BUSINESS – A1074776
Safe - 6-16-2016 Staten Island
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BUSINESS – A1074776
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
FEMALE, GRAY, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 6 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason NYCHA BAN
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 05/23/2016, From NY 10304, DueOut Date 05/23/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary microchip scan negative female approximately 6 yrs old BARH no ocular or nasal discharge ears are clean mild dental tartar 60.8lbs; BCS: 3.5/5 small spotted areas or alopecia along mid to lower back and hindlegs very timid, allowed slow handling VC scheduled fortomorrow
A volunteer writes: Business (I call her Busi) is a low key dog, not hyper or super active. She likes everyone she meets and is really good with other dogs. Busi is happy to just wander the yard at the Care Center or go for a leisurely walk. Busi is one of my favorites at the shelter, and I’m sure she will be yours too. Please come to Staten Island ACC and meet her.
Business is a 6 year old pitbull terrier. She was in the previous household for one year. Business has no health problems known to the surrendered.
Around strangers, Business is friendly/outgoing; she plays somewhat rough with adults/gently with children. Around children, she is relaxed/playful. Business has no bite history, according to the surrenderer. Business has been described as friendly with a medium activity level; she loves to play. Business’ favorite toys are balls.
Business has been kept mostly indoors, but with free choice with a pet door. Business eats both wet and dry food; she loves all treats.
Business is very house trained with rare to no accidents. When left in the house, this dog is well-behaved. The same is true for when she is left in the yard. Business knows the following commands: sit, come, down, stay, shake/give paw and heel. For exercise, Business likes slow walks on the leash. When off leash, Business stays by your side. Business usually goes potty on the grass.
Business came into our center as an owner surrender citing landlord issues. She lived with a 13 year old child, gentle/playful. She is reportedly housebroken and well behaved when alone in the home. Business reportedly knows the following cues: sit, come, down, stay, shake/give paw and heel. Business walked well on leash for relief walk, no pulling. She was initially nervous upon entering SAFER assessment area, but warmed up and allowed all handling. Business allowed her head to be cupped in assessor’s hands during Look item, relaxed. She stood still and accepted the touch during Sensitivity item, body soft, mouth closed. Business was distracted and unresponsive during Tag game, focused on other stimuli. She did not pull her paw back on both Squeeze attempts. Business showed minimal interest in Toy, though this may be due to environment as owner reports she loves to play, her favorite toys are balls. Business approached the helper dog at an appropriate pace, tail above spine level, not stiff. When off leash with another dog, she was tolerant of pushy behavior to solicit play but does not actually engage in playing. The Behavior Team feels Business would do well with an Average adopter. She will benefit from a slow approach/slow introduction, preferably with treats, so she can relax and warm up to her new adopters. Business may initially do best with a calm, quiet, structured environment when she goes home so she can slowly learn what to expect and become familiar.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her ears are back, her tail is down, and she 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, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, she is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed
Toy 1. Minimal interest. Dog smells, then walks away.
Dog – dog 2. Dog approaches the helper dog, body soft, tail well above spine level, ears forward.
Business was greeted by a small dog on her walk. She was loose, tail wagging and appeared very polite and calm. She appears to like little dogs.
When off leash with other dogs, Business is very focused on mounting the helper dog. She often T’s shoulders of the other dogs and attempts to mount. She is tolerant of pushy play solicit behavior but does not actually engage in any play.
6/2 update : Business continues to find any opportunty to mount the male helper dog. She takes well to correction but becomes persistent shortly after.
6/9 update : When greeting a social female through the gate, Business appeared soft at first but then became tense, stiff and hard barked. There was no further introduction.
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