OTTO – 20873
Safe - 3-5-2018 Brooklyn
Hello, my name is Otto. My animal id is #20873. I am a male white dog at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 9 years 2 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a stray on 16-Feb-2018.
Otto was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns ; Otto was lunging and snapping at staff on the leash. He appears to be uncomfortable or afraid of the slip lead. He has also allowed minimal handling from his caretakers. Out of concern for his stress levels and his response to restraint, we feel Otto is not a great candidate for a handling assessment at this time.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 11.8 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 4. Orange
Date of intake:: 2/16/2018
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray, no known history.
Bite history:: Otto was being transported by police to the care center; when the Sargent attempting to remove his collar. Otto turned and bit her on the left thumb. Drawing blood, and leaving two punctures.
Date of assessment:: 2/27/2018
Summary:: Otto was lunging and snapping at staff on the leash. He appears to be uncomfortable or afraid of the slip lead. He has also allowed minimal handling from his caretakers. Out of concern for his stress levels and his response to restraint, we feel Otto is not a great candidate for a handling assessment at this time. Please see his behavior profile for a full summary of his behavior in the care center.
Date of intake:: 2/16/2018
Summary:: Otto allowed photos, but growled when attempting to collar.
Date of initial:: 2/16/2018
Summary:: Otto was reactive growling and snapping, and baring teeth.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: NEW HOPE ONLY
Behavior Asilomar: TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No children (under 13),Place with a New Hope partner
Recommendations comments:: Due to how uncomfortable Otto is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time. Place with a new hope partner: Due to all noted concerns displayed in a home environment, the behavior department recommends Otto be placed with a New Hope placement partner who is able to provide an experienced adult-only foster home. A period of decompression is recommended to allow Otto to acclimate comfortably to his new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Otto to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior Otto presents with outside of the care centers.
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