LEO – A1075565
Safe - 7-1-2016 Manhattan
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LEO – A1075565
**SAFER: EXPERIENCED/NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
MALE, BLACK / WHITE, LABRADOR RETR / AM PIT BULL TER, 10 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason NO TIME
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/29/2016, From NY 10038, DueOut Date 05/29/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary BARH SCAN NEGATIVE MALE INTACT CLEAN TEETH, EARS, EYES, BODY COAT FRIENDLY NOSF
Cage Exam: dorsal aspect of nasal planum raw- r/o from cage rubbing; P: TAB ointment BID x5 days
A volunteer writes:
Leo is simply the best and we all love him so much it’s hard to know which wonderful feature to point out first! For starters, he’s lived in relaxed harmony with a toddler and a little Shih Tzu and has even spent time with a cat, whom he treated with the appropriate respect. He’s still a puppy but his energy levels are the perfect balance of run-to-fetch-the-ball playful and sniff-around-then-sit-for-snuggles calm. Leo loves food (he’s a Lab mix, after all!) and all kinds of toys yet he takes every gift with a super soft mouth and has zero problems sharing them again. He already knows commands for sit, come, stay and fetch and is said to be house and weewee pad trained too and at night he slept (where else?) snuggled up with his owner in bed. Grooming? No sweat! Taking a bath? Bring it on! Out in the street every new face is met with a cheerful smile and soft tail wags and other than loud noises (those are scary!) it seems there’s nothing and no one in the world that Leo doesn’t greet with an open, loving heart. When his previous owner states that her favorite thing about him is that he’s ‘very sweet and can read emotions well’ you know you’ve found the ideal playmate and cuddle buddy for your family. Puppy perfection awaits at our Manhattan Care Center and his name is Leo!
Another volunteer writes: I have to tell you how brilliant Leo is!!! He’s an amazing problem solver……………..We’re playing in the backyard and throw Leo’s cherished Kong into the pool….not quite sure he’s ready to go in, he leans over and uses his paw as a paddle to bring the Kong close to him so he can then pick it up. Is this dog smart or what!!! Doing it several times confirms this wasn’t an accident, he knows exactly how to make it work. Einstein would be proud of this genius!! He finally did get all four paws wet, but Leo may have been absent on the day they passed out the “I’m part Lab and I’m supposed to like water, gene”. He has SO many amazing qualities he’s a boy you’ll be happy to make a part of your family. Come meet him today!
Leo is 10 month old Labrador retriever mixed with american pit bull terrier. His previous owner got him from a breeder when he was 5 weeks. He was surrender because he has no time. He has no health problems or injuries and the last time he went to the vet was10/20/16.
Around strangers Leo is friendly and outgoing and when he played with adults he was gentle but exuberant. . He lived with a 2 year old child and with them he was relaxed and playful and gentle at play. He also lived with a Shih Tzu. With him he was relaxed and playful and exuberant at play. He’s spent time with a cat and was respectful.
Leo has never attempted to bite a person or animal. He is afraid of loud noises such as trains and he tries to hide. If his food bowl was touched while eating Leo would continue to eat. He isnt bothered if a treat was taken from him. He became playful f a toy was taken from him. He isnt bothered if he’s taken off furniture. He’s friendly if he is held. He isnt bothered if he is disturbed while sleeping. He tollerates baths. He ist bothered if his nails are trimmed or paws are touched. He is friendly if an unfamilair person approached his previous owner or home.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
Leo is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, shy in new situations, mellow, excitable and independent. She has a medium activity level and the two things her previous owner liked most about her were; she’s very sweet and can read emotions well. When her previous owner was home Leo would tend to follow her around. Leo liked to play with balls, rope and chew toys. He played fetch and tug. He was kept indoors only. At night he slept in his previous onwers bed. He ate dry Pedigree. His favorite treat is beggin strips. He is house trained and used wee wee pads indoors. He rarely had accidents. He is well behaved when left alone indoors. For exercise he went on brisk walks 3 times daily. He knows how to sit, come, stay and fetch on cue. On leash he pulls very hard and off leash he stays close by.
BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE
Leo had a wagging tail and wiggly body. He jumped up and gave kisses and allowed me to pet him. He showed no signs of aggression.
Leo was excited but very interested in interacting with handler during assessment – jumped up and mouthy (moderate). He was overexcited during handling, jumping up, grabbing at the leash, and was hard to position, but showed no aggression. Leo played tug-of-war with the leash during tag interaction and was bit difficult to distract him. He took the toy away but had soft body language.
Leo was surrender to us. According to his previous owner Leo is friendly, affectionate, playful, and shy in new situations, mellow, excitable and independent. Around strangers Leo is friendly and outgoing and when he played with adults he was gentle but exuberant. . He lived with a 2 year old child and with them he was relaxed and playful and gentle at play. He also lived with a Shih Tzu. With him he was relaxed and playful and exuberant at play. He’s spent time with a cat and was respectful. He is afraid of loud noises such as trains and he tries to hide. If his food bowl was touched while eating Leo would continue to eat. He isn’t bothered if a treat was taken from him. He became playful f a toy was taken from him”. The behavior department feels that he may do best with an experienced adopter who can follow up on this behavior in a more stable environment and can provide any necessary behavior modification. We also recommend a home without young children; older children can be considered pending interaction.
Look: 3. Dog jumps on the Assessor, consistently rubs his shoulder on the Assessor, and will not allow Assessor to conduct the assessment.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. His body is soft, likely panting, may jump up between attempts to lick Assessor.
Tag: 2. played tug-of-war with the leash during tag interaction and was bit difficult to distract him
Squeeze 1: 2. Dog gently places his open mouth over the Assessor’s hand applying moderate pressure.
Squeeze 2: 2. Dog gently places his open mouth over the Assessor’s hand applying moderate pressure.
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
When off leash with other dogs, Leo is cautious of the yard environment. He greets with a crouched body and tucked tail. With prolonged time outside, he loosens up and becomes more interested in interacting.
Leo engages in rough play with female dogs. He may be selective when interacting with male dogs, and has been observed to cautiously begin to engage in play with them after having time to sniff and adjust. His previous owner cites that he lived with a small dog, with whom he was “relaxed, exuberant, and gentle at play”. Based on these observed behaviors, the behavior department recommends a pre-adoption interaction to ensure compatibility with a resident dog.
5/30: Leo is cautious of the yard environment. He greets with a crouched body and tucked tail. With prolonged time outside, he loosens up and becomes more interested in interacting.
5/31 update: Leo greets, sniffs, offers a few bows and paw slaps to solicit.
6/1 update: Leo solicits, becomes bouncy during solicitation – however is still respectful.
6/2 update: Leo solicits and engages in running play.
6/3 update: Leo begins to engage in play with males and females. When a male attempts to mount during play, Leo offers correction, then follows this dog while stiff and growling. Eventually he does soften up and re-engage in play.
6/4 update: Leo solicits rough play but begins to whine and pace when the helper dog does not engage.
6/7: Leo engages in rough play with female dogs. He is cautious when engaging with male dogs.
6/8: Leo engages in exuberant play with a playful female dog.
6/9: Leo engages in exuberant play with males and females.
6/10 update: Leo continues to engage in rough, vocal play with both males and females.
6/11 update: Leo engages in mouthy, wrestling play with males and females.
6/12: Leo engages in rough play with other dogs.
6/13: Leo engages in rough play with a group of playful females.
6/14 update: Leo continues to engage in rough, running play with a group of males.
6/15, 16: Leo engages in rough play with other dogs.
6/17 update: Leo engages in exuberant, running play.
6/18, 619: Leo continues to play exuberantly with males and females.
6/20: Leo engages in rough play with other dogs.
6/21: Leo engages in rough play. He is polite when greeting dogs that are less increased in play.
6/22: Leo offers polite greeting. He engages in play with other playful dogs. Leo attempts to mount a male dog that displays submissive behaviors when greeting.
6/23: Leo continues to engage in rough play.
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