SMOKEY – A1081288
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SMOKEY – A1081288
**SAFER: EXPERIENCED/NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
BROWN, AM PIT BULL TER, 1 yr, 2 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/14/2016, From NY 10029, DueOut Date 07/14/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary No Initial Exam
Smokey was brought in as an owner’s surrender due to owners moving. Owners have had Smokey since he was a puppy after receiving him as a gift. Owners note that three months ago Smokey was hit by a car and still has a slight limp.
Socialization & Behavior
Smokey is described as being outgoing when meeting strangers. Smokey lived with 2, 4, 5, and 6-year olds and owners say he is great and patient with the children. Smokey briefly lived with a Chihuahua and owner says the two were affectionate and friendly with each other. According to owner there have been no issues of Smokey biting anyone or another animal. Smokey becomes nervous when around the blow dryer or vacuum cleaner; owner says he’ll back away. Smokey is unbothered if food is touched while eating, and will just look at owner until done. Smokey is unbothered with possessions touched, and trained not to get onto furniture. Smokey tolerates baths but will attempt to run once neck or face area is touched. Smokey just sniffs if someone unfamiliar approaches the home or owner.
For a New Family to Know
Smokey is described as friendly, playful, and confident with a mid-high activity level. When home he is normally following his owner and enjoys balls and chew toys. Owner notes that squeaky toys startle him. He is taken out 3-4 times per day and fed Purina dry food. Owners say Smokey becomes anxious when home alone and will scratch at the doors and walls. Instead of working on the behavior they begun tying him up. Smokey understands commands sit, stay, down/up, come/go, kiss, jump, and give paw. Smokey wanders but returns when called if out off leash.
Behavior during Intake
Smokey was friendly during intake. He accepted treats and immediately allowed petting. Smokey allowed all handling to be conducted and showed no signs of aggression during intake.
Smokey was excited but very interested in interacting with handler during assessment – jumping up and mouthing (moderate). He was overexcited during handling and was jumping up, grabbing at the leash, and hard to position, but showed no aggression. Smokey was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test and at the end of the game he was mouthing the assessor and was a bit difficult to have him refocus. During the toy portion of the assessment Smokey took the toy away, showed minimal interest overall and had a soft body language on approach, readily relinquishes.
Smokey was surrender to us. According to his previous owner Smokey is friendly, playful, and confident with a mid-high activity level. When home he is normally following his owner and enjoys balls and chew toys. Owner notes that squeaky toys startle him. Smokey lived with 2, 4, 5, and 6-year olds and owners say he is great and patient with the children. Smokey briefly lived with a Chihuahua and owner says the two were affectionate and friendly with each other. Smokey is unbothered if food is touched while eating, and will just look at owner until done”.Smokey is a very active and jumpy dog. He needs a significant amount of exercise, mental stimulation and training. The behavior department feels that he can go to an experience. We also recommend a home without young children; older children can be considered pending interaction.
Look: 3. Dog jumps on the Assessor, consistently rubs his shoulder on the Assessor, and will not allow Assessor to conduct the assessment.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. His body is soft, likely panting, may jump up between attempts to lick Assessor.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) She is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1: 2. Dog gently places his open mouth over the Assessor’s hand without applying pressure.
Squeeze 2: 2. Dog gently places his open mouth over the Assessor’s hand without applying pressure.
Toy 1. No interest.
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