Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Training Book Written Just for Boxers and Their Owners,

When correctly trained, the handsome Boxer is renowned for unswerving loyalty to its master and its fearlessness as a guard dog. Training Your Dog books teach ordinary non-expert dog owners how to train their own pets. Virtually every aspect of training is covered, with special focus on the distinctive traits of individual breeds. Dog owners are instructed on humane but effective methods of housebreaking and paper training, obedience training, teaching the dog to respond to verbal commands and hand signals, walking on a leash, and more. Also covered are methods of correcting bad habits such as begging, unwanted barking, and showing hostile behavior. There are many instructive, full-color photos in each book.  Boxers are excellent learners and this book, "Training Your Boxer," gives you the tools to transform your puppy or adult Boxer into a great companion and good canine citizen. (All techniques detailed in this book use positive reinforcement.). The foreword to the book was written by Tracy Hendrickson, owner/trainer of the ABC Performance Dog of the Year/2000, and Norbert Zawatzki, director of training for the Boxer Klub e.v. Sitz Munchen.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Boxer: An In Depth Look Into A Perfect Dog Breed

Author: Mark stimpson

In recent years, many people are becoming more familiar with the Boxer dog breed. More and more families are choosing to bring this unique dog breed into their homes and make them a part of the family. There are many reasons such a wide variety of families are choosing the Boxer dog breed, from the look or the dog to the personality. Here is a deeper look into a dog breed that is sweeping the nation with its affection and popularity.
Boxers are generally a very happy dog breed, which is why many families decide to bring them into their homes. On average, when a Boxer is well socialized they can do great in homes with children and other animals. A Boxer is on the top of the charts with the ability to learn quickly and their desire to please.
They do require a substantial amount of exercise as they are extremely energetic dogs. You will learn quickly if your Boxer is not getting enough mental stimulation. He or she will begin to find things to keep it entertained, this can be chewing on your favorite shoes to eating a leg off of your chair. Stimulation is key to keeping this dog breed happy.
One of the most notable aspects noted in the Boxer dog breed profile is their playful attitude and their ability to be great protectors. The Boxer can be the perfect dog for all scenarios. From being in the yard frolicking with the children to protecting the home from an intruder. However, it is vital that a Boxer is taught from the beginning his boundaries.
Make sure you are clear with your expectations for this dog breed. They can be set in their ways if you do not continue to maintain your status as "top dog" with them. A Boxer must be given rules to follow and have those rules reinforced, otherwise you will have a large dog breed taking over your home.
According to the Boxer dog breed profile, a Boxer is a large dog that weighs between 63-70 pounds depending on the sex of the dog. The are agile and attentive, and they stand between 22-25 inches tall. As they age, this dog breed is prone to some health related issues. Some of the most common aliments in the Boxer breed are thyroid issues, tumors, epilepsy, flatulence and hip dysplasia.
If you plan on bringing a Boxer into your family, you can expect to have a faithful companion for the next 11-14 years. Boxers are loyal companions that enjoy spending quality time with their pack leader. Running in the yard, going for walks and even fetching a ball. They require minimal groom, a brushing with a hard bristle brush a few times a week. They do not require a lot of bathing, only when they need it. Over bathing can cause skin conditions in Boxers. This is a dog breed that does not shed excessively, but they do shed.

Article Source:

About the AuthorIf you are looking for a loyal companion? some one who is good with the family and loves playing around, then the boxer dog is the dog for you. To find out more on this brilliant dog breed or to read about any other dog breeds, visit our website where we have hundereds of dog breed profiles.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Things To Look For When Buying A Puppy

First, take a look at  how well the puppys' are kept (are they clean is the kennel clean) for this is a important factor in their health, appearance and well being. The best time to get a puppy is between the eighth and twelfth week (no more no less) because you want it to be fully weaned and you don't want to start the training to late. Another important factor, is the puppy's coat shiny and smooth, eyes clear, straight legs and back is he alert. The first worming and immunizations should have already been done with the records for the puppy most of the reliable breeders and pet stores will have this already done and if you plan to breed or show the dog a registered pedigree with the American Kennel Club ( akc papers is a must ). You can do without the AKC papers if your new boxer puppy is just going to be a family, watchdog and your loyal-true friend. Remember when lifting your puppy up use two hands one at the chest and the other to support the rear end, very important. Until next time Boxers for life...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

What to Consider Before You Get A Boxer

There are various important questions you need to ask yourself so that you don't run into unforeseen problems like - Accommodations : Can you have animals where you live? (Boxers are a quiet dogs) Do you need dog liability insurance? (some places require it) Do you have time for your Boxer ? (a Boxer requires a lot of time, attention and love) Can you afford a Boxer? (buying, Equipment, maintenance, dog license and immunizations). Because your Boxer needs a good home where he/she can remain all of his/her life, because the worst thing that could happen is the change master to master or even ending up in a shelter.Your Boxer bonds entirely to its master and family it lives with and every interruption to this bond is very painful so you take on the entire responsibility for your Boxer with many years of companionship and loyalty. If you can't answer yes to these basic questions than you should reconsider having a Boxer.