“My dog, Maverick, really just loves everyone that I love,” the “Dog That Changed Me” sponsored by PEDIGREE podcast host, 29, told Us Weekly exclusively on Tuesday, May 14. “I think there’s definitely, like, an introduction process with everybody but he kind of looks to me, which is also a really great thing. We’ve done a lot of really incredible dog training … so he definitely take cues from me.”
The Rock What You’ve Got author added: “If I bring people into his life or around him that I really love and that I have a really great connection with and relationship with, [Maverick] kind of looks for cues from his mom. ‘How am I handling this? How am I going to respond to this person?’ So he’s been really great and awesome with everyone that I’ve introduced him to, and I really love it.”
Schwarzenegger started dating the Guardians of the Galaxy star, 39, in summer 2018 and the pair got engaged in January.
“Sweet Katherine, so happy you said yes!,” the actor wrote on Instagram at the time. “I’m thrilled to be marrying you. Proud to live boldly in faith with you. Here we go!”
“She has an incredibly successful podcast,” the Los Angeles native told Us. “I really admire all the work that she’s done, and she’s definitely an expert at it. Learning from her is another huge gift.”
With reporting by Taylor Ferber
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