PANCHO – A1111065
Safe - 5-12-2017 Brooklyn
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PANCHO – A1111065
**SAFER : NEW HOPE RESCUE ONLY**
MALE, WHITE / GRAY, SHIH TZU MIX, 2 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason ATT PEOPLE
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 05/04/2017, From NY 11368, DueOut Date 05/04/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Estimated age: 2 (owner said 5 but exam does not match this age) Microchip noted on Intake? n. O surrender, calm E P = 60 R = sniffing BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: clean teeth PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: 2 testes MSI: Ambulatory x 4, moist dermatitis and alopecia in sacral area CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment-pyoderma Plan-clavamox 125 mg bid x 10d Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery –in house
Pancho is a 5 year old male Shih tzu mix with a possible skin conditions. Owners have had Pancho for 3 years and are surrendering because of behavior.
Pancho has lived with children ages .4, 9 and 10 and is tolerant of them most of the time. Pancho does not play with children or adults much. Once in a while Pancho will play tug with adults. Around strangers Pancho is shy for a few minutes. Pancho has lived with dogs and is playful around another dogs and plays gently with them. Pancho has also lived with a cat and is respectful towards the cat. Pancho has bitten and punctured skin before on different occasions.
Behavior during storms and fireworks Pancho is calm. Pancho will growl and try to bite is his food bowl is touched or when treats and bones are being taken away. Pancho isn’t bothered when having his toys taken away. When on furniture previous owners would tell Pancho to get down instead of pushing him off. Pancho does not like to be held sometimes and will bite. Pancho isn’t bothered when getting a bath. Pancho is ok with being brushed but when he doesn’t want to be he will just struggle to get away. Previous owners did not attempt to trim his nails. When someone unfamiliar approaches the house Pancho will greet them calmly by smelling them then walk away.
For the new family to know
Pancho was described as friendly, shy and surprised with a low activity level. When home with Pancho he likes to be in a favorite spot of his. Pancho enjoys playing with balls and stuffed toys and knows how to play tug and fetch. Pancho eats pedigree dry food and usually has the bowl left out for hi,. Pancho is house trained and goes for walks 3 to 4 times a day. Pancho likes to go to the bathroom on grass trees and dirt. Pancho is well behaved when left in the house alone. Pancho knows the command sit. Pancho is usually walked off the leash outside. When outside off leash Pancho usually stays close to the owners but if he sees another small dog he will run after them to play with them or mount them. Pancho does not run up to the larger dogs outside. When its tiem for bed Pancho likes to sleep on a blanket or the carpet floor.
Beahviro during intake.
Pancho was quiet and calm during intake. Pancho came up to the counselor and smelled them then walked away. Pancho allowed to be scanned for a microchip but remained very still. Pancho allowed to be pet gently but would walk away quickly.
BEHAVIOR NOTES FROM OWNER:
Owner stated that Pancho has bitten multiple times(not in the last 10 days) and almost always goes for the face. Pancho last bite was 3 months ago. One of the children(9) in the home went to go pick Pancho up he bit him in his jaw and left 2 puncture wounds. Owners stated that Pancho gets startled easily and that’s when he usually bites. Pancho bit a 5 year old in the face when he was falling asleep. The child didn’t know he was falling asleep sitting up and went to pet his face and pick him up. Pancho got startled and bite her face leaving a scratch that slightly bled. Pancho bite the 4 year old in the house on 3 different occasions. Owners stated that the 4 year old is always grabbing at Pancho and trying to pick him up. One bite came close to his eye. Pancho also bit the daughter when he was sleeping in the bed the daughter came to lay on the bed. Pancho has also bitten the adults in the home. Owner was using her foot to try and get food away from him when he bit her foot once and let go. No punctures wounds. Pancho also bit the father’s foot when he accidently stepped on his tail. Pancho does not give warning growls and usually just reacts when startled. Owners stated that he is also food aggressive and will growl and bite when people come near his food and treats. Owners are afraid that he will bite more children because he looks nice and children love to pet him.
When outside off leash Pancho usually stays close to the owners but if he sees another small dog he will run after tehm to play with them or mount them. Pancho does not run up to the larger dogs outside.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile
Unaltered male, Owner surrender (in previous home for 3 years)
Previously lived with: Adults, children (ages 4, 9, 10), dogs and a cat
Behavior toward strangers: Initially shy
Behavior toward children: Tolerant most of the time
Behavior toward dogs: Gently playful with former housemates
Behavior toward cats: Respectful
Resource guarding: Yes. Growls and snaps if food bowl is touched or if treats or bones are taken away
Bite history: Yes, Pancho has a multiple-bite history. He has bitten the children in the home at least 5 times and the adults at least twice. Bites are generally to the face with no warning growls and usually happen when Pancho is startled. Bites include two punctures to the child’s jaw, a scratch to the face, and a bite near the eye, all when being picked up. He bit his owner’s foot over an item of food and bit the owner owner’s foot when his tail was stepped on.
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, shy and surprised with a low activity level.
Other notes: Pancho does not like to be held and may bite when picked up.
Look: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: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Pancho was social and approachable towards the assessor.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Pancho is social, checking in on the small dogs often as he explores the pen.
During his medical examination, Pancho was calm and allowed all handling.
His previous owner reports a low activity level, which matches what we have seen in the care center.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only
_X_No children (under 13)
_X_Place with a New Hope partner: Due to all noted concerns displayed in a home environment, the behavior department recommends Pancho 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 Pancho to acclimate comfortably to her new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Pancho to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior Pancho presents with outside of the care centers.
_X_Resource guarding: Pancho’s previous owner notes that he may growl when his food bowl is approached. We recommend that Pancho 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 Pancho’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.
_X_Multiple-bite history/risk of future aggression: Pancho has a multiple-bite history and escalates quickly to snapping and biting, so this is an established behavior that he offers when he feels threatened. Pancho needs careful behavior modification and management to prevent future bites. We recommend only force-free, reward-based training methods for Pancho as more aversive techniques are likely to increase fear and increase the risk of aggression.
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