*** TO BE KILLED - 12/6/2018 ***
“You’re never fully dressed without a smile!” Love, Cliff <3
Beautiful, playful, happy go lucky lab mix Cliff! His breathtaking looks, his joyful countenance, all of these attributes are what makes this youngster a star. He adores every person he meets and tries to get them to pet him. He lived with and loved a 3 year old child, and he stuck by her side -- literally was her shadow. :-) He loves other dogs too! As an added benefit he can "play dead" LOL. This little guy is so full of character he is bursting at the seems with it. He's an absolute doll, and he would love a home for the holidays with a family who will include him in all their winter fun – from unwrapping presents, to catching snow balls in the yard. Won’t you give this gorgeous boy a home? Hurry and message our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for assistance fostering or adopting Cliff!
CLIFF, ID# 48371, @ 2 Yrs. Old, 49 lbs.
Brooklyn ACC, Medium Mixed Breed, Neutered Male
Stray - Owner left the dog at her house and the surrender is unable to keep him
Shelter Assessment Rating: EXPERIENCED HOME
(No young children (under 5)
Intake Behavior Rating:
OWNER SURRENDER NOTES - BASIC INFORMATION: Cliff was surrender to BACC because the owner left the dog at her house and the surrender is unable to keep him. He previously lived with 2 adults and 1 child. Cliff is very friendly towards strangers. He likes to sniff strangers and allows petting. The surrender had a 3 year old daughter and they stated the dog was very relaxed and playful around the daughter. They also stated he will stay by the daughter side. Owner stated Cliff will play outside with the neighbors dog. He will sniff the dog and then become playful and relaxed around them. It is unknown how he would behave around cats. Cliff resource guards his food, treats or bones because the previous owner did not feed him properly, so every time someone comes near his food he will snap. He does not have a bite history. Cliff is partially housetrained and has a high energy level. He has never had any medical issues.
For a New Family to Know: Cliff is a very friend and loving dog. Cliff he loves to play fetch. He knows ques such as sit, come, stay. He loves to chew on bones. He eats both wet and dry food 2x a day. He has been crate trained but does not do well in them. when left alone in the house he is well behaved. He loves bacon treats. He is mostly indoors. He likes to play dead. His favorite activities is running around. In all, Cliff is a quite, affectionate, confident, independent, playful dog who wants a great home.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR - DATE OF INTAKE, : Upon Intake
Upon intake Cliff was well behaved. when the surrender ques him to sit or come he would listen. He became very hyper when he saw the doggy treats and ate them very fast when counselor through them on the ground. He allowed counselor to collar, pet and take his picture.
SHELTER ASSESSMENT - DATE OF ASSESSMENT, 2-Dec-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 gently places open mouth over the Assessor's hand without applying pressure.
Paw squeeze 2: 2. Dog gently places open mouth over the Assessor's hand without applying pressure.
Toy: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His/her body is between you and the toy, and is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness.
Summary: Cliff was soft, social and exuberant throughout his assessment though a bit mouthy at times (light pressure).
PLAYGROUP NOTES - DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES: According to Cliff's previous guardian, Cliff will play outside with the neighbors dog. He will sniff the dog and then become playful and relaxed around them.
12/2: When off leash at the Care Center, Cliff is introduced to a novel female dog by a gate greet. Cliff offers the female a play bow, but growls while doing so. He then begins to bite and shake his leash. A handler holds Cliff leash when he approached the female, and he does a chin over and then immediately attempts to mount her. The handler then removed Cliff from the female, he then begins to grab and shake his leash again.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR - Date of intake: 29-Nov-2018. Summary: Active, allowed all handling
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR - Date of initial: 29-Nov-2018. Summary: Active
ENERGY LEVEL: Cliff is reported to have a high energy level in his previous home environment in line with what is observed in the care center.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Recommendations: No young children (under 5)
Recommendations comments: No young children (under 5): Due to the reports of resource guarding in his previous home environment, we believe Cliff may be best set up to succeed in a home without young children at this time.
Potential challenges: Resource guarding, Basic manners/poor impulse control
Social hyperarousal, Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition.
Potential challenges comments: Resource guarding: Cliff's previous owner notes that he will snap when his food bowl/treats are approached. We recommend that Cliff be left alone while eating, and that food guarding behavior modification steps (available at ASPCApro.org) be utilized if this behavior is problematic in his future home. Nothing should ever be taken directly out of Cliff's mouth, and any time something is removed he should be rewarded with a high value treat or toy. He should be taught the "drop" cue and trade-up games.
Mouthiness: While he applies only light pressure, Cliff was mouthy throughout the assessment and is quick to put teeth on skin. This is likely an attention-seeking behavior, but it should be replaced with an alternative behavior as it can frighten people. We recommend never playing with bare hands â€“ always with a toy - and ending play or attention whenever Cliff puts teeth on skin. He should be rewarded with attention and treats when he stops and/or when he is seeking attention in alternate ways.
Social hyper-arousal: Cliff quickly becomes over aroused in the presence of people, jumping up high and mouthing. Positive reinforcement, force-free training should be used to teach Cliff to remain calm when people and other exciting things are around. He should be reward with treats when calm. If he escalates to jumping or mouthing, people should immediately walk away from and separate themselves from Cliff.
Basic manners/poor impulse control: Cliff jumps up a lot on people. 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.\
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
DVM Intake Exam. Estimated age: 2 yr. Microchip noted on Intake? yes
Microchip Number (If Applicable):981020025067534. History : came in as stray
Subjective: stray. Observed Behavior -hyperactive. Evidence of Cruelty seen -none. Evidence of Trauma seen -none. Objective BARH mm pink, P =WNL
R =WNL, BCS 4/9, EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted. Oral Exam: clean adult dentition rostrally, ( muzzled). PLN: No enlargements noted. H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated. U/G: neutered. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat. CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities. Rectal:not performed.
Assessment: healthy. Prognosis: excellent. SURGERY: NEUTERED
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