As an agile and spirited dog the boxer needs a lot of work - and there you are in demand! Learn here how to use your boxer properly.
The boxer is a kinderlieber family dog and generally a very pleasant companion. But he can also be demanding and sometimes even exhausting when he is not properly utilized. A German boxer needs more than just his daily walks: he wants to be challenged - both mentally and physically.
Thinking for your dog
Although the boxer is a very physical dog who prefers to run his head through the wall, you should still give him a little bit of mental exercise. For example, there is the track work for which boxers are very well suited, despite their short nose. First, get your dog accustomed to short, grassy tracks on which you distribute food. If the weather does not play along, you can also run the so-called "track" at home: hide, for example, small feeding bags, with which you reward your four-legged friend, if he has found them.
Action, Action, Action
Even if your boxer has a lot of fun playing ball - better refrain from this type of utilization, because in the constant jumping and racing, the joints of this quite heavy and large breed of dog are sometimes heavily loaded, which can quickly lead to injuries. Much better are extended Zerrspiele: A thick rope or even a towel for the young dog becomes a hard-fought toy, where you and your dog can tug vigorously. By the way, you can combine this game perfectly with small exercises: For example, you can use the command "Aus!" or generally train on command.
Utilization even in old age
Boxers tend to play a lot even in old age and romp wild - support your dog! Take for example walks with squeaky animals that your four-legged friend has to look for in the tall grass or other hiding places. Or pack a Frisbee in the summer when, for example, you go to a lake - your dog can then retrieve the toy from the cool water.