ROO – A1092242
Safe - 10-20-2016 Manhattan
ROO – A1092242
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME***
MALE, BROWN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 10/03/2016, From NY 10463, DueOut Date10/06/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary BARH scan negative male intact mild tartar clean EEN clean coat NOSF
A volunteer writes: This adorable guy with the hangdog look is Mr. Roo. His soulful eyes are the highlight of his too cute face and his gorgeously groomed coat are the finishing touches of ‘you are so handsome!’. He’s very serious looking for photos, poses like a pro, but his wagging tail totally gives away his fun and sweet personality. Roo is likely housetrained, and as we walk back and forth to the park he alternates between pulling on leash and walking like a perfect gentleman. Roo does a great sit for treats, takes them gently, and stands up again quickly as his tail is wagging! Hard to hold a sit when that tail doesn’t stop moving! He’s free with this kisses clearly loving being loved. Romping with the helper dog on his playdate, Roo may do well with a canine sibling. Energetic, fun, uniquely good looking, Roo is hoping to find an experienced family to love. Be sure to meet Roo when you visit.
Another volunteer writes: Ask staff, and take a look at the comments on Roo’s walking log, and it’s clear that he’s a favorite. Volunteer comments are consistently as follows: “sweet dog”, “good on leash” “great dog”, “walks well”, “loves belly rubs”, “awesome dog” and more. After a nice walk to the park, some playtime off leash, a game of tug that I let him win (and he keeps bringing it back for more) Roo lay next to me and on me for a belly rub and some snuggles. Kisses, hugs, tail wags, and simple awesome companionship is what you get with Roo. I guarantee it doesn’t get better than this.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog repeatedly turns toward the Assessor’s hand, with loose body and open mouth, mouths the hand, but does not apply pressure.
Tag: 2. Follow the assessor plays tug-of-war with the leash and was a bit difficult to distract him.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
Summary: Roo became a bit over aroused during the tag interaction and was a bit difficult to refocus. He appears to be a high-energy dog that will likely do best with an adopter prepared to provide mental and physical stimulation and appropriate outlets for his energy.
When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Roo engages in exuberant play. He arrived as a stray, so in home behavior with dogs is unknown. The behavior department recommends slow, gradual introductions with resident dogs in a future home.
During his initial medical examination, Roo readily allows all handling without issue.
_X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control (It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute frustration and teach him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training is recommended.)
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