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Liv Anderson, Bane + Brue

Canine Individual of Curiosity takes a peek into the day by day lives and high-speed adventures of Ollie pack members, celebrating the distinctive and galvanizing bonds between canines and their folks.

Whereas on our Ollie Unleashed tour in Austin, Texas, we had absolutely the pleasure of assembly Ambassador Liv Anderson and her two canines, Bane and Brue, stay and in-the-fur. Even at a distance, it’s obvious how a lot Liv’s pups imply to her. The trio’s connection is tangible, and their pleasure is tangible. Bane and Brue’s “huge canine power” rapidly turns into lap canine love, regardless of their commanding measurement.

Liv, like us, is fortunate sufficient to have turned her love for canines right into a profession, giving her a way of function and a platform to dispel damaging stereotypes about sure breeds and pup parenting usually. Her humorousness makes instructional moments simpler to swallow whereas additionally reminding us that we’re not alone in our struggles to maintain our pups blissful and wholesome.

Picture courtesy of @grizzly.bane

Bond, Liv Bond

Each Bane and Brue had been initially adopted by Liv’s mother and father and got here to her at totally different occasions in her life.

“My mother and father received Bane once I was in faculty.  When he was two, I moved again dwelling from faculty and bonded with him rapidly. My mother and father had been going to re-home him as a result of he was loads for them to deal with, so I took him dwelling with me.”

A pair years later, Liv would fall in love along with her mother and father’ Bernese Mountain Canine, Brue, who would later be a part of, and full the household pack.

Picture by Elizabeth Kreutz

BIG variations

There’s loads lurking beneath all of that floof. Related in stature solely, Bane and Brue couldn’t be extra totally different. Liv describes Brue as a social butterfly, loving to be the lifetime of the get together and making new human mates simply and sometimes. Her German Shepherd, Bane, however, prefers to maintain his social circle small and intimate.

“Bane is extra of a cat character,” Liv explains.  “He loves his mother and doesn’t thoughts if others are round, however he doesn’t search out their consideration.”

Balancing these vastly totally different wants is a problem, however Liv makes it look simple and entertaining. Only a fast scroll by her Instagram reels, and you may see how she lets every pup’s character, quirks, and skills shine. Liv additionally takes these variations into consideration when planning out the proper day for her pups and understanding every one’s distinctive love language.

“I like to get them out and round different folks and canines. Bane loves different canines, so when he will get to run round with them, he’s in heaven,” Liv notes, however relating to social butterfly Brue, she’s happier to be the place the individuals are.

“Brue doesn’t care about different canines a lot, however she likes to get pets from all of the people. It makes me so blissful to see how a lot pleasure they convey to others.”

A “canine’s canine,” Bane likes to be chased round by his mother and father and different pups, whereas Brue is happiest when she’s snuggling along with her people, becoming all 110 kilos of fluff onto Liv’s lap — proving lap canine is only a mind-set.

Picture by Elizabeth Kreutz

Feeding canines’ distinctive wants

Having the ability to individualize her pups’ vitamin can also be extremely essential to Liv:

“Each of my canines have delicate stomachs and allergy symptoms, so it’s important for me to know what’s of their meals.”

Sensitivities, allergy symptoms, and distinctive preferences are only a few of the explanations Ollie is a superb match for Liv, Bane, and Brue. Bane avoids triggering a protracted record of protein allergy symptoms by sticking to Ollie’s Recent Hen recipe, whereas Brue retains her delicate abdomen calm with Lamb.

Ollie is not only for the persnickety pup, however our light recipes and versatile plans make it simple to create a mealtime routine that works greatest in your pup’s wants, ought to they require a bit of additional care and a spotlight.

General, Liv has seen enhancements in Bane and Brue’s well being since feeding them Ollie. Their luscious coats stand out specifically, and their power ranges are proper the place they must be to maintain up with the entire train and journey Liv has in retailer for them. We like to see it!

Concerned about including Ollie to your pup’s day by day routine? Get skilled suggestions on the appropriate meal plan in your pup at



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