Date of intake:: 6/24/2019
Spay/Neuter status:: Yes
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner surrender
Previously lived with:: 2 adults
Behavior toward strangers:: Shy though warms up and seeks attention
Behavior toward children:: Respectful, exuberant, friendly
Behavior toward dogs:: Barks, growls, jumps
Behavior toward cats:: Unknown
Resource guarding:: None reported
Bite history:: 1st incident: Mickey bit the owner on the hand resulting in broken skin
2nd incident: Mickey bit the owner on the hand but did not result in broken skin (no further details)
3rd incident: Mickey bit the owner's friend's dog on the neck resulting in broken skin
Energy level/descriptors:: Fearful, excitable, anxious, with a high energy level
Other Notes:: Mickey is reported to experience separation anxiety in his previous home environment, no further details provided.
Date of assessment:: 6/25/2019
Summary:: Leash Walking
Strength and pulling: Mild
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments:
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Fearful, avoids
Call over: Does not approach
Soft handling: Accepts contact, neutral
Exuberant handling: Accepts contact, neutral
Jog: Follows, neutral
Knock Comments: No response
Toy comments: No interest
Date of intake:: 6/24/2019
Summary:: Barked, growled when approached with scanner
Date of initial:: 6/24/2019
Summary:: Nervous, tense, allowed handling
ENERGY LEVEL:: Mickey is reported to display a high energy level in his previous home environment.
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:: No children (under 13): Due to Mickey's overall timidity coupled with his multiple bite history, we feel he would be best set up to succeed in an experienced adult only home.
Place with a New Hope partner: Due to Mickey's multiple bite history combined with the overall discomfort he displays with strangers in the care center, we feel he would be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner. Force-free, reward based training only is advised.
Single pet/no dog parks: Due to Mickey's bite history to another dog as well as his reported notes on growling and barking at them, out of an abundance of caution, we feel he would be best set up to succeed in a single pet home only.
Potential challenges: : Bite history (human),Bite history (dog),Multiple-bite history/risk of future aggression,Separation anxiety,On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments:: In the care center and in his previous home environment, Mickey has been observed to growl and bark at other dogs. Please see handout on Leash Reactivity.
Mickey is reported to experience extreme separation anxiety in his previous home environment, however no further details where provided on this. Please see handout on Separation Anxiety.
Mickey has bitten three times in his previous home environment (See "Bite history"), please see handout on Bite history.