Discussion in 'Dog Breeds' started by Dodge, May 13, 2011.

  1. Dodge Well-Known Member

    :Dsurprise,surprise !!!

    Ok,we must have the most low energy Boxer OF ALL TIMES!!
    I know they are supposed to be full on . . . ALL THE TIME!!!

    Is there anybody else out there,that may have got a Boxer that does not do all the stereo type things?
    My hubby had two Boxers before we got together and the WHOLE FAMILY(!!!) could not moan enough about how over the top these two dogs used to be :cautious:

    Now I now(well,two years now) that he and his then wife never did no training with the dogs and never really walked them as such,he used to take them to the moors or beach and let them run themself rugget,to get rid of all the energy.
    Soo,now that we ve had Dodge,and he just turned two, I mean Bob has always said that it must have something to do with keeping his mind busy from a very yound age (blowing my nails,brushing them against my jumper:LOL:) Dodge is soooooooooooooo placid,honest to god,he sleeps most of the day (YAWN!!) and has never destroyed anything/chewed anything,so if anybody knows whether that would be just the caracter or the training:censored: (:cautious:wouldnt mind taking the credit for it:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:) let me know :D:D:D:D

  2. Dodge Well-Known Member

    Just had another thought . . . .
    Do you think,as dogs ARE creatures of habit,if you can get in there early and not give them the opportunity to develop "bad behaviour" (which is defiend by us rather then the pups,i.e, chewing and going bonkers :ROFLMAO:) any dog can be taught from the very earliest age to not chew things,run around the house/furniture/raid the bins . . . all the stuff that a lot of dog owners complain about. Do YOU think,that it could all be solved by EARLY training?
    I think it could be,but that would mean all the drop out dog owners that cant even be bothered to pick up poo to do their bit :(O_o:unsure:
    I just wish peeps would think about what it involves to own a dog,if you dont like to be seen PICKING UP POO(GOD FORBID!!!)just dont have a dog,get a hamster :D
  3. charmedwolf Moderator

    My Jinx is just like your Dodge. All she does is sleep all day:sleep:. Lazy boxers. Isis is rather lazy too but she does have her excited moments but she is usually content with chewing on a toy by my feet.

    I'm positive that if you teach good habits young enough you shouldn't have a problem. All of ours were taught very young to respect where people are because as big dogs they do get rowdy and them playing does take up the entire house :p
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  4. Dodge Well-Known Member

    :Dthank you!!! Its nice to know that (I can only assume!) other Boxer's are like him:love:(y)(have you got a Boxer?Your pic is a bit hit'n miss,it does look like one though:love:)
    Bob(oh) thinks that he aint quite normal and that must have something wrong with him . . .PMSL:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO: maybe thats just what a tired dog is supposed to look like then ;):D
  5. charmedwolf Moderator

    The one in my picture is Kratos, my English Mastiff. That was just when he was soo much smaller.
    This is a picture of everyone but Kona, my youngest who is a Great Dane. Jinx is wearing the dark pink collar and Isis the light pink collar.

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  6. Dodge Well-Known Member

    Oooooh, Jinx and Isis :)(am utterly biased,I just want to squidge and snog those faces:love:)they are utterly stunning!!
    Kratos looks well lush in that pic,I bet he puts those two well in their place,ey :)teaching them manners,brill!!
  7. Ina Well-Known Member

    What a lovely family!
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  8. Ina Well-Known Member

    You are absolultely right about that. Don't let the dogs get into bad habits - this way you don't have to fix their behaviour in the first place. (y)
    .. and THAT is exactly what Ian Dunbar has taught me in his videos. Early socialisation - continued socialisation. Bite inhibition and keeping the dog busy. Unfortunately I am off to our Schools Open Day and don't have time to dig out some of Ian's best YouTube videos, but will catch up when I get back.

    Early training is the best thing you can do - however it is really hard with all the rescue dogs that only get to a trainer at a later stage. :(
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  9. Ohsweetserenade New Member

    It seems like every other day my boxer gets super excited. Some days he just wants to sleep all day, some days he just loves playing. But I find that even on his 'sleepy' days, if I take him to a dog park, he is WIDE awake. I've also noticed that when we go to dog parks, Apollo is Usually the most energetic dog there! But everyone wants to pet him. Sometimes he will even play by himself. He will take a toy and throw it with his mouth and go and fetch it. (:
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  10. Amanda.G Member

    Our previous boxers could have some days when they just wanted to sleep, but Dan don't know what sleep is. When he was three months he almost didn't want to sleep at all, he mostly wanted to run around, back then we lived in a apartment and the neighbors didn't get so excited when he did it at 01.00 am.... Nowadays he's used that when we go to our bedroom, it's sleep-time not play-time. If he don't get enough exercise during the day, then he can have unlimited energy in the evening. The first thing he does in the morning when we take him out to pee and poo is just to run around like crazy. Then he often find a wooden stick and play with so happily.
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