REIGN – A1115018
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REIGN – A1115018
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN**
SPAYED FEMALE, BLACK / TAN, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 6 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 06/17/2017, From NY 11203, DueOut Date 06/20/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation ORANGE
Medical Summary Spayed female Estimated age: 6 years Microchip noted on Intake? positive 985112008145010. Owner surrender, Overweight female spayed dog. At the begining Reign was very friendly and following orders but she became anxious after touching her legs. She stried to bite the rope before being muzzled. She do not like anybody restraining her. P = 120 bpm BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: dental staining PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Spayed female MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment Overweight Plan No treatment recommend behavior classes. Prognosis: Good
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile
Spayed female, Owner surrender (Lived in previous home for 6 years)
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward strangers: Reign is exuberant, she will jump and lick nonstop.
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Reign starts lunging and attempting to jump on other dogs.
Behavior toward cats: Reign will chase cats.
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Reign is described as a very hyper, excitable, and loving dog with a very high energy level.
Other notes: She gets very excited and will try to jump on people when they approach the owner.
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 3. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. Her body is tense.
Summary: Reign was social towards the assessor. She was a bit tense but tolerated handling.
When greeting novel dogs at the Care Center, Reign displays stiff body language before jumping towards other dogs’ backs. Reign’s previous guardian reported that she barks at other dogs when she sees them and tries to jump on them. Due to the low sociability Reign has displayed towards other dogs, both in the Care Center and with her previous guardian, the Behavior Department recommends that she be the only resident dog.
6/19: When Reign was introduced to a novel male dog today, she approached the gate with a neutral posture and a slight wag. Within a few seconds, she began to bark at the dog through the gate. An attempt to place a soft muzzle on her was made, but due to her discomfort with handling, we aborted. Another attempt will be made tomorrow.
6/20: As a precaution, a muzzle is placed on Reign before she greets a novel dog. When greeting a novel dog, Reign’s body becomes stiff and she only briefly allows the greeting before lunging towards the other dog’s back. The session is ended.
Reign is extremely friendly and jumped on everyone to say hello. Allowed all handling.
During her initial medical examination, Reign tolerated handling though became uncomfortable upon some handling, displaying appropriate warning signals.
His previous owner reports a high activity level, which matches what we have seen in the care center.
Reign displayed medium energy and movement throughout assessment.
We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced adopter, adult-only home
_X_ No children (under 13)- Her previous owners describe Reign as a high-energy dog. In the care center she has displayed a medium energy level. She may have a low threshold for arousal and needs guidance to learn how to appropriately channel that energy when she becomes overstimulated. She will need daily mental and physical stimulation and exercise, and a force-free, positive reinforcement-based training class may help her to learn impulse control and to train desirable behaviors that can be rewarded. We feel that an adult-home only will be beneficial at this time.
_X_ No cats-Reign has shown an intense focus on cats and as a result poses a potential safety risk for cats. She must not go to a home with resident cats or where she may come into contact with cats.
_x_ Single-dog home/Recommend no dog parks: Due to the low sociability Reign has displayed towards other dogs, both in the Care Center and with her previous guardian, the Behavior Department recommends that she be the only resident dog. Rewards-based, force-free training can be utilized to help decrease Reign’s reactivity towards other dogs.
_X_ Basic manners/Poor impulse control – Due to Reign’s high-energy level, and poor basic manners towards strangers/children . It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any anxiety and teach her to control her impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
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