Max is currently on a three-hug minimum, which can get rather time-consuming if his parents are rushing out the door. But it’s not just his family that he expects hugs from — it's anyone who enters the house.
“He does this when people leave the house if they've only been visiting," Toope said. "[Like] the electrician, or the washing machine repairman, or the guy from the water company! Everyone complies.”
Max also gives hugs when he's the one leaving, making sure to show love to every person before walking out the door. "When we leave day care, if there are other people there waiting for their dogs, he likes to give each of them a hug before he comes to us," Toope said.