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Ambassador: Cora

Ambassador: Cora

This beautiful boxer here is Cora, and she is friends with fellow Canadians and Lasso ambassadors, Onyx & Reena. She, as well, possesses one of the most colorful collections of Lasso leashes and collars and is one of the first ambassadors to join the team. We asked Cora's human Quinn to tell us a bit about them. 

How did your story with Cora begin?

My name is Quinn. I am 23 years old. Cora and I live in southern New York. I work as a nanny and Cora comes to work with me. I was a senior in college when I started really becoming restless about not having a dog. I grew up having dogs and the worst part about going away to college was not having a dog around. Senior year, I moved off campus and started looking around for a dog. I knew I wanted a boxer as my mom had them growing up and raved about them. I started chatting with a breeder who just had a litter. I went to see them when they were around 5 weeks old. At first, I had my eye on another puppy, but Cora's little pink nosey, her brown spots and spunky attitude won me over. I picked her up and she snuggled right into me and went to sleep. She came home at 8 weeks and we've been inseparable since.

Cora's Lasso collection

Boxers are always a joy! How is Cora unique?

Cora is a total goofball. She is, for the most part, very well behaved. She sometimes gets a little TOO excited when meeting new people. Cora is a licker. She will lick a person till they are sopping wet.  She is absolutely amazing around kids and is incredibly patient with them. She's obsessed with balloons, bubbles, squirrels and frisbees. When she gets a new rubber toy, she whines and only bites it with the tip of her teeth.  Cora likes to burrow and sleeps under the covers at night or in her CoraCave during the day. She loves cheese but isn't a big fan of fruits and vegetables. 

How has Cora changed you? 

Cora has taught me responsibility and to be more laid back. Everything is going to go the way I plan and that's ok! My biggest reward in having her is a wiggly butt and a tongue bath every time I come home ( those times I do leave her). To have my heart burst with pride when someone compliments how good she is with kids. And just a wonderful dog who has become my little girl and who I'm proud to be a mom to.

Tell us a story of when she is being goofy.

One day at work, Cora spotted a squirrel out the window. She whines and carries on when she sees one. This particular squirrel was taunting her. Cora was going to try her hardest to get at the squirrel. Next thing I know, she's on her hind legs crawling up the window trying to get outside.  

Which Lasso would you go for immediately?

It is really hard for me to pick just one Lasso accessory. But, since they are twisting my arm... I would have to choose the Lasso Traffic Leash. We live close to the city and the leash is so convenient. It keeps Cora nice and close to me on the busy sidewalks. And because it's short, you aren't fumbling with excess leash. 

cora the boxer with lasso

Don't forget to follow them on Instagram @dipped.in.white!

Ambassador: Onyx & Reena

Ambassador: Onyx & Reena

Onyx & Reena are two beautiful boxers from Canada. They have been Lasso Ambassadors since the very beginning of the journey and own the most vibrant collection of Lassos we have seen. Here are a few questions with their owner Erin so that you can get to know them a little better.

For those that don't know Onyx & Reena...

My name is Erin and Onyx and Reena belong to myself and their daddy Gordon. I found Reena after I lost my first dog, a beagle, to a car. I swore to get a pup that would not run away, researched boxers and it seemed like a great fit for how active I am as well. She was all legs when I got her, and cute as can be! Onyx came in as a playmate for lonely Reena after I moved in with Gord. They have been attached since!

Tell us a bit about them.

Reena is the crazier of the two and is quite vocal, while Onyx is actually quite calm and chill. I find they balance each other well! Onyx is a bit obsessed with fruit, while Reena is my picky eater. Onyx is super quick to catch on to tricks and loves to learn, she knows them all. While bean would rather do it on her time. 

onyx & reena

What have been some challenges and rewards?

The biggest challenge I have had is likely to be Reena's dog reactivity, which can be so frustrating. She was in a bad dog situation when young and since then has never trusted strange dogs. Brought in as puppies they are great fun for her though! I just have to be careful walking her as she can get out of every piece of equipment designed. Biggest reward is just how much work you put into them and seeing the outcome. It's seeing the trust that comes from that work  

Do you have any random, funny story?

Because they are so different yet similar, there are too many funny stories to even think, but let me tell you this one story. One time my grandmother was puppy sitting for me, and she couldn't find miss O for the life of her! Calling and everything, but finally Reena sits down in front of a chair as if to say look here dummy. Little Onyx was just curled up on the chair, hardly seen. It's been her "cheat" spot ever since, as furniture is off limits there.  

onyx and reena boxers 

Which are you're favorite Lassos?

I love all of my lasso pieces, the stunning colors and durability, but I just could not live without my 4 ft. Cruiser Leash. So soft in my hands I can't imagine not having them. Collars are a close second!  

Don't forget to follow them on Instagram @onyx_reena_boxers !