Previously lived with: Adults/dog
Behavior toward children: Calm/relaxed around children
Behavior toward dogs: Respectful of dog he lived with
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
FG/RG: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Housetrained: Yes (wee-wee pad trained)
Energy level/descriptors: Nono is described as friendly affectionate, playful, high activity level.
Other notes: Owner notes this is Nono's first time out of the home
SAFER ASSESSMENT: 10/12/2016 Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands, whines
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, ears back, whines
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, tries to stay close to assessor
Squeeze 1 / 2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy 1: No interest.
Summary: This is reported to be Nono's first time out of the home. He whined continually throughout the assessment. Body low, tail low, tries to stay close to handler; because of his anxious behavior and inability to relax/settle fully, the behavior department believes Nono may benefit best from an experienced adopter. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing/exposing Nono to new and unfamiliar situations. A decompression period is advised to aid in acclimating Nono to a new home environment.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 10/10/2016 During his initial medical examination, Nono appeared a bit tense though tolerated all handling without issue.
ENERGY LEVEL: RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience
Profile BASIC INFO Taina A1093000 and Nono A1092998 are Chihuahua shorthair Mix. Taina was bought from someone in the street, and Nono is Tainas son. The main reason for surrender is that the owner is allergic to the dogs. They do not have any health concerns.
SOCIALIZATION Both dogs are very friendly with strangers. They have not lived with children, but are very calm, relaxed and playful when young children visit. They have lived with each other and are respectful of one another. They have never bitten anyone.
BEHAVIOR They do get anxious when left alone. During storms or fireworks, they hide. They allow you to take away their food bowl, water bowl, or toy away. They are not bothered if you push them off the furniture. They do resist if you try to bathe them. If an unfamiliar approaches the doorway, they bark.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW Both dogs are best described as friendly, affectionate and playful. They have a very high activity level. Nono and Taina love to play. They enjoy playing with stuffed toys. They have been kept mostly indoors. Today is Nono's first day outside. They sleep on a doggy bed. They both eat Pedigree. They are house trained and go on wee-wee pads. When left alone, they are well behaved. For exercise, they play with each other.
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