So are you ready for a Boxer Dog?

Written by Kathy Burns-Millyard

So are you ready for a Boxer Dog?

The answer is "no" if you arerepparttar type who mostly leave your dog on a chain. Boxers require much of your love, attention and companionship although they are easy to take care of.

One Boxer-lover even said to never get one as pet if you work full time!

Another point to consider is thatrepparttar 125810 costs for food, training, grooming, medical care, toys and other supplies do add up.

Still, for many years now,repparttar 125811 Boxer has ranked inrepparttar 125812 top 10 of favorite purebreds byrepparttar 125813 American Kennel Club, numbering about 35,000 Boxers registered in 2003.

Boxers Crave Attention

Boxers need constant attention and love to be babied. Treat your Boxer as your best friend and play, play, play with him.

One three-month old Boxer loves her bath more whenrepparttar 125814 owner sings to her. Be it playing, talking or singing to them or taking them for a walk, Boxers simply loverepparttar 125815 attention.

Shower them with love, affection and attention as well as some treats.

These keep Boxers happy. Left to their own devices, Boxers can become very destructive when lonely, bored and ignored. One is known to jump over 6-footer fences ifrepparttar 125816 owner is gone for too long.

Give extra space when you have to leave Boxers alone over extended period. They donÆt like to be locked in a room. One owner gives a 4-year old male Boxerrepparttar 125817 run ofrepparttar 125818 hall stairs, landing and its own bedroom andrepparttar 125819 dog is much happier and not destructive at all.

When you have to leave Boxers alone, you better make sure they have a toy they really like or they'll find something to do that you probably really won't like.

Destructive Streak in Boxers

Boxers are too smart and strong for their own good, and if they're bored and undisciplined they can be a disaster inrepparttar 125820 house.

That is why obedience training is important, in order to preventrepparttar 125821 destruction of too many of your belongings. Training makes a happier dog.

The accepted temperament for Boxers rules out aggression, hyperactivity and extreme shyness inrepparttar 125822 breed. You want to have these under control in your pet.

How To Stop Your Cat Spraying

Written by Marc de Jong

The cat backs up torepparttar door, liftsrepparttar 125809 tail and releases a fine spray of urine. Yes, your cat is spraying. You have a problem. But one you can solve.

Figures fromrepparttar 125810 British Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors say that aggression in dogs and marking behavior in cats arerepparttar 125811 biggest behavior problems inrepparttar 125812 UK pet population.

Spraying is marking behavior, not a litter box problem. Sprayed cat urine contains pheromones, a substance that animals use to communicate. Combinations of pheromones work like fingerprints: they identifyrepparttar 125813 cat.

A spraying cat marks his or her territory with cat urine. It simply says: ‘This is mine’. You may not like it, but getting angry doesn’t help. It may even have an opposite effect: more spraying.

Cats in heat are attracted byrepparttar 125814 odor of cat urine. For them, spraying is something like an invitation to love. The results may be there in 65 days: a nest of cute little kittens.

Cats do not only spray during sexual encounters. Some also do it during conflicts with other felines, or when they are stressed.

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