SHAGGY – A1053854
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SHAGGY – A1053854
**RETURNED 05/11/17**DOH HOLD – B**
NEUTERED MALE, WHITE, MALTESE MIX, 9 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD FOR DOH-B Reason BITEANIMAL
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 05/11/2017, From NY 10452, DueOut Date 05/20/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam 5/12/17 Estimated age: ~9yrs, neutered Microchip noted on Intake? Yes 981020017338805 History : Owner surrender due to biting Subjective: Observed Behavior – QARH. Allowed all handling, no growling or attempts to bite, trembling during exam Evidence of Cruelty seen – No Evidence of Trauma seen – No Objective P = WNL R = WNL BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Moderate dental tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Neutered MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, small smooth rounded raised mass at right side of caudal dorsum CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Senior pet with mild dental disease, small mass, possible sebaceous cyst vs other Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC — Bordatella vaccines given, UTD on all other vaccines Prognosis: Excellent
Basic Information: Shaggy is 9 years old neutered male white Maltese/mix. He was acquired as a gift 6 years ago. He was surrender because the previous owner could no longer handle his behavior. He has no history of injuries or health problems.
Socialization: He was somewhat friendly around strangers and would bark at the rest. She was playful with the 18 years old he lived with. He played gently with adults and children. He lived with a 3 years old female Shih Tzu that he was relaxed towards and played gently with. He lived with a cockatoo bird that he respected. He has a history of biting please see memo. He has never bitten another animal.
Behavior: He hid during storms and fireworks. He snapped when his food bowl, treats and toys were touched while he was chewing them. He was not bothered by being pushed/pulled off furniture, disturbed while sleeping, bath, or while getting his nail trims. He barked at unfamiliar that approached the home. He snapped at the owner when unfamiliar approached her or a family member. He did not snap at unfamiliar.
For a New Family to Know: He was described as friendly dog with a temper. His activity level was very high. He enjoyed car rides with the window down. His favorite activity was playing with the female Shih Tzu in the home and sleeping next to his previous owner. He followed the previous owners around the house. His favorite toys were balls and bones. His favorite game was tug. He was kept indoors only and was not a picky eater according to the owner. He was mostly house trained but would have accidents a few times a week. He usually went potty outside or on wee-wee pads. He was well behaved when left alone in the house. He was never crate trained. He would go on brisk walks on and off leash for exercise. He wanders some but comes back when called while off leash.
During Intake: He had a relaxed body during intake. He tolerated all handling, sat for pictures and allowed collaring.
Shaggy allowed all handling, no growling or attempts to bite, trembling during exam.
His previous owner reports a high activity level, which matches what we have seen in the care center.
Shaggy displayed high energy and movement throughout assessment.
Shaggy will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
_X_Multiple-bite history/risk of future aggression- Shaggy has a multiple-bite history and escalates quickly to snapping and biting, so this is an established behavior that he offers when he feels threatened. Shaggy needs careful behavior modification and management to prevent future bites. Due to Shaggy’s bite history, we recommend a home without young children. He has shown restraint in the care center and has not demonstrated any warnings of aggression, but when highly aroused Shaggy’s has shown a willingness to bite. We recommend only force-free, reward-based training methods for Shaggy as more aversive techniques are likely to increase fear and increase the risk of aggression.
CANINE BEHAVIOR EVALUATION for: Shaggy A1053854
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile
12/28/16 First stay in the care center.
Neutered male, Owner surrender
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly
Behavior toward children: Relaxed
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: The owner describes Shaggy as playful, and friendly with a medium activity level.
Other notes: During the intake, Shaggy was somewhat tense with stiff body.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile
5/11/17 Second stay in the care center
Neutered male, Owner surrender (Lived in previous home for 3 years)
Previously lived with: Adult, 1 (3 year old) Yorkshire terrier, and 1 Cockatoo.
Behavior toward strangers: Somewhat friendly
Behavior toward children: Gentle
Behavior toward dogs:
Behavior toward cats:
Resource guarding: Yes, Shaggy will snap when his food bowl, treats/toys are touched.
Bite history: Yes, Shaggy has bitten on two different occasions.
Housetrained: Partially, Shaggy will have accidents several times a week.
Energy level/descriptors: He was described as friendly dog with a temper. His activity level was very high.
Other notes: During Intake: He had a relaxed body during intake. He tolerated all handling.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is open for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, bit distracted.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy 1: No interest.
Summary: Shaggy was friendly and allowed all handling. Shaggy displayed no concerning behavior during his assessment.
According to Shaggy’s previous guardian, Shaggy lived with a 3 years old female Shih Tzu that he was relaxed towards and played gently with. When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center, Shaggy does not approach and instead keeps to himself.
05/12/17: Shaggy was at the back of his kennel but came to the front when I opened the door. I easily roped him and led him out to the pens. He allowed handling as I collared him and attached the drag leash. He mainly walked around and explored the pen. He did not solicit attention and did not respond whenever I called his name. After several minutes outside he did urinate and would come up to my coworker and sniff us, but move away shortly afterward. When the session ended he allowed me to pick him up and place in his kennel.
5/15: Shaggy approached the front of his kennel when I came to get him, and he took a treat from my hand. He became wiggly when I opened the door and he allowed me to lift him and place him on the floor. Outside he allowed me to put a leash on him. He immediately became distracted by a small dog in the adjacent pen. I attempted to distract him with attention and treats, and I attempted to lead him away, but he remained focused on the other dog. He allowed me to pet him on the body. He was easy to get back on the rope and place back in his kennel.
5/16: Shaggy came to the front of his kennel with an excited wiggly body when I came to get him. He allowed me to lift him out of his kennel and walked well out to the pens. In the pen he allowed me to place a drag leash on him. He immediately came up to me and began jumping up on my leg, but after I turned away from him he wandered in the pen. When I crouched down and called to him he approached me and took treats from my hand. I stood up again and he resumed jumping up on me. He was easy to get on the rope and return to his kennel.
5/17: Shaggy approached me with a wiggly body when I came to get him, and he allowed me to pick him up. Once I put him on the floor he began jumping up on me, and he continued this behavior while I was walking with him. I took him to the SAFER room and let him wander. He approached me and started jumping up on me, but I refocused his attention by having him sit for treats. He allowed me to pet him on the head and body and he took treats from my hand. He remained high energy for the duration of our interaction but was not difficult to rope, and he allowed me to pick him up to return him to his kennel.
5/18: Shaggy was at the front whining when I approached his kennel. He got up and tried to push his head out and jumped right into my arms when I opened the door. He began jumping up on my legs soliciting attention when I placed him down and we walked out to the pens. In the pen he ran around excitedly and when I sat on the bench he briefly jumped up on my legs, before jumping down and running around again. He looked to the third pen as there was a dog in there and then kept wandering around the pen. When the dog in the third pen left I took him into the third pen to see if he would like pool. I picked him up and placed him in and he immediately jumped out. He stopped to defecate shortly after he jumped out. As it was extremely hot out I took him back inside. He allowed me to pick him up and place him in his kennel with no issues.
5/20: Shaggy remains social and accepts all handling and petting while accepting treats from my hands. He allows me to carry him from his kennel to the SAFER room and back to his kennel without any problems.
NEUTERED MALE, WHITE, MALTESE MIX, 9 yrs
OWNER SUR – PRE RTO, HOLD FOR RTO Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 12/28/2016, From NY 10452, DueOut Date 01/05/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scanned positive 981020017338805 QARH Mild to moderate dental tartar Allows handling Neutered with green tattoo Nosf
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