Date of intake:: 7/31/2019
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner Surrender (In home for 2 weeks)
Behavior toward strangers:: Friendly
Behavior toward children:: Good with them
Behavior toward dogs:: Extremely reactive
Resource guarding:: Yes, Guess displayed resource guarding with the child's toys.
Bite history:: Yes, Guess escaped from an area where he was fenced in and ran at and bit another dog. The bite did not break skin.
Energy level/descriptors:: Guess is described as having a medium level of activity.
Date of assessment:: 7/16/2019
Summary:: Leash Walking
Strength and pulling: None
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments: None
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Highly social
Call over: Approaches readily
Sociability comments: Body soft, stays by assessor
Soft handling: Seeks contact
Exuberant handling: Seeks contact
Handling comments: Body soft, leans into pets
Jog: Follows (loose)
Arousal comments: None
Knock: Barks once, then approaches with soft body
Knock Comments: None
Toy: No response
Toy comments: None
Summary:: 7/16: When introduced off leash to dogs guess is soft and gently playful.
8/8: Due to Guess' history with dogs in the home, he is muzzled for an off leash interaction. Guess was too concerned with removing the muzzle to engage with the helper dog. We then conducted an off leash with a realistic prop dog, in which Guess quickly ran to and jumped onto the dog. He then proceeded to hold the dog down.
Date of intake:: 7/31/2019
Summary:: Loose body, allowed handling, reacted to a dog
ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Guess so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, 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.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: New Hope Only
Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No children (under 13),Single-pet home,Recommend no dog parks,Place with a New Hope partner
Recommendations comments:: Place with a New Hope partner: Due to the noted concerns of reactivity towards dogs displayed in a home environment, the behavior department recommends placement with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification (force-free, positive reinforcement-based) and re-evaluate behavior in a stable home environment before placement into a permanent home.
No children: Due to the noted behavior concerns from the previous home, including resource guarding and extreme dog reactivity, we recommend an adult-only home.
Single pet home/no dog parks: Due to history of reactivity and offensive behavior toward dogs, a single dog residence is recommended.
Potential challenges: : Resource guarding,On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration,Bite history (dog)
Potential challenges comments:: On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: The previous owners report that Guess has become very reactive towards other dogs while on and off leash. He barks at them and lunges towards them. During one instance, he broke through a fence to get to another dog, which resulted in a bite incident that did not break skin. Please see handout on On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration.
Resource guarding: The previous owners report that Guess began guarding the daughter's toys in the home. Please see handout on Resource guarding.
Bite History: Guess escaped from an area where he was fenced in and ran at and bit another dog. The bite did not break skin. Please see handout on Bite History.