🐾 #50 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Remember Me” ❤️

Bruce THE Boxer

july 14th 2000 – Dec 3rd 2011

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Thank you all so much for helping me keep Bruce THE Boxer and his legacy alive by joining his Boxercise classes. It’s been great for me to use the photos of him i’ve taken over the years and share them with friends.

I can’t believe we’ve made it to 50 days! 

But with great sadness i have to announce we’ve come to the end of the ‘Boxercise’ classes…Also can’t believe it’s nearly 10 years (Dec) since Bruce died. 🐾 ❤️

But it’s not over quite yet as i’ve also created a video of Bruce, Sarah & our loving home so you can see him in action…😀  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvAhdoxLeXE

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🐾 #49 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Collage Of Life”

Bruce Collage

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!   

Just wondered if you have a fave photo of me? There are lots to choose from in the mosaic above. 🐾

🎶 Remember our happy singalong…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.” 

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🐾 #48 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Smile Again”

Sarah laughing behind Bruc who doesn't look amused

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!   

“What do you mean smile again…He’s been taking photos of us for 3 hours now…I’m sure he’s got a photo of me smiling ”

“This better get me a huge Jumbone! 🐾

🎶 Remember our happy singalong…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.” 

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🐾 #47 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “The Burning Stare”

Bruce portrait looking to the right of the photo with a burning stare

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!   

“TOE THE LINE!”

I’m so glad that burning stare is not focused on me. Finally the boxercise coach can turn his attention to someone else! 😨

🎶 Remember our happy singalong…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.” 

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🐾 #46 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Contemplation”

Side portrait of Bruce

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!   

Today is the perfect time for reflection and contemplation. A restful day to look back and give thanks for a joy filled (treat filled) life. 

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🐾 #45 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Exhausted!”

Sarah bent and resting her hands on her knees exhausted after a run with Bruce (bottom left) on hunstanton beach with the sea in the background

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!   

Remember don’t stop running until your human (Sarah) is ready to collapse! 😀  

I havn’t got time to rest…It’s straight back to guard duty for me! 🐾

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🐾 #44 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Burst!”

a close up of Bruce lay down with his paw on the ball guarding it 🌻 he starts to bite into it

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!   

Come on…Just burst before my human comes and tries to take it from me!

No i won’t leave it, and you’ll never take this ball from me!! 🐾 

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🐾 #43 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “FREEZE!!”

Sarah bending over and telling Bruce who is eagerly waiting whilst having a paw in the air stood in the snow with a side angle perspective

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!   

Sarah shouts “FREEZE!!” ❄️❄️❄️ 

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🐾 #42 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Sarah Blew Up The Dog!”

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OH NO….Honey i blew up the dog!! 😨😰

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🐾 #41 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Periscope”

Bruce in the grass

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!   

Wow…Is there no limit to the amount of photos you can get of me at every angle?

Don’t you think a periscope stealth camera rising from your hidden bunker underground is a step too far? 

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🐾 #40 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Sneeze”

Bruce through a fisheye lens

 Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!   

Wow it’s Day 40 already. 🐾  

Hey…Are you in there? Don’t think you can hide behind your fisheye lens. You’re just 1 sneeze away from getting your lens covered! 

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🐾 #39 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “And Rest…”

Bruce showing his big brown eyes

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!   

My human Steve says:

“I Just wanted to let you look into the big brown eyes of the furry angel that brought me so much love, comfort and peace when I needed it most through my darkest times”.

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🐾 #38 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Yay…Sausages Again”

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Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!   

Wow i love this ‘Tug o’ War’ game! But most of all, i love winning! Oh wait…Is that the sound of my paws on another ‘Lap of Honour?’ 🐾 🤣  

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🐾 #37 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “The Canine kiss”

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Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!   

Are you sure? Really sure? You can’t be serious?! You don’t want me to plant one of my legendary canine kisses on your cheek? (whole face)… I promise it won’t be slobbery, lol! 😜

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🐾 #36 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Sneaking”

Bruce Sneaky

⇧ Bruce catching me thinking i’m sneaking up the stairs while he’s asleep! 

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!   

