PRINCE – A1073622
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PRINCE – A1073622
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
MALE, TAN / BROWN, SHIH TZU / PEKINGESE, 8 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/13/2016, From NY 11413, DueOut Date 05/13/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Acan positive – 109851080 M; 8 yo; 14.6 lb Shy; easy to handle during exam,however, did growl and curl lips up/jump during vaccinations Tartar buiuldup obs Lenticular sclerosis obs Eyes, nose clear Some matting BARH
Prince is 8 year male Shih Tzu and Pekingese mixed. He was purchased by owner his owner from a pet shop when he was 8 weeks old. He is being surrendered into our facility due to owner having personal problems. Last vet visit was 10/18/15 paperwork in packet.
With stranger he is friendly but he will bark, he is gentle when he plays with adults. He lived with children and is relaxed, playful and gentle. He has no experience with being around other dogs. There is no known history of him biting another animal or person.
Behavior is good. During storms and fireworks he is nervous and hides. You are able to touch his food bowl while he is eating, and isn’t bothered when treats or objects are being taken away. He is friendly when he gets baths, nails are being trimmed and coat is being brushed. He isn’t bothered when being held or restrained. When unfamiliar people approach you or the home he is friendly.
Prince is described as being friendly and playful with high activity level that would do well in a home with children. He enjoys running around. When he is home he will follow you around or be in his favorite spot. He likes to play with his balls, squeaky toys, and stuffed toys. He enjoys playing fetch, tug and chase. He was indoors only and sleeps on his bed. He eats both wet and dry food He is house trained and rarely has accidents within the home. When left alone in the house he will bark and is well behaved. He has never been left alone in the yard. He was crate trained but isn’t now. He knows such commands as “sit” “come” “stay” and “down”. For exercise he goes running or plays in the yard. On the leash he pulls lightly. When off the leash he will stay by your side. He usually potty on the grass, cement or dirt.
During intake Prince was tense and nervous but allowed handling from counselor to scan (positive) and take photograph.
SAFER; AVERAGE HOME
Prince previously lived with adults and children. The owner stated Prince is gentle, relaxed and playful towards adults and children. The owner describes Prince as friendly and playful. It was reported Prince is house trained, crate trained, has a high activity level and well behaved when home alone.
At intake it was reported Prince was tense and nervous, he allowed all handling. During SAFER Prince came into the assessment room a bit fearful, he was friendly and social towards the assessor. He allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Prince follows but was a bit fearful during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Prince was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Prince has been showing fearful behavior. We cannot be certain if behavior may be suppressed as a result of the shelter environment. Please note that behavior may change when Prince is more comfortable and settled in a home environment. In addition, we recommend that introductions are done slowly, and Prince be given the opportunity to interact at his own pace. The behavior department feels he can be suitable for an “Average” adopter.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body a bit tense, mouth closed.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body low and a bit fearful.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2:2. Dog quickly pulls back his paw.
Toy 1: No interest.
Dog-dog:When off leash with other dogs, Prince mostly explores the yard but will correct other dogs when he feels uncomfortable.
Prince’s previous owner reported that he has no experience with other dogs. When off leash at the Care Center, Prince greets each dog appropriately but mostly keeps to himself and explores his environment.
5/17 update: Prince mostly explores the yard but will correct other dogs when he feels uncomfortable.
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