OSTIN – 16451
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OSTIN – 16451
Intake Date: 12/19/17 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Yellow Age: 2 years Sex: Neutered Male
Weight: 62 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: 2-4y Microchip noted on Intake? y History : stray Subjective:bar Observed Behavior – scared and tense, resists exam, muzzled
Evidence of Cruelty seen -none Evidence of Trauma seen -none Objective : T = P = wnl R = wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean,but noted scab inner pinna ad no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: muzzled, but k9 teeth clean 2-4y based on dentitia PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: mn MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, hair coat dry and sl flakey CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: ne Assessment; dry/flakey skin – nutritional vs allergy, ear scab – acute vs mild otitis Prognosis: excellent
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: I could not decide on Ostin’s coat color until I started petting him. Dark brown brindle with copper hues. Beautiful! Ostin is a handsome dog who has been well cared for. He is the perfect weight, so well dressed and is even already neutered. I remember him as a shy dog when he arrived at the care center but he for sure came out of his shell. Give him a ball or a toy and he will show you what he can do with them. Ostin has a lot of energy and could play for hours and hours. He runs fast, jumps high and twirls after a tennis ball. His eyes are so full of excitement and pleasure. He pulls slightly on the leash, barks at times at other dogs and is rather timid with his peers in playgroups. Many dogs have never been socialized with their own kind. He can sit on command although he was not thrilled by my treats. Toys are really his favorite. Ostin is not all about play. He likes to stay near his caretaker and enjoys petting. Ostin is an athletic young man, friendly, sociable, very playful who would love an active owner or family, long walks, hiking, frisbees and ball games. If you are looking for an enthusiastic and outgoing pooch, do not look any further, Ostin is the one. Come and meet him soon at the Manhattan Care Center.
Another volunteer writes: Wellllll, helllllo handsome! Ostin is a seriously gorgeous boy, greeting me in his kennel with a smile and a tail wag. He’s a dark chocolate brindle, his coat gleams, his weight perfect. Stunning. Ostin means “great, magnificent”, and yes, that describes him perfectly. He’s great on leash his tail wagging as we walk, likely housetrained, sits when asked, shakes both paws, ignores a bunch of small dogs we pass, play bows for treats if I’m not fast enough, and after some photos (for which he posed) were done joined me on the park bench for some hugs and kisses. An early morning passerby by called out to me, ‘awesome dog’, and that about sums him up.. Awesome Ostin, waiting to find his new best friend. Come meet him today!
A volunteer adds: Ostin is my ‘go to’ guy. Always welcoming and ready for a walk, he cutely picked out a toy from the bin as we head out the door, and then even more cutely carried it with him on our walk. He loves toys and balls, and needless to say a good looking dog with lovely leash manners walking with a toy in his mouth commands lots of awwwws from passers by. Off leash we play, we hug, we play keep away, we hug some more, he shows me his sit and shake paw as we want to make sure he holds onto his skills. As we head back upstairs, he chooses another toy from the bin to take into his kennel with him. My boy Ostin is looking for his forever family with a lifetime supply of toys and balls. He deserves the best.
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My medical notes are…
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 21-Dec-2017
Look: 1. Dog leans forward or jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. Body is soft, likely panting, may jump up between attempts to lick Assessor.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2: 3. Dog closes mouth, becomes stiff.
Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. Dog does not place his/her body between you and the toy.
Summary: Ostin approached the assessor quickly in the assessment room with a soft body and jumped up in a social manner. He repeatedly jumped up during the assessment and displayed a high level of activity and movement. He was social throughout and allowed all handling.
PLAY GROUP :
12/19: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Ostin is fearful and tenses upon approach.
12/20: Ostin follows and sniffs the female helper dog. When face to face with the helper, he stiffens and turns away.
12/21: Ostin keeps only to himself.
Date of initial: 19-Dec-2017
Summary: Ostin was tense and resisted handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Ostin so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: Ostin is shy with novel people but quickly warms up with a slow approach and gentle coaxing. He solicits attention from handlers he knows, even briefly, and will display soft, wiggly body while receiving petting. He can be playful with toys when encouraged but often prefers the company of his handlers.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Recommendations: No young children (under 5)
No young children: Due to the high level of jumping up and activity seen at the care center, we recommend a home without young children. Older children who are comfortable around large, jumpy dogs should have an in-depth interaction prior to adoption.
Potential challenges: Basic manners/poor impulse control
Potential challenges comments: Basic manners/poor impulse control: Ostin jumps up a lot on people in a social manner. It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
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