SIR HUMPHREY – 20176
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Hello, my name is Sir Humphrey. My animal id is #20176. I am a male tan dog at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 10 years 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a stray on 07-Feb-2018
Sir Humphries is at risk due to being diagnosed with Canine Upper Respiratory Disease Complex and will likely require home rest and a series of antibiotics for up to 14 days. This is a contagious illness to other dogs. He would do well with an experienced dog owner.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: Unlike the TV character from whom he takes his name, our Sir Humphrey favors action. While seeming all zen and thoughtful indoors, Humph turns into a pup again on his walkies. He seems to have a bit of Boxer in him — the jowls, hangdog eyes, and energy. But while he does bounce along outside, Humph never loses his gentlemanliness. He behaved very nicely when being poked and prodded for his medical exam (better than some people would), and keeps his kennel spotless. He sits patiently for treats and pats, and is just happy overall being around people. Humph is the perfect combination of maturity and fun, and so deserving of a forever home where he can live out his golden years. Meet him soon in Brooklyn.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 65.4 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 1. Green
Date of intake:: 2/7/2018
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray
Date of assessment:: 2/12/2018
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 stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag:: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins.
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:: Sir Humphrey hard barked and reacted to dogs when coming out of kennel. In the assessment room, displayed no behavior concerns during his handling assessment.
Summary (1):: Sir Humphrey is a stray so his past behavior with other dogs is unknown. 2/8: When off leash at the Care Centers, Sir Humphrey greeted the novel female dog, at the gate, with a neutral posture. Once the pen door is opened, Sir Humphrey moves past the female greeter and explores a bit. His body begins to stiffen, and hackles are raised when she is sniffing his rear and then he lunges at her, with his mouth a jar, and attempts to pin her down. He is slowed down by handlers and the dogs are safely removed.
Date of intake:: 2/7/2018
Summary:: During intake, Sir Humphrey presented a loose and wiggly body.
Date of initial:: 2/8/2018
Summary:: Sweet, allowed all handling
ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Sir Humphrey so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, Sir Humphrey displays as calm and quiet with relatively low energy.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: Sir Humphrey sits nicely on cue, will place his paw on your leg or lap. He is calm and affectionate.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Behavior Asilomar: TM – Treatable-Manageable
Potential challenges: : On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments:: On leash reactivity/barrier frustration: At the care center Sir Humphrey has been observed to react to other dogs leash, lunging towards them, and barking. He may need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach him to focus and look at you rather than other dogs and novel stimuli. We recommend a front clip harness or head halter to help manage this behavior.
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