TONKER – A1118685
Safe - 8-1-2017 Brooklyn
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TONKER – A1118685
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, GRAY / WHITE, STAFFORDSHIRE MIX, 5 yrs
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, NO HOLD Reason PETS CONFL
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 07/16/2017, From NY 11236, DueOut Date 07/16/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: Scanned negative. Intact Male Age ~ 4-5 years Mentation: appropriate Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: clear Teeth: stained, mild tarter If abnormal BCS: mildly overweight for frame Skin: dry, no sign of flea dirt or parasites Hair Coat: clean Declawed: no – may be licking at/chewing left front paw – no injury or parasites found; nervous habit? Any injuries: no Behavior: bouncy, high energy, tail wags, enjoys attention. Medication: none
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile
Unaltered Male, Owner surrender (1 month in the previous home)
Previously lived with: Adults, children and 2 other dogs.
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and like to give kisses.
Behavior toward children: Relaxed and respectful
Behavior toward dogs: Would growl and bite the other 2 dogs when they approach his food bowl.
Behavior toward cats: Bark
Resource guarding: He would growl and has previously bitten the other 2 dogs in the home when they approach his food bowl.
Bite history: Yes, see memo
Energy level/descriptors: The owner stated Tonker displays a medium activity level.
Look:1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
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.
Flank Squeeze 1&2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Tonker was friendly and social towards the assessor.
When off leash at the Care Center, Tonker displays a soft body, and flirtatious behavior (walking on his tip toes, and intermittently sniffing their genital) when greeting a group of calm male and female dogs. He is social; checking in with them several times but mostly explored the yard. Tonker’s previous guardian reported that he lived with 2 other dogs but had conflicts over resources. The Behavior Department recommends if Tonker is to be placed in a home with another dog, that the resident dog be a tolerant dog that matches Tonker’s calm sociability.
07/17/17: Tonker greets the female helper dog with a stiff stance, chest out and on his tip-toes. He immediately becomes sexually motivated and persistently sniffs and licks the other dog’s genitals. Tonker does not attempt to mount however.
07/18/17: Tonker displays a soft body, and flirtatious behavior when greeting a novel neuter male. He follows the other dog, on his tip toes, intermittently sniffing his genitals. As the session continues he investigates the pen. He occasionally checks in on the other dog.
07/19/17-07/21/17: Tonker was social in a group of calm male and female dogs, checking in with them several times but mostly explored the yard.
07/27/17: Tonka continues to display his social behavior.
Upon intake Tonker was loose and wiggly, he allowed all handling.
During his medical examination, Tonker was active and attention seeking, he allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: His previous owner reports a medium activity level, which matches what we have seen in the care center.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_Resource guarding: Tonker reportedly would growl at the other resident dogs if they approach his food bowl, he has escalated to a bite. There is no report of this being directed onto humans. We recommend that Tonker be left alone while eating and nothing should ever be taken directly out of Tonker’s mouth. Appropriate management around other dogs is highly recommended. Behavior modification protocols for food guarding behavior can be found on aspcapro.org.
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