Don’t think you can attempt to sneak around, or even worse try to get out of your drills! No matter how quiet you think you’re being…I’ll be watching you! 😀  

Fun Quote…“A well trained dog will make no attempt to share your lunch. He will just make you feel so guilty that you cannot enjoy it.”

🎶 Remember our happy singalong…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.” 

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🐾 #35 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “More Frisbees”

Bruce Frisbee

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!   

Yay…It’s frisbee time again! Oh and what a catch! 😀 

 

Fun Quote…“A well trained dog will make no attempt to share your lunch. He will just make you feel so guilty that you cannot enjoy it.”

 

🎶 Remember our happy singalong…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.” 

 

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🐾 #34 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Eager”

A framed black and white photo of Sarah leaning over Bruce the obexer dog who is ready for sarah to take off his lead

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!   

Me eagerly ‘waiting’ for Sarah (my human) to take off my lead so I can get my drills done!

Fun Quote…“A well trained dog will make no attempt to share your lunch. He will just make you feel so guilty that you cannot enjoy it.”

 

🎶 Remember our happy singalong…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.” 

 

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🐾 #33 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Dog Model”

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Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!   

It’s just too easy for the dog photographer (my human) to get a portrait shot! 🐾😀  

Fun Quote…“A well trained dog will make no attempt to share your lunch. He will just make you feel so guilty that you cannot enjoy it.”

🎶 Remember our happy singalong…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.”  

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🐾 #32 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Give Thanks”

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Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!  

 

lifting my face and gazing intently into the heavens…And giving thanks!  🐾🐕😀    

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🐾 #31 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “What is that??”

Bruce running towards us on the beach and looking to his right in surprise!

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!  

What is that?? 

Please comment below with your thoughts of what you think i’m looking at?! 🐾 

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🐾 #30 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Mayday”

Bruce having fun

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!  

Did somebody shout “Mayday?? Stupendous Hyper Hound to the rescue!!”” 🐾 

Once you’ve rescued your human AGAIN…Don’t forget to celebrate your amazing heroics with your favourite treat!! 💪🏼 😀  

Fun Quote…“A well trained dog will make no attempt to share your lunch. He will just make you feel so guilty that you cannot enjoy it.”

🎶 Remember our happy singalong…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.” 

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🐾 #29 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Catch”

Bruce running with a worried face trying to catch the ball just above his head. Sarahs legs are in the back left of the photo

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!  

I’m filled with trepidation…This is the 143rd time Sarah has thrown the ball and i want to make sure i keep a 100% record of catching it before it stops bouncing! “Paw Power” 🐾  

Fun Quote…“A well trained dog will make no attempt to share your lunch. He will just make you feel so guilty that you cannot enjoy it.”

🎶 Remember our happy singalong…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.” 

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🐾 #28 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Puppy Love” ❤️❤️❤️

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Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!  

Just in case you were thinking i’m not cute enough?! ♥️

Fun Quote…“A well trained dog will make no attempt to share your lunch. He will just make you feel so guilty that you cannot enjoy it.”

🎶 Remember our happy singalong…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.” 

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🐾 #27 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Lap Of Honour”

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Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!  

Yay it’s ‘Tug O’ War’ time again! This is my face during my lap of honour.…No stopping me now! 😀  

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🐾 #26 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Motivation”

 

Bruce upto his chest in snow

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…your fave Boxercise instructor! 

Maybe i’ve pushed too far this time?!

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🐾 #25 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Rest Again”

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Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…your fave Boxercise instructor! 

 

Wow yet another week in lockdown has passed already…Time flies when your boxercised!

 

It’s time to rest yet again, and we can spend this time pampering, sleeping, eating, playing and most of all posing for a good portrait…Very important and it keeps the treats rolling in from the humans who now have some nice photos of their stupendous furry angel! 😀 

Also let’s think once again about rest and sleep. It’s vitally important to take a day of rest to give your body a chance to heal, it helps to de-stress, and also helps our minds focus…On FOOD, lol! 🍔 

 

Fun Quote…“A well trained dog will make no attempt to share your lunch. He will just make you feel so guilty that you cannot enjoy it.”

 

🎶 Remember our happy singalong…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.” 

 

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🐾 #24 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Long Jumps”

Bruce leeping away from the camera towards tohe sea with his front legs out stretched

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…your fave Boxercise instructor! 

