Date of intake:: 10/4/2018
Spay/Neuter status:: Yes
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner Surrender (In home for 6 years)
Previously lived with:: An adult
Behavior toward strangers:: Friendly and outgoing
Behavior toward children:: Relaxed and playful
Behavior toward dogs:: Barks at them
Resource guarding:: None reported
Bite history:: None reported
Energy level/descriptors:: Lucky is described as friendly, affectionate, and playful with a low level of activity.
Date of assessment:: 10/7/2018
Look:: 2. Dog's eyes are averted, body posture is stiff and fearful, tail is low and not moving. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor's cupped hands.
Sensitivity:: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, tail is between legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick.
Tag:: 3. Dog repeatedly turns quickly away when touched, or repeatedly spins toward the touch, and repeatedly tries to exit. Dog may be crouching, tail is tucked, mouth closed, body stiff.
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:: Lucky Bunny did not approach the assessor but allowed the assessor to approach her. She was very tense throughout the assessment and spun away quickly during tag.
Summary (1):: 10/05-11:
When introduced to a group of small dogs, Lucky Bunny wanders the yard and prefers to keep to herself.
Date of intake:: 10/4/2018
Summary:: Tucked tail, hiding
Date of initial:: 10/4/2018
Summary:: Head shy, snapped
ENERGY LEVEL:: Lucky Bunny is described as having a low level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: ADULT ONLY HOME
Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments:: No children: Due to how fearful Lucky Bunny currently is at the care center, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time.
Potential challenges: : House soiling,Fearful/potential for defensive aggression,On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments:: House soiling: Lucky Bunny is noted to have accidents in the house, and will likely need guidance with house training. We recommend positive reinforcement, reward-based training only.
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Lucky Bunny is very fearful at the care center and has snapped at handlers. It is important to always go slow and give Lucky Bunny the option to walk away from any social interaction. Lucky Bunny should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Lucky Bunny’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Lucky Bunny would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.
On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: Lucky Bunny is reported to bark at dogs on leash. She may need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach her to look at you rather than other dogs.