Boxer puppy training

The boxer is an extremely friendly, strong and intelligent dog. Boxers have a playful personality and are very caring and affectionate, which makes them amazing family dogs. Boxer puppies are an ideal choice for families with young children as they crave human companionship; they have a gift of forming a close bond with each member of their human family.

Raising a Boxer puppy can be a great experience when they are properly socialized and undergo basic puppy training.

If you have a Boxer puppy and are looking for boxer puppy training tips, this is the right place for you. Training a boxer puppy is much like training any other dog, but with some differences:

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The first thing you need to do is get to know the boxer, both the good sides and the challenging aspects. Read up as much as you can and continue to learn more as your puppy grows up. Understanding your dog, they way its mind works, will help you in the training process and will keep you from getting discouraged.  

  Boxers are very energetic and love to go on walks and play with their owners. They need a lot of exercise to maintain their health and this will also help avoid behavior problems. You can use this to your advantage and squeeze some training into your daily walks and using games that involve running or fetching as a positive reinforcement.

  Additionally, you should begin basic puppy training the day your puppy arrives to its new home. Start with the easy and important things - teach your puppy the basic commands such as "sit" and "stay", these will help you establish control and reinforce the "owner – dog" relationship.

Another thing you would like to begin with is puppy potty training or puppy crate training if you prefer. After your puppy is potty trained and listens to basic commands, you can slowly and gradually teach your pup everything you want it to know. Remember that the earlier you begin training, the better.

Adequate socialization in the early months is crucial as well. Your puppy needs to come in contact with new pets, dogs and people from the start. Boxer puppies will grow up to be strong adult dogs. This could be a potentially dangerous situation if your dog hasn’t learned how to behave around other people and animals.

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At the beginning of the socialization training you should be close by and as always, reinforce good behavior and reprimand your pup for bad behaviors such as growling and nipping.

  Boxers also have a tendency of being stubborn. When training, you should always be consistent and not be discouraged from repetitions. If you make a house rule – stick with it. Don't let your pup jump on guests when they walk in and only sometimes reprimand it. Tell your pup it is not supposed to do that immediately, do not wait or give up. Dogs do not understand the idea of "sometimes".  You should be as clear and consistent as possible, even if that means correcting your pup over and over again.

  Lastly, make sure you take the part of the pack leader or the alpha. Dogs automatically see themselves as a part of your family and the family as the pack, but you should make it clear that you are the boss. This should always be done in a controlled, calm mood. Hitting or shouting at your dog will not get you anywhere. Use clear commands in a firm voice, be consistent, reasonable and kind to your puppy.

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