ROSIE – 9041
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Hello, my name is Rosie. My animal id is #9041. I am a female brown dog at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks i am about 1 years 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a stray on 06-Oct-2017.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
My medical notes are…
Weight: 50 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Date of intake: 6-Oct-2017 Spay/Neuter status: Yes Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Stray Behavior toward strangers: Appears freindly with females, and shy around male. Housetrained: No Date of assessment: 10-Oct-2017 Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, tail is between legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick. Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body low and a bit fearful. Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back. Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back. Toy: 1. No interest. Summary: Rosie was fearful,and avoids direct eye contact, with her tail tucked, and her ears back, She allowed handling, though she maintained a tense posture. Summary (1): When off leash at the Care Center, Rosie is nervous, and is hesitant to greet a group of calm dogs. As the session continues, she displays conflicting behavior-lips curls while play bowing- when soliciting gentle play. She engages in running chase play and corrects body contact. Rosie was brought in as a stray so her behavior around other dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department recommends that Rosie be placed with well socialized dogs that is respectful and matches her gentle play style. Summary (2): 10/8: Rosie greets a couple of calm male dogs. She is uncomfortable, tucking her body and avoiding contact but eventually relaxes and briefly solicits attention with muzzle punches and head turns. Summary (3): 10/9-10: Rosie initially is overwhelmed when introduced to a group of calm players- offering simultaneously play bows and lip curls. Eventually she relaxes and engages in bouts of running chase. Summary (4): 10/11: Rosie repeatedly muzzle punches another dog when he attempts to ignore her. She ignores the other dogs warning and only walks away when handlers interrupt. Date of intake: 6-Oct-2017 Summary: Unknown Date of initial: 7-Oct-2017 Summary: Nervous, allowed all handling. BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below) Behavior Asilomar TM – Treatable-Manageable Recommendations: No young children (under 5) Recommendations comments: Due to the behavior seen in the care center, we feel that Rosie may be intimidated by young children. She needs a slow approach and time to warm up. She should never be forced to interact with new people, and should be allowed to greet and initiate an interaction at her own pace. Potential challenges: House soiling Fearful Potential challenges comments: House-soiling: Rosie is reported to have accidents in the house, and appears not to have been house-trained in the past. She will need guidance and consistency to learn to eliminate outside. We recommend crate training (the crate must be made positive and never used as a punishment), frequent walks, rewards for eliminating outside (treats, toys, games), consistent feeding schedule, and careful monitoring when inside. Accidents should never be punished as it can damage the human-dog relationship and is likely to make the problem worse. Fearful: Though observed to be human-social, Rosie may need time to warm up to the handler as she initially presents as a fearful dog, avoiding contact, shying away from direct touch. We recommend allowing Rosie to interact at her own pace, force-free, rewarding based training is advised when introducing her to new/unfamiliar situations.
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