Max is a thirteen pound Jack Russell comedic tornado. He knows some very important things. He doesn't beg, and he's not at all food aggressive. He is crate trained extremely well and is happy to go in his crate at bedtime, or any other time. He loves everyone and everything!
He is definitely lacking in some very important knowledge also, though. But aren't we all. He's not very good at walking on a leash. He's an avid licker and nibbler. He was nipping too much when playing with Jake at first, but they worked that out. But the thing I want to work on most of all, because it's disgusting, is he eats poop. Mostly Jake's. And he's very insistent about it. More on my plan for that in the "something different" section of this post.
Max loves playing with all the dogs that visit the kennels! He makes a great playground coordinator and can often be seen starting a good game of tag or tug of war out there; usually when things get "too quiet".
But in the evenings or when I'm reading he rivals Jake as far as cuddliness. He likes to be held and hugged, or to just sit on a lap.
I have lots of training to do for both Max and Jake! Which brings me to…
Something a bit different...
Jake and Max will both start by learning to heel better, and learning the "leave it" command. They've already gotten used to staying off the furniture unless they are invited up. Also, I now eat before them, and I go through doors before they do. I'm learning to say the correct command at the right time. It's harder than you might think.
I'll keep you updated with milestones as Jake, Max and I take the classes. Feel free to ask questions as we go. I'd be happy to find out the answers.