WYLEE – 10849
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Hello, my name is Wylee. My animal id is #10849. I am a male brown brindle dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 2 years 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a stray on 26-Oct-2017.
Wylee is at risk due to being diagnosed with Canine Upper Respiratory Disease Complex which is contagious to other dogs. Wylee will most likely require in home care with a course of antibiotics. we recommend Wylee to an experienced dog owner.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: I LOVE the big blockheads, especially those in gorgeous brindle coats with tails that never stop wagging. Meet our Wylee! He’s stunning, friendly, seems to be housetrained, good on leash (he pulls a bit until he potties) and ready to make friends will everyone. Walking through the building is a bit challenging, as staff is constantly calling out their hellos and stopping to pet him. He loves it, of course! We (actually he) got lots of compliments as we walked through the park, as it’s hard to miss this great looking boy. Off leash in a pen, he loves playing with toys and a ball, getting the zoomies, chasing the tennis ball and then tearing the ball up (but not the soft toys — go figure!). I invited Wylee up on the bench with me, but he wouldn’t come up, making me think he may not have been allowed on furniture where ever he lived before. Smartly showing off his sit when asked, and sometimes before I ask when he sees me reach for a treat, Wylee takes them gently, nom noming then down so cutely. Fun, friendly, lively and sweet, Wylee is looking for new family to love, a toy box full of toys and balls, playtime and cuddle time. Stop by to meet him, you’ll be so glad you did!
My medical notes are…
Weight: 59.6 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Upon intake Wylee allowed minimal handling. He had a healthy appetite for treats however when attempting to touch he would become stiff and flinch. No extra handling was performed to reduce stress.
Date of Intake: 10/26/2017
Spay/Neuter Status: Neutered
Basic Information:: Wylee is a roughly 2 year old dog whom was brought in to MACC as a stray.
Previously lived with:: unknown
How is this dog around strangers?: This animal came in as a stray so this information is unknown.
How is this dog around children?: This animal came in as a stray so this information is unknown.
How is this dog around other dogs?: This animal came in as a stray so this information is unknown.
How is this dog around cats?: This animal came in as a stray so this information is unknown.
Resource guarding:: This animal came in as a stray so this information is unknown.
Bite history:: This animal came in as a stray so this information is unknown.
Energy level/descriptors:: unknown
Other Notes:: This animal came in as a stray so this information is unknown.
Medical Notes: This animal came in as a stray so this information is unknown.
For a New Family to Know: This animal came in as a stray so this information is unknown.
Date of intake:: 10/26/2017
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray
Date of assessment:: 10/27/2017
Look:: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, ears are back, tail is down, relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
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 assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins.
Paw squeeze 1:: 2. Dog gently places open mouth over the Assessor’s hand without applying pressure.
Paw squeeze 2:: 2. Dog gently places open mouth over the Assessor’s hand without applying pressure.
Toy:: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. Dog does not place his/her body between you and the toy.
Summary:: Wylee displayed high energy and movement throughout assessment, tolerated all handling.
Summary (1):: Wylee arrived as a stray, so behavior around other dogs is unknown. When introduced to female dogs, Wylee has offered polite greeting with some interest in play. The behavior department recommends slow future introductions to respectful dogs. 10/27: When introduced off leash to a female dog, Wylee follows her, intent on sniffing but does not engage in play.
Summary (2):: 10/28: Wylee attempts to engage in pushy play and is intent to sniff the female dog.
Date of intake:: 10/26/2017
Summary:: During intake, Wylee would alternate between being soft and at times a bit tense.
Date of initial:: 10/26/2017
Summary:: During his initial medical exam, Wylee would become a bit tense at times, allowed all handling
ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Wylee so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, Wylee displays a high level of energy. He will benefit from daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend daily exercise and play.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Behavior Asilomar: TM – Treatable-Manageable
Potential challenges: : Handling/touch sensitivity,Strength/leash pulling
Potential challenges comments:: Wylee has been noted to become uncomfortable with handling at times. It is always important to go slow and give Wylee the option to walk away from any social interaction. He should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling when showing clearcut signs he is uncomfortable. Leash pulling – Wylee is a large, strong dog with the capability to pull over an average adopter. It is recommended that he be walked on a harness which helps diminish his strength through leverage, and that he be trained using positive reinforcement, reward based training to not pull on leash.
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