JASPER – A1123913
Safe - 9-9-2017 Brooklyn
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JASPER – A1123913
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
MALE, BROWN / WHITE, LABRADOR RETR / GERM SHEPHERD, 4 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, HOLD RELEASED Reason ABANDON
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 08/31/2017, From NY 11208, DueOut Dat
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Estimated age: ~3yrs, neutered Microchip noted on Intake? No History : Stray Subjective: Observed Behavior – QARH. Nervous, tense, tail tucked, allows all handling Evidence of Cruelty seen – No Evidence of Trauma seen – No Objective P = WNL R = WNL BCS 3-4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Teeth clean, pink mm PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Neutered MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Thin/normal BCS Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC Prognosis: Excellent 51.4 lbs
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Look:2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is tense and fearful; his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity:2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is between his legs, body tense with his mouth closed.
Tag:1. Follows at end of leash, body low and a bit fearful.
Squeeze 1:3. Dog closes mouth, becomes a bit tense and lip licks.
Flank Squeeze 1&2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Jasper was very shy and timid but becomes social after some time with the assessor and a slow approach.
When off leash at the Care Center, Jasper displays a nervous posture- tucked tail, lick lips- around a group of calm male and female dogs. He avoids most interactions and runs way when the dogs are near, He explores the pens, while keeping to himself. Jasper was surrender as a stray so his past behavior with other dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department believes that Jasper would be most comfortable as the only dog in the home, however he may be placed with polite and respectful resident dogs that match his calm energy level.
9/01: Jasper enters the pen with a nervous posture- tucked tail. He slowly approaches the novel female dog before walking away to explore his surroundings.
9/02: Jasper maintains his severe nervousness around a male dog today. He makes eye contact with the male helper dog, lip licks and then scurry away, avoiding him for the majority of the session
Upon intake Jasper was very shy but some handling.
During his medical examination, Jasper was nervous, tense with his tail tucked. He allowed all handling
ENERGY LEVEL: Jasper displays a low activity level in the care center.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_No young children (under 5)- Due to the behavior seen in the care center, we feel that Jasper may be intimidated by young children. He needs a slow approach and time to warm up. He should never be forced to interact with new people, and should be allowed to greet and initiate an interaction at his own pace.
_X_Fearful- Though observed to be human-social, Jasper may need time to warm up to the handler as he initially presents as a fearful dog, avoiding contact, shying away from direct touch. We recommend allowing Jasper to interact at his own pace, force-free, rewarding based training is advised when introducing his to new/unfamiliar situations.
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