REX – 32540
Safe - 7-9-2018 Manhattan
REX – 32540
Intake Date: 6/27/18 Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: — Sex: Male Age: 1 year
Weight: 68.6 lbs
No medical information
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Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 28-Jun-2018
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 4. Dog panics with vocalization combined with tail tuck, yelping and repeatedly trying to exit.
Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pull back.
Toy: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His/her body is between you and the toy, and is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness.
Summary: Rex approached the assessor with a soft body. He was social at the beginning of the assessment, but became fearful during tag, raising his hackles and barking once. He was social for the remainder of the assessment.
6/28: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Rex greets politely and engages in bouts of running play.
6/29-6/30: Rex engages in exuberant play with female dogs.
Date of intake: 27-Jun-2018
Summary: Rex was active and had a loose body.
ENERGY LEVEL: Rex is described as having a high level of activity. He is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Recommendations: No young children (under 5)
Recommendations comments: No young children: Due to Rex’s response to the tag portion of the assessment, we feel he may become fearful of quick movements and recommend a home without young children.
Basic manners/poor impulse control
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:
Rex displayed fearful behavior during the tag portion of the assessment, raising his hackles and hard barking once. He was not reported to be fearful in his previous home so we do not know how or if this behavior may translate in a future home. If it does occur, guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is recommended to assess behavior after decompression in a new home environment. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing or exposing Rex to new and unfamiliar situations.
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