JILL – A1117581
Safe - 7-27-2017 Staten Island
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JILL – A1117581
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
SPAYED FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 2 yrs
SEIZED – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR EVICTION Reason OWN EVICT
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 07/05/2017, From NY 10301, DueOut Date 07/12/2017, I came in with Group/Litter #K17-103264.
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan negative BARH AMBx4 Friendly,allowed handling Spayed~2yrs EENT:WNL no fleas seen Nosf
A volunteer writes: Jill is an energetic, water loving dog, who can sit for treats and loves a good game of tag. Jill was a pleasure to have out in the play yard; she romped around like a puppy and was friendly with the other dogs she met on her walk. Jill is an all- around great dog. If you are interested in adopting Jill, come to the Staten Island Care Center to meet her.
Spayed female, stray
Look: 1. Dog jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, slight wagging tail
Tag: 2. Dog runs with assessor, grabs leash to tug, mouths assessor with light pressure.
Squeeze 1 / 2: 2. Dog pulls back paw, gently places her open mouth over the Assessor’s hand without applying pressure.
Toy 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. Her body is between you and the toy, and she is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness.
Dog – dog 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, and lip neutral
Summary:Jill displayed high energy and movement throughout her assessment. She was active, social, and enthusiastic. Most of her activity was directed at getting closer to or maintaining proximity to the assessor.
**Recommend Jill be the only resident dog**
When greeting a social male, Jill instantly rushes over, hackles raised and a bit tense. She over corrects mounting and often stays focused on the helper male without engaging in play.
7/19: While muzzled, Jill charged toward a male who instantly began to mount her. She began to vocalize and thrash around. Both dogs began to display over arousal and were separated.
Jill allowed all handling, pulled on leash during intake.
During her initial medical exam, Jill was social and allowed all handling.
We have no history on Jill so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. In the care center, Jill displays a high level of energy. She will require daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. We recommend daily walks, runs, exercise, and play to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially in the behavior outlined below)
_X_No young children (under 5)- At times Jill may jump up and lightly use her mouth during play. For these reasons we feel she may be intimidating to young children. Older, dog savvy children can be considered pending an indepth interaction.
_X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control- Jill may jump up and mouth when excited. 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. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
_X_Mouthiness/Poor bite inhibition?- Jill has shown some light mouthiness in the care center. This is likely an attention-seeking behavior, but it should be replaced with an alternative behavior as it can frighten people. We recommend never playing with bare hands – always with a toy – and ending play or attention whenever Junie puts teeth on skin.
_X_Strength/leash pulling- Jill is strong dog with the capability to pull over an average adopter. Her adopter must be prepared and able to handle a dog of this size and strength. It is recommended that she be walked on a front clip harness or head halter, which help diminish her strength through leverage, and that she be trained using positive reinforcement, reward based training to not pull on leash.
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