Free Training Tips for Boxer Dogs

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Dog trainers, as other professionals, have preferences in what they’re working with. Boxer training would most likely be very high on any such preference list, since it’s easy, fun and extremely fruitful in comparison to training most other breeds.

The reason for this is that the boxer is one of the most intelligent, obedient and quick-to-learn dogs of today. The following article will cover some general aspects of dog training as well as provide some free training tips for boxer dogs, specifically.

First of all, all boxer dog training, regardless if it’s obedience training, temperament training or of any other type, should start roughly when the pup is 3 months old. Not only is a pup more responsive to training if he starts early, but at 3 months old he won’t really have a personality and temperament of his own, making it easier for you to “model” him the way you want.

Besides teaching him what to do, it’s very important to also start teaching him what not to do. For example, one boxer owner relates that while his boxer was still a pup, his friends, as well as himself, used to play with him in a rather aggressive matter, playing with his ears, pulling them, rolling the boxer over, immobilizing him, allowing him to bite his fingers while playing and so forth.

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They thought it was fun for the pup, as it was definitely fun for them. But as he grew older, whenever the owner or someone else would try to play with the boxer or simply pat or groom him, he would have the same reactions. He would try to bite their hand, although not hard, but in an extremely annoying fashion. The only time when the boxer actually let himself get groomed was when he was really tired or after the owner would give him a spank or two for obedience. This is a classic example of negative boxer education.

You also need to have a clear image on what you want to use your boxer for when he reaches adulthood. If you want him to be a guard dog, you need to train his aggressive side, while making sure he knows obedience at the same If you want him to be a working dog, it’s imperative that you get him used to exercise and to that specific type of work since he’s a pup.

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If you simply want him to be a family dog, less training will be required since boxers make for great family pets by nature. They’re playful, loyal, energetic, intelligent and they love being around children and they get along famously with other pets. The only trouble in this regard is when you own a female boxer and another female dog; that combination might cause some sparks. Of course, even as a family dog, your boxer will have to be thought obedience and the basics that you would teach any dog (this includes housebreaking, potty training, food training and so forth).

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