Activities For A Boxsky

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Introduction

A Boxsky, a cross between a Boxer and a Siberian Husky, is a large dog with a ton of energy. These dogs need a lot of attention from you as their owner. These canines are powerful watchdogs that need proper mental and physical stimulation. The Boxsky requires regular bouts of physical activity. While some dogs just need a short walk or a few minutes of playtime, Boxskies will require more than an hour of activity each day. Whether you are just playing around your house or you go on a grand adventure, make sure that you are allowing your dog to romp, play, and run around.

Boating

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Sunny Day
Moderate
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2 - 4 hrs
Items needed
Boat
Life Vest
Leash
Activity description
Boating is a fun activity that families often enjoy together in the summer. You can take your pup with you! While you are enjoying the sunshine and lake, you can let your dog lie around on the boat or take a dip in the water. If your dog is a seasoned swimmer, let them hop on into the water. If they aren't used to swimming, you may want to get in the water with them. When swimming near a boat, it is always a good idea to keep a lifejacket on your pooch no matter how strong of a swimmer they are.
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Introduction to the boat
Boat decks can be slippery. It is a good idea to introduce your pup to the way the flooring will feel under their feet. You may also want to take them out on the boat going very slowly so that they learn how to get around on the water. If they don't seem comfortable on the boat, don't force them to go on boating outings with you.
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Take the boat out
Make sure your dog has their lifejacket on and get out on the lake. Don't go too last while your dog is on board, as they might not be able to balance. The lifejacket will protect your dog from drowning, but it is important that you monitor your dog at all times while on the water.
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Get in some swim time
If your dog loves the water, let them hop on in! Boxskies often love swimming, and it is great exercise for them. It is important that you watch your dog while they swim. You will see the benefit of the life vest as your pal swims; your Boxsky will be safe in an event such as fatigue or fear. You will need to help them get back on the boat when the swim is done, because it will be slippery for them when they are wet.
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Jogging

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Sunny Day
Free
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30 min
Items needed
Leash
Water
Activity description

If you are the owner of a Boxsky, then you know just how much energy they have. It may seem like it is endless, but a good jog with their owner is sure to wipe them out for a little bit. Jogging is a free activity that can be done at almost any time. Be mindful of the weather, however. Always keep your dog leashed during jogs. If it is warm or you are going on a long jog, be sure to bring water with you for your dog. If you have a bottle that makes it easy for dogs to drink on the go, then that is the one you should bring with you.

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Get leashed up
Even if you think that your dog is well-trained enough to go without a leash, remember that they can get distracted and run off without warning. You should always leave your dog leashed for their protection as well as the protection of those nearby. A leash also gives you some control, such as in setting the pace.
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Get jogging
Now it's time for the fun part! Get out and run with your Boxsky! Be mindful of the temperature outside, and set an easy pace for both you and your pooch until you are both more comfortable with your jogs. If it is hot out, avoid running on concrete or asphalt, as doing so could burn the pads on your dog's paws.
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Frisbee Fun

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Sunny Day
Cheap
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1 hr
Items needed
Frisbee
Activity description

If your Boxsky is a master runner, jumper, and catcher, boost your fetch game up a notch by trying frisbee instead! Your dog may take a little time to get used to how frisbees fly through the air, but be patient. Your dog may take to the sport naturally, but if they don't, just enjoy playing a nice game of frisbee fetch in your backyard or at a local park. When your dog is a pro, you can start training for and competing in frisbee contests. Dogs who do this are called disc dogs, and they can participate in local, regional, and national contests.

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Practice with the frisbee
Balls and frisbees move through the air differently. You can do a few short throws to see how your dog reacts. If they don't seem to understand right away, be sure that you are patient when working with them. You may need to do a lot of training before they really get it down. Offer plenty of praise and a treat now and then to keep the motivation going.
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Get your frisbee on!
Take your dog out and play! Even if your dog isn't the best at catching the frisbee, they will enjoy running after it and bringing it back to you. You may also need to teach your pooch to drop the frisbee for you so that you can throw it again. Make sure that you are having a great time with your pooch. That's all that matters!
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More Fun Ideas...

New Tricks

No matter your dog's age, they can always learn a new trick. A quick Internet search will show you all kinds of unique tricks that you can teach your dog. Take a little time each day to focus on learning something new or perfecting old tricks.

Local Dog Park

When your pooch just needs to release energy, head to a nearby dog park for a little fun with new friends. Spend at least 30 minutes letting your dog run and romp with the other dogs. Be sure to go at a time when the park is full of dogs to make sure that your dog gets some good exercise in.

Conclusion

Make sure that your Boxsky is getting all of the physical and mental stimulation they need by doing the activities listed above or something else that will provide the exercise that they require. No matter what you end up doing with your Boxsky, just make sure that it is fun for both of you. Your eager dog will love getting to spend a little more time with you, and exercise is good for the whole family.