Update on Max
Max - Adrienne and Trey
My fiance and I adopted Max in April, 2013. He is an amazing dog! We both absolutely adore him. He was already housebroken and hasn't gotten into trouble once in the house. He is extremely smart and knows all his major obedience commands (sit, stay, down, and working on heeling). He also knows how to shake and give high fives (thanks to Mary at Pals for Paws). He will do almost anything for treats. Our neighbor even loves Max so much that she gives him treats sometimes when he is outside and she even bought him his first big rawhide bone (picture attached). He lives up to his bird-dog breeding as a poodle by chasing birds every time he can. Luckily for the birds, the yard is fenced and they can escape, but Max can't. He also loves to cuddle, have his belly rubbed, and sleep on anything soft.
Max does seem to have a slight aggression problem with other dogs, unfortunately. He barks at them and will growl and sometimes snap when they get too close. This is a little stressful for us on walks and when visiting friends who have dogs. So, we just started obedience classes so we can get him socialized and learn how to handle him in these situations. He is such a quick learner I am sure it will not be long before he is the absolute perfect dog not only inside the house but also out in public. We are definitely looking forward to many wonderful years with him.