Max has waited a long time to be adopted. Ken drove almost six hours to come meet a few dogs we thought would be a good fit. Ken has always had GSP’s, and knows the temperament and breed very well. They are a one dog family and felt they could handle a dog that is better placed as an only dog. Ken specifically said “one dog is the king of our castle”. They preferred in the 3-5 year age range as Ken does a good deal of hiking and biking, and wanted a dog that could keep up with him.
As a rescue we had been working with Max for a while. He was not our easiest dog to adopt out as he is insecure around other dogs. Max, we believe, is a smart dog that did not get proper management and guidance in his first few years of life. Luckily Max has met his match in Ken and vice versa.
Ken reported that Max loved the long ride back home after adoption. Ken also reported some of the first few behaviors they will work together on: 1) Max’s desire to chew his beds and blankets and 2) couches are not for Max.
Max has been hiking, has had a bath, and Ken reports Max is very smart and understands the word “no” quite well. Max has flushed quail out of the bushes on their hikes and is now starting his leash training. Max does get into a little trouble stealing dog biscuits off of the counter but Ken sees the bigger picture and is prioritizing Max’s training.
Ken’s most recent email on Max said “I am very lucky to have a dog like Max”. While we do agree that Max is a catch, we also feel Max is quite lucky to have Ken in his life.