3 Frozen Dog Treats for Summer Snackin'
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by Kara Dyko
2w ago
As the summer heat cranks up, we all look for ways to stay cool—and that includes our furry friends! One fantastic way to help your dog stay cool is with homemade frozen treats. These drool worthy pupsicles are super easy to make and filled with healthy ingredients your pup will love. Whether you’re hanging out at the park or relaxing in the backyard, these frozen dog treats are a fun and delicious way to keep your canine companion cool and happy all summer long. Here are 3 recipes to help your dog stay cool and refreshed this summer: #1Peanut Butter Blackberry Dog Popsicles Ingredients ..read more
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How to Help Your Boxer Handle 4th of July Anxiety
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by Kara Dyko
1M ago
Hey there, fellow dog lover! The 4th of July is just around the corner, and while the thought of BBQs, parades, and fireworks might get us excited, our Boxer buddies might not share our enthusiasm. Those loud booms and bright flashes can be super scary for our four-legged friends. Don’t worry, though—we've got some tried-and-true tips to help your Boxer stay calm and happy during the festivities. Let’s dive in! Why are dogs afraid of fireworks? The most common reason is because most dogs have never had a positive—or even neutral—interaction with the loud noises, sights, smells and feel o ..read more
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Tick Season Survival
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by Kara Dyko
2M ago
Let's Talk Ticks! These tiny tyrants are starting to come out in great numbers this year, but staying on trails, wearing fitted long-sleeved shirts and pants, and performing "tick checks" will help you and your dog avoid carrying one of these parasites home. Warning, this blog might make you feel a serious case of... I believe the technical term is - heeby-jeebies! Here's how to navigate tick season and ensure your dog stays safe and healthy. What are Ticks? Ticks are parasitic arthropods that feed on the blood of their hosts. More specifically, ticks are classified as arachnids. Yes, a ..read more
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Paws for the Planet: Earth Day Edition
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by Kara Dyko
3M ago
Earth Day is a great time for all of us to stop and evaluate our impact on the environment. A lot can be done to conserve and recycle in your home to reduce your family’s environmental impact, which includes your dog's environmental paw prints. I know this coming Monday might truly be another in a series of Mondays that, sometimes unintentionally start to all blend together....buuuuut what if it isn't? Hear me out: what if it could be a fresh start for you and your dog? (I mean, why not?) This Monday why don't you make a shift. And it doesn't have to be a big one! Even the smallest chang ..read more
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Fresh Look, Better Experience: MLBR's Stylish Makeover
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by Kara Dyko
6M ago
We’re excited to announce the launch of our revamped website, marking a significant leap in our online presence. Our goal was to bring you a sleek, user-friendly, and informative site that truly reflects our passion for Boxer rescue. Let’s take a closer look at the exciting features that make our new website a paw-some experience for visitors and supporters alike. 1. Intuitive Navigation: Navigation is a breeze with our redesigned menu, making it easier for you to explore our mission, learn about the sanctuary, adoptable boxers, events, and more. 2. Designated Sanctuary Page: Complete with in ..read more
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How To Keep You and Your Dog Safe From A Bear Encounter
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by mustluvboxersrescu
10M ago
Be bear aware. Learn how to be safe and know exactly what to do if you encounter a bear when hiking, camping, or enjoying the outdoors with your dog. The arrival of Spring is a great time for dog owners – the days start to get longer and the hiking season begins. But, with the start of hiking season also comes the start of bear season. If you enjoy hitting the trails in the PNW with your dog, you need to learn to bear safety. The following post covers how to keep you and your dog safe from bear encounters as well as what to do when you see a bear. Things that Attract Bears Bears are primarily ..read more
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How to Get a Good Picture of Your Dog
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by Kara Dyko
1y ago
If you have difficulty getting a good picture of your Boxer because the second you take your phone out they're like NOOOO!!! You may need another approach. Think about it. If someone were to come up to you and just shove their phone in your face, your first reaction is throw up your hands and say heck no! That's just instinct. So with your dog, before you take a picture, ask their permission. "Hey, can I take your picture? You look really cute. I'm going to take my phone out, is that okay?". It's going to make a difference. When you just simply ask ahead of time your dog most often will look ..read more
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5 Ways To Exercise With Your Boxer
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by mustluvboxersrescu
1y ago
Chances are, our dogs are getting more exercise than ever because many pet parents are still working from home. And working from home is great, if you’re prepared for it and if your dog cooperates when you’re on a client call or Zoom chat—right? It may also be a time for getting back in shape or find ways to enjoy activities while social distancing. Simply being outside soaking up the sunshine, breathing fresh air boosts your mood. So, while you’re working from home, here are some exercises you can do with your dog and excellent ways to spend time together while parting ways with the dreaded ..read more
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5 Reasons to Scoop the Poop
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by Kara Dyko
1y ago
You've probably seen the many different iterations of the same signs: some ask, some tell, and some threaten by using pleasantries, profanity, or puns to get you to pick up your dog’s poop. Whether the signs make you giggle or gasp, the message is clear —Be responsible and scoop the poop! However, the entire reasoning behind the signs might not be so clear. As a dog owner, I've unfortunately found myself without a bag when my super pooper pup decides to “do his thing” for the third time while on a walk. I've had to get very creative in these situations in order to avoid public ‘poo-shaming ..read more
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What Healthy Boundaries Look Like With A Boxer
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by Kara Dyko
1y ago
Boundaries are ESSENTIAL to protecting your time, space, energy, and health (mentally, emotionally, physically and relationally!) They’re also one of the key ingredients in having a well behaved dog. But if you're anything like me, setting healthy boundaries with a cute and funny Boxer can feel HARD. The good news is setting, communicating, and upholding healthy boundaries is a SKILL that can be developed through practice over time….and there's no better time than when you’re bursting with cabin fever to practice putting some healthy boundaries in place! Dogs are the ultimate creatures of hab ..read more
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