Date of intake:: 6/1/2018
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner surrender
Previously lived with:: 2 adults, 1 child (9 year old)
Behavior toward strangers:: Friendly
Behavior toward children:: Relaxed, playful
Behavior toward dogs:: Respectful, friendly
Behavior toward cats:: Unknown
Resource guarding:: None reported
Bite history:: None reported
Energy level/descriptors:: Friendly, affectionate and playful with a medium activity level
Date of assessment:: 6/5/2018
Look:: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor's cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity:: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag:: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1:: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Paw squeeze 2:: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Toy:: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His/her body is between you and the toy, and is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness.
Summary:: Jax came into the assessment room calm and quiet, he was friendly and affectionate towards the handlers.
Summary (1):: Jax's previous owner reported that he is respectful and friendly around other dogs. Here at the Care Centers, Jax is calm and sometimes social. He spends the bulk of his session exploring the yard, occasionally checking in with the group of male and female dogs. The Behavior Department recommends that Jax be placed in a home with resident dogs that match his energy.
6/4-5: When off leash at the Care Center, Jax greets a novel female dog with a soft, loose posture. He exchanges a few sniffs then mostly wanders the pen, occasionally checking in with her.
6/6-9: In a group of calm male and female dogs, Jax is social and soft. He is slightly sexually motivated with a female dog, following her to sniff her genitals and respects her boundaries when she corrects him for his behavior.
Date of intake:: 6/1/2018
Summary:: Friendly, attention seeking
Date of initial:: 6/2/2018
Summary:: Tense, allowed all handling
ENERGY LEVEL:: Jax is reported to have a medium activity level in the care center in line with what has been observed in the care center.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: 6/13/2018 Update:
Since intake, Jax's behavior remains consistent. He has been social and attention seeking towards handlers. He readily allows all handling and approaches to greet handlers, soft and loose bodied.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
Behavior Asilomar: H - Healthy