KIBLER – 18956
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Hello, my name is Kibler. My animal id is #18956. I am a desexed male gray dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 6 years 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 22-Jan-2018, with the surrender reason stated as animal health – allergies.
Kibler is at risk for medical reasons, having been diagnosed with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex, which is contagious to other dogs. Behaviorally, we suggest that Kibler would be best suited to a dog experienced home.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: Shot through the heart. And Kibler’s to blame. Whether you’re a long-standing member of the Lonely Hearts Club, or your love tank is currently on “full,” there’s a silver, sophisticated, scintillating stunner that I think you’ll be pleased to meet. 6 year-old Kibler is as sweet as they come, relaxing in his kennel, getting up to press his handsome nose into my hand before I’m even able to open the door. As we make our way to the park, Kibler does pull a bit on leash, but given he appears to be very housebroken, it’s more than understandable. Our man is on a mission! Once we arrive at our destination we find a bench made just for two, and my sweetheart Kibler is perfectly content to sit at my side, pose for a few photos, and let me rub those velveteen rabbit ears. Kibler is said to have previously lived with young children ages 7, 10, and 13 with whom he was exuberant and playful. It’s also reported that he has a bit of a penchant for chasing cats, so no kitties for our Kibler please! This saintly valentine is the perfect age at 6 years-old, and one look into those warm, amber eyes will have you believing in love at first sight. Kibler has enjoyed the company of other dogs at the shelter, and would do best with an experienced family who can give him the activity, love, and structure he deserves. Roses are red. Violets are blue. And the most magnificent Kibler? He’s waiting for you. Kibler is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan ACC.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 53.4 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 2. Blue
Date of intake:: 1/22/2018
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner Surrender (In home for 3 years)
Previously lived with:: Adults and children (ages 13, 10, and 7)
Behavior toward strangers:: Friendly, jumps up to greet
Behavior toward children:: Playful, somewhat rough at play
Behavior toward dogs:: Lunges and barks
Behavior toward cats:: Chases them
Resource guarding:: None reported
Bite history:: None reported
Energy level/descriptors:: Kibler is described as excitable and anxious with a high level of activity.
Date of assessment:: 1/24/2018
Look:: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted, body posture is stiff and fearful, tail is low and not moving. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
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:: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends (may need coaxing to approach). Dog is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Paw squeeze 1:: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Paw squeeze 2:: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or 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:: Kibler was distracted sniffing around the room but eventually approached the assessor. He was a bit tense during look, but softened during the assessment. He was distracted sniffing for much of the assessment but also displayed social behavior and allowed all handling.
Summary:: The behavior department recommends allowing Kibler a period of decompression before immediate follow up on his behavior around other dogs. The previous owner of Kibler reported that he would lunge in bark in the presence of other dogs. In the care center, Kibler was introduced to a female helper dog, Kibler has displayed interest in interacting and brief play, while most recently making frequent attempt to mount.
Summary (1):: Kibler is muzzled for off leash interaction with the helper dog, based on history of barking and lunging cited by the owner. Kibler is primarily focused on the presence of the muzzle and only briefly appears tense in relation to the presence of the female helper.
Summary (2):: 1/25: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Kibler initially offers a brief sniff, then roams the pen while ignoring approach. With continued solicitation, he engages briefly in play, when at times loses interest and begins to wander.
Summary (3):: 1/26: Kibler rushes in and immediately attempts to mount the female dog and cannot be stopped with use of interrupters.
Date of intake:: 1/22/2018
Summary:: Kibler was tense and did not allow the counselor to handle him.
Date of initial:: 1/22/2018
Summary:: Kibler was tense.
ENERGY LEVEL:: Kibler’s previous owner described him as having a high level of activity. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: Kibler has allowed some handling in the care center though has been observed to easily startle; when uncomfortable Kibler will make all attempts to increase distance, displaying all appropriate warning signals. He continues to be cautious of touch, but will engage with handler after a slow approach.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Behavior Asilomar: TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No young children (under 5),No cats
Recommendations comments:: No young children: Due to the behavior seen in the care center, we feel that Kibler may be intimidated by young children. He needs a slow approach and time to warm up.
Potential challenges: : Fearful,On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments:: Fearful: Kibler has appeared a bit fearful at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Kibler the option to walk away from any social interaction. Kibler should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Kibbler’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Kibbler would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings. On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: Kibler’s previous owner reported that he lunges and barks at dogs. Kibler may need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach him to look at you rather than other dogs. We recommend a front clip harness or head halter to help manage this behavior.
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