Update on Max #HealthyPetHappyPet

by Alli

This post is sponsored by CANIDAE® Pet Food and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help create awareness about the Grain-Free PURE® line of pet food, but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. CANIDAE® is not responsible for the content of this article. 

It’s been a while since I gave an update on Max, our sweet German Shepherd. He joined our family on Christmas Day, 2013. He was only six weeks old, but it wasn’t long before Max became the boss of us all. Yeah, he’s a little bossy and he likes to be large and in charge.

Here’s a look back at Max, the puppy. Let’s say it all together, “Awww!”

Baby Max - Max, the German Shepherd

Max is now 2-1/2 and he’s very protective of the boys. He’s loyal, super-intelligent and when they’re outside playing, he tries to keep them on the straight and narrow. Yes, he herds them. German Shepherds were originally developed to herd sheep so Max herds the kids. He thinks he’s their boss. We think so too.

Update on Max

He’s trying to look all big and bad in this photo, but he’s really a gentle giant and loves everyone, including the mailman.

Update on Max - What He Loves to Eat

When I’m outdoors watering the plants and flowers, he likes to drink from the jug. It’s clean, cool and refreshing, so I let him.

Max’s favorite game is playing fetch. There’s only one problem. He refuses to give the ball back. We’ve tried over and over to train him, but he will chase the ball down, run straight back and refuse to give up the ball. After playing tug of war with the ball, he finally releases it and is ready for round two.

When it comes to feeding Max, I’m very picky. When I heard about CANIDAE® Grain-Free Pure dog food, I was intrigued by the story behind the independent, family-owned pet food company.

Max is impressed with CANIDAE® Grain-Free Pure for completely different reasons – the taste. Normally, Max will not eat as long as you are looking at him. He’s funny that way. We usually have to ignore him in order for him to eat. Those days are over. Thanks, CANIDAE®!

Did CANIDAE® Grain-Free Pure pass the sniff test? Yes, it did!

Update on Max

Max dug right in and didn’t care at all that he was being photographed while he ate.

Update on Max and His New Favorite Dog Food

Update on Max - Eating his new dog food!

Then he got real comfy!

Max got real comfy! Update on Max

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  • Grain-free limited ingredient diet
  • 7-10 key ingredients
  • Fresh meat is always first
  • Simple recipes for sensitive pets made with fresh meat and whole foods for great taste and healthy digestion

Update on Max

Keeping Max healthy and happy is my main goal, so naturally, I want to feed him the best pet food possible.

Update on Max

Here’s a store locator so you can try CANIDAE® Grain-Free Pure for your dog or cat. Don’t forget to grab some coupons!

Max is all grown up and he's sharing his favorite grain-free food, his favorite game and his puppy pic. #HealthyPetHappyPet #ad

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Robin Masshole Mommy May 4, 2016 - 6:32 am

Funny how our dogs just seem to take over. My dog, Milo, is the same way. He thinks he is the boss 😉

Angelic Sinova May 4, 2016 - 8:34 am

Max is such a cutie! Aren’t dogs just the best? This month (May) marks one year since we welcomed our dog Loki into the family. Adopting him was truly the best decision I’ve ever made <3

Shirley Wood May 4, 2016 - 12:06 pm

Max is a gorgeous boy! No wonder he rules the roost. It’s awesome that he watches over the boys too. We had a German Shepherd when I was a little girl, I remember him well. Those big feet!
Max clearly enjoys his new food! I’ll check the site to see if it’s available in our area.

tanya May 4, 2016 - 2:34 pm

So funny! My dog will do the same sometimes, I guess it takes too much energy to eat and has to lay down 🙂 My dog is pretty picky about his food, maybe this would be something he would like.

Mimi Green May 4, 2016 - 3:29 pm

So cute, it looks like Max is eating well and thriving. He was so adorable as a puppy but grew up really fast.

Liz Mays May 4, 2016 - 3:33 pm

Aww, he’s looking super healthy. I’m glad he likes the new food. It sounds high quality!

Sarah May 4, 2016 - 4:27 pm

Awww I loved reading this update on Max, he is a very handsome doggy!

Terri Beavers May 4, 2016 - 4:56 pm

I haven’t seen this in my area so I’m going to check the store locator to see where I can buy it to try. Your Max is just beautiful.

Jeanine May 4, 2016 - 7:42 pm

oh my word. max is gorgeous! I grew up with german shepherds. I just think he’s a doll. He looks healthy as can be. Such a great food!

Bonnie @wemake7 May 4, 2016 - 9:31 pm

Max is a real cutie. My kids really want a dog someday, I think we would get a german shepard too. This dog food sounds like a great choice too.

Brittany May 4, 2016 - 10:37 pm

What a beautiful pup! The bag of this food looks so beautiful as well lol I love that picture!

Elayne Frank May 5, 2016 - 12:00 am

What a gorgeous dog! Max is lucky to be eating such high quality pet food.

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai May 5, 2016 - 10:53 am

Max is gorgeous! But UGH… you are just not understanding they game you are playing. It’s not fetch, it’s Chase and Tug! At least you feed him a great food to keep him healthy and happy. 🙂

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Kita May 5, 2016 - 4:28 pm

Max is gorgeous. He definitely looks healthy and happy. Glad he’s getting great food and nourishment with Canidae.

Rebecca Swenor May 5, 2016 - 5:30 pm

Max is indeed adorable and he sounds just like my German Shepard Dudley was when he was a teen pup. I have never heard of Canidae dog food before but it sounds like something I would love to give to my furbaby. It is such much healer for them with no grains.

Jamie May 5, 2016 - 5:54 pm

When we play fetch with Fenway, he brings the ball back, but stands there holding it in his mouth, chewing on it like it’s a piece of gum. It’s so weird!

Vidya Sudarsan May 6, 2016 - 1:24 am

Beautiful dog!! He looks very happy and seems to be enjoying his food.

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Hannah Adkins May 11, 2016 - 11:39 pm

LOL I love how he just sat and started eating like that. Must have been some great tasting food!

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