TARZAN – A1105314
Safe - 3-11-2017 Manhattan
My name is TARZAN. My Animal ID # is A1105314.
I am a male black and tan germ shepherd mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 03/04/2017 from NY 10032, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
03/07/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Tarzan A1105314 was placed At Risk for Behavior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
03/07/2017 Exam Type VET STATEMENT – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 79.2 LBS.
3/7/17 Based on chart review and visual exam (BAR, E/N clr, no c/s), this dog is okay for neuter. Dr. Burnett
03/04/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
03/04/17 12:53 Basic Information: Tarzan is a 7 years old male German Shephard mix. He was bought from a breeder in buffalo. The owner had him for 7 years. The owner no longer had the time to care for him because of his personal health problems. Socialization: Around strangers, this dog is outgoing. At home he lived with his owner and two children of the ages 7 and 8. With the children he was playful. This dog is exuberant while playing with adults. He used to live with two other canines whom he got along but they were gifted out years ago. This dog was exuberant while playing with other dogs. Behavior: The dog is used to going potty outdoors. He would bark to inform his owner when it was time to go use the bathroom. He allowed his owner to remove his food bowl and would often eat from his hand. He was not bothered when bones, treats and toys. The dog did not mind getting told to stay off furniture. He was easily restrained by the owner. The dog enjoys bathing, brushing and tolerates nail trimming. When an unfamiliar approached the house he would bark unless the owner was right beside him. Outside when an unfamiliar approached the owner he would not bark. For a New Family to know: Tarzan was described to us as a friendly, affectionate, playful, and outgoing dog. His activity level is very high. His favorite activities include running and playing outdoors. He was taken for runs every day. At home he would follow you around and stay in the same room as you. His favorite toys were balls that he played with fetch with. He was kept mostly indoors and slept in the living room in his own bed. Tarzan ate enough dry IAMS food for his weight. He was house-trained and would only go potty outdoors in the dirt. When left alone in the house he would bark but not destroy anything. The dog was crate trained years ago but due to his size now it is unknown how he would react. Tarzan knows how to sit and down on que. For exercise he would run on leash and pulls very hard. Behavior during intake: Tarzan was very loud in the lobby. He would bark at the other dogs passing by. We had the client muzzle him and remove his belongings. We had the client collar him and remove the muzzle for a picture. Tarzan was lunging at other dogs and at the admissions counselors. Tarzan was very affectionate with the client but he did not seem to do well with strangers
No Web Memo
03/06/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile 3/4/17 Unaltered Male, Owner Surrender (In previous home for seven years) Previously lived with: Adults, children (ages seven and eight), and two other dogs Behavior toward strangers: Outgoing Behavior toward children: Playful Behavior toward dogs: Exuberantly playful with other dogs Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Tarzan is described as a friendly, affectionate, playful, and outgoing with a very high activity level. Other notes: Upon intake, Tarzan was lunging at dog in the lobby and could not be handled by staff without a muzzle. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 03/06/17 Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth. Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Squeeze 1: 5. Dog yelps, growls, barks and jumped towards assessor. Settled easily with redirection, immediately sat soft bodied next to assessor. Remaining item was conducted using flank. Flank squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all. Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy. Firm grip with paw, but quickly loses focus and does not fully engage. Summary: Tarzan was difficult to position during up close tactile portions of the assessment, at times playfully rolling on back, other times shoulder rubbing and attempting to lean/stay close to assessor. Tarzan appears to easily startle and may require some behavior modification. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center Tarzan is polite and tolerant during interaction. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 3/4/17 During his initial medical examination, Tarzan was tense and struggled throughout. ENERGY LEVEL: Tarzan has displayed a high level of energy in the care centers in line with what his previous owner reports. He is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who 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.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13): Tarzan appears to become uncomfortable with loud noises and challenging movement, easily startled and because he has escalated to lunging and snapping, an adult-home only would be most beneficial at this time. _X_Place with a New Hope partner: While Tarzan’s previous owner describes an affectionate, playful dog, he is not thriving in the shelter environment and has had a hard time with handling in the care center. He has given clear and protracted warnings and has escalated to threatening behavior; we are concerned that extra pressure may elicit higher level warnings. We feel that placement with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification guidance in a stable home environment will best set Tarzan up for success in a future adoptive home. We recommend only force-free, reward-based training methods as more aversive techniques will likely increase fear and increase the risk of aggression Potential challenges: _X_Handling/touch sensitivity _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Though he has improved during his stay at our care centers, Tarzan continues to give all appropriate warning signals when uncomfortable. Due to the consistent behavior displayed in shelter, the behavior department recommends an experienced adult home only until he can acclimate to his new home environment for the behavior to be further assessed. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is advised; force-free, reward based training only is recommended
03/06/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
3/6: When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center Tarzan is polite and tolerant during interaction. 3/7: Tarzan greets politely, sniffs, then otherwise keeps to himself.
03/04/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scanned negative SCARE DURING EXAMINATION BAR H BCS 5/9 EENM: OU Clear, AU Clean, mild dental stain and tartar, MM Pink and moist, CRT 2 sec CV: No Heart Murmurs or Arrhythmias LUNGS: Clear ABD: Soft, comfortable. Not mases or pail felt during abdominal palpation MS/INTEG: Amb X 4, No external parasites seen. Clean coat and skin NS: Mentally appropriate PLN: NSF UG: Intact male ASSESMENT: 1.- Scare during examination 2.-Mild denta tartar PLAN: Rec elective surgery TREATMENT:None PROGNOSIS:Good
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