Date of intake:: 9/8/2023
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray, no history
Date of assessment:: 9/12/2023
Summary:: Leash Walking
Strength and pulling: Mild
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: Mild
Leash walking comments: Pulls toward dogs, whining, remains focused
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Highly social
Call over: Approaches readily
Sociability comments: Social with handlers in room; at times becomes anxious when not engaged and begins to whine, pace room
Soft handling: Seeks contact
Exuberant handling: Seeks contact
Comments: Leaning in, jumps up to seek attention; mouths with hard pressure but in playful seeming manner, difficulty refocusing from jumping and mouthing
Jog comments: Engages in play; exuberant, bounces alongside assessor
Knock comments: Approaches; exuberant, mouths lightly, jumps up
Toy comments: Firm grip, loose, play bows at assess-a-hand
Summary:: GATE GREET
9/12/23 Charleston displays a slightly tense body, high tail, initially bows, then begins to hard bark and snap toward the helper dog.
Summary (6):: 9/22/23 Charleston is at the front of his kennel, loose and wiggly, he is easily leashed and walked out. Charleston is brought to the play yard and placed on a drag leash, he relieves himself right away. Charleston then jumps up on handler exuberantly, mouthing at times, though easily refocused with treats/toys. Handler begins to play fetch with Charleston for a few minutes, he chases the toys and then zoomies around the yard with them in his mouth. Charleston then joins handler on bench, seeking attention, leaning in for petting and nudging handler when petting stops. Charleston is then releashed and returned to kennel. He initially stops and begins moving away from kennel room though is able to be lured in with praise/treats.
Summary (7):: 9/14 In the yard Charleston is focused on the dog in the neighboring pen - sniffing through the bars, play bowing, and whining. Charleston occasionally jumps up on handler and mouths while in yard, but stops when handler turns away and ignores him. Charleston climbs into handlers lap while they sit on the bench and allows petting. When returning to kennel Charleston puts on breaks at front of kennel room, handler asks an ACS to open his kennel door pre-emptively - at which point the ACS asks to wait while kennel is cleaned. Charleston waits with handler in the hallway and accepts petting - When kennel is ready, handler runs with Charleston into the room and places a bone in his kennel which he follows in.
9/13/23: Charleston spends a great amount of time relieving himself while on the walk. When handler bends down to pick it up, he play bows. He then begins to jump up at handler repeatedly. Handler tosses treats on the ground to distract him. He then can be walked back to the care center. He again requires muzzling and carrying back to his kennel.
9/12/23: Charleston is sitting at the front when handler approaches. He is soft bodied and tail wagging, remaining seated. He pulls hard out of the room and to the street. When he sees another dog on the street, he is tense, looking around for it after it moves out of view. He then comes over to handler and jumps on them with soft body. In the behavior room, he is exuberant and mouthy, jumping up on handler and mouthing their hands and arms. He will sit for treats. He put on the brakes returning to kennel and would not move forward for high value treats. Handler muzzled him and carried him back to kennel.
Date of initial:: 9/9/2023
Summary:: Energetic, jumping up
ENERGY LEVEL:: HIGH
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: Level 3
Recommendations:: No children (under 13),Single-pet home,Recommend no dog parks
Recommendations comments:: NO CHILDREN: Due to energy and exuberance, we recommend an adult only home.
SINGLE PET HOME: Charleston has been observed to become tense, hard bark, and snap toward dogs.
Potential challenges: : Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition,Basic manners/poor impulse control,Social hyperarousal,On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments:: BASIC MANNERS: Charleston jumps up on humans in a social, playful seeming manner. See handout on Basic Manners.
SOCIAL HYPERAROUSAL, MOUTHINESS: Charleston may jump up high on humans, mouth with hard pressure, with difficulty settling. See handout on Mouthiness. See handout on Arousal.
ON-LEASH REACTIVE: Charleston may bark and pull toward dogs on leash. See handout on Leash Reactivity.