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However, it suffice to teach your Boxer to obey simple commands of raising a paw in a handshake, giving a hand lick for a kiss or doing a roll over to show his submission to you. Most Boxers love performing these simple tricks (obedience commands) for you.
There is no need for extreme measures to prove you are boss. Obedience training should be fun and rewarding for you and your Boxer.
* Once it is established you are boss, one owner declared: "Life with your Boxer will be just kidney bean dancinÆ all way!" Another reported: "My Boxer wanted to be class clown at obedience class until I got serious and showed him I was boss."
* The Boxer must always eat after you do.
This is easiest way to show to your Boxer who is boss. But this is easier said than done when there are many people in family and not all would respect rule.
* Very active young Boxers have short attention span.
It is best to have many short 5 to 10-minute lessons than a single, long 30-minute lesson. Keep training session short and sweet. Lengthy session easily becomes dull, boring and tedious for both you and Boxer. * Start training at quiet places familiar to your Boxer with very few things and people around to distract him.
Gradually move training to places with more and more distractions so he will learn to obey your commands despite distractions.
* Speak to your Boxer strongly but not in an angry voice.
Be kind but be firm while training and never give in to what they want. It seems cruel but in long run you will have a much better relationship with you boxer.
* Celebrate after every training session for a good job done.
Have a big play by running and throwing his favorite toys. If you give them a lot of playtime with yourself theyÆd listen to you more.
* Use only one word like "sit," "down," "drop" and "stay" when teaching Boxers commands. For example, when your Boxer gets on lounge with you, say "sit - down" and he should sit then lay down on your lap. * To keep a Boxer from charging front door, put up a door/gate that he canÆt see through or hop over.
Have him wait till people enter and come up stairs then he gets a treat. This particular owner noticed that even when gate is left open Boxers don't usually go by unless they see a squirrel or cat!
* Finally, no matter how well trained you think your Boxer is, he has an attention span of seconds!
DonÆt let him run away because heÆll just keep going and going. Always keep him leashed outdoors if not in a fenced area. He can run faster than you and you will not catch him if he runs for road!
Boxers and Obedience Class
Discipline is one of most important aspects of owning a Boxer.
Puppy school is not an option, it is a necessity to train owners, including children in family, how to manage Boxer and nurture it into becoming a well-adjusted member of family.
Puppy school is for Boxers to help develop good habits right from start. Wait until your Boxer is at least 6 months old before putting him through any serious work.
Trainers with extensive experience and knowledge can deal with just about any behavior problems your pup might come up with.
Choose a trainer who is purposeful and patient. The well-trained Boxer is a sight to behold going through his paces in class. Their innate intelligence makes many Boxers great successes in obedience ring. Of more importance is for you as owner to continue to practice obedience lessons with your Boxers.
They will best remember lessons when you incorporate them into your everyday routines with your dog.
For example you can tell your pup to "heel" while he follows you around house, and to "sit" and "stay" while you prepare his dinner. As your wake up greeting in morning he can do a "roll over". Tell him to "go find ball" while you get dressed and "go get leash" before you go for walks together.
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