Basic training is an absolute must for all dog owners and, if you have a puppy it should start when your puppy is around 6 months, although you can start with simple training games much earlier – encourage your puppy to come to you when called and give lots of cuddles and praise when they do. The simple commands to sit, stay and wait are essential and teaching your dog to walk properly on a lead will make your walks so much more enjoyable and fund for the both of you.
How far you go with your training depends on what you would like to achieve. Boxers are very trainable and thoroughly enjoy the interactive ‘play’ that training brings. However, as puppies they should be shown how to interact with other animals, people and pets in your home so they become correctly socialised and know right from wrong. This will make your life so much easier as they grow in to fully grown Boxers.