Max, a 5 year old Shih Tzu who also sometimes goes by Booboo, Bobbykins or boobster, is the devoted companion to our photographer and creative director, Courtney, an Air Force veteran. He was adopted by her parents at the age of 1 and given to her as a homecoming gift after one her deployments. Right away Max and Courtney formed a special bond. He would stay with her parents during her Air Force travels and deployments, waiting anxiously for her return. When Courtney returned from her final and most difficult deployment she was suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Max aided in her recovery, providing an endless prescription of cuddling and laughter. 

Courtney jokingly refers to Max as “the little flirt” because he’s extremely social. He demands the attention of anyone who crosses his path. He gets along great with other dogs, especially his companions, fellow Trip Less Trainer models, Ted and Sandy, their like a pack of siblings and look forward to each others’ company. 

Max played a big role in the evolution of the Trip Less Trainer leashes, its because of him the mini was born. While he’s a good boy, walking nicely by Courtney’s side was not something he did well so as a solution and so Max didn't have to miss out on the perks that came with long walks, Josh developed the mini leash for smaller dogs like Max. Within a few days Max was obediently walking by Courtney’s side like a pro. 

Given Courtney’s occupation, Max is naturally a camera ham. He loves to model with his leash so check back frequently for new pictures of his happy face. 

“Max is a one of a kind dog with amazing little quirks that make him extremely special. I don't know what I would do without him as he is a true companion and my little furbaby.” -Courtney