Suitable for which type of housing? (House, townhome, apartment?) House, he can be quite vocal when he is trying to tell you something.
Is your dog good with other dogs? Yes, though has a dominant personality with other dogs, so the other dog would need to be OK with that.
Is your dog good with cats? Untested.
Is your dog good with kids? Yes, has been tested with kids 7 years old and older. If he gets excited enough he can jump at first, however once he has said hello he is very gentle with them.
Is your dog house trained? Yes, though has been known to mark in the house, seems to be more of a problem when living with another dog. He will go to the backdoor when he wants to go out if it is not around a walk time.
Is your dog crate trained? No. He is starting to go into his create for treats, however he is very scared of confined spaces, so we have just blocked off rooms we do not want him going in and he has been fine when left alone.
Does your dog have any special needs? He has mild anxiety, especially when he thinks he will be left alone. Sometimes when left behind he barks for the first few minutes, but then settles and sleeps until his people come home. When at home he needs to know where everyone is and will follow you around.
Does your dog have any or display any aggression? (Toys, food or people?) Nothing observed to date.
Is your dog playful? Yes, very! He has lots of energy to burn, but this can be accomplished with regular walks and some play time.
Does your dog like to snuggle? On his terms, yes. He will come over for pets and cuddles, but once he has had his fill, he will go lay close to you.
Does your dog know basic commands? (Sit, stay...) We are learning to sit, lay down and heal on command, but it is a work in progress. He does understand No and will listen when told to stop doing whatever he shouldn’t be.
Does your dog know any special tricks? Not yet, but he’d be happy to learn.
Does your dog like to go on walks? Yes, loves them. He does pull quite a bit, so we are working on our leash manners. This has improved with the help of an easy walker, but there is still room for improvement.
Does your dog have any fears? Car rides, confined spaces, and ceiling fans.
Does your dog have any unique traits that you have noticed whether in personality or physically?
What are the three first words that come to mind when you think of your dog? Sweetheart, energetic, loving.
Maku is a very loving dog who is happiest when he has someone home to follow around. He does have quite a bit of energy, however with a few walks in a day and sometime to chase a toy around he can also calm down and rest – unless you get up to move, in which case he needs to follow you wherever you go. While he seems to get along well with other dogs and could live with a tolerant brother or sister, he would likely be happiest as the only dog in the house. He loves people of all ages and will quickly capture your heart with his desire for affection and happy smile.