MURPHY – A1089544
Safe - 9-22-2016 Brooklyn
MURPHY – A1089544
**SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME**
MALE, WHITE / GRAY, OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOG MIX, 5 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason PETS CONFL
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 09/12/2016, From NY 11416, DueOut Date09/15/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scanned positive with Chip#0006C9A QARH – patient, mellow, allows all handling, tail wags, responds to name. M~ 5 years Ears, eyes, nose, throat clear Teeth lightly worn, lightly stained. Coat clean and short – no flea dirt or parasites noted Nails short AMBx4 NOSF
Upon intake Murphy was quiet and calm. He allowed all handling. Counselor was able to collar , scan and photograph. No signs of aggression was shown.
As per owner Murphy is a 5 year old that they had in their home for about 1 month. He was in the home with 2 small children and 1 other small dog. Murphy is house trained and eats dry food.
Murphy is playful and energetic but can be a bit overwhelming due to his size. He allowed the children to pet him and play ball with him. He did not get along with the small dog at all. He would bark and growl and swat at the smaller dog when it would get close to him.
Murphy walks easily on the leash and does not pull much. He has never been walked off the leash due to his size. He does not attempt to chase any birds or squirrels when outside. He does like to stop at every tree to use the bathroom. When Murphy eats he allows you to pet him and he shows no aggression when his food is touched or moved while he eats
Murphy previously lived with adults, 2 small children and a small dog. The owner stated Murphy was friendly and playful towards the children. The owner mentioned Murphy didn’t get along with the small dog in the home; he would bark, growl and snap at him when he came close. It was reported by the owner Murphy is house trained.
At intake it was reported Murphy was quiet and calm, he allowed all handling. During SAFER Murphy came into the assessment room calm and relaxed, he was friendly and social towards the assessor. He allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Murphy was relaxed during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Murphy was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Murphy can be a bit uncomfortable with his paws being touched and he also showed some concerns during playgroup, so the behavior department feels he can be suitable for an experience adopter and we recommend the only pet in the home.
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 likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1/2: 2. Dog quickly pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog smells, then turns away.
Dog-dog: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Murphy barks and muzzle punches the gate then drags his paws and backs up. A muzzle is placed on him before he is allowed to enter the pen. Once in the pen, Murphy is sexually motivated, persistently licking the female’s genital area and mounting her. He is able to listen to handler interruptions and play bows and swats at the other dog. He then lies down. He attempts to mount again and the session is ended.
According to Murphy’s previous owner, Murphy did not get along with the small dog at all. He would bark and growl and swat at the smaller dog when it would get close to him.
9/13: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Murphy barks and muzzle punches the gate then drags his paws and backs up. A muzzle is placed on him before he is allowed to enter the pen. Once in the pen, Murphy is sexually motivated, persistently licking the female’s genital area and mounting her. He is able to listen to handler interruptions and play bows and swats at the other dog. He then lies down. He attempts to mount again and the session is ended.
9/15: A muzzle is placed on Murphy before he is allowed to enter the pen. He greets the novel male dog displaying high energy, pawing at and muzzle punching the gate. Once in the pen, Murphy immediately mounts and persists after the male dog offers correction. The session is ended.
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