CHUCHO – 20516
Safe - 2-28-2018 Brooklyn
Hello, my name is Chucho. My animal id is #20516. I am a male brown dog at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 6 years 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a stray on 12-Feb-2018.
Chucho 20516 is at risk for behavior challenges (New Hope Only determination). He is energetic and friendly with staff but has a history of being uncomfortable with other dogs and while in the shelter environment is stressed due to their presence.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 35.8 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 2. Blue
Date of intake:: 2/12/2018
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner surrender
Previously lived with:: Adults and spent time with children
Behavior toward strangers:: Unknown
Behavior toward children:: Respectful
Behavior toward dogs:: Relaxed but would randomly growl at other dogs.
Resource guarding:: Yes, Chucho would growls if another dog come near him.
Bite history:: Yes, Chucho bit another dog.
Date of assessment:: 2/23/2018
Look:: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity:: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
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:: 1. No interest.
Summary:: Chucho came into the assessment room loose and wiggly, he was friendly and social towards the handlers.
Summary (1):: Due to Chucho’s bite history with another dog, Chucho did not participate in group.
Date of intake:: 2/12/2018
Summary:: Friendly but started to bark when seeing another dog.
Date of initial:: 2/13/2018
Summary:: Loose and wiggly, allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL:: Chucho displays a high activity level in the care center.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: NEW HOPE ONLY
Behavior Asilomar: TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No children (under 13),Single-pet home,Recommend no dog parks,Place with a New Hope partner
Recommendations comments:: _X_ Single-pet home/Recommend no dog parks: Due to the concerning behaviors that Chucho has shown in a home environment, we feel that Chucho should not visit dog parks and be the only resident dog. The Behavior Department recommends that he be socialized in a more controlled setting until his behavior towards other dogs can be further addressed. Reward-based, force-free training can be utilized to help Chucho associate dogs with things she enjoys like toys or treats. New hope partner: Due to the warning and distance-increasing behaviors shown in the home and care center, as well as Chucho’s bite history, we recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide force free behavior modification to address the biting and underlying anxiety.
Potential challenges: : On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments:: On leash reactivity/barrier frustration: Chucho has been observed to react to other dogs on leash, lunging towards them, barking and growling. Chucho may need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach her to look at you rather than other dogs and novel stimuli that may startle him. We recommend a front clip harness or head halter to help manage this behavior.
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