TYSON – 31914 (ALT ID – A1120927)
Safe - 7-13-2018 Brooklyn
TYSON – 31914 (ALT ID – A1120927)
Intake Date: 6/21/18 Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Yellow Sex: Neutered Age: 5 years
Weight: 83 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: 5 years Microchip noted on Intake? Microchip Number (If Applicable): History : Owner surrender- adopted from ACC
Subjective: BARH. No csvd Observed Behavior – Friendly, allowed all handling Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective : P = wnl R = wnl
BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: mild tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: neutered male, no discharge MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: normal externally Assessment healthy Prognosis: good Plan: no tx needed
A Little Bit About Me…
A Staff member writes : Tyson is a big hunk of pure love! Not only is he affectionate, loveable, and incredibly cute, but he’s more than ready to find his forever family! He was adopted about one year ago from ACC and was a part of a big family with cats, another dog, and even a baby, but was surrendered because unfortunately the family had to move somewhere that wouldn’t allow any of their animals. Because of possible resource guarding noted in his most recent stay at the Brooklyn Care Center (tensing up when toy was taken away), we recommend he go to an experienced home with no young children.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Tyson is a large mixed breed that was brought in due to the owner moving into a no pets building. Owner stated there is no injuries or health concerns with Tyson.
Previously lived with: 4 cats, one large dog, two adults, one newborn
How is this dog around strangers? He is very friendly when strangers come in the home. He lets them pet him all over.
How is this dog around children? He lived with a newborn and was very relaxed, respectful and played gentle with the child.
How is this dog around other dogs? He lived with a large dog and was relaxed and respectful with the dog. He played exuberant with the dog.
How is this dog around cats? He lived with 4 cats initially he will bark and chase them but got use to them being there and played gentle.
Resource guarding: There are no concerns with resource guarding.
Bite history: He nipped at the owners brother when the owner and brother were play fighting and wrestling. He tugged at the brothers shirt he did not break skin. There is no other bite history
Energy level/descriptors: high
Other Notes: He isn’t bothered with taking a bone or toy out his mouth. He isn’t bothered with brushing of coat or bathing. It is unknown how he reacts with trimming of nails. He isn’t bothered with unfamiliar approaches to family member.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
For a New Family to Know : Owner described Tyson as friendly, affectionate, playful, and anxious. He plays with any type of toys. he like playing tug. He eats dry food pedigree. Owner stated he is very picky with his food and prefers Purina. He eats any type of treat. He will go on grass to defecate and urinate. He has never been crate trained. He is well behaved being left alone in the house and yard. He knows sit, come, and down. He pulls lightly on leash. When the owner lets go of the leash he will start running.
Behavior Notes: Upon intake, Tyson had a loose body language and was receptive to all handling. He allowed to be collared, scanned, and pet all over him. He would pull very hard on leash and sat for treats. He grabbed treats exuberantly.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 23-Jun-2018
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, ears are back, tail is down, relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, tail is between legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Toy: 3. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. Body is stiff.
Summary: Tyson came into the assessment room loose and wiggly, he was friendly and affectionate towards the handlers. He did become a bit tense towards the toy item when attempting to remove it.
PLAY GROUP :
According to Tyson’s previous owner, Tyson is respectful and playful with other dogs. During his stay at the Care Centers in August 2018, Tyson displayed these behaviors. Here at the Care Centers, Tyson is uncomfortable with high energy, and manages himself by walking away. He is social with calmer and gentle players. The Behavior Department recommends that Tyson be placed in a home with resident dogs that match his energy.
6/22: When off leash at the Care Centers, Tyson displays a soft wiggly body at the gate. Once the pen door is opened, he nervously turns his face away from the greeter’s muzzle sniffs. He tolerates her solicitation but does not reciprocate. He investigates the yard the rest of his session.
6/23: Today, Tyson attempted to engage in bouncy play with a calm female dog.
6/25: Tyson was used a social greeter dog today. He remained social and solicited bouncy, slightly frenetic bouts of play. He responds immediately when a calm female corrected him for his high energy, turning his head and walking away. Tyson also gave his own correction when a more playful female persistently solicits in his face.
6/26: In a group of playful male and female dogs, Tyson attempts to avoid the other dogs. He is tolerant of their solicitations, but does not reciprocate.
Date of intake: 21-Jun-2018
Summary: Loose and wiggly, allowed all handling.
Date of initial: 23-Jun-2018
Summary: Friendly and allows all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Tyson displays a high activity level in the care center.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Recommendations: No young children (under 5)
Recommendations comments: No young children: Due to potential toy guarding behavior in the care center. Tyson gave an appropriate warning of his discomfort (became a bit tense) but we feel that young children may not know to respect this warning. Older, dog savvy children can be considered as long as the adults feel confident that Tyson can be left alone while playing so he does not need to escalate to a growl. Behavior modification for toy guarding behavior can be found at aspcapro.org.
