YAGER – A1090514
Safe - 9-27-2016 Manhattan
YAGER – A1090514
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
MALE, WHITE / BLACK, STAFFORDSHIRE / BEAGLE, 6 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason NO TIME
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 09/20/2016, From NY 10035, DueOut Date 09/20/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary No Initial Exam
A volunteer writes:
Yager is sitting very quietly at the back of his den. He looks like an oversized JRT but is said to be a cross between a Pitie and a Beagle…His family got him from a friend when he was just a puppy and Yager grew up happily among children of all ages and even with a large dog at some point. He was relinquished into our care as his owners had no time for a pet anymore…but comes with wonderful credentials .Yager has been beautifully cared for and seems ready for a show…, all dressed up in a perfectly groomed shiny oreo coat. He is a little shy and aloof at the beginning of our encounter and only slowly slides into a family dog mode. After a stroll around the block(he walks very nicely on the leash) and relieving himself, Yager hops on the bench or stays by my side for caresses. He gives stand up hugs and even licks my face. It is not easy to find one self in a shelter environment and it takes a lot of resilience and courage to try to make the best of the situation. We have a lot of admiration for the pets left into our care. Yager is a handsome pooch, very medium size, perfect for a New York City apartment, active, affectionate and sociable who will make a great companion and forever best friend. Come and meet him soon at the Manhattan Care Center.
Unaltered, Owner surrender
Previously lived with: Adults/ Children
Behavior toward children: Playful/ Relaxed
Behavior toward dogs: Playful/Tolerant
Behavior toward cats: N/A
FG/RG: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Medium
Other notes: Yager He’s friendly with strangers. He is well-behaved while home alone.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
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
Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Yager showed NO concern during the behavior assessment.
When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Yager ignores approach and walks away. He seeks handler attention. Previous owner cites “He lived with a large male dog and was relaxed, playful, tolerant,and played gently with him”. The behavior team feels that Yager should require in-depth consultation on the behaviors observed in our care center, and slow introduction with any resident dogs in a future home.
During his initial examination, Yager was a bit tense though allowed all handling.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (Suitable for an adopter with an Average amount of experience)
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