PELUCHIN – A1092331
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PELUCHIN – A1092331
**DOH HOLD RELEASED**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN**
MALE, WHITE, POODLE TOY MIX, 3 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR DOH-B Reason BITEPEOPLE
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 10/04/2016, From NY 11221, DueOut Date 10/04/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary Scanned negative BARH – low rumbling growl, head lowered, eyes following, allowed minimal handling. M~ 3 years Ears, eyes, nose, throat clear Teeth lightly stained Coat clean – well groomed animal. No flea dirt or parasites noted Nails short NOSF
Peluchin is a three year old male white poodle mix. He was surrendered by his owner due to behaviors he has been displaying in the home. He was a gift from a family friend and was brought in the Dominican Republic. He has been with his owner for a few weeks.
Peluchin has lived with seven adults and children ages three months to six years old. He is described as friendly and outgoing towards strangers and will engage in exuberant play with the adults in the home. He is described as fearful around the children and attempt to hide and retreat when the children interact with him. He will not engage in play. He has not been around dogs. He lived with a cat and is described as respectful and will engage in exuberant play, owner stated he likes to run around the home with the cat.
Peluchin has bitten within the last ten days. Peluchin is walked three to four times a day and is housetrained. Owner stated he rarely has accidents in the home if he is walked frequently. When Peluchin’s food is touched he will growl and snap if the person continues to approach. He will snap if his treat or toy is taken away as well. Peluchin was taken to the groomers and was told to have bitten a groomer. Owner stated when he was brushed and bathed at home he showed no signs of aggression and will tolerate grooming. When a stranger approaches his home he will bark and once the visitor enters the home he will retreat and hide in his bed.
Peluchin eats dry food Iams brand and is free fed. He loves milk bone treats. Peluchin is used to leashed and off leashed walks, owner stated he will not pull on leash and when he is off leash he will wander but come back when called. He knows the command sit but a treat has to be present in order for him to complete the command. He loves to play with balls and rawhide. Peluchin has been kept only indoors.
Upon intake Peluchin was tense and retreated underneath owner, during scanning he began to struggle and moved away from the scanner. Counselor proceeded slowly and was able to pet and collar Peluchin.
Intact, Owner surrender
Previously lived with: Seven adults/Children ages three months to six years
Behavior toward children: Peluchin is described as fearful around the children and does not engage in play, and will attempt to hide
Behavior toward dogs:Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Peluchin is described as playful and respectful
FG/RG: When Peluchin’s food is touched he will growl and snap if the person continues to approach. He will snap if his treat or toy is taken away as well.
Bite history: Peluchin has bitten within the last ten days. According to the owner Peluchin bit the groomer on his recent visit.
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, 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. Dog gently pulls back.
Flank squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog smells, then turns away.
Summary: Peluchin displayed no concern during his behavior assessment
During his initial medical examination, Peluchin appeared to be uncomfortable, displaying all appropriate warning signs and tolerated minimal handling.?
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced Adult Home
_X_No children (under 13)(See known history)
_X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression (Peluchin is described as being fearful around children, attempting to hide, avoiding any forms of interaction. For these reason, in conjunction with observed RG, we advised against placing Peluchin in a home with children until further assessment/behavior modification can be made. Force-free, reward based training only is advised.)
_X_Resource guarding (Peluchin may require positive reinforcement behavior modification to
***All Staff Walks***
Bite details: The owner was picking up her children’s toys off the floor when Peluchin lunged and bit her twice on the leg, holding on. He has previously bitten a groomer.
10/10: Peluchin immediately came to the front of his kennel with a loose wiggly body. I placed the rope on him and we went into the pens. He relieved himself and wandered the pen. There was a ball in the pen and we enaged in fetch until he got tired. He went back in his kennel with no problems.
10/11: Peluchin came to the front of his kennel with a loose wiggly body when I came to get him. He allowed me to place the rope on him and walked to the pens with no issue. I attached a drag leash to him and he wandered in the pen. When I called him over to me he came and allowed me to pet his body and head. He took treats from his hand, and we worked on “sit” and “shake.” He remained attentive and focused while we were working. After I ran out of treats he continued wandering and then came to me and solicited attention. He was easy to get back on the rope and take to his kennel.
10/12: Peluchin came to the front of the kennel when I approached and was easy to rope and take outside. He relieved himself in the pen and then wandered. He came to me when I called to him, and he sat for treats. I worked on shake with him and he was focused and attentive. He allowed all handling. He was easy to get back on the rope and take to his kennel.
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