PONCHO – A1084283
Safe - 8-12-2016 Brooklyn
PONCHO – A1084283
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME***
MALE, BLACK / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 08/05/2016, From NY 11221, DueOut Date 08/08/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary No Initial Exam
Poncho was surrendered into the shelter on 8/5/15 as a stray. Behavior during intake: Poncho allowed all handling. During SAFER Poncho came into the assessment room calm and relaxed. He had a tense body posture when interacting with the assessor; Poncho allowed all handling items to be conducted but was fearful. Poncho was nervous during the tag interaction, and turned quickly to face the assessor and avoid touch, during the resource portion of the assessment Poncho showed no interest. Poncho was easy to handle when engaged with the item and appears to be sociable, but showed fearful body language during the assessment; the behavior department feels he can be suitable for an “Experience” adopter we recommend a slow approach.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is tense and fearful; his tail is down ears back. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is down, body tense, and mouth closed, ears back.
Tag 3 Dog repeatedly turns quickly away when touched, or repeatedly spins toward the touch, and repeatedly tries to exit, tail is tucked, and mouth closed, body tense.
Squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back whale eyes and fearful.
Squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pulls back whale eyes and fearful.
Toy 1: No interest.
Poncho was surrendered as a stray so his past behavior around other dogs is unknown. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Poncho initially sexually motivated, chasing the female dog and attempting to mount her. With further playgroup sessions, Poncho becomes a bit playful but mostly keeps to himself in a pen with male and female dogs. He is tolerant of dogs continually greeting him and of a male mounting him.
8/6: Poncho displays loose and wiggly body language when greeting the other dog. He is sexually motivated, attempting to mount the female dog as she runs around. He chases her, displaying stiff body language, and when she stops he attempts to mount her.
8/8: Poncho initially is sexually motivated, attempting to mount and chasing the female dog around but he eventually gives up and actually becomes a little playful and bouncy with her.
8/9: Poncho greets the other dogs displaying neutral body language. He mostly keeps to himself as he explores the pen. He is tolerant of dogs continually greeting him and of a male mounting him.
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