Attention!! Today’s Drill…“Long Jumps”

Let’s paws for a moment (before you start your long jumps) to have an informed discussion about safety. When we  prepare to explode into take off, we shift weight back into the large muscles of our back legs and onto the back-leg joints.

This activates our muscles and propels us up and forward like a coiled cobra, the action requires a full range of motion in the back leg joints including the stifle and the hip and tarsal (hock), and of course, activation in all the supporting muscles. When we come to land, our front legs are mobilised, flexing and extending to brake and steady us.

These actions are perfectly natural and it takes more out of our joints than walking or running around on level ground. So the lesson is…Be careful with all of the increased load on your bodies! 🐾

💬 “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” Dwight D Eisenhower

🎶 singalong with me…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.”

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🐾 #23 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Guess The Face”

Portrait of Bruce pulling the most crazy face

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…your fave Boxercise instructor! 

Attention!! Today’s Drill…“Guess The Face”

This is a great teachable moment…Being the best of the best and the complete stupendous Dog that you are, takes time and effort. However one of the most important aspects(the glue that holds it all together) is…Laughter! One of our main tasks is to make the humans cry with laughter and this can be done by pulling a silly face! 😀 

If you are a human reading this…Please look again at the photo of me pulling a silly face and then comment below with what you think i’m thinking? Or what makes you laugh about my face? 

I’ll be chewing on a “Jumbone” and waiting for the “ bbrrrriinnggg” of the humans WordPress iPhone apps notification alert sound to read your comments! 😀 

💬 “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” Dwight D Eisenhower

🎶 singalong with me…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.”

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🐾 #22 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Noses”

Bruce moving in from the left of the picture with a football in his mouth but his nose is nice and clear

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…your fave Boxercise instructor! 

Attention!! Today’s Drill…“Noses”

I forgot to mention in post “Seek & Destroy” that whilst you are running with a large ball in your mouth…Always make sure your nose is clear so you can still breathe and not pass out! 

Here are a few factoids…

  1. Dogs’ olfactory abilities are anywhere from 10,000 to 100,000 times more powerful than humans’. In fact, we have roughly 50 smell receptors compared to the humans measly one.
  2. Our nose can breathe air in and out at the same time.
  3. We have a special scent-detecting organ, called the vomeronasal organ that humans don’t have. This organ helps us detect pheromones secreted by other animals.
  4. Each of our nose prints are unique, like each human’s fingerprint.Flat-faced, short-nosed dogs, such as the Boxer, Pekingese, and Pug, have fewer scent-detecting cells than dogs with longer snouts, like Bloodhounds and German Shepherds. But what we lack in scent-detectors, we gain jaw power and can grip for hours without our big nose getting in the way, lol.

💬 “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” Dwight D Eisenhower 

🎶 singalong with me…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.”

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🐾 #21 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Long Runs”

Bruce running towards us with the sea on the right, cliffs on the left and a big sandy beach which is empty in the centre

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Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…your fave Boxercise instructor! 

Attention!! Today’s Drill…“Long Runs”

Since we’ve already got “Short Sprints” in our arsenal, it’s time to stretch out that drill into a “Long Run.”

This can be really difficult during lockdown and it’s vital to keep social distancing as you’ll be running for a long time…So be vigilant, and most of all safe! 

I hope you find a place where you can practise this drill because…

A long run burns calories, strengthens/hardens muscles, and tones the body, but more importantly  a long run really pushes you to discover your full athletic potential!

 🎶 “Don’t let nobody drag your spirit down” – Eric Bibb

🤔 “A lean dog shames its master.” Japanese Proverb

 🎶 singalong with me…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake. Every bite you take, I’ll be watching you.” 

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🐾 #20 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Pawly”

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⇧ Bruce feeling sad after his ear operation ✞  

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…your fave Boxercise instructor! 

Attention!! Today’s Drill…“Pawly”

I wanted to paws and take a little time to talk about accidents, or if you are pushing too hard on your drills…

If you have been to the vets (no idea why they are called this, they haven’t spent anytime in combat) and they have forced you into the “Helmet Of Shame”…DO NOT be cast down, but keep your chops held high! 😀  

There are other drills and exercises we can do e.g…

Dancing, Yay! Like yesterdays drill “Bust A Move” don’t be afraid to dance through the storms of life!! 🤣   

Bruce dancing

⇧ Bruce dancing in the storm! 😀 ⇧

🎶 “Don’t let nobody drag your spirit down – Eric Bibb

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🐾 #19 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Bust A Move”

Bruce looking straight at the camera whilst stood up and looks like he is dancing

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…your fave Boxercise instructor! 

