SHINE – A1039574
Safe - 1-12-2016 Manhattan
SHINE – A1039574
**RETURNED 01/09/16**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
NEUTERED MALE, WHITE / BROWN, JACK RUSS TERR MIX, 1 yr, 7 mos
RETURN – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason HOUSE SOIL
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 01/09/2016, From NY 11692, DueOut Date 01/09/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: 981020013236680 Sex: neutered male Age: reported 1y7m Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: minimal staining If abnormal BCS: WNL, REWT 14.6 from 12.2 Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: friendly, allowed all handling Medication: N/A, preventtaives up to date
Shine is described as affectionate, friendly and playful. He is accustomed to living in a home with a child aged 12 years old. He is playful with the child. Shine is the only dog in the home. When he notices other dogs outside, he will begin to bark at them and try to play with them.
Shine enjoys attention. He will take his toy bone and push it against his family to get them to play. He is bathed every 2weeks at home and enjoys being brushed. Shine isn’t bothered by having his food touched while he is eating. However he will growl if someone attempts to take a toy from him. Shine is accustomed to being inside of his crate when his family isn’t home. He stays in his crate for at least 6 hours at a time, and will not use the bathroom. His owner stated that Shine does urinate on his owner even after he is walked. Shine will walk over to his owner or his owner’s son and lift his leg and urinate on them. His owner couldn’t explain why his behavior but it occurs more than 2x a week. His owner hired a trainer to correct the behavior issue but it didn’t work. Shine’s owner stated that he likes to chew on legs and backs of the wooden chairs in the home as well. Shine will bark at sounds that he hears at the front door and when people enter the home. Shine will bark at visitors until he approaches them and is allowed to sniff them
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
Shine knows the command “sit” and “go to your house.” He likes to play with his squeaky bone and different chew toys. He likes to play fetch and tug. He is walked at least 2x to 3x a day for about 30 minutes at a time. Shine is used to going to the dog park every weekend and will play with the other dogs. He eats Alpo dry and wet dog food. He sleeps in his kennel at night.
Shine displayed a soft body with a wagging tail. He was collared, scanned for a microchip(negative) and photographed without displaying any negative behavior.
BEHAVIOR : AVERAGE HOME
Shine was brought into our center as an owner surrender citing housebreaking issues. Owner reports that even after walks at times Shine will lift his leg on family members and urinate. It is reported he lived with a 12 year old child and was playful. Owner reports Shine is playful and will take toys and give them to the owner to solicit play. He reportedly is not bothered if you touch his food, but may growl if someone attempts to take toy away. Shine is used to being crated when left alone in the home according to the owner, otherwise he has chewed on wooden chairs in the home. He is also kenneled at night when he sleeps. Owner reports Shine knows the commands “sit” and “go to your house”. He is used to going to the dog park to play with other dogs. During intake, Shine displayed a soft body with wagging tail and allowed all handling. He pulled on leash during his relief walk. Shine displayed high energy and movement upon entering the SAFER assessment room, jumping up to solicit play with both assessor and assistant. Shine was difficult to position for Look item, but once positioned he allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, body soft. He stood still and accepted the touch during Sensitivity item, body very soft, open mouth panting, slight wag. Shine was distracted and unresponsive during Tag game, focused on other stimuli, barking. He quickly pulled his paw back on both Squeeze attempts. Shine playfully engaged with Toy right away, keeping a firm grip with loose body. He quickly approached the helper dog, open mouth, soft body. The Behavior Team feels Shine would do well in an Average home. He is a high energy dog who will benefit from daily mental and physical stimulation in the forms of exercise and play, walks, runs, and durable toys such as kongs and nylabones. He may benefit from obedience classes to learn proper urination and no marking on his owners. Shine would benefit from continued crate training when left alone in the home to decrease any chances of chewing on furniture as previously reported.
Look: 1. Eyes averted, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. stands still and accept touch, slight wag, very soft body, open mouth.
Tag: 2. distracted, unresponsive to the Assessor. He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor, barking.
Squeeze 1 / 2: 2. quickly pulls back paw.
Toy 1 firm grip, loose body
dog-dog-open mouth, soft
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