed no signs of aggression during intake.
Moochie came to us as an owner surrender due to him biting the owner. According to the owner the bite occurred when the owner attempted to wipe his backside after he finished eliminating. It was reported that Moochie may attempt to snap when being removed off of the furniture but will get off the majority of the time.
Mookie walked well when on leash when entering the behavior room. He allowed the assessor to conduct all tactile assessment items while maintaining soft body language. He did not engage in play during the tag interaction, but followed the soft body language. Mookie pulled out with soft body on the first squeeze attempt, but moved his body away on the second. When on an on-leash dog interaction, Moochie approahced helper dog with relaxed body language. Due to Mookie’s bite history we recommend he go to a home with an experienced owner and no children.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed for a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, or low and a bit fearful.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 3. Dog is soft in body and eye, and moves his legs/body so that the Assessor is unable to hold the paw
Toy: 1. Minimal interest. Dog smells, licks and mouths, then turns away.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, lip long or neutral.
When off leash with other dogs, Moochie ignores and keeps to himself.
6/6: Moochie is easy in and out of his kennel. It is hot outside, so he spends most of his time sitting under the bench in the shade. He is social with handlers and allows all petting.
6/7 update: Moochie, again, is social with the handler and allowed all petting. He is nervous with crowds and loud noises and will stay near the handlers legs, trembling.
6/8 update: Moochie is easy out of his kennel but needs to be picked up to go back in. He does not seek attention today but does sit next to the handler and allow all petting.
6/9 update: Moochie is reactive in his kennel today, barking and growling when approached by mulitple familiar handlers. When the kennel door is opened he continues to bark and will snap at the leash–he is not removed today.
6/10 update: Moochie, again, is uncomfortable with leashing but will allow it. Once in the yard he relieves himself then pulls to go back inside. He is nervous on the walk and anxious to be back in his kennel.
6/12 update: Moochie continues to be social and solicit attention/receive pets from the handler. He walks well on a leash and allows pick up.
6/13 update: Moochie is a bit fearful of some objects in the yard. He is nervous overall but allows minimal handling. When another handler takes him alone into a quiet room he is much more comfortable. He approaches the handler and allows petting.
6/15 update: Moochie is less fearful in the yard today until the same stimuli comes into view he again gets spooked. He enjoys playing fetch with the handler and accepts petting.
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