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What Boxers Are Like & Which Chew Treats Are Best According to Bully Stick Reviews

Saucon Valley Boxer Club is so named because of the dog breed Boxer. Today, we wanted to talk—quite frankly—about this particular breed of dog to give you guys a better idea of what they’re like. We feel that this is important as this particular breed is one which tends to enjoy quite a bit of popularity.

A lot of people who get Boxers for their looks end up being surprised at the actual animal that they have to care for as opposed to what they thought they would get. In our experience, Boxers have these characteristics to them.

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Aggressive

Boxers can be quite aggressive if they are placed under poor leadership. They like to prove that they are dominant when other dogs of the same gender are in the area. They are often known to chase down cats as well. When it comes to chewing, boxers are just as aggressive. It’s important to give them treats that will last longer than the usual ones. We highly recommend bully sticks. According to bully sticks reviews, these chew treats are preferred by both dog owners and pets for their durability and delectable taste.

Highly Spirited

Boxers are quite high spirited and like a lot of physical exertion. They are a pretty good fit for owners that like staying active and are otherwise ill-matched with homebodies. If you are aiming to get a Boxer, you need to see if you can fit their high spiritedness in your lifestyle.

Health Issues

Like most pure breeds, there are pre-existing medical issues which they are highly prone to. This is the danger of choosing a purebred dog. They tend to get stricken down with heart disease and hip dysplasia—a lot like pugs. It is important that you are highly aware of the issues that may develop with your Boxer so that you are prepared.

Don’t mistake this as trying to put you off from getting a Boxer. The truth is they are incredible animals. We just believe that you should be approaching this with a frank perspective rather than one that intends to lie to you. We hope that today’s discussion helps grant you a better perspective.

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Both Eyes Open: Why Dog Shelters Need Your Help

There are countless people who are on their toes to adopt a dog into their lives. Many of them find the dog of their dreams through a dog shelter. However, if the shelters’ current situation continues, people will no longer have that option open.

Animal shelters or dog shelters do need your help to survive. Here are some reasons why:

Bad Reputation

Shelters have endured quite a hit to their reputations because of a single organization: PETA. While this organization says that it pledges to protect animals and fight for their ethical treatment, there has been evidence to show the contrary.

Because of the things that this one organization has done, all the shelters have suffered. There are shelters out there that are fighting to make a difference and are run by good people. Shelters like those are in dire need of volunteers, workers, donations, and support. Donations can even be in kind such as donating your extra bully sticks to these poor dogs.

Shelters need your support in order to survive the reputation that they’ve been suffering because of someone else’s bad practices.

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Competition

Pets, sadly, are a commodity which earns people quite a significant profit. This is the reality of life. Whenever there is a source of money, there will be people that will want to exploit it in whatever method they are able to.

Shelters face real competition from pet stores that run puppy mills. These people know that the general demand will be fore puppies and this is something that not all shelters will have in abundance. Puppy mills try to target the populace that is generally poised to support dog shelters.

Lack of Funding

Shelters and Rescue Centers survive through the tireless and highly stressful work that their volunteers do. It takes a lot of money to keep a shelter running. The animals need food, water, a comfortable place to stay, medicine, and sufficient care.

When shelters do not have sufficient funding to care for animals, they have to shut down. The animals under their care have to be transferred to other facilities that are already burdened. This is what drives up the number of animals that are put down.

Shelters and Rescue Centers are important as they help keep the homeless animal population down and they provide a new start for dogs that were not given that chance early on in their lives. There are many of us that all swear up and down that our rescue Boxer was one of the best things that happened to us. We hope that today’s discussion helps reach out to shelters in their area and offer the help that they can provide.

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What’s in It for You: Three Benefits of Rescuing a Dog

Getting a dog is a pretty exciting time. Once you’ve decided to get one, you can be pretty overwhelmed with the choices. If you’re one of the people who have chosen to rescue a dog rather than shop for one, there are benefits waiting for you.

Yes, benefits! It’s more than just having a dog to play with or feeding a compulsion. There are a lot of things that you stand to gain if you rescue a dog. Here’s one of them:

Less Cost

Dogs which come from shelters or rescue centers are in generally better health than those that you buy from pet stores. Rescue dogs usually have their shots up to date because the people that run shelters and rescue centers are highly involved in making sure that the dogs are healthy.

Once they determine that a dog is viable for adoption or for a forever home, they get the works. We’ve all seen the videos of dogs that have been homeless or completely abandoned that are magically transformed with the help of the workers at a shelter.

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Easier Training Experience

While there are shelter and rescue dogs which come during the puppy stage, a lot of them are older dogs. Do not let the old adage of not being able to teach an old dog new tricks put you off. Studies have shown that rescue dogs are easier to train as they are quite invested in the act of pleasing their new family.

