PRINCE – A1114776
Safe - 6-26-2017 Brooklyn
PRINCE – A1114776
**SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, TAN, SHIH TZU MIX, 8 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason CHILDCONFL
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 06/14/2017, From NY 11220, DueOut Date 06/14/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Estimated age: 8 yo MC Microchip noted on Intake? neg. O surrender – no known health issues, BARH, Timid but allows all handling and shots. Does not like being picked up – slighty tried to nip for it. T = P = 100 R = eup BCS= 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: mod generalized tartar and gingivitis PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: neutered male MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: n Assessment Plan: Rimadyl Prognosis:
BASIC INFORMATION: Prince is a white and tan Shih Tzu that is 8 years old. The owner received Prince as a gift from a family. The owner is surrendering Prince due to behavior. Prince has no known illness.
SOCIALIZATION: Prince has lived with 3 children ages 2, 5, 7. Prince is tolerant around the children but when they play load or run he begins to get nervous and barks. He keeps his distance from the children in the house. He follows the 2 adults in the home and lies down at their feet. He has never lived with dog or cats. When strangers come over he barks and keeps his distances. He takes a few weeks to warms up to new people.
BEHAVIOR: Prince is very fearful around stranger. He keeps away from the children in the home. He enjoys being bathed, trimming his nails and brushing his coat. But he growls if he is given cooked food and one tries to take it away from bowl. He is relaxed when touching his dog bowl that has dog food. He becomes tense when removing treats away from him. He has never had a bite history. But he has tried to nip strangers that attempt to bit. He is house trained and is walked twice a day. He also uses his wee pad that was located in the bathroom.
FOR NEW FAMILIES TO KNOW: Prince is described as mellow, relaxed and tolerant. He enjoys being around the adults in the family and follows them around. On most days he keeps to himself and enjoys sleeping. Prince knows how to fetch, roll over, give paw and sit and lay down. His favorite toys are chew toys or squeaky toys. He eats a diet of Blue Buffalo small bite or sometimes cooked food. Prince enjoys being gently petted on his back and cuddling with owner.
BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE: Prince during intake was fearful when collard by counselor. But with the assistance of his owner he allowed being collard, scanned and photographed.
_X_Resource guarding – Prince is reported to growl and over food resources. It is important to leave Prince alone while he is eating and never to take anything directly from his mouth. When he is asked to drop something he should be traded for an item of equal or higher value, in order to reward Prince for relinquishing the item he has.
_X_Fearful- The behavior department recommends allowing Prince to approach his potential new adopters at his own pace. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing/exposing Prince to new and unfamiliar situations.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile
Neutered, Owner surrender
Previously lived with: Adults and three children(ages 2, 5 and 7 years old)
Behavior toward strangers: Fearful and will nip at them.
Behavior toward children: Tolerates them until the children becomes loud, then he will bark and get nervous.
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: Yes, he will growl when he is given cooked food and someone touches it.
Bite history: None reported
SAFER ASSESSMENT: 6/16/17
Look:2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is fearful; his tail is low and not moving. 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 between his legs, body a bit tense with his mouth closed.
Tag:1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1&2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. Non interest.
Summary: Prince was fearful but a bit social towards the assessor.
According to Prince’s previous guardian, Prince has not been around other dogs. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Prince mostly keeps to himself in a group of small male and female dogs. He is tolerant of their face to face greetings.
According to Prince’s previous guardian, Prince has not been around other dogs.
6/17- 6/18: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Prince mostly keeps to himself in a group of small male and female dogs. He is tolerant of their face to face greetings.
6/14/17: Upon intake Prince was fearful, he allowed all handling by the owner.
6/16/17: During his medical examination, Prince was timid but allowed all handling.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced adopter, adult-only home
_X_No children (under 13)- Due to potential food guarding behavior. Prince gave an appropriate warning of his discomfort (growl) but we feel that young children may not know to respect this warning. Older, dog savvy children can be considered as long as the adults feel confident that Prince can be left alone while eating so he does not need to escalate from a growl. Behavior modification for food guarding behavior can be found at aspcapro.org.
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