Date of intake:: 1/28/2020
Spay/Neuter status:: Yes
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner surrender
Previously lived with:: 3 adults, 3 children
Behavior toward strangers:: Friendly, outgoing, plays rough; barks and growls if someone unfamiliar approaches home or owner
Behavior toward children:: Tolerant
Behavior toward dogs:: Relaxed, playful
Behavior toward cats:: Unknown
Resource guarding:: Barks, growls if food or toys are taken
Bite history:: 1st incident: During an argument between two family members, Jordan bit one of them on the thigh, this bite did not break skin.
2nd incident: While Jordan's owner was entering a room, he approached suddenly and bit her on the right leg resulting in puncture wounds; the owner reports that he continued to retreat and then re-approach to bite multiple times.
Energy level/descriptors:: Friendly, playful with a high energy level
Date of assessment:: 1/29/2020
Summary:: Jordan remained highly fearful during his time in the behavior room, moving away, avoiding handlers, tense throughout. Out of concern for his overall stress level, an assessment will not be attempted at this time.
Summary:: According to Jordan's previous owner, when around other dogs Jordan is relaxed, playful, and plays somewhat rough.
1/29-30: When off leash at the care center Jordan is introduced to a novel female dog. He greeted her at the gate with a soft posture and crouched to sniff her. Once the gate was opened Jordan persistently sniffs the female's genitals and places his chin over her neck. As the session progresses he continues to display sexually motivated behaviors but is able to manage the behavior by walking away.
2/4: Jordan's behavior remains the same with a novel female dog.
Date of intake:: 1/28/2020
Summary:: Whining, allowed handling
Date of initial:: 1/29/2020
Summary:: Nervous, whale eyed
ENERGY LEVEL:: Jordan is reported to have a high energy level in his previous home environment.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: 2/14: As a dog passed his unblocked kennel, Jordan began to hard bark and muzzle punch the kennel door.
2/1: Jordan was easily roped and led outside to the pens where a drag leash was attached. Throughout the session he had wide eyes, was trembling at times and avoided handlers. He went into the last pen & when he saw another dog through the fence his softened his body and wagged his tail. At the end of the session he returned to his kennel without issue.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: New Hope Only
Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No children (under 13),Place with a New Hope partner
Recommendations comments:: No children (under 13): Due to Jordan's overall level of fear, we feel as though he would be best set up to succeed if placed into an adult only home environment at this time.
Place with a New Hope partner: Because of Jordan's multiple bite history in addition to the fearful behavior displayed in the care center, we feel as though he would be best set up to succeed if placed into an experienced foster home through a rescue partner so his behavior can be reassessed. We recommend guidance from a professional trainer and/or veterinary behaviorist (force-free, reward based training only) as well as exercising safe and appropriate management.
Potential challenges: : Resource guarding,Fearful/potential for defensive aggression,Multiple-bite history/risk of future aggression
Potential challenges comments:: Jordan is reported to bark and growl if his food or toys are touched, please see handout on Resource guarding.
Jordan was reported to have bitten multiple times in his previous home environment, please see handout on Bite history in addition to seeking guidance from a qualified and professional trainer/behaviorist.
Jordan is reported to bark and growl when someones approaches his owner, please see handout on Fearful and Defensive Aggression.