Bruno the Boxer
A day in the life with Bruno the Boxer. 2 years and 1 month old—102 pounds, 24 1/2 inches from the ground to the highest point of the shoulders (the withers).
2 years and 1 month old.
Bruno and Little Bud
Budweiser the pony was born on Maguire Farm in the beginning of June. Amie took Bruno out to the pony field to visit with the little colt. To see updates of Little Bud be sure to visit HorsesWithAmie.com.
Little Bud approaches Bruno.
Bruno sits down.
Little Bud decides to smell Bruno's face so Bruno lowers his head slightly, a sign of submission.
Here is a video clip of Amie and Bruno first walking up to Little Bud.
Little Bud grabbing a snack from his mother, Cupcake
Bruno gets into playing with Little Bud and starts to chase back. Since Bud is only 2 weeks old Amie decides that the game between then should only go one way until Bud is older. She gives Bruno a boundary by telling him he is not allowed to chase the little colt. In the game the colt is only allowed to chase him. Bruno accepts this quickly.
The next time Little Bud approaches Bruno, he does something pretty amazing. Bruno sits down with his back to the colt and allows himself to be smelled without any commands from Amie. Natural dog behavior 101: In dog language that means that Bruno was telling Little Bud that he meant no harm and was allowing Bud to get to know him better. It's a natural way for one dog to communicate to another that he is submitting to them. The really cool thing is Amie didn't tell Bruno to do it. He just did it on his own.
Bud starts to nibble on Bruno's back and he just sat there allowing it. These two are going to be good friends.
Video of Bruno playing with Little Bud, knowing he is not allowed to chase. For the colt’s mother to allow her pony to play with a dog means that she sensed the dog meant no harm. Bruno must have had some pretty good energy radiating from him. When Little Bud’s mother does not like who is around her baby she circles the baby, pins her ears and chases them away. Had Bruno been the least bit dominant the mother would have sensed it and chased him away. Animals can read the intentions of other beings around them. Notice how Bruno keeps sneaking bites of horse poop. I can't believe Amie let him eat that stuff! Gross!
Little Bud decides to chase Bruno around a bit more, but all Bruno has on his mind is eating that horse poop!
Bruno watching Little Bud from a distance
Budweiser the colt with his mother Cupcake—they are both ponies, not horses, although there are horses in the field as well.
Raising a Puppy: Bruno the Boxer
- Natural Dogmanship
- It's a Way of Life
- A Group Effort
- Why Dogs Must be Followers
- What Does it Mean to be Dominant?
- Dogs Only Need Love
- Different Dog Temperaments
- Dog Body Language
- Stopping Fights Among your Pack
- Dog Training vs. Dog Behavior
- Punishment vs. Correction in Dogs
- Are you setting your dog up for failure?
- Lack of Natural Dog Behavior Knowledge
- The Grouchy Dog
- Working with a Fearful Dog
- Old Dog, New Tricks
- Understanding a Dog's Senses
- Listen to the Dogs
- The Human Dog
- Projecting Authority
- My Dog was Abused
- Successfully Adopting a Rescue Dog
- Positive Reinforcement: Is it enough?
- Adult Dog and the New Puppy
- Why Did My Dog Do That?
- Proper Way to Walk a Dog
- The Walk: Passing Other Dogs
- Introducing Dogs
- Dogs and Human Emotions
- Do Dogs Discriminate?
- The Intuition of a Dog
- Speaking Dog
- Dogs: Fear of Storms and Fireworks
- Providing a Job Helps Dog with Issues
- Teaching Dogs to Respect the Kids
- Proper Human to Dog Communication
- Rude Dog Owners
- Canine Feeding Instincts
- Human to Dog No-No's: Your Dog
- Human to Dog No-No's: Other Dogs
- FAQ About Dogs
- Small Dogs vs. Medium and Large Dogs
- Separation Anxiety in Dogs
- Dominant Behaviors in Dogs
- The Submissive Dog
- Bringing Home the New Human Baby
- Approaching a Dog
- Top Dog
- Establishing and Keeping Alpha Position
- Alpha Boot Camp for Dogs
- Guarding Furniture
- Stopping a Jumping Dog
- Using Human Psychology on Jumping Dogs
- Dogs Chasing Cars
- Training Collars. Should they be used?
- Spaying and Neutering your Dog
- Submissive Peeing
- An Alpha Dog
- Who's More Prone to Fight, Male or Female Dogs?
- Whelping: Puppy Nipple Guarding
- The Truth behind the Pit Bull Terrier
- Protecting Your Puppy from Dog Attacks
- Chaining Dogs
- SPCA High-Kill Shelter
- A Senseless Death, a Misunderstood Dog
- Amazing What a Little Leadership Can Do
- Transforming a Rescue Dog
- DNA Canine Breed Identification
- Raising a Puppy
- Raising an Alpha Puppy
- Raising a Middle of the Road Puppy
- Raising a Back of the Line Puppy
- Stages of Puppy Development
- Introducing a New Crate to a Puppy or Dog
- Puppy Temperament Test
- Puppy Temperaments
- A Dog Fight - Understanding your Pack
- Understanding your puppy or dog
- Runaway Dog!
- Socializing your Dog
- Should I Get a Second Dog
- Is your Dog Out of Control?
- Illusion Dog Training Collar
- Top Dog Photos
- Training your Puppy or Dog
- Puppy Biting
- Deaf Dogs
- Are You Ready for a Dog?
- Breeders vs. Rescues
- Find the Perfect Dog
- Caught in the Act
- The Pack of Dogs is Here!
- Recommended Dog Books and DVDs
- Need to find your dog a home?