Date of intake:: 6/29/2018
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner surrender
Previously lived with:: 2 adults
Behavior toward strangers:: Friendly, outgoing
Behavior toward children:: Friendly, playful
Behavior toward dogs:: Friendly, playful
Behavior toward cats:: Unknown
Resource guarding:: None reported
Bite history:: None reported
Energy level/descriptors:: Friendly, affectionate and playful with a high energy level
Date of assessment:: 7/3/2018
Look:: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor's hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity:: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog's mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag:: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1:: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2:: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Toy:: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary:: Peppa was wiggly and friendly. She allowed all handling during her assessment. Peppa was social though a bit shy, but showed no interest in the toy item.
Summary (1):: Peppa's previous owner reported that she has interacted with dogs on the street when being walked, pulling to reach them and is always friendly and playful with them. Here at the Care Centers, Peppa is uncomfortable around novel dogs. She actively keeps her distance from the other dogs and freezes when they approach her. While we cannot be certain if this behavior is due to the emotionally charged or stressful environment, the Behavior Department recommends that Peppa be the only dog until she is given adequate time to decompress before being introduced to novel dogs. All introductions should be done slowly and under supervision.
7/2: When off leash at the Care Center, Peppa avoids greeting the novel male dog. She looks towards him but quickly moves away and keeps her distance throughout the session.
7/7: Peppa continued to be uncomfortable around novel male dogs. She lip curled when he approached him then moved away. She spent most of her session seeking the handlers attention. When the greeter checks in with her, she freezes with her head hung low.
Date of intake:: 7/29/2018
Summary:: Friendly, loose bodied
Date of initial:: 7/29/2018
Summary:: Friendly, active
ENERGY LEVEL:: Peppa displays a very high activity level in the care center.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
Behavior Asilomar: H - Healthy
Recommendations:: Single-pet home,Recommend no dog parks
Recommendations comments:: Single-pet home/Recommend no dog parks: Due to the behaviors that Peppa has shown during playgroup (see GROUPBEHAVIOR SUMMARY), we feel that Peppa should not visit dog parks and be the only resident dog until she is given time to decompress. The Behavior Department recommends that she be socialized in a more controlled setting until her behavior towards other dogs can be further addressed. Reward-based, force-free training can be utilized to help Peppa associate dogs with things she enjoys like toys or treats.