TALAN – A1109215
Safe - 5-6-2017 Brooklyn
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TALAN – A1109215
**DOH HOLD RELEASED**SAFER : NEW HOPE RESCUE ONLY**
MALE, TAN / WHITE, CHIHUAHUA SH MIX, 3 yrs
STRAY – STRAYAVAI, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 04/18/2017, From NY 11691, DueOut Date 04/21/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary 4-18-17 Stray No MIC on Intake 3yo Male Entire BAR-H Friendly, approachable, easy to handle 3/5BCS EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: sl staining H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Male Entire MSI: Ambulatory x 4, resented manipulating stifles, no obv patellar lux or hip displasia INTG skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Not performed Assessment – Patient appears to be in good health Plan – Intake Prognosis: Excellent SURGERY: Okay for surgery
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Intact Male, Stray
Bite history: When caretaker quickly when to reach over Talan he turned and bit her breaking skin.
Other notes: Upon intake Talan was tense but allowed all handling.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is fearful; his tail is low 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 a bit tense with his mouth closed.
Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends. Dog is likely crouching, may have long lip or lip lick.
Squeeze 1&2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Talan was a bit fearful but friendly towards the assessor.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Talan is social, checking in on the other small male and female dogs often as he explores the pen.
During his medical examination, Talan was friendly and allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Talan so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he displays a low activity level but a 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.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only
_X_No children (under 13)
_X_New Hope Only
_X_Fearfu/potential for defensive aggression: The behavior department recommends allowing Talan to approach his potential new adopters at his own pace as he is easily startled and has displayed that when uncomfortable he may respond will force (See “Bite history”). Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing/exposing Talan to new and unfamiliar situations.
*All Staff Walks* Go Slow
DOH Bite: Talan bit an adoption counselor during an interation after she quickly bent down to grab the leash and reached over him. He turned and bit her once and released breaking skin.
4/21: Talan was sitting in his bed when I came to the kennel, but slowly came toward the front when I approached. After a couple tries, I was successful at roping him and led him from the room. In the SAFER room, I bent down and slowly reached to attach the drag leash. Talan lowered his head the closer I came to his neck. With the drag leash attached he began to explore the room. He came up to me slowly and sniffed my legs, but otherwise did not solicit attention. I sat on the floor and he would come close enough to where I could reach out and pet him. He let me pet his head, but would once again lower it. I could pet his body and head, but I went slow and he would come closer. I put the rope leash on while he was close sniffing my legs and unclipped the drag leash. He walked right back into his kennel. I would recomment Talan be “All Staff Walks”, but it would be best to go slow with him.
4/22: Talan was at the front of the kennel when I placed my rope on him. After walking him to the pens, I slowly approached him and attached a drag leash onto his collar. Talan investigated his surroundings, with a neutral body but lowered his head when I knelt down near him. He allowed me to pet him but flinched when my hand quickly moved past his head. When his session was over, I carried him back to his kennel
4/25-26: Talan approached the front of his kennel when I came to get him. He flinched when I went to put the rope on him but otherwise did not react. He walked well out to the pens. I attached the drag leash to him slowly and he did not react to it. In the pen he explored and relieved himself. He did not come when I called to him, but he would allow me to pet him on the body with a slow approach when he passed by. I offered him a treat but he showed no interest in it. He was easy to get back on the rope and returned to his kennel with no problems.
4/-27-28: Talan was barking and standing up on the kennel door when I approached his kennel. He allowed me to take him from his kennel and I picked him up in the hallway when an ACS and another dog were passing by. In the SAFER room, he was social and allowed all handling. He took treats from my hand and allowed me to hold him in my lap. I held him on the way back to his kennel and placed him in with no problems.
4/30: Talan remains social and easy to handle, although he is still somewhat hand shy.
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