Boxers Dogs as Pets - Are they right for you?

Written by Kathy Burns-Millyard

Pet Boxers, although low-maintenance, require your consistent attention, exercise, human interaction, consistent obedience training and lots of love. You cannot leave them to their own design for too long or they get lonely, bored and into trouble.

Being a big and strong dog as well as a highly intelligent one, Boxers need both physical and mental stimulations to keep them even-tempered and dignified while still keeping their impish spirit and fearless courage in tact.

How to keep Boxer out of trouble

Their high prey drive (some owners called it play drive) needs proper outlets or they could get destructive as house pets, and tend to fight among themselves especially ifrepparttar other family Boxers are ofrepparttar 125813 same sex. The female, it seems, is more aggressive thanrepparttar 125814 male.

Keeping Boxers busy isrepparttar 125815 best way to keep them out of trouble! Tire them out with long walks, 3 times a day. Give them plenty of exercise, play with them, especiallyrepparttar 125816 inquisitive puppies or they would tear up your home out of boredom, pent up energy and frustration.

For all your love and caring, be prepared for wet slobbery drool and kisses and love in return.

What some proud owners say about their pet Boxers:

* "Having a Boxer is like having another human in a dog body with you. You can talk to Boxers and they would understand. They demonstrate feelings just like human does. If they are loved, they will love and protect you."

* "Boxers arerepparttar 125817 most loyal companions. My Boxers bring me up when I am down. They arerepparttar 125818 canine clowns ofrepparttar 125819 dog world. They arerepparttar 125820 only dogs for me."

* "They are a gift! The two I have are always smiling and they cheer me up when IĈm not too happy. They can be your friends for life!"

How Boxers Work With the Family

Written by Kathy Burns-Millyard

How Boxers Work Withrepparttar Family

Boxers are very family-oriented and always love to be around people. Treat them as family members. Never underestimate their need for human companionship, which isrepparttar 125812 most notable trait of this breed.

The Boxer is happiest when it is with people. Its whole pelvis moves when a Boxer wags its tail in delight and exhilaration. It can adapt to any environment as long as it is with people.

They love being with their "families" and don't like to be alone. Include them in your gatherings when company is around.

They love to be your shadow. Boxers are intelligent and are quite capable of participating in many family adventures.

Boxer dogs are like humans and they need lots of love to feel like a part ofrepparttar 125813 family.

Accept them for what they are and give them time to show how loyal they could be. They are very sensitive animals so never hit them.

Boxers and Kids

Boxers are gentle with children. Boxers love to play and are always ready for a romp or game, so make sure you have kids, said one owner.

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