LUKY – A1072040
Safe - 6-6-2016 Brooklyn
LUKY – A1072040
**DOH HOLD RELEASED 06/03/16**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN***
NEUTERED MALE, BROWN / CREAM, ALASKAN HUSKY / GERM SHEPHERD, 1 yr
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR DOH-B Reason ATT PEOPLE
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/21/2016, From NY 11209, DueOut Date 05/21/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Scanned negative BARH – whines, shivers, allows all handling. 1 brown eye, one blue eye. Ears, eyes, nose, throat clear Teeth white Coat clean and well cared for. Nails short. Choke chain around neck – snug, but not tight enough to damage the skin. Removed with clippers. Ambx4 NOSF
Luky is a male Husky mix with a German shepherd, he is 11 months old. Luky was given to a owner by a neighbor. He is described as protective, confident and playful. He was surrendered due to behaviors he displayed in the home.
Lucky has lived with two adults and three children ages three to ten. Owner stated he was relaxed around the youngest and oldest children and would engage in somewhat rough play due to his size he would knock them over. He was playful and gentle around children. He is playful and affectionate around adults. He always solicits attention from stranger and jump up to give kisses. He is not bothered by stray cats in the neighborhood. Luky is sometimes taken to doggy parks, where he interacts with other dogs of all sizes. Luky has a bite history.
Luky is tolerant all handling. He is nervous receiving bath, but allows being bath. He gets his nails trimmed by the vet. He allows people to touch his food bowl while eating and removing toys from his mouth. However he becomes tense and growls when removing or touching a rawhide. When he becomes possessive over his rawhides, the owner waits for him to let go. He has no bite history. Luky uses his wee pad in the house and something goes outside. When he is left a home alone he tends to be destructive of things in the home.
FOR NEW FAMILIES TO KNOW
Luky pulls very hard on leash. He used to yard play for several hours a day and was walked three times a day. He knows many commands in Spanish such as sit stay come and give me paw. He enjoys playing with squeaky toys and plastic toys. His prefer dog food is Blue Buffalo mix with dry & wet. He also enjoys sleeping under the kitchen table floor. Owner belives he wil ldo best in a home with a yard and no small children.
BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE
During intake Luky was tense but allowed all handling. Counselor was able to collar and scan (positive).
Luky previously lived with two adults and three children ages 3 to 10 years old. The owner stated Luky is playful and affectionate around the adults, and wit the children he is relaxed and engage in rough play due to his size. The owner mentioned Luky becomes tense and growls when removing or touching is rawhide. It was reported by the owner Luky uses his wee-wee pads in the house and sometimes outside and when home alone he tends to be destructive. It was stated by the owner Luky has a previous bite history, Luky was playing with the neighborhood children and owner stated he was getting overly excited. They were running and chasing him around the home. The little girl came into the yard when Luky growled then lunged and bite her right cheek resulting in broken skin.
At intake it was reported Luky was tense but allowed all handling. During SAFER Luky came into the assessment room calm and relaxed, he was social towards the assessor. He allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Luky was relaxed during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Luky was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Due to some behavioral concerns and overly excited around children, the behavior department feels Luky can be suitable for an experience adopter and no children.
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, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1: 3. Dog is soft in body and eye, and moves his legs/body so that the Assessor is unable to hold the paw
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Flank squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy 1: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His body is between you and the toy, and he is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches the helper dog, body soft, tail well above spine level, ears forward.
Luky had a loose body when I came to get him out of his kennel and he let me rope him, but he was somewhat reluctant actually stepping outside. When we got outside to the pens he explored and peed and pooped. He came when I called him but did not accept a liver treat. When I attempted to rope him he became more aroused and tried to engage me in chase play. When I had calmed him down enough to get the rope on, he was softly mouthing the rope near his head. He walked back and went into his kennel with no resistance.
5/24: Luky came up to the kennel door and was trying to push out while I was getting him on the rope. Once we were out in the pens he tried to engage me in chase play, but because of his known arousal issues I kept relatively still. When he could not get me to play he chased a pigeon, then calmed down and explored the pens. When I tried to get him back on the rope he again tried to engage me in chase play and became more aroused, barking and mouthing the rope. After he had calmed down I got him on the rope and took him back to his kennel, where I had no issue getting him inside.
5/25: Luky was sitting at the front of his kennel when I approached him. He was easy to leash and walk outside to the pens. He repeatedly jumped on me but listen to my interruptions. Afterwards he investigated his surrounding with a soft body. He was easy to walk back and place into his kennel.
5/26: Luky was loose and excited when I approached his kennel. In the pens he solicited attention from me and then wandered. He seemed anxious when he approached the back fence near the street, and he would whine and fixate on something on the other side. He allowed me to grab his leash and went back into his kennel with no issues.
5/27: Luky came to the front of the kennel when I approached. He attempted to push out when I opened the door to rope him. In the pen he seemed anxious at first. He chased his tail and solicited attention from me, trying to softly mouth my hand. Eventually he calmed down and began to explore more slowly. When I took him back he went in his kennel with no issue.
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