Attention!! Today’s Drill…“Bust A Move” 

All of us dogs have a very individualistic personality, just like the humans do. While this varies from breed to breed, a lot of us respond to music based on the genre. You all know what i mean, when that songs starts playing and you just have to “Bust A Move!”

Depending on your groove, and how funky your routine…This will leave your human in stitches, they will laugh their heads off! 🤣   

At this point, i should tell you some benefits of busting a move…

Dancing is a great way to stay combat ready for dogs of all ages, shapes and sizes. It has a wide range of physical and mental benefits including:

  • Improves condition of your heart and lungs
  • Increases muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness
  • Increases aerobic fitness
  • Improves muscle tone and strength
  • Helps weight management
  • Stronger bones(that’s our bones and not the bones you normally chew.)
  • Better coordination, agility and flexibility
  • Improved balance and spatial awareness
  • Greater self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Better social skills.

💬 “Hit the floor with those groovy paws!” 🎶

 

🎶 Remember our happy singalong…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.” 

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🐾 #18 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Parrot Rest”

Bruce and his fluffy toy Parrot

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor! 😀 

Wow yet another week in lockdown has passed already…Time flies when your boxercised!

Please meet my good friend “Parrot” 

It’s time to rest yet again, so go and grab your favourite toy of the moment and take a day of well earned rest..With plenty of sleeping! 😀 

Also let’s think once again about rest and sleep. It’s vitally important to take a day of rest to give your body a chance to heal, it helps to de-stress, and also helps our minds focus…On FOOD, lol! 🍔 

Fun Quote…“A well trained dog will make no attempt to share your lunch. He will just make you feel so guilty that you cannot enjoy it.”

🎶 Remember our happy singalong…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.” 

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🐾 #17 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Posture”

Bruce sitting up nice and straight and looks like he's observing someone. He is sat on a wooden porch with the door behind him

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…your fave Boxercise instructor! 

Attention!! Today’s Drill…“Posture” 

It’s normal for us to instinctively guard the resources that are important to us. This may include our food, our toys, our beds, our humans and our territory!

‘Territorial aggression’ is important  

First exhibit warning, then perform defensive and offensive behaviors…Your “War Face” is essential at this point! 

 If the enemy proceeds…Continue barking, Growling, doing your “Short Sprints” up and down the perimeter…

If they move even closer…Charge, bite, gnaw, rip, twist whoever or whatever is invading your territory, until the threat is neutralised!!  

 This is why the correct posture is vital…Look harmless…Spring with power!

Here are some benefits of good Posture:

    • It keeps bones and joints correctly aligned so our muscles are being used properly.
    • Stops excessive wearing of joints.
    • Decreases the stress on the ligaments holding the joints of the spine together.
    • Prevents the spine fixing in abnormal positions.
    • Prevents fatigue because muscles are being used more efficiently, allowing us to use less energy.
    • Prevents backache and muscular pain. 
    • Contributes to a good appearance.

Awareness of your own posture is key, you can even practise in front of the mirror if you like…Practise makes better! 

💬 “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” Dwight D Eisenhower

🎶 singalong with me…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.”

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#16 🐾 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Aerobies & Frisbees”

Bruce with an areobie in his mouth and showing his teeth. the aerobie is over his head

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…your fave Boxercise instructor! 

Attention!! Today’s Drill…“Aerobies & Frisbees” 

“When will my humans learn that this is my Aerobie…Go and fetch your own if you want one, stop taking this one and throwing it, lol!” 

If you listen to the humans, they will call this  a “Sport”…But it’s a “Drill”

The reason this drill is important: It gives you a good workout and improves your speed, gives you fantastic muscle tone, increases paw to eye coordination and quickens your reflexes! 🐾

💬 “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” Dwight D Eisenhower

🎶 singalong with me…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.” 

