Behavior Assessment
In order to best find an appropriate foster home we need to know intimate information about the dogs behavior.
NO ANSWER WILL IMMEDIATELY DISSUADE US FROM TAKING YOUR DOG IN.
Name of dog *
Breed *
Age *
Is the dog *
Required
What hand signals does the dog already know? *
Obeys the "sit" command immediately *
Never
Always
When off the leash, returns immediately when called *
Never
Always
Seems attentive and follows closely *
Never
Always
Slow to respond to correction "thick-skinned" *
Never
Always
Slow to learn new tricks or tasks *
Never
Always
Easily distracted by sights or smells *
Never
Always
Will 'retrieve' or attempt to retrieve sticks, balls, or objects *
Never
Always
When corrected by a person *
No Aggression
Serious Aggression
When approached directly by an unfamiliar ADULT while being walked/exercised on leash *
growling/barking -- baring teeth
No Aggression
Serious Aggression
When approached directly by an unfamiliar child while being walked/exercised on a leash. *
growling/barking -- baring teeth
No Aggression
Serious Aggression
Toward unfamiliar persons approaching the dog while s/he is in your car (at the gas station for example). *
growling/barking -- baring teeth
No Aggression
Serious Aggression
When toys, bones or other objects are taken away by a familiar person *
growling/barking -- baring teeth
No Aggression
Serious Aggression
When bathed or groomed by familiar person *
growling/barking -- baring teeth
No Aggression
Serious Aggression
When an unfamiliar person approaches the dog with someone they know *
growling/barking -- baring teeth
No Aggression
Serious Aggression
When unfamiliar persons approach the dog while near someone the dog is familiar with *
growling/barking -- baring teeth
No Aggression
Serious Aggression
When approached directly by a familiar person while s/he is eating *
growling/barking -- baring teeth
No Aggression
Serious Aggression
When his/her food is taken away by a someone familiar *
growling/barking -- baring teeth
No Aggression
Serious Aggression
When strangers walk past your home while the dog is in their kennel *
growling/barking -- baring teeth
No Aggression
Serious Aggression
When an unfamiliar person tries to touch or pet the dog *
growling/barking -- baring teeth
No Aggression
Serious Aggression
When joggers, cyclists, rollerbladers or skateboarders pass the dog *
growling/barking -- baring teeth
No Aggression
Serious Aggression
When approached directly by an unfamiliar male dog while being walked/exercised on a leash. *
growling/barking -- baring teeth
No Aggression
Serious Aggression
. When approached directly by an unfamiliar female dog while being walked/exercised on a leash. *
growling/barking -- baring teeth
No Aggression
Serious Aggression
When stared at directly by a someone familiar to the dog *
growling/barking -- baring teeth
No Aggression
Serious Aggression
Toward unfamiliar dogs walking the the kennel *
growling/barking -- baring teeth
No Aggression
Serious Aggression
Toward cats, squirrels or other animals *
growling/barking -- baring teeth
No Aggression
Serious Aggression
Toward unfamiliar persons visiting the dog *
growling/barking -- baring teeth
No Aggression
Serious Aggression
When barked, growled, or lunged at by another (unfamiliar) dog. *
growling/barking -- baring teeth
No Aggression
Serious Aggression
When stepped over by a familiar person *
growling/barking -- baring teeth
No Aggression
Serious Aggression
When someone familiar retrieves food or objects stolen by the dog *
growling/barking -- baring teeth
No Aggression
Serious Aggression
When approached while eating by another familiar dog *
growling/barking -- baring teeth
No Aggression
Serious Aggression
When approached while playing with/chewing a favorite toy, bone, object, etc., by another familiar dog *
growling/barking -- baring teeth
No Aggression
Serious Aggression
