Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)
Posted February 15, 2014
Max came to us as young puppy from a friend's home. He was nervous from day one. Many years later, he still slinks to the ground when he wants a good petting. He acts like I drop-kick him every day. Still, he is needy. He wants to set in the chair right beside of me and will curl behind my back when I am on the sofa. You would think a dog like this would be a complete train wreck with children. Not so. My grandson is one of Max's favorite people. Even though he is rough with Max, the dog never snaps at him or tries to bite him. He just tries to get away when things get bad.
After several years of being in our home, he still will randomly cock his leg up on chair legs. He still gets into the trash when we leave, even though he is well fed. These dogs are extremely hard to train. They are time-consuming due to their neurotic nature. You must have lots of patience to love a Dachshund.