REMSEN aka RIMSHOT – A1072139
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REMSEN aka RIMSHOT – A1072139
**SAFER: EXPERIENCED/NO CHILDREN**
MALE, TAN / WHITE, CHIHUAHUA SH / DACHSHUND, 3 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason ATT PEOPLE
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 05/01/2016, From NY 11420, DueOut Date 05/01/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary Scan negative M; 3 yo; 9.82 lb Became reactive to handling. Was brought to medical with soft muzzle already applied, so unsure if snap attempts would have been made, however, did attempt to evade with some alligator rolling and growling; required burrito restraint for exam EEN clear Skin and coat clear BARH
Remsen is a tan male Chihuahua/ Daschshund mix. He was with his owner since he was a puppy and was brought from a pet store. He was surrendered due to behaviors he has been displaying in the home. He is described as protective, affectionate and loyal.
He has lived with three adults and another large breed dog in the home. Owner stated he is fearful and can be aggressive around strangers. Owner stated he will sniff the stranger and will either snarl or wag his tail, owner stated it depends on his mood. He has been around a two year old and is described as aggressive, he will snarl and lunge at the child. Around the dog he is described as agressive; owner stated he is jealous when the other dog recieves attention and will nip the dog. He has not broken skin within the last ten days.
He often urinates and defecates in the home, owner stated pee pads were used and he was walked twice a day. When his food is touched while eating he is not bothered, when the other dg in the home got near his fod bowl he will growl. Owner stated he would also urinate nearthe water bowls. He does not like baths but will tolerate them, he will struggle when his nails are trimmed. He is fearful when held and does not like to be brushed or groomed. When a stranger approaches his home he will bark and snarl. Owner stated he is protective of the home.
He has been kept only indoors and is activity level is described as medium. He likes to jump and hop according to owner. He can be found in his favorite spot, the kitchen. He eats dry food Blue Buffalo brand and is fed twice a day. He loves dog cookies and beef jerky. He is used to long leashed walks twice a day, owner stated he will pull lightly while on leash.
Upon intake he was tense and had a firm body. He was scanned(negative) owner assisted counselor with the collar and photograph.
5/5/16 SAFER: ENC
Remsen came to us as an owner surrender due to behaviors he had displayed in the home. According to the owner Remsen has attacked the grandson and other dog in the home. For the incident involving the grandson Remsen was behind a dog gate in the kitchen. The grandson walked by the gate when Remsen jumped over it an attempted to bite the grandson. He was able to grab the grandson’s shirt but did not let go until the owner separated them, while the bite did not break skin. According to the owner Remsen has broken skin in the past though when biting the other dog in the home. Remsen was reported to be selective with strangers wagging his tail at some and growling, lunging or snarling at others.
Remsen was very fearful inside the kennel and was difficult to remove. He walked well on the leash when on his relief walk but did display interest in interacting with the assessor. Remsen allowed the assessor to conduct all tactile assessment without displaying any signs of aggression. However, he did have very stiff and fearful body language throughout the assessment. He only displayed minimal interest in the toy on this portion of the assessment. Due to Remsen’s bite history and owner surrender notes we believe that Remsen would do best in a home with and experienced owner and no children at this time.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is stiff and trembling; his tail is tucked and not moving. He 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 stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears back, lip lick.
Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends. Dog is crouching, tail is tucked.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest. Dog smells, licks and mouths, then turns away.
Remsen’s previous owner reports that he lived with a large breed dog and would be reactive towards him. When off leash with other dogs, Remsen approaches and greets other dogs and does respond well to corrections for pushy behavior and is tolerant of play solicitations. Otherwise he spends most of the time exploring the room.
Update 5/03- 5/04: Remsen was nervous when entering the play group. He exchanges sniff and explores his surroundings. He will correct dogs that are persistent to interact with him.
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