Are there any other situations in which your dog is sometimes aggressive? If so, please describe:
When approached directly by an unfamiliar adult while outside *
No fear/anxiety
Extreme fear (cowers, retreats, hides, etc)
When approached directly by an unfamiliar child while outside *
No fear/anxiety
Extreme fear (cowers, retreats, hides, etc)
In response to quick movement *
No fear/anxiety
Extreme fear (cowers, retreats, hides, etc)
When an unfamiliar person approaches kennel *
No fear/anxiety
Extreme fear (cowers, retreats, hides, etc)
When an unfamiliar person tries to touch or pet the dog *
No fear/anxiety
Extreme fear (cowers, retreats, hides, etc)
In heavy traffic *
No fear/anxiety
Extreme fear (cowers, retreats, hides, etc)
In response to strange or unfamiliar objects on or near the sidewalk (e.g. plastic trash bags, leaves, litter, flags flapping, etc. *
No fear/anxiety
Extreme fear (cowers, retreats, hides, etc)
When examined/treated by a veterinarian. *
No fear/anxiety
Extreme fear (cowers, retreats, hides, etc)
When approached directly by an unfamiliar dog of the same or larger size. *
No fear/anxiety
Extreme fear (cowers, retreats, hides, etc)
When approached directly by an unfamiliar dog of a smaller size *
No fear/anxiety
Extreme fear (cowers, retreats, hides, etc)
When first exposed to unfamiliar situations (e.g. first car trip, first time in elevator, first visit to veterinarian, etc.) *
No fear/anxiety
Extreme fear (cowers, retreats, hides, etc)
In response to wind or wind-blown objects. *
No fear/anxiety
Extreme fear (cowers, retreats, hides, etc)
When having claws clipped *
No fear/anxiety
Extreme fear (cowers, retreats, hides, etc)
When groomed or bathed *
No fear/anxiety
Extreme fear (cowers, retreats, hides, etc)
When stepped over *
No fear/anxiety
Extreme fear (cowers, retreats, hides, etc)
When his/her feet are touched *
No fear/anxiety
Extreme fear (cowers, retreats, hides, etc)
When an unfamiliar dog walks past kennel *
No fear/anxiety
Extreme fear (cowers, retreats, hides, etc)
When barked, growled, or lunged at by an unfamiliar dog *
No fear/anxiety
Extreme fear (cowers, retreats, hides, etc)
Any Shaking, Shivering, Trembling? *
Required
Excessive salivation? *
Required
Restlessness/agitation/pacing? *
Required
Whining? *
Required
Barking? *
Required
Howling? *
Required
Chewing/scratching at doors, the floor, etc? *
Required
Loss of appetite? *
Required
Are there any other situations in which your dog is fearful or anxious? If so, please describe:
When seeing someone familiar after a brief absence *
Calm
Extremely Excitable
When playing with someone familiar *
Calm
Extremely Excitable
Just before being taken on a walk *
Calm
Extremely Excitable
Just before being taken on a car trip. *
Calm
Extremely Excitable
When visitors arrive *
Calm
Extremely Excitable
Are there any other situations in which your dog sometimes becomes over-excited? If so, please describe:
Displays a strong attachment toward one person in particular *
Required
Tends to follow one person around yard *
Required
Tends to sit close to or in contact with familiar person when sitting down *
Required
Tends to nudge, nuzzle or paw at familiar person when they are sitting *
Required
Becomes agitated (whines, jumps up, tries to intervene) when a familiar person shows affection for another person *
Required
Chases cats *
Required
Chases birds *
Required
Chases squirrels, rabbits, etc. *
Required
Rolls in own or other animals’ droppings or feces, or other ‘smelly’ substances. *
Required
Eats own or other animals’ droppings or feces. *
Required
Chews inappropriate objects *
Required
‘Mounts’ objects, furniture, or people *
Required
Begs persistently for food *
Required
Steals food *
Required
Nervous or frightened of going up or down stairs. *
Required
Pulls excessively hard when on the leash. *
Required
Urinates against objects/ furnishings *