TUNER – 20086
Gone - 2-10-2018 Manhattan
Hello, my name is Tuner. My animal id is #20086. I am a desexed male black dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 2 years old.
I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 06-Feb-2018, with the surrender reason stated as animal behaviour – too active.
Tuner is being placed at risk for behavior, New Hope Only determination. Tuner has shown kennel and leash reactivity, lunging and snapping in the care center. There are no medical concerns for Tuner at this time.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 55 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 3. Yellow
Date of intake:: 2/6/2018
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner Surrender (In home for 2 years)
Previously lived with:: Adults and a child (age 4)
Behavior toward strangers:: Friendly, lunges at them
Behavior toward children:: Friendly, playful but a bit rough
Resource guarding:: None reported
Bite history:: None reported
Energy level/descriptors:: Tuner is described as excitable and playful with a very high level of activity.
Date of assessment:: 2/8/2018
Look:: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. 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:: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends (may need coaxing to approach). Dog is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Paw squeeze 1:: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2:: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Flank squeeze 1:: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2:: Item not conducted
Toy:: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. Dog does not place his/her body between you and the toy.
Summary:: Tuner quickly approached the assessor in the assessment room and jumped up in a social manner. He appeared anxious during the assessment pacing and panting and distracted by people and things in the room. He allowed all handling.
Date of intake:: 2/6/2018
Summary:: Tuner barked, showed teeth, and snapped.
ENERGY LEVEL:: Tuner’s previous owner described him as having a very high level of activity. He is a young, enthusiastic 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.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: NEW HOPE ONLY
Behavior Asilomar: TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No children (under 13),Place with a New Hope partner
Recommendations comments:: No children: Due to the reactivity Tuner has displayed towards people at the care center, we recommend an adult only home. Place with a New Hope partner: Due to reactivity displayed towards people at the care center, the behavior department recommends Tuner be placed with a New Hope placement partner who is able to provide an experienced adult-only foster home. A period of decompression is recommended to allow Tuner to acclimate comfortably to her new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Tuner to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior Tuner presents with outside of the care centers.
Potential challenges: : Fearful/potential for defensive aggression,On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration,Kennel presence
Potential challenges comments:: On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: Tuner is reported to lunge at some people. In the care center, he has displayed reactive behavior, lunging at and snapping at people. Tuner may need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach him to look at you rather than people. We recommend a front clip harness or head halter to help manage this behavior. Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Upon intake, Tuner was growling and snapping at staff members. Guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is recommended to assess behavior after decompression in a new home environment. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing or exposing Tuner to new and unfamiliar situations. Kennel presence: Tuner’s previous owner reported that he lunges at people when in a kennel. At the care center, he lunges, barks, and growls at people who approach his kennel. We recommend potential adopters be comfortable managing this behavior and keeping themselves safe in any similar future situations.
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