SPARTACUS – A1104242
Safe - 3-1-2017 Brooklyn
My name is SPARTACUS. My Animal ID # is A1104242.
I am a neutered male white and black amer bulldog mix. The shelter thinks I am about 6 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 02/20/2017 from NY 11693, owner surrender reason stated was LLORDPRIVA.
02/26/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Spartacus A1104242 is at risk for behavior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/21/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 73.6 LBS.
3.7 cc pyrantel orally applied activyl topically hwt:negative Microchip
02/20/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
02/20/17 15:50 Basic information Spartacus is a 6 year old White and black American bulldog mix with no known current medical conditions. Owner has had Spartacus for 6 years and is surrendering because of land lord issues. Socialization Spartacus has lived with children ages ranging from 9 months to 11 and is relaxed and respectful towards them. Spartacus doesn’t play much with the children and rather be pet by them. When playing with adults Spartacus plays somewhat roughly and likes to jump up on them. Spartacus has not lived with other dogs or cats. Around other dogs outside Spartacus is friendly and plays gently with them. Around strangers Spartacus is friendly and outgoing. Behavior During storms and fire woks Spartacus gets scared and will hide. Spartacus isn’t bothered when having his food bowl touched or having toys and treats taken away. Spartacus enjoys getting bathes and being brushed. Spartacus isn’t bothered when being pushed off furniture or held and restrained. When someone unfamiliar approaches the house Spartacus will bark and greet them with a wagging tail. For the new family to know Spartacus was described as affectionate, happy, attentions seeking and excitable with a high activity level;. Spartacus enjoys playing with all toys but has a habit of swallowing them. Spartacus also likes to play with large sticks. One of the previous owners favorite things about Spartacus is that he can jump really high. Spartacus is house trained and goes on walks twice a day. Spartacus is use to going to the bathroom on both dirt and cement. Spartacus is well behaved when left in the house alone and is also crate trained but never has the crate closed. Spartacus Knows the commands sit and down. For exercise Spartacus does to the dog park once a week. Spartacus pulls hard on the leash and when let off the leash. Spartacus eats Beniful dry food and has it left out for him. When left in the yard alone Spartacus is well behaved but can jump a fence up to 4/5 feet. Behavior during intake During intake Spartacus was very excited. He came right up to the counselor with a loose wiggly body. Spartacus allowed to be scanned and collared with no problem. Spartacus allowed all handling and enjoyed being pet.
No Web Memo
02/22/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile 2/22/17 Neutered male, Owner surrender Lived in previous home for (6) years ) Previously lived with: Adults, Children ages (6) months – (11) years . Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing . Behavior toward children: Respectful and tolerant, usually keeps to himself. Behavior toward dogs: Friendly and plays gently. Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Spartacus goes on daily walks. When left in the yard alone he is well behaved. Energy level/descriptors: Spartacus was described as affectionate, happy, attentions seeking and excitable with a high activity level. According the owner Spartacus will jump really high, and can jump a fence up to 4/5 feet. Other notes: Spartacus has swallowed toys/household items in the passed; handball, brush i.e. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 2/22/17 Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed for at least a portion of the assessment item. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, whines and is anxious. Squeeze: 2. Dog moves body away Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all. Flank squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all. Toy 1: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His body is between you and the toy. Summary: Spartacus was extremely anxious (High pitched vocalization, heavily panting, and seeking exit). He sought comfort in the affection from the handlers though remained stressed throughout assessment. He was treat motivated, and did enjoy petting. Spartacus allowed all handling, DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: According to Spartacus’s previous owner, around other dogs outside Spartacus is friendly and plays gently with them. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Spartacus displays neutral body language when greeting a novel female dog. Throughout his session Spartacus is anxious, whining and pacing around the pen. He initially ignores the other dog before rushing towards her, greeting face to face. He then resumes pacing in the pen.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 2/21/17 Spartacus was active throughout his initial medical examination, he allowed all handling. ENERGY LEVEL: In the care center Spartacus has been active and enthusiastic. Due to the aniexty seen, he may need some guidance to learn how to appropriately channel that energy when he becomes overstimulated. Spartacus will need daily mental and physical stimulation and exercise, and a force-free, positive reinforcement-based training class may help him to learn impulse control and to train desirable behaviors that can be rewarded. RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience ( Suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience-especially with the behaviors outlined below). Potential challenges: _X_Anxiety: Spartacus has shown some signs of potential anxiety in the care center, vocalizing (whining, barking) continually through the SAFER and through play sessions outside. This behavior was not reported at intake, and his known history does not report this though it is likely due to the nature of the shelter environment. We cannot be certain whether similar behavior will be seen in a future home environment though recommend practicing positive force-free reward based training when introducing or exposing Spartacus to new and unfamiliar situations.
02/22/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
According to Spartacus’s previous owner, around other dogs outside Spartacus is friendly and plays gently with them. 2/22: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Spartacus displays neutral body language when greeting a novel female dog. Throughout his session Spartacus is anxious, whining and pacing around the pen. He initially ignores the other dog before rushing towards her, greeting face to face. He then resumes pacing in the pen. 2/23: Spartacus continues to displays anxious behavior in a group of playful male and female dogs. He engages in a short round of gentle play before attempting to mount the male dog. He is persistent after the handlers interrupt and is removed from the pen.
02/21/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
scan negative bright and alert, very excitable minor dental tartar estimate age 4-6 years eyes, ears, nose clean amulatory, no signs of pain overgrown nails male neutred
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
Generated on Feb 28 2017 6:00PM
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