TERRY – A1093035
Safe - 11-1-2016 Manhattan
TERRY – A1093035
***RETURNED 10/21/16***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN***
MALE, BROWN / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 2 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason ALLERGIES
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 10/21/2016, From NY 10472, DueOut Date 10/21/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Intact male Scan negative for a microchip 2 years old according to the owner OU=clear Nose= No discharge AU=clean Teeth are white Coat is clean Dewormed with Pyrantel Flea Treatment= Activyl Go slow because he is nervous but does warm up a little
A volunteer writes:
Terry is a 2 year old male American Pit Bull Terrier who is being surrendered because members of the household have become allergic. Owner bought Terry from a pet store about two years ago. Owner stated he has no medical issues and last saw a vet 3 months ago.
Terry is shy for a few minutes around strangers. He has never lived or spent time with kids. He plays in a gentle manner with adults. He has never lived with cats, dogs, or any other kind of animal. He has never bitten a person or animal.
Owner stated Terry has no behavior issues and he is not bothered by loud or sudden noises. Terry has no guarding issues when it comes to food or treats of any kind. He will consider you taking his toy away a game. He is not bothered if held/restraint, if disturbed while sleeping, if brushed, by having his nails trimmed, or if someone unfamiliar knocks on the door. He is afraid of bath time and will attempt to get away. Owner has never witness him react to a stranger approaching her.
For a New Family to Know
Terry is friendly, affectionate, and playful with a very high activity level. Owner stated she loves that he is always ready to play. He will follow his owner around when home. He likes to play with stuffed toys. He likes to play tug, fetch, and wrestle. He was kept mostly indoors and slept in a crate. He was fed dog chow dry dog food. Owner gave him two cups per day. He is house-trained and will do pee anywhere but would do poop on grass. He is well behaved if left home alone. He has never been left in a yard. He does well in a crate for 8 hours or so. He knows commands in Spanish, Sientate (sit) Ben (come) Ahora (up). When you say “entra” he will enter his crate. He goes running off the leash for exercise. He pulls very hard on a leash and will wander but comes back when called off the leash.
Behavior during Intake
Terry tolerated all handling. He sat on command, he came to me on command, and he jumped on my chest on command. The commands were given in Spanish. No signs of aggression were displayed during the intake procedure.
Unaltered, Owner Surrender
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
FG/RG: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate, and playful with a very high activity level.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 2. Dog becomes playful and overaroused. Jumps up, mouths assessor, mounts assessor.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest. Dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Though seemingly human-social, Terry became over aroused during tag, becoming mouthy (moderate pressure), jumpy, and mounted the Assessor. We recommend a period of decompression to aid in acclimating to a new home environment; force free, reward based training is advised.
10/22: When off leash with a spayed female Terry spends most of his time attempting to mount. He offers occcasional play bows then will continue attempting to mount–he does not cease with correction.
During his initial medical exam Terry appeared nervous though tolerated all handling without issue.
_X_No young children (under 5)(See potential challenges)
_X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control (It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute frustration and teach him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training is recommended.)
_X_Mouthiness/Poor bite inhibition (Decreasing the force of the mouth as well as the frequency of mouthing, in this order is recommended by using force-free, reward based training as well to reinforce a soft appropriate mouth and redirect hard inappropriate mouthing onto toys.)
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