TYSON – 19378
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TYSON – 19378
Care Center Location: Staten Island, ZIP Code From: 10302, Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Green, Age: 4 years, Sex: Neutered Male, Weight: 82 lbs
L V T Notes: Barh; Neuterd Male ~ 4 years old; Scan positive ( 985112002191556 ); Ambx4 ; EENT : wnl; BCS : 8/9 ; Teeth tartar , and dental disease Friendly and easy to handle. Nosf
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: “SHY, QUIET TYPE” Hubba, Hubba, Hubba.. Is all I could say when I met Tyson, he is sooooo handsome. Tyson isn’t just another pretty face. He is smart, too. He sat, gave me both paws, laid down, rolled over–and this was all within 10 minutes of meeting me. Tyson loves treats, probably a bit too much since he could stand to lose a few pounds (but who couldn’t?). Tyson is considered a large dog, but surprisingly he walks well on leash, only pulling slightly when we first exited the shelter. Tyson stole my heart, and I’m sure he will steal yours as well. Watch his video and click the Adopt Me Button if you’re interested in finding out more about him.
A staff member writes: Tyson is a sweet, round pooch that came to us because his owner is moving. He is friendly boy that has lived with children and other dogs and was noted to be good with them however, Tyson does not realize his size and energy level
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Tyson is a 4 year old neutered male that has no previous or current medical issues that the owner is aware of. Owner has had Tyson for almost 4 years but had to surrender due to landlord issues.
Previously lived with: 2 Adults, 3 children
How is this dog around strangers? Around strangers, Tyson is friendly and outgoing. He loves jumping on anyone who passes him by.
How is this dog around children? Owner had children ages newborn-12 and stated that Tyson was always playful but is a rough player as he does not realize his size.
How is this dog around other dogs? Owner had a small male dog in the home and stated that Tyson was always relaxed and respectful around the other animal.
How is this dog around cats? Owner did not have any cats in the home but stated that she found a deceased cat in the yard one time but did not witness what happened.
Resource guarding: Tyson is not bothered by having his food, treats or toys taken away.
Bite history: Tyson does not have a bite history. Owner is unsure if the animal that passed away in her yard was bit by Tyson and passed away or passed away from an illness.
Energy level/descriptors: Very High
Tyson is not bothered by having his food, treats or toys taken away, being pushed off furniture, being restrained, being disturbed while sleeping, being given a bath, having his nails trimmed, or when an unfamiliar person would approach the home or yard.
Medical Notes: Tyson does not have any medical issues.
For a New Family to Know:
Tyson is described as friendly, affectionate, playful and excitable. He has a very high activity level and likes to play with all types of toys. As per owner, Tyson easily shreds toys so durable toys are recommended. He was kept mostly indoors and is very house trained. Tyson was fed dry food only brand Science Diet. When Tyson was left alone in the home, he was always well behaved. When left alone in the yard, Tyson would bark for attention and wag his tail when someone passed by him. Tyson knows the cues sit, come, stay, down and shake. For exercise, Tyson was taken on brisk walks on the leash and be let out in the yard to play. When on the leash, Tyson tends to pull very hard. Owner has taken Tyson on off leash walks and stated that he would wander around at first but once his name was called, he would come back to the owner.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 31-Jan-2018
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Tyson displayed no behavior concerns during his handling assessment.
Summary (1): 1/31/18: When greeted by a small dog, Tyson was loose, wiggly and offered multiple play bows. After several snaps from the small female dog, Tyson vocalized back.
Date of intake: 28-Jan-2018
Summary: During intake, Tyson was loose and wiggly and allowed all handling.
Date of initial: 28-Jan-2018
Summary: During his initial medical exam, Tyson was social and allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Owner reports Tyson has a high activity level which matches what we have seen in the care center. Tyson is a young, social, enthusiastic dog who will benefit from daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend daily walks, runs, exercise, and play, as well as long lasting chews like kongs and nylabones to positively direct his enthusiasm.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: Tyson is social, loose and wiggly with all staff.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
H – Healthy
Tyson is calm and soft in his kennel, easy to leash when going in and out. Outside in the yard, he is loose, VERY wiggly and often solicits petting. He appears to know the cues ” Sit, Paw, Down and roll over” ! takes treats very gently as well. Tyson attempts to mount handlers at times but responds well to spray bottle corrections.
Enrichment Tyson is loose and wiggly, social and interactive, with several people in the yard (staff and volunteers). He learned to sit, give paw, and lay down with only hand cues in exchange for some higher value treats, though Tyson can become easily distracted if another person crinkles a bag of treats while he is being cued. He ran playfully from person to person, accepted petting.
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