Potential challenges: Resource guarding
Potential challenges comments: Resource Guarding: There was no resource guarding reported in the previous home as Tyson was observed to become tense when attempting to remove the item(in the care center). For this reason we advise against ever removing items from Tysonâ€™s possession without safely trading for an item or greater or equal value. Guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended to aid in safely managing/modifying this behavior in a new home environment.
MALE, BROWN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 4 yrs
RETURN – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason NO TIME
Intake condition ILLNESS Intake Date 08/23/2017, From NY 10309, DueOut Date 08/23/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 4 years History : owner surrender Subjective: Observed Behavior – friendly Objective BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: mild dental calc PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MI, 2 descended testicles MSI: Ambulatory x 4, large amount of flea dirt seen, no live fleas seen, no masses noted, areas of alopecia at caudodorsum CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment hx of fleas- treated with Advantage on 8/5/17 areas of alopecia- R/O flea allergy dermatitis vs other Plan Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
MALE, BROWN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 4 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason NO TIME
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 08/05/2017, From NY 10303, DueOut Date 08/05/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan negative BARH AMBx4 Friendly,allowed handling Male~4yrs EEN:WNL Spots of alopecia around lumbar region…due to fleas Fleas seen, applied advantage II Nosf
Basic Information: Tyson is a 4 year old male that has allergies and has been itching over the last week causing missing patches of fur on the back. Owner has had Tyson for 4 years but had to surrender due to no time.
Socialization: According to the owner, around strangers Tyson is friendly and outgoing. He likes to jump on everyone and give kisses. He has been around a 9 month old child daily and children of all ages in the neighborhood and was always friendly and respectful. Owner did not have any dogs in the home but stated that when Tyson was taken to the dog park, he was always relaxed and friendly with dogs of all sizes and genders. He has never been around cats so behavior is unknown. Tyson does not have a bite history.
Behavior: Tyson is not bothered by thunderstorms or fireworks, having his food, treats or toys taken away, being pushed off furniture, being held/restrained, being disturbed while sleeping, being given a bath, having his paws touched or if someone disturbs him while he is sleeping. When unfamiliar people would approach the home or yard, Tyson would bark.
For a New Family to Know: Tyson is described as friendly, affectionate, playful and excitable. He has a high activity level and likes to play with all types of toys. In the home, he liked to stay in his favorite spot. Tyson was fed both wet and dry food brand Beneful. Tyson was kept mostly indoors and is mostly house trained. Owner stated that they were not consistent and did not walk him on time and he would have accidents several times a week but when he was on a consistent schedule, he did not have any accidents. When Tyson was left alone in the home, he was always well behaved. Tyson knows the cues sit, down, stay and paw. For exercise, he was taken on brisk walks outside, slow walks on the leash and off leash walks to the dog park. When on leash, Tyson tends to pull very hard. Owner was able to walk him off leash and stated that he would wander at first but then come back when name was called.
Behavior during intake: Tyson had a loose and wiggly body during intake. Counselor was able to scan for a mc, collar and take a picture without any issues.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile
Unaltered male, owner surrender (lived in previous home for four years)
Previously lived with: Adults, 9 month old infant
Behavior toward strangers: Social and outgoing
Behavior toward children: Social and respectful with children he sees in his neighborhood while out on walks
Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed and social with all dogs he met at the dog park
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Housetrained: Mostly, would have accidents if owner did not walk him regularly
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate, playful and excitable with a high activity level.
Other notes: Tyson pulls hard on leash.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. He 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 to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game. He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed
Toy 1: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip, body neutral. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
Summary: Tyson did not display any behavior concerns during his handling assessment.
Date of intake 8/5/2017
During intake, Tyson was loose and wiggly and allowed all handling.
When greeting a rough and rowdy female, Tyson was very tolerant of her. He offered multiple play bows and engaged in play. Tyson plays well with small dogs as well as similarly sized dogs.
8/9: Tyson continues to be very playful and tolerant with everyone in playgroup. He engaged in play with a social female and was polite when greeted by a small male dog. When greeting a rough and rowdy female, Tyson was very tolerant of her. He offered multiple play bows and engaged in play.
During his initial medical exam, Tyson allowed all handling.
His owner reports Tyson as having a high level of energy, which matches what we have seen at the care center. Tyson is a social, enthusiastic, and affectionate dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend daily walks, runs, exercise, and play.
Tyson is very affectionate and friendly with everyone, his tail is always wagging. He is easy when going in and out of his kennel. Tyson had not displayed any concerning behaviors.
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