You might be wondering who is that angry dog at the beginning of every video made by Mad Maxx Productions. Simply put, that dog is our namesake, Maxx. Maxx, God rest his soul, was my dog for a good number of years; he was a wonderful dog, a great friend, and a beloved family member. Maxx was great to have around and some of my fondest memories now are memories that made me angry when they happened.
One such memory was the way he dashed out the front door anytime it was opened for more than half a second; once outside he happily engaged me in a game he liked to call “see if you can catch me”. I do not know what frustrated me most about this, the fact that I had to chase him or the fact that he made me realize just how out of shape I was. Fortunately, I eventually discovered that the best thing to do was not to chase him but instead to run into the house and grab his leash. Once he saw his leash he would come running because nothing beats a walk! Fortunately, he never realized that he was already outside the house walking (running) and I could always use this trick to get him to come running back home.
You might be wondering how I was able to get him to growl on command. Maxx really loved the rawhide bones we would buy for him and his little sister Freya (pictured right). He would obsess on his rawhide bone and once finished he would proceed to steal Freya’s when she wasn’t looking. Although Maxx was a kind and gentle dog and I could take his rawhide bone away from him at any time, one day, I discovered that if pretended to take the rawhide bone away from him he would growl at me. It was I game I grew fonder of and he grew angrier about until one day I took the video you see at the beginning of every Mad Maxx Production.
I have added the complete raw footage I took of Maxx getting Mad at me for pretending to take his rawhide bone. Although this video shows a very Mad Maxx, it also shows what a good, loving and patient dog he was. He never snapped at me once for picking on him and in the end he was very content when pet him on his head for being such a good dog by getting angry on cue.