Boxer dog training can be a very daunting experience for the owner who is not prepared for the resistance a Boxer will show when taught commands. Boxers are a stubborn breed, and perhaps a little too intelligent for their own good. If they are not trained with the proper consistence and persistence, they will not see a point to the lessons being taught, and will choose to ignore the owner instead.
That being the case, it is important for you to enroll your dog in Boxer dog training classes that teach obedience, and provides you with the confidence you need to control your dog and show him who’s boss. In other words, obedience school is not an option when you own a Boxer, it is a necessity.
An obedience class will teach your Boxer specific commands (ex. Sit, Come, Heel, etc.), and provide him with a learning environment that includes other dogs. This environment will help your dog adjust to other people and his fellow canines. Best of all, the obedience class teaches you how to be an effective teacher.
It is essential that you choose a Boxer dog training class that features an experienced trainer that has your dog’s best interests in mind. Furthermore, a good trainer that has plenty of experience and patience can handle just about any behavioral issues your pup may have.
The best way to find a good trainer is to seek the advice of your Vet, your dog’s breeder, or any friends who have taken their dog’s to obedience school. Finding a dog training school or class also means –
- Not substituting quality for a cheaper fee, or assuming that an institution that charges a high price is run by competent trainers.
- Talk to the trainer before enrolling your dog and trust your first impression of this individual. Did they seem competent? Did you feel comfortable talking to them?
- Observe your dog with the trainer. Is his tail wagging? Does he appear to like the trainer?
- Research the course and the practices on which it is based. What will they teach you and your dog, and how will they teach it? Will the Boxer dog training course cover everything you want your dog to learn?
- Ask for references from the personal trainer. Find out if they are truly an experienced trainer, or if this is only a summer job.
- Sit in on a class. All dogs and owners that are present should be having a good time.
Remember, even after you find an obedience school you like, and your dog successfully passes the Boxer dog training obedience course, his training does not stop there. You must continue to practice all of the commands you and your dog learned. Training is an ongoing process that never ends. This is how your Boxer will remain obedient, because when your dog understands his place in your family, he will be happy.