PUPPY – A1069287
Safe - 4-15-2016 Manhattan
PUPPY – A1069287
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN***
NEUTERED MALE, TAN / WHITE, LABRADOR RETR MIX, 7 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 04/03/2016, From NY 11373, DueOut Date04/11/2016, I came in with Group/Litter #K16-052376.
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary scan pos#985121009743336 BARH mod tartar neutered male clean EEN clean coat tense, nervous NOSF
A volunteer writes: Majestic and handsome are the two words I would use to describe Puppy. His golden coat is lush, his markings stunning, and his bright amber eyes are alert and curious. Surrendered with his housemate Mama (A1069286), we’re told that he’s been around young children but can get very excited and may be best with teens and up. He’s friendly to strangers, he and Mama played and napped together, likes being brushed, is housetrained, listens to commands, ‘sit’, ‘stay’, ‘down’ and ‘go’, enjoys toys, is well behaved when left home alone and can be protective of his owner when walked on leash. Puppy showed off his housetraining skills as soon as we were out the door, walked nicely on leash, and although a bit stressed when we first met as he had just joined us was friendly with a softly wagging tail jumping up on the bench to sit beside me. He sits to be leashed (how impressive is that?!), and makes soft eye contact as I take some pictures. Puppy lived with his family since birth so has a lot to get used to. I found him calm and sweet, figuring out his place in this new world. Puppy is at that perfect age, over the puppy stuff, old enough to be calm, and young enough to have many years of a great life. We’d like for him to figure out his place with his new person or family, and Puppy would like nothing better. Ask to meet him today.
Puppy is a tan & white Lab mix with a Jack Russell Terrier. He was bred in owner’s home. Since a puppy he has been a loyal companion of the family. However the owner has to surrender his dog Puppy and his other dog A1069286 Mama due to personal problems. Puppy has no known illness.
Puppy has been around children of various ages, the youngest has been 1 years old. He is excitable around children; he allows petting and is playful. Due to his excitement he is best around teenagers. He is friendly when stranger come over to visit. Sometimes he jumps to greet people, but surely slowly approaches & sniff. He is playful with family member and listens to commands. Puppy has never been introduced to cats. However he has lived with another dog A1069286 Mama (female). They are playful and affectionate towards one another. They play chase and lounge next to each other.
Puppy is tolerant of most handling. He is fine being petted, however when he is on the leash he tends to become protective. He tried to nip people or lunge as a warning (he does not growl). He has never bitten anyone or has been bitten. The owners suggest that Puppy should be handled with caution on the leash with other people around. When he is
off leash he is super friendly and walks up to people. When he is taken to Dog Park he is well behaved. He allows being member of the family to touch his food bowl while eating, removing toys from his bowl with no problem, enjoys having his coat brushed & is fine being restrained. He is house trained and is left free to roam the house while owner is not home.
FOR NEW FAMILIES TO KNOW
Puppy is described as playful, affectionate & friendly. Puppy enjoys being around people and follows owner all day around the house. He seeks to be around people and enjoys hours of petting. He also enjoys playing with toys such as kongs & balls. He knows the commands, sit, stay, down & go. He listens to commands. Puppy favorite dog food brand is Alp dry food.
BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE
Puppy during intake sniff the ground and sat next to owner. His tail was wagging and body appeared loose. However when counselor approached he attempt to nip and jumped up (body tense), with the owner assistance he was collard, scanned and photographed. Puppy walked in to his cage fine.
Puppy came into our center along with another similarly sized dog, presumably his mother. It is reported Puppy has been around children of various ages, from 1 to teenagers, allows petting/playful and excitable. Behavior around cats is unknown. Owner reports on leash Puppy may become protective, lunging and trying to nip, but has never bitten anyone. He is reportedly not bothered if anyone touches his Food, Toys, Treats. It is reported Puppy is housetrained and well behaved when left alone in the home. He is described as playful, affectionate & friendly. During intake, Puppy became tense when approached and attempted to nip admissions counselor, jumping up-owner had to assist with collaring and handling. Puppy whined consistently in the SAFER assessment room. He allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, eyes averted. Puppy stood still and accepted the touch during Sensitivity item, open mouth pant. He was distracted during Tag game, appeared anxious. Puppy did not pull his paw back on both Squeeze attempts, leaning into assessor, whining. He showed minimal interest in Toy, though this may be due to environment as owner reports Puppy enjoys playing with toys such as kongs and balls. When off leash with other dogs, Puppy keeps to himself in the pen, giving a low growl when approached. Due to his tendency to attempt to nip, the Behavior feels Puppy would do best with an Experienced adopter that does not have very young children. He may benefit initially from a calm, quiet, structured environment so he can relax and know what to expect in his new home.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted, whines, his tail is low and not moving. He 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, open mouth pant
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, appears anxious, focused on other stimuli, whining
Squeeze 1/ 2: 1. Dog does not pull back paw, leans into assessor, whining
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog may smell and/or lick, then turns away.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Puppy keeps to himself in the pen, giving a low growl when approached.
When off leash with other dogs, Puppy greets and sniffs, then roams the pen.
Puppy keeps to himself in the pen, giving a low growl when approached.
CAME IN WITH : MAMA – A1069286 http://nycdogs.urgentpodr.org/mama-a1069286/
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