Maxx Please Read Bio In Full!

Maxx Please Read Bio In Full!

Meet Maxx. This 10 pound, 5 year old Yorkie/Poodle is on the hunt for a dog savvy forever home.
Originally turned into PCAS with an owner-requested euthanasia bought and paid for, Maxx has been a pet-project for sure. We just couldn’t turn away from this happy face and decided he needed a chance – and to be neutered for goodness sakes – and we were willing to give him that chance. Maxx has spent time in a board and train program. During which, he learned a ton of commands – he is super smart, a quick learner and he aims to please his people! We also learned a lot about him. Maxx was never asked to have discipline, boundaries, or manners. That combined with having too much testosterone made him feel like the boss in most situations. Maxx has been learning that the people are the boss, that he can be pet and cuddled gently and deliberately when he listens and is invited to be, and that he doesn’t have to worry about food, toys, or responsibilities that previously plagued him. He’s learning confidence with each new trick and it’s positively affecting his behavior! Maxx will need someone committed to continuing to teach him, employ boundaries and training techniques that include inviting him into the couch, bed, etc. He is an absolute cuddle bug and when treated appropriately and given permission to do so, gives the very sweetest kisses. He’s dog friendly albeit can display dominant behaviors sometimes so a polite, confident dog would benefit him greatly. He also requires a yard to run his energy out!
Here is the assessment and recommendations by Maxx’s trainer: “Maxx is dog friendly but can be a little dominant. He responds well when dogs correct him and he is not hesitant around larger dogs at all. He seems to be good with cats but would like to see him meet and interact with a few more before putting the full seal of approval (kitty meet and greet required!) He knows ‘off, ‘come’, ‘sit’, ‘look’ and walks well on a leash. He is getting better with ‘place’ as well. He should not go to a home with kids under 15. He enjoys walks and chasing mini tennis balls. He has some tendencies to protect food and toys when he’s not yet comfortable with the human or dog. He will need an adjustment period in a new home that will consist of crating a lot the first few days and setting healthy boundaries in a positive way. He should not meet new people until he is fully settled into the home. {THIS IS TRUE OF ALL NEWLY ADOPTED DOGS BUT MORE SO FOR DOGS LACKING IN CONFIDENCE} He will need someone that is willing to repeatedly work in his off, come, sit, up drill. He should not be allowed on the bed or couches for the first week. After that he should not be allowed without invitation. Petting him roughly can overstimulate him and that could lead to him biting.“
If you’re interested in picking up Maxx’s training torch and running with it, please submit an application

Maxx is neutered, up to date on vaccines, and microchipped. Adoption donation is $300.

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Maxx & Me is an all volunteer, all foster home rescue and do not have a shelter. Please allow at least 48 hours for applications to be processed (missing information may slow the process, so please take your time and be thoughtful in your answers). All dogs posted are available (so no need to ask). We place dogs based on best home for each dog and not order of applications received. Email us at for updates and questions. Thank you for choosing rescue.

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