I can not thank you enough for all you have done for me. My family and I
all love Sam. I am writing not only to thank you but also to encourage
anyone interested in getting a Magna Raised Giant to seriously consider
Everyone that hears that I have bought a young adult dog says how great
it is that I don't have to house break him. This is true, but in the
grand scheme of things, that is nothing!! I have a hundred pound dog
that doesn't jump up on anyone, doesn't counter surf, doesn't mouth,
doesn't beg at the table, isn't food or toy aggressive... He has all of
the basic behavioral traits that make a dog a great house mate. These
behaviors are far more difficult to train than housebreaking, and can be
deal breakers far more easily.
The major concern with most people about not getting a young puppy is
that the dog won't bond as well as an adult. Schnauzers of all sizes do
very well at adopting and bonding to a new family. This should not be
any concern to a perspective owner. My new dog followed me everywhere
right from the first day on. All rescue people will tell you that this
is true of the breed.
Above all, I want to thank you for finding a dog that is the perfect
personality match for my family. I know I did not ask for the standard
giant schnauzer personality, and you did an excellent job of choosing
the right dog for us. This is probably the best reason for getting a
slightly older dog - a known personality!!
Just another little thing to mention to any perspective buyers... I know
that I was very curios about the facility and conditions that the dogs
are kept in. I traveled all the way from Phoenix to West Virginia and
was really hoping the place, owner, and dog would be as good as it
sounded. Let me tell you this... Pat handles dogs beautifully. Her house
has a huge area for the dogs to run. The dogs are not penned up. The
puppies are separated. There are not dozens of dogs running everywhere.
When we were there, two dogs were running in the large fenced area in
the back yard, one was getting some training with Pat, and some puppies
were in a large clean puppy play area. Everything was clean and very
nicely set up.
Please give my phone number to any one that would like to talk to me
about my experience, as I could not be happier.
seems to be enjoying life. Right now he is panting behind me because the
dogs just finished a little playing time. We walk every day 4 miles.
They all love this. He doesn't pull or need to sniff everything. He
lays down to play with the little schnauzer all the time. It is really
hour, we will go to pick the girls up from school. He will love this! We
haven't done this together yet. The dogs are not hard to handle on
leashes, none of them run around each other and get tangled even when I
am standing still.
he is growling at the birds...pesky little things think they are allowed
in our yard?!! Silly birds. Speaking of that, he growls at birds but
doesn't chase them or rabbits. Of course the other two dogs do, but they
out where ever I am, follows me everywhere. It takes my husband and I at
least 10-15 minutes to get to the bathroom each morning because all the
dogs need their share of love before the day can start.
is rather clutsy and sometimes thinks he is the same size as the other
two. It is hillarious!
time to go. Thank you for the cart info! We start a training class
next Thursday. I have been through a bunch with other dogs, but I still
think that it is a good idea even though I know the basics.
and tell Gary I said hi!!-Cathy