ABBY – 23621
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ABBY – 23621
Intake Date: 3/24/18 Intake Type: Stray- ACO
Medical Behavior: — Sex: Female Age: 1 year
No medical information
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: So quiet in her kennel just waiting for a playdate. Of course, I can’t help but wonder if she’s named after one of my favorite TV characters, Abby Sciuto. Abby is a little peanut, her coat gleams, and her eyes sparkle at the thrill of making a new friend and going out for a walk. She wants to meet every person we pass on our walk (Miss Congeniality), stops to go potty so may be housebroken, and is bouncy on leash (but doesn’t pull) in her joy. Off leash in a pen her first stop is picking up a toy and settling down for a good chomp. Stretching out froggy style (love that), she’s content to chew but doesn’t tear it apart. We play tug, we run, we play, we cuddle and as she puts her paws in my lap to snuggle I marvel at this sweet pup. In her playgroups she’s bouncy and playful (of course!) with the male greeter dog. Abby is a tiny bundle of playfulness and love, a dog who will have you smiling throughout your day whether you’re with her, or just thinking about her. She’s engaging and engaged in everything around her, curious to see what’s happening in an adjoining pen. Looking for a lively person or family, a toy box full of toys, and a lap made for cuddling, Abby is hoping you’ll stop by adoptions to meet her today.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment:26-Mar-2018
Look:2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity:2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. Body is soft, likely panting, may jump up between attempts to lick Assessor.
Tag:1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins.
Paw squeeze 1:2. Dog gently places open mouth over the Assessor’s hand without applying pressure.
Paw squeeze 2:2. Dog quickly pull back.
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:Abby quickly approached the assessor in the assessment room and jumped up with a soft body. She displayed a high level of activity and movement, jumping up a lot and being in constant motion. She was social throughout the assessment and allowed all handling.
3/25: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog Abby is bouncy and playful.
3/26-27: Abby engages in play, and begins to vocalize when play intensifies.
Date of intake:24-Mar-2018
Summary:Abby was social.
ENERGY LEVEL:We have no history on Abby so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. However, she is a young, enthusiastic, social 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 her energy and enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Potential challenges:Basic manners/poor impulse control, Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition
Potential challenges comments:Basic manners/poor impulse control: It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach her to control her impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition: Abby has shown some mouthiness in the care center. Little pressure is applied, but this is a behavior that should be extinguished through training alternate behaviors and lack of reward (ex. walking away whenever Abby’s teeth make contact with skin).
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