These dogs may have known the history of being abandoned or mistreated. While they might be shy at first, once you gain their trust, they will be more than willing to learn what you want. This means having to skip all of the growing pains of having to teach puppies to behave. Rescue dogs want to be loved and they’ll be more amenable for training because of it.

You Get Love and Loyalty Tenfold

We’ve mentioned that dogs that end up at a shelter or a rescue may come with a history of mishandling by their previous owners. Many of them may have grown up on the street by themselves. Dogs, by nature, are extremely caring creatures.

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If you are able to obtain the love and trust of a rescue dog, you will experience a different kind of love and loyalty from this animal than what most people get to experience with theirs.

There are a lot of different reasons why you should adopt a rescue dog—or one from a shelter. We hope that these benefits that we’ve pointed out help to offer a bit more perspective on what you stand to gain. Ultimately, we hope that you’ll consider the fact that you will be saving an animal that deserves a better life than the one it’s known so far. Rescue dogs are fantastic creatures; if you give them a chance.

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Before You Do: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself before You Adopt a Boxer

When it comes to getting a pet, it is good to really be introspective. After all, getting a pet is a huge responsibility. Before you consider getting a dog like a Boxer, it would be good to ask yourself certain questions first.

“Can I Afford a Dog?”

A lot of people tend to compare owning a dog to getting a child. There are consistent costs that come with being a dog owner. There will be issues regarding their food, their maintenance and upkeep, and even their medical needs.

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Over time, these can really stack up and it wouldn’t be fair to take on an animal if you cannot afford to do so.

“Do I Have Patience and Consistency?”

A lot of potential dog owners don’t really factor in the fact that dogs require a LOT of patience and steady consistency. There have been too many dogs that have been given away or abandoned simply because they grew unruly. That unruliness predominantly stems from owners that were not equipped to handle a willful pup or a stressed-out adult dog.

Patience and consistency are highly required when it comes to caring for a Boxer. Their temperament will rely predominately on who is raising them and how well they are doing the job.

“Can I Commit?”

When you’re aiming to get a dog, it would be important to check if you are ready and able to commit to a long-term care condition. After all, an animal that you bring into your home and your life won’t just disappear after a day. Depending on the age and the care that you give the animal, they can last nearly a decade.

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Commitment is crucial if you want to become a pet owner. This means that you need to be on board with walks, training, feedings, bathing, and a plethora of other things that your Boxer will need.

“Do I Know What I Want?”

When it comes to the discussion of whether or not you’re getting a dog, it would important to be aware if you are completely sure of what you want. There are a lot of different breeds which come with their own pros and cons. Before you settle on choosing a Boxer, it would be good to know if you’re completely certain.

When you’ve answered all in the affirmative, you can then start to enjoy what it means to be a Boxer parent. They’re pretty good pets for families—as long as you know what you’re doing; this something that you can actually say about a lot of different breeds but it definitely true. We hope that today’s discussion grants you a better understanding of Boxers and what you should be asking before you get a Boxer.

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Talking Basics: What Does It Mean to Rescue a Dog?

The term ‘rescue a dog’ is something that you might have probably heard but what does it really mean? This is what we aim to explore with today’s discussion. We hope that you’ll find it to be enlightening.

What is a “Rescue Dog”?

A rescue dog is usually defined as a dog that is taken in by a shelter or by authorities when the original owner of the dog is unable to care for the animal. We see this quite often in cases where there are dogfights. Authorities raid such places and take in the animals to get suitable care.

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In those cases, the dogs are usually taken to a local shelter that’s nearby or is taken to a vet before they are transferred over to a shelter or a rescue center. It is important that dogs which have been subjected to human cruelty get professional help as they will be under a significant amount of stress.

Differences between Shelter and Rescue

Shelter

Shelters are often run by local governments. They generally take in homeless animals which have been seen walking around the area. Shelters are often mistaken for pounds. In fact, in other places, they are often interchangeable.

In places like the US and Canada, shelters are usually run by for-profit organizations that keep vets on hand to help with any sudden influx of animals.

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Rescue

A rescue is a lot like a shelter except that they are primarily run by volunteers. They generally take a more personal approach towards housing and caring for animals. There are certain shelters that are usually private homes.

In a way, they’re a lot like foster homes. The people who care for the animals tend to be the ones to either provide any medical care or take them to a vet.

If you’re planning on adopting a dog, both a shelter and a rescue center are viable options. The truth is, it might be a bit harder to get a dog from a rescue as the caregivers tend to really observe and judge those who aim to get a dog. However, the dogs are generally better adjusted as they get emotional needs met, too. It’s up to you to determine which avenue you’ll want to pursue.

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