NENA – 18107
Gone - 1-22-2018 Brooklyn
Hello, my name is Nena. My animal id is #18107. I am a female watermarked brindle dog at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 9 years 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 11-Jan-2018, with the surrender reason stated as animal behaviour – aggressive towards people.
Nena is at risk due to being diagnosed with Canine Infection Respiratory Disease Complex and will likely require home rest and a series of antibiotics for up to 14 days. This is a contagious illness to other dogs. Nena is suitable for an adult only home.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 37 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 1. Green
Date of intake:: 1/11/2018
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner surrender
Previously lived with:: 1 adult, 1 child age(16 month)
Behavior toward strangers:: Around strangers Nena is friendly and approaches them and allows them to pet her.
Behavior toward children:: Nena will growl and snap, if her food is touched.
Behavior toward dogs:: Nena is excited when she sees another and barks at them.
Behavior toward cats:: Behavior unknown
Resource guarding:: Nena growls whenever someone goes near her food bowl.
Date of assessment:: 1/13/2018
Look:: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity:: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag:: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1:: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2:: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Toy:: 1. No interest.
Summary:: Nena displayed no concern during her assessment.
Summary (1):: Nena displays assertive behavior with both male and female dogs. She explores the area, with raised hackles and a tall posture. According to Nena’s previous owner, Nena did not socialize with other dogs while in their care. The behavior Department recommends that Nena be placed in a home with resident dogs that are tolerant of her assertive behavior. 1/12: When off leash at the Care Centers, Nena appropriately greets the novel male dog with raised hackles and assertive posture. She attempts to mount him, but responds immediately to handler interruptions. She explores the pens the rest of her session, occasionally checking in with him. 1/13: Today, Nena continued to be assertive around a novel female dog. She follows her around the pens, tensing as she approached, straightening her spine and raising her tail.She constantly sniffs her genital region, ignoring handler interruptions. 1/16-17: Nena socializes with an assertive posture. She is persistent with her behavior, standing on her tip toes whenever the other dog is near. When introduced to a playful dog, Nena grumbles when he paw slaps her.
Date of intake:: 1/11/2018
Summary:: Upon intake Nena was friendly and allowed handling.
Date of initial:: 1/11/2018
Summary:: Very active, allows all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL:: Her previous owner describes Nena as friendly and playful with a medium activity level. Nena displayed high energy and movement throughout assessment, and will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: ADULT ONLY HOME
Behavior Asilomar: TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments:: Owner noted Nena has displayed some resource guarding behavior. Due to these behaviors we recommend an experienced adopter and an adult-only home.
Potential challenges: : Resource guarding
Potential challenges comments:: Nena’s previous owner notes that she will growl/snap when her food bowl is approached. We recommend that Nena be left along while eating, and that food guarding behavior modification steps (available at ASPCApro.org) be utilized if this behavior is problematic in his future home. Nothing should ever be taken directly out of Nena’s mouth, and any time something is removed he should be rewarded with a high value treat or toy. He should be taught the “drop” cue and trade-up games.
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