SPEED – A1091185
Safe - 10-5-2016 Manhattan
SPEED – A1091185
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN***
MALE, WHITE, POODLE MIN / SHIH TZU, 10 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 09/25/2016, From NY 10470, DueOut Date 09/25/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: male Geriatric Age 10 year Mentation: BARH Eyes: cloudy ou Ears: clean Nose: clear Teeth: moderate / severe tartar If abnormal BCS: 3 Skin: WNL Hair Coat: flea comb negative Declawed: no Any injuries: none Behavior: social Medication: none nosf
A volunteer writes: Speed was so happy when I unlatched his door that he literally jumped into my arms and gave me a big hug. Can we all saw awwwwwww? Surrendered to our care and beautifully groomed we’re told that he’s great around strangers, good with children of all ages, is well behaved when left home alone, feels his things are his things and doesn’t like to share, knows ‘sit’, ‘come, ‘stay’, ‘lay down’ and ‘up’ and always seems anxious to play with other dogs but was never allowed to. Speed is great on leash, his little legs motoring along as we walk. He loved being held and kissed and snuggled close – he’s such adorable arm candy! Although we’re told that he’s not housetrained, he went potty as soon as we were outside and hadn’t messed his kennel. It’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks (literally in this case), so with proper training he’ll learn. He’s adorable, smart and cuddly and if I hadn’t been told his age I would have guessed much younger. Come meet our 10 year young little dude and make him yours.
Speed is great around strangers and is very friendly around them and is good with children of all ages and has been raised around children from new born ages to 14 years of age. He has never been allowed with other animals but he is always anxious to play with other dogs. Never been around cats.
He uses the bathroom indoors whenever he feels and is not house trained. He does not destroy anything in the house. He is scared of loud noises and will start to whine and shake. If you touch his food or bone while he is eating it he will bite or snap. He is fine with having his toys taken away or touched. He likes being brushed and does not mind being bathed or having nails trimmed. He barks when the bell rings and will answer the door or get owner to show where the stranger is.
Speed has a medium level of activity at home. He prefers human comapny and will follow owner around house. He knows the command sit, come, stay, lay down and up. He can be walked off leash, he will stay close unless he gets distracted by another dog. He is fed purina dry food three times a day and will flip bowl over if hungry or thirsty.
Speed was whining during intake due to presence of other dog, he was focused on trying to interact with other dog. Speed is very affectionate and appears to panic if not being held by councilor, if put down he jumps straight back into arms of councilor.
Unaltered, Owner Surrender
Previously lived with: Children newborn to fourteen.
Behavior toward children: No concerns with children; good
Behavior toward dogs: Anxious to play
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
FG/RG: Will bite or snap if his food or bone are touched while he is eating.
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Medium activity level
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
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 likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Dog/dog: 2. Does not approach
Summary: No behavior concerns seen on his behavior assessment.
Speed was reported to be social during his initial medical exam.
_X_No young children (under 5) (See potential challenges)
_X_Resource guarding (See known history; Speed is reported to growl and snap when approached while food/high value items are in his possession.It is advised against ever removing items from Speed’s mouth; trade-up games are recommended when attempting to work on behavior modification)
PLAY GROUP NOTES :
When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center, Speed approaches and greets all dogs politely.
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