Hi Paul, Sarah, Mick and Julia,
just a quick update on Max/Rex, I've sent you a little bit of film of him in the garden, hes either guarding us from the parakeets which swoop over head or he wants to play with them.
he's doing well but did not like training classes as he did ten mins and then just sat down or layed down and refused to get involved but he behaves well and comes when called. its actually like he's on a bit of elastic attached to me and if I'm around he wont go with anyone else , so he still favours ladies. there are still things that frighten him like a fisherman raising his arm , someone wearing a russley raincoat, even mick taking his belt out of the loops on his trousers.
he does not like more than two dogs at a time and runs out of their reach and waits a safe distance for us to catch up and he will give a hard nip to any dog that is very hyper like puppies so have to put his lead back on if we meet any like that (wonder if he associates that sort of behaviour with the jack russells that attacked him ? ) he does meet a jack russell on his walks and if hes just saying hello hes fine with him but he can meet the same dog five mins later and if hes more exited he will nip and have a go at him . it does seem if dogs are in an exited state he doesn't know what to do so he nips anxiously other than that hes lovely but very suspicious of the vets or anyone leaning to close to him and will warn them by curling his lip, but it can be confusing because he still smiles profusely on greeting and playing, have tried to get him to play and fetch with balls and the like but don't think its ever going to happen .
any way what was going to be a quick line is turning into a ramble, just wanted you all to know he's very settled and happy as a pig in muck.
bless you for all the hard but rewarding work you all do.
regards Ann and Mick and Max