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#15 🐾 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Eyeballing”

Portraint of Bruce not looking impressed

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…your fave Boxercise instructor! 

Attention!! Today’s Drill…“Eyeballing” 

“Are you eyeballing me?! Don’t eyeball me! Never eyeball me!! Keep your eyes front and don’t move them until i call them!” 

You may have thought i’ve been going soft on you as the last few posts have been a little squishy…But that ends now…Go hard or be soft! 😖

The burning pain of discipline is nothing to the anguish of disappointment! 

💬 “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” Dwight D Eisenhower

🤔 “A lean dog shames its master.” Japanese Proverb

🎶 singalong with me…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.”

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#14 🐾 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Steve’s Birthday”

portrait of me(left) and Bruce looking into the camera

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…your fave Boxercise instructor! 

Attention!! Today’s Drill…“Steve’s Birthday” 

As it’s Steve’s birthday today (April 15) i think we should all take a little time to grab one of our fave treats(as he won’t share any cake) and sing out loud on his special day! 🎵

Remember: Humans are fragile…So it’s important for us to give them love that they can only receive from us! ♥️

💬 “I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.” Doris Day

🎶 Birthday singalong…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake. Every bite you take, even your birthday cake I’ll be watching you.”

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#13 🐾 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Ears”

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Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…your fave Boxercise instructor! 

Attention!! Today’s Drill…“Ears” 

Let’s paws for a moment to talk about ear placement. Some of you will be aware that whilst running really fast during your drills, your ears flop around like crazy…This will not apply to some breeds, and will definitely not apply to those of you who are too lazy to hit full speed. It is vital to keep your ears disciplined! 

I’m only mentioning this as some of us(like me) have owners that are obsessed about capturing our photo to keep for sentimental purposes or something even more soppy like posting on WordPress etc…If you’re going to spend all of this time training, you might as well give them a nice photo! 🤣  

So just be aware…The cameras are out there and they’re pointed at you!!

💬 “If you think us dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving us only two of them.” 

🤔 “A lean dog shames its master.” Japanese Proverb

🎶 singalong with me…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.”

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#12 🐾 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Choir Of Cadence”

Bruces head shot of him howling, his muzzle pointed straight up

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…your fave Boxercise instructor! 

Attention!! Today’s Drill…“Choir Of Cadence” 

Let’s paws for a moment to talk about singing. Many humans are uneducated on this topic and say that we howl…what a vulgar display of ignorance! 

Our choir of cadence can also be used when we train and that is exactly what i want you to do during all of our drills. Please revert to singing your fave songs on Sundays which is your day of rest. 😀 

Here is a short cadence to help with your PT…

ME: 1, 2, 3, 4, let me run with every paw….YOU1, 2, 3, 4, let me run with every paw

ME: 1, 2, 3, 4, I won’t quit give me some more….YOU: 1, 2, 3, 4, I wont quit give me some more

ME: I won’t quit unless i’m ill…YOU: I won’t quit unless i’m ill

ME: I just want my favourite drill…YOU: I just want my favourite drill 

If you can extend this cadence please leave some suggestions in the comments, i’d love to hear your ideas…And it will help extend your PT! 😀 

Here are some physical Benefits of Singing…

    • Singing strengthens the immune system. … 
    • Singing is a workout. … 
    • Singing improves your posture. … 
    • Singing helps with sleep. … 
    • Singing is a natural anti-depressant. … 
    • Singing lowers stress levels. … 
    • Singing improves mental alertness. … 
    • Singing can widen your circle of friends.

🤔 “A lean dog shames its master.” Japanese Proverb

 🎶 singalong with me…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.”

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#11 🐾 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Paws For Reflection”

A close up side profile portrait of Bruce looking left with his tongue hanging out

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor! 😀 

Wow another week in lockdown has passed already…Time flies when your boxercised!

Let’s paws once more and think about how much you’ve achieved in just one week. 

Also let’s think once again about rest and sleep. It’s vitally important to take a day of rest to give your body a chance to heal, it helps to de-stress, and also helps our minds focus…On FOOD, lol! 🍔 

Fun Quote…“A well trained dog will make no attempt to share your lunch. He will just make you feel so guilty that you cannot enjoy it.”

🎶 Our happy singalong…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.” 

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