SPADE – A1099969
Safe - 1-14-2017 Manhattan
SPADE – A1099969
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME***
SPAYED FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, STAFFORDSHIRE MIX, 11 mos
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 12/18/2016, From NY 10037, DueOut Date 12/26/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary BARH scanned positive 981020015625852 young female dog spay scar seen clean EEN clean coat allows handling NOSF
A volunteer writes: Our little energizer bunny is such a tomboy I mistakenly put a blue neckpiece on her and referred to her as a him throughout my video. Oooops….. Adorably tiny and ready to go, go, go, Spade hasn’t met a person, dog or toy she doesn’t like. A party girl through and through, she pulls on the leash to find the next best thing to explore, goes potty outside, and in a pen runs from toy to ball to toy to play. Spade will sit for a treat and take it gently, but as a puppy she’s all about playtime and enthusiasm for everything. Spade romps with abandon in playgroup with other pups, soliciting play and bouncing around. I bet she’d love an equally playful canine sibling. Spade will probably also make an outstanding jogging partner and there’s no way you’re putting off tomorrow the jog you should be taking today!! Our energetic little girl is ready to meet her soul mate for fun and frolic, some treats and an ultimate cuddle. Ask to meet her today!
Another Voluteer writes: Spade is such a sweet little girl. Sitting in her cage so proper waiting for me to take her for a walk. She looks up so happy when I take her out. She does her piddles outside and then all she wants from me is some cuddles. I rub under her chin and she leans up against me and smiles so happy tapping her back leg. What a love bug! We walk around the block and when we get back she looks up to me like the sweetest little thing you just want to cuddle in bed with her. When I put her in her cage I give her some more petting and she lies down smiling with her belly up to be pet, which I have never seen a dog do in their cage ever. She is a Total SWEET HEART!
KNOWN HISTORY: N/A
Look: 3. Dog jumps on the Assessor, consistently rubs her 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. Her body is soft, panting, jumps up between attempts to lick Assessor.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body low and a bit fearful.
Squeeze 1: 3. Dog’s body is tense and she moves her legs/body so that the Assessor is unable to hold the paw.
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Flank squeeze 2: 1. Dog sits, mouth open.
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. She does not place her body between you and the toy.
Summary: Spade displayed a high amount of energy and was difficult to position for handling assessment items. She became a bit uncomfortable/tense during at times; Although she displays social behavior, Spade may benefit best upon a slow/soft approach.
Spade takes time to warm up, then is playful when interacting with other dogs in the care center. The behavior department recommends slow introductions between Spade and social resident dogs.
12/19: When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center, Spade attempts to solicit play. When placed with other playful dogs, she becomes overwhelmed and corrects their solicitation.
12/20: Spade avoids interaction and seeks to exit the yard today.
12/21: Spade begins to offer bows and barks to solicit. She is vocal at play.
12/22-23: Spade engages in bouncy running play.
During his initial medical exam Spade allowed handling.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (Suitable for an adopter with a previous amount of dog experience)
_X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control
_X_On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration (During her stay at our care center, Spade has, at times, displayed a low threshold for dog reactivity and frustration on leash: hard pulling, barking, lunging, high-pitched vocalization. For this reason, we advise appropriate and safe management when attempting to work on/modify this behavior.)
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