TANK – 33001
Gone - 7-24-2018 Staten Island
TANK – 33001
Intake Date : 7/1/18 Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: -, Age: 2 years, Sex: Male
Weight: 55 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: 2 years History : owner surrender Subjective: Observed Behavior – friendly Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective : BCS 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, AU-erythema, swelling, brown debris, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: mild dental calc PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Male intact, 2 descended testicles MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, erythema and swelling in interdigital areas CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment : otitis externa
inerdigital dermatitis Prognosis: good Plan: Applied claro AU (x) start simplicef 200 mg PO SID x 3 weeks SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Tank is so much fun to have out in the play yard. He LOVES fetch and will play it non stop. He’s smart, too. I tried to fake him out by pretending to throw the toy, but there was no fooling him!! Tanks brought the toy back every time, dropped it at my feet only if I pretended I wasn’t watching him. He had me laughing out loud at his face when he was “not watching me”. Tank is a gem that I’ve fallen hard for. Could you be his forever home? Come to the Care Center to meet him.
A Staff member writes : Tank is a sweet and gentle boy with staff, he comes in and out of his kennel without any issues. When in the backyard, Tank will sit with staff and solicited attention he also enjoys playing fetch with his tennis ball, staff is able to take the ball from him to throw it back.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Tank is a 2 year old un altered male dog that was surrendered due to a new baby in the home and the owner not feeling comfortable.
Previously lived with: 2 adults
How is this dog around strangers? Tank is friendly and outgoing around strangers.
How is this dog around children? Tank is respectful around children.
How is this dog around other dogs? Tank does not get along with other dogs. Tank becomes aggressive and dog reactive.
How is this dog around cats? Information is unknown.
Resource guarding: Tank does not display any resource guarding. Previous owner stated that he could take food away and toys without a problem.
Bite history: There is no known bite history
Energy level/descriptors: high
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
Medical Notes : There is no known medical issues.
For a New Family to Know : Tank is a very friendly and high energy dog. He plays exuberantly with adults. He is respectful of children. Tank does not like other dogs. He has not been around cats. Tanks loves to play with a rope ,balls,stuffed animals and chew bones. He sleeps iun a dog bed. He eats both wet and dry food. He is well behaved well left alone. He has never been crated. He listens to directions such as sit,come,down and stay. He pulls lightly on the leash. Tank enjoys running in the yard and going for walks.
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Assessment Date: 7/6/2018
Date of intake: 1-Jul-2018
Summary: Allowed all handling.
Date of initial: 3-Jul-2018
Summary: Friendly, allowed handling
ENERGY LEVEL: Tank is described as highly active and enthusiastic. He will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm. We recommend feeding with puzzle feeders and food-dispensing toys. And we recommend only force-free, reward-based training techniques for Tank.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Recommendations: Single-pet home , Recommend no dog parks
Single pet home/No dog parks: Tank is reported to be uncomfortable around other dogs, escalating at times to aggressive behaviors. We do not have any details on these interactions or the specific behaviors demonstrated; however, the behavior seen in the care center is in line with the previous owner’s description. He hard barks at the front of the kennel when dogs pass by, and when he walks past other dogs he lunges and charges toward them. He is not difficult to distract, and we have been limiting his interactions with other dogs in the care center as a result of his clear discomfort. Due to these reports and observations, we are recommending that he be the only pet in the home, and that dog parks be avoided until his behavior around other dogs can be investigated and addressed.
We recommend counterconditioning and desensitization to address Tank’s discomfort around other dogs, to address his underlying emotional state when he sees other dogs, and to teach him alternate behaviors to perform. This involves keeping Tank at a distance from other dogs, far enough away that he doesn’t react, and giving him treats for remaining calm at this distance. The distance is then slowly decreased, moving at his pace (over days/weeks/months), until he can see other dogs and not react with barking, lunging, and charging. Treats are used throughout the process. We highly recommend enlisting the help of a force-free dog trainer or qualified behaviorist for this work.
Potential challenges comments:
We have not conducted a formal behavior assessment in the care center. Tank’s adopter should review the reports from his previous owner as a best predictor of future behavior. He has been social and friendly with his human caretakers, and we have see no human-related concerns in the care center. Please note that behavior in the care center is not a guarantee of behavior in a home, and his adopter should be prepared for any behaviors he may show in the home as he adjusts to his new environment.
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