5y 74lb Big Chocolate Furry Lab Astro was hyper when the handler approached his cage. He allowed the handler to loop him with no issues. Astro pulled through the kennel and front hallway. Stare Test- Astro gives a lot of eye contact; stressed and panting. Sensitivities- Back: Astro enjoys back petting; curls into the handler for attention and is pushy for attention. Tail: Astro allowed his tail to be touched and tugged on with no issues; sniffs the handler and nudges the handler’s hand for attention. Ears: Astro allowed his ears to be touched and rubbed on with no issues. Paws: Astro allowed his paws to be touched and held with no issues. Muzzle: Astro kept his mouth open then did a mild head toss. Commands- Astro responds to sit, down, stay, and both paws. Play Test- Astro is playful with the handler, running back and forth, dances with his paws and does mild play bows. Toys- Ball: Astro is playful with the ball; responds to commands for ball and allowed the handler to take the ball away with no issues. Squeaky: Astro tries to jump up for the squeaky but immediately stops and sit when told. Astro responds to commands for the squeaky and is very playful with it. Tug Rope: Astro is playful with the tug rope; stared at the handler’s hand but immediately dropped it when told. Food Test- Astro allowed all handling and allowed the handler to take the bowl away with no issues; ate fast when the handler tried to take the bowl away and slightly hoard the bowl. Chewy Test- Astro slightly hoards the pig’s ear. When the handler reached down to take the pig’s ear, Astro holds the pig’s ear with his paw but the handler was able to take it away. He allowed the handler to pet him with no issues. Stranger- Astro approached the stranger excited and friendly; wagging his tail and being pushy for attention. Dog to Dog- Astro approached the helper dog in a social manner; wagging his tail, sniffing but never got playful. Cat Test- We do not currently have cats appropriate for testing.
2/13/17 12:40 p.m. dog found by Hempstead p.d. running loose in Hempstead area
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