Maxx Patterjack DofB 01.07.12 Wellingborough Northants

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MaryB
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Max - 8 Week Report.

I do hope Mel gets to see this..

Max settled in well as soon as he arrived and has continued to be more and more settled. We think h'es nearly got us licked into shape and has decided to stay!! It's a quiet house but he's settled into a nice routine.

He has a "big" walk in the morning and spends the rest of his day being very "busy". Lots of fetch,zoomies and mega zoomies. Zoomies involves out back door and round the garden and in french windws mega zoomies incudes the above but right round the inside of house too. We do a dustbin pick up, hang out washing which involves puting paw prints on wet washing, make beds which involves bouncing, car rides etc. ooh yes he does excellent home alones but not many of those. He carefully supervises all household activities especially if they involve food!

I was concerned about sufficient excercise but there are no signs of boredom. He has a "look out" on the sitting room window sill which is where he spends most of his time.

We are/have come to terms with his dislike of other dogs and (mis)behaviour on the lead. We go for walks in a low dog density area when there are almost no other dogs about. There's no point in upsetting him. This is not a new problem for us as our last Patterjack had similar problems. We had visits from extended pack members and Max now has a new harness as used by Army EOD dogs but in size mini-mini. There has been an immediate improvement and he's walking very nicely on the lead. We're sorting the Fence Wars by distraction and treats (as explained elsewhere)

I'm constantly amazed by how responsive he is to his name. So obedient indoors which must be due to time spent with Mel's Uncle. He's now met all the "extended" pack and even the ladies from the crochet club! All think he's a really lovely little dog and he's been swamped with applications to join his fan club! He's getting cheekier by the day, which suits me nicely as that's how I like my dogs..

I hope Mel gets to know what a happy little dog he is and how much love and pleasure he's spreading around and we are looking after him well

Thankyou again RR ladies
Mary

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I will never stop enjoying Maxx's updates, so beautifully written I can feel his presence as I read. I can tell how happy he is by his behaviour and yes he clearly has you all well trained. He did love a ball!!! Maxx couldn't have found better owners. I am glad he has all the space he needs to fully zoom around.
Thank you so much for the update.
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bighug.gif loved that last update. So good to know he’s loved as much as before . Keep us posted x

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Six(ish) month report

Max is very well settled now, I seem to have said that every time and then he unpacks a few more layers...

He is still a pleasure to have in the house, but a lot more "vocal" than when he arrived! He seems to be training to be a hearing dog, he comes to tell me when the phone rings, microwave bleeps and all the other bleeping appliances in the house. He's very good when we say "Thankyou Max" he stops barking! He keeps strict watch on the house from his sentry post on the window sill and shouts at anyone approaching.

Fence Wars seem under control, can't tell if it's a lasting peace or just an uneasy truce. The neighbours are good and all protagonists are recalled at the first bark!!!

He claimed a furry blanket when we were clearing the loft and likes to be completely wrapped in it at bedtime. He is very cuddly, I've never had such a cuddly dog. He likes sitting on me or else close beside me. I have to sit on the sofa now to make sure there's room for two.

His reaction to other dogs is what it is. My husband walks him in a quiet area with very few dogs and he has a lovely time. He does alot of short walks with me on a short lead, and it is always slack, he seems to sense I'm a bit unsteady at the moment.

He just loves peole and they all seem to love him back. He's alovely little dog, we're so pleased to have him and he makes us smile every day. Thanyou again for all you do.

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What a lovely update Mary ❤️
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Dear Mary
How lovely to hear that Max continues to make you happy. He really is a lovely little boy and so full of life. You write wonderful updates and I feel I'm there with Max. I can just see his face with his big smile and his antics. My family will never stop being grateful to you and to RR for their support. 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰

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Very exciting day for Max! Our rear fence is to be replaced and part of it blow down in the gales. We've been extra vigilant with Max, to avoid escapes. The builders replacing it had taken it down without us noticing. We let Max out then noticed the lack of fence, but kind man CARRYING Max back. He was looking extremely pleased with himself! He'd only been over say "Hi" as he does love people. Funny how these big men turn to putty in the paws of stroppy little terriers. His next trip out was supervised, he rushed off to see what was going on but his recall was not too good this time!! Now all trips to the garden are on a long lead, he gives us the "What are these nutters up to now" look.

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Hehe Mary that did make me chuckle . Crafty Maxx !

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Oh wow! Isn't he having fun! Such great updates ... I can't wait for the next instalment :dog-115.gif: roflmao.gif

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