Date of intake:: 2/12/2018
Spay/Neuter status:: Yes
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner Surrender
Previously lived with:: 1 adult, 1 child
Behavior toward strangers:: Outgoing, gentle
Behavior toward children:: Playful, gentle
Behavior toward dogs:: Relaxed, exuberant
Behavior toward cats:: Relaxed, respectful
Resource guarding:: None reported
Bite history:: None reported
Energy level/descriptors:: Friendly, affectionate, playful, independent, mellow and pushy.
Date of assessment:: 2/4/2018
Look:: 1. Dog leans forward or jumps up to lick the Assessor's face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted.
Sensitivity:: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
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 quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2:: 2. Dog quickly pull back.
Flank squeeze 1:: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2:: Item not conducted
Toy:: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary:: Jay Jay approached the assessor in the assessment room with a soft body. He jumped up on the assessor in a social manner. Jay Jay allowed all handling and displayed no concerning behaviors.
Summary (1):: 2/4: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Jay Jay is tense when approached. He spends time roaming, though continues to remain tense when re-approached. Jay Jay has had limited interaction with dogs in the care center due to medical status (CIRDC/upper respiratory infection). The previous owner of Jay Jay describes his behavior around dogs as "relaxed" and also "exuberant"
Date of intake:: 2/12/2018
Summary:: Relaxed, allowed all handling
Date of initial:: 2/3/2018
Summary:: Jay Jay allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Jay Jay 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:: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
Behavior Asilomar: H - Healthy
Potential challenges: : Basic manners/poor impulse control
Potential challenges comments:: Basic manners/poor impulse control: Jay Jay jumps up some on people in a social manner. It is recommended that default behaviors such as "Leave it", "Sit/Stay", "Down" are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.