STANLEY – A1090247
Safe - 9-30-2016 Brooklyn
STANLEY – A1090247
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN***
NEUTERED MALE, BLACK / WHITE, LABRADOR RETR MIX, 1 yr
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 09/18/2016, From NY 11434, DueOut Date 09/21/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Scan negative Very nervous, tolerate handling No signs of aggression Neutered male, 1 year old Ears clean. Eyes and nose clean Amb x 4 Barh
Stanley came into the shelter as a stray; he has a minimal behavior history. Stanley was very tense during intake. He would not approach counselor.
Stanley was found wandering loose and allowed client to take him home. Client kept Stanley for two weeks. Stanley was described as friendly toward the family. He socialized with children under five years of age, and was respectful towards them. Client mentioned Stanley played gently with children and adults. Around strangers Stanley appears shy and seems to be more comfortable with women, and around males Stanley would growl. Stanley was not introduced to dogs and was kept separated from the cats in the house. Stanley wasn’t bothered when having his food bowl /toys taken away. would attempt to exit during baths. Stanley isn’t bothered by being held or restrained. Stanley showed signs of potential anxiety by chewing papers and wires in the home and would try to go into bags.
Stanley was described by the client as friendly sweet and shy with a high activity level. According to the client Stanley enjoyed playing with toys. Stanley loved to play outdoors. When in the home with Stanley he would seek attention. Stanley appears house trained and would scratch at the door to let you know he wanted to go out. Stanley does not like walking on the leash outdoors.
During SAFER When Stanley entered the assessment room, he immediately hid under the desk, but did come out to greet the assessor with his body low. Stanley had a tense body posture when interacting with the assessor; he allowed all handling items to be conducted while maintaining a fearful body posture. Stanley was fearful during the tag interaction, and unresponsive during the resource portion of the assessment. Stanley appears to be sociable, but is still very fearful. We recommend an experienced adopter with no young children; who will allow him to acclimate to his new home at his own pace.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog leans in and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail down, body is tense, and mouth closed, ears back, lip licks.
Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Dog is crouching, mouth closed.
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Playgroup:Stanley is nervous as he enters the pen displaying a low body and tucked tail. He greets the male and allows the other dog to greet him, displaying soft body language.
Stanely was brought in as a stray so his past behavior around other dogs is unknown. When off leash at the care center, Stanly was initially very nervous and shut down. With further play group sessions, Stanley has become more relaxed and social. He is a staple in a calm group of male and female dogs. The Behavior Department recommends that Stanley be placed in a home with dogs that match his calm sociability.
9/19: Stanley was extremely fearful and nervous. He did not greet the helper dog and just ran and hid under the bench. It is possible that he is thunderphobic since there were some rumbles and it was raining.
9/21: Stanley is nervous as he enters the pen displaying a low body and tucked tail. He greets the male and allows the other dog to greet him, displaying soft body language. He explores the pen, relaxing slightly as the session continues.
9/22: Stanley is more confident today, greeting a male dog with relaxed body language and a neutral, wagging tail. He mostly keeps to himself as he explores the pen.
9/23-9/24: Stanley displays soft body language as he wanders in a group of male and female dogs. He is social, checking in on them often.
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