Discover The Truth About Boxer Dogs

The Boxer is an amazing dog and is extremely playful, energetic and definitely a handful (in a good way of course. This breed if dog is extremely loyal and when a friendship is built it lasts forever. As a breed the boxer is definitely unique and certainly not for everyone. These dogs require a lot of training and constant attention and it is important to be aware of this if you are a new owner or thinking of becoming an owner. They are extremely intelligent dogs, which can work to your advantage when it comes to training, but then again can be very disadvantageous, as they know how to use their intelligence to get what they want. Boxer Dog are wonderful and you can read more about them at the Boxer dogs forum.

Boxer Dogs - The best way to train a boxer is to turn them into a guard dog. It is really their true calling in life. It is a common assumption from people that know nothing about these dogs that they are aggressive by nature when the opposite is true and they are really playful! The assumption probably comes from the way they look as they are solid muscle and can look aggressive. This is not to say that your boxer will never be aggressive and if you do not train them then this could happen.

Because of their intelligence, Boxers can be very stubborn but when it comes to training a boxer, it can be very helpful . Owners must remember that there will be times when you ask the dog to do something and they are going to look you in the face and basically tell you where to go, knowing they are supposed to do what you are telling them but decides they can't be bothered and doesn’t. Patience is required on your part to train your Boxer and often lots of it. The time to start training your dog is from around six weeks old and this will provide the right guidance to them as they grow older. You should train them to be sociable, teach them how to play with people and make every training session enjoyable for them so that they take this on board.

The primary training function should be to make your dog sociable. Boxers can be very friendly dogs but they need to be trained to become one. This training should include social skills with people and other dogs. The best way to do this is training classes. In a class your Boxer will meet other dogs which is very important.

As your Boxer gets older and particularly at the 16 weeks old stage it will be more confident and will really test your training abilities and your patience and a dominance power struggle may take place with the dog doing everything that they can not to take your instructions. You have to be a strong leader at this time; you must show him that bad behaviors will not be tolerated no matter what!

You may have gotten the impression that Boxer dogs do not make good family pets but this couldn’t be further from the truth as all they really want to do is curl up in your lap. Train your boxer early with some serious boxer dog training and you can be assured you will have a stunning, loyal family friend.


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