SMOKEY – A1081364
Safe - 8-5-2016 Manhattan
SMOKEY – A1081364
**DOH HOLD RELEASED**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN**
NEUTERED MALE, GRAY, SCHNAUZER MIN MIX, 4 yrs
OWNER SUR – BLOCKWEB, HOLD FOR DOH-B Reason ATT ANIMAL
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 07/15/2016, From NY 10453, DueOut Date 07/25/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: Positive # 0007298736 Sex: Neutered male Age~ Approx- 4 yrs BARH AMBX4 Eyes: Clear / wnl Ears: Clean/ wnl Nose: Clear / wnl Teeth: Mild to moderate dental tartar BCS: 3 Skin: APH / WNL Hair Coat: WNL Behavior: Tense and nervous during exam NOSF
Smokey came into our center on 7/15/2016 after he bit another resident dog’s eye which resulted in the other dog needing surgery to remove the eye. It is reported Smokey spent time with a 13 year old child, got along. It is also reported Smokey will snap if anyone attempts to trim his nails, is not fully housebroken and will have accidents inside a few times a week. During intake, Smokey was timid but allowed all handling. During his stay, Smokey has been social with his handlers and easily leashed. He walked well on leash for his relief walk, no pulling. Smokey appeared a bit anxious, focused on exit when in the SAFER assessment room. Smokey was tense for all tactile portions of the SAFER assessment. He allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, eyes averted. He stood still during Sensitivity item, mouth closed, ears and tail neutral. Smokey spun towards assessor’s hand on 2nd pass of Tag game, then focused on exit for remainder of the game, lip licking and uncomfortable. He did not pull his paw back on both Squeeze attempts. Smokey showed no interest in Toy. He approached the helper dog with his tail above spine level, a bit tense. The Behavior Team feels Smokey would do best with an Experienced adopter that does not have young children. He must be the only resident dog to avoid any further conflicts. Smokey may benefit from a slow approach/slow introduction, as well as going home to a calm, quiet, structured environment so he can relax and know what to expect.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body is tense, his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body tense, mouth closed, lip long
Tag 3 . Dog spins toward the touch on second pass, then tries to exit, crouched at touch, lip lick
Squeeze 1 / 2: 2. Dog does not pull back paw, a bit tense
Toy 1: No interest.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches the helper dog, body soft, tail well above spine level, ears forward, a bit tense
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