BAILEY – 14210
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Hello, my name is Bailey. My animal id is #14210. I am a female black brindle dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 1 years 2 months old.
I came into the shelter as a returns on 25-Jan-2018, with the surrender reason stated as animal behaviour – aggressive towards people.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 71.4 lbs
[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 1 year Microchip noted on Intake? scan negative History : owner surrender Subjective: Observed Behavior – growling, very tense, lunged when trying to touch Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen -no Objective BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: muzzled, no oral exam PLN: Not examined H/L: Not examined ABD: Not examined U/G: Female MSI: Ambulatory x 4, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment appears healthy but unable to perform full exam due to behavior Plan: can try to examine again when dog seems less stressed or else will need sedation for further exam
brief cageside exam: no uri signs, dog appears comfortable. will need sedated intake exam
[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: Microchip noted on Intake? Microchip Number (If Applicable): History : OS Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior – scared, unable to handle. To do physical examination had to give sedation. The sedation wasn’t fully effective so was only able to do a partial exam. Evidence of Cruelty seen – Evidence of Trauma seen – Objective T = P = 90 R = BCS = 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: muzzle placed could not observe teeth or MM PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic, strong femoral pulses ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Vulva UR MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Assessment: Healthy Gave Telazol to perform PE Prognosis: Excellent Plan: OH SURGERY: Okay for surgery
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 5. Red
Date of intake:: 11/20/2017
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner Surrender (In home for 6 months)
Previously lived with:: Adults, a child (age 1.5), and small dogs
Behavior toward strangers:: Will sometimes bark at them, sometimes she approaches them and allows petting
Behavior toward children:: Relaxed and tolerant of the child she lived with
Behavior toward dogs:: Relaxed and respectful of the dogs she lived with, playful with dogs outside
Resource guarding:: None reported
Bite history:: None reported
Energy level/descriptors:: Bailey is described as affectionate, loyal, and smart with a medium level of activity.
Date of assessment:: 1/18/2018
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:: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
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 quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2:: 2. Dog quickly pull back.
Flank squeeze 1:: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2:: Item not conducted
Toy:: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary:: Bailey appeared fearful of the assessor at first, keeping a distance. She quickly warmed up to the assessor and became social and playful. Once warmed up, she allowed all handling.
Summary:: Bailey’s previous owner reported that she was relaxed and respectful of the two small dogs in the home and was social and playful with dogs on walks. She has remained social with dogs at the care center and the behavior team would recommend slow introductions with respectful dogs in a future home.
Summary (1):: 1/26: When introduced off leash to a male greeter dog, Bailey solicits running and bouncy play. She is soft and social throughout the interaction.
Summary:: Bailey had a tense body and was unable to be handled.
Date of initial:: 1/12/2018
Summary:: Bailey was tense, growling, and lunged.
ENERGY LEVEL:: Bailey’s previous owner described her as having a medium level of activity.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: Bailey initially displayed distance increasing behaviors while in her kennel (lip licking, whale-eyeing) and also with novel people outside her kennel. However, Bailey has warmed up significantly to select handlers with treats and a slow approach, allowing leashing and removal from her kennel. She remains fearful of select handlers but is soft and social with many people. With the handlers she is comfortable with, Bailey solicits petting and attention, frequently licking the handlers, and will engage in games of chase, offering play bows to the handler.
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 Bailey’s owner reporting that she barks at new people and due to the same sort of behavior seen at the care center, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time. Place with a New Hope partner: Bailey has not acclimated well to the kennel environment and has allowed only from select handlers since intake. We recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification (force-free, positive reinforcement-based) and re-evaluate behavior in a stable home environment before placement into a permanent home.
Potential challenges: : House soiling,Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:: House soiling: Bailey is noted to have accidents in the house, and will likely need guidance with house training. We recommend positive reinforcement, reward-based training only. Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Bailey was reported to sometimes bark at new people in her previous home. At the care center, she displayed this behavior at first, lunging and growling when approached. She has since warmed up to select handlers who have gone slowly with her and displayed very social behavior towards those handlers. 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 Bailey to new and unfamiliar situations.
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