TOBY – A1101805
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TOBY – A1101805
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN**
MALE, TRICOLOR, TOY FOX TERRIER, 11 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason NO TIME
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 01/19/2017, From NY 10467, DueOut Date 01/19/2017, I came in with Group/Litter #K17-086516
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: intact male Age: reported 11y Mentation: QARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild to moderate staining but would not allow full oral exam If abnormal BCS: overweight, closer to 4.5 Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A, docked tail Any injuries: no Behavior: nervous, allowed handling but would stiffen and growl at certain points in exam Medication: N/A, preventatives given
Toby is an 11 year old male toy fox terrier
Toby is fearful around strangers and will growl or snap at them if they try to approach him. He has not been around children in the home but considers them strangers just as much as an adult. He is good with other dogs, relaxed and playful. He has lived with another small dog in the home and they get along very well. He has not lived with another cat but has interacted with them and is relaxed around them. He has bitten a stranger once before.
He is house trained and does not destroy household items. Toby will growl or snap if you try to touch his food bowl while he is eating, he will growl or snap if you try to take his treats while he has them. If he has a toy in his mouth or possession he has to know that you two are playing before just snatching otherwise he may growl or snap. When being bathed he struggles. He is not bothered by being brushed. When having his nails trimmed or paws touched he will growl snap and/or bite.
Toby is friendly with his owners and has a medium level of activity at home. He follows his owners around the house and likes to play with any type of toy. He is house trained and does not have accidents and likes to only go on walks not weewee pads. He is well behaved when left at home alone. He knows the commands sit, down, jump, get out, stop and get over here. He does not pull on the leash and can be walked off leash and will stay by your side the whole time. He is fed dry food three to four times a day.
Toby would growl any time councilor approached and required owner to handle for rest of intake.
Unaltered Male, Owner surrender
Previously lived with: Adult/small dog
Behavior toward strangers: Fearful and will growl or snap around them
Behavior toward children: Fearful and will growl and snap around them
Behavior toward dogs: Gets along well with other dog in home
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: Toby will growl and snap if anyone touches his food, toys ,or treats
Bite history: Has bitten a stranger once before no other details given
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly with a medium level of activity
Other notes: Upon intake Toby growled and needed owner to handle for the rest of intake
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, his eyes are averted, body stiff and trembling, panting, focused on exit.
Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Focused on exit, does not follow.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Toby was fearful and focused on the exit throughout his assessment.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
When off leash with other dogs Toby greets politely then explores the yard.
1/21: When off leash with other dogs Toby greets politely then explores the yard.
1/22: Toby greets briefly, then keeps to himself.
1/24: Toby greets briefly, then keeps to himself.
During initial medical exam Toby was tense, allowed handling but would stiffen and growl at certain points in exam
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced, adult only home
_X_No children (under 13)
_X_Resource guarding (Previous owner reported that Toby has shown a tendency to be possessive over food and toys. Never forcibly remove anything from Toby’s mouth, always trade for a treat or higher value item instead. It is recommended that a positive reinforcement training protocol be followed to work on this behavior. Trade up games and teaching the dog to drop through reward based methods is also suggested.)
_X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression (Previous owner reported that Toby is fearful of strangers and children, he will growl and snap at them. He has bitten a stranger, the circumstances and severity of this bite are unknown. It is important to always go slow and give Toby the option to walk away from any social interaction. Toby should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Toby’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Toby would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.)
CAME IN WITH : FLUFFY – A1101798 (NOT URGENT DOG)
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