SCRAPPY – 17745
Safe - 2-11-2018 Manhattan
SCRAPPY – 17745
Intake Date: 1/6/18 Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue Age: 4 years Sex: Neutered Male
Weight: 57 lbs
LVT intake : Microchip:scan positive , Sex: neutered, Age 4 years, Eyes: wnl, Ears: Nose:no nasal discharge Teeth: mild dental tartar If abnormal BCS: 6/9 slight overweight
Skin:wnl Hair Coat:flea comb negative- treated with 4cc of paradefense Any injuries:none seen Behavior:tense, nervous during exam Medication:n/a
A Little Bit About Me…
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Scarppy is a roughly 4 year old large dog whom was gotten from a neighbor and kept in the same home for 4 years. Unfortunately due to moving out of state she could not be kept.
Previously lived with: 2 adults, 2 children
How is this dog around strangers? Around strangers he is described as outgoing and plays exuberantly and sometimes somewhat rough.
How is this dog around children? He has been socialized with children ages 1 and 2 and he is described as relaxed/respectful and plays exuberantly and sometimes somewhat rough.
How is this dog around other dogs? He has been socialized with dogs in a dog park and is described as playful and plays exuberantly and sometimes somewhat rough.
How is this dog around cats? He has not been socialized with cats so this behavior is unknown.
Resource guarding: Scrappy is known to have some resource guarding issues when he is chewing on a bone. He will growl when attempting to take away or if you approach him while he is chewing on it.
Bite history: He has no known bite histories
Energy level/descriptors: very high energy level
Other Notes: Scrappy will rarely use the bathroom indoors and is described to only do that out of spite. He is known to bark a lot, likes to chew on tissues and becomes nervous during loud storms or fireworks. He isn’t bothered with having his food or toys touched but will growl when attempting to touch his bone. He isn’t bothered with being held or restrained, being pushed off of furniture, being disturbed while asleep or being brushed. He enjoys having unfamiliar people approach his home or owner, is afraid of bath time and has never had his nails trimmed.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
Medical Notes : He has no known medical issues. He was last taken to the vet 3 years ago for his neuter and vaccinations.
For a New Family to Know : He is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, excitable, sometimes mellow, confident and independent. He enjoys playing balls, bones and squeak toys. He likes to sleep on a blanket, ate Dog Chow dry food 2 times a day and is considered very house trained. He is well behaved when he is left alone, has never been crate trained, knows the commands sit, stay, come, and down. He prefers to be walked 3 times a day, pulls very hard on leash and off leash is described as hard to catch.
Behavior Notes: Upon intake Scrappy allowed all handling. He was receptive to head and body touches. He allowed the counselor to collar but had a tense body with his tail tucked. He allowed being leashed however somewhat cowered when counselor attempted to walk with him. He was somewhat nervous but enjoyed a few treats and sought to be petted.
My medical notes are…
7-Jan-2018 Vet Notes: DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: Reported 4 years old, Microchip noted on Intake? Positive scan on intake, 985112005867161, History : Owner surrender, Subjective: Alert, Observed Behavior – Head low and tail tucked, but also occasionally wags. Allows full exam. Objective : QAR, mm pink, BCS 5/9, EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted, Oral Exam: moderate dental 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:, Assessment: Dental disease, Prognosis: Good, Plan: Recommend regular tooth brushing if tolerated and adoption
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 8-Jan-2018
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, ears are back, tail is down, relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 3. Dog closes mouth, becomes stiff.
Paw squeeze 2: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Flank squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Scrappy approached the assessor in the assessment room with a soft body and put his head in the assessor’s lap. He was social during the assessment, but became tense when his paw was touched.
PLAY GROUP :
1/7: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Scrappy is soft, polite, and gently playful.
Date of intake: 6-Jan-2018
Summary: Scrappy had a tense body and tucked tail but allowed all handling.
Date of initial: 6-Jan-2018
Summary: Scrappy was tense.
ENERGY LEVEL: Scrappy’s previous owner described him as having a high level of activity. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Recommendations: No young children (under 5)
Recommendations comments: No young children: Due to her previous owner reporting that Scrappy growls if approached when in possession of a bone, we recommend a home without young children. Older children who can be trusted to leave Scrappy alone while he has something in his possession can be considered.
Potential challenges: Resource guarding, Handling/touch sensitivity
Potential challenges comments: Resource guarding: Scrappy is reported to growl when he is approached if he is in possession of a bone. For this reason, we advise against ever removing items from Scrappy’s possession without safely trading for an item or greater or equal value. Guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is recommended to aid in safely managing/modifying this behavior if it is problematic in a new home environment.
Handling/touch sensitivity: Scrappy has been noted to become uncomfortable with handling at times, especially when a person is handling his paws. It is important to always go slow and give Scrappy the option to walk away from any social interaction. Scrappy should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Scrappyâ€™s choice to approach a new person or thing. Scrappy may do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.
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