Activities For Boxermans

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Introduction

We've talked about quite a few different kinds of designer dogs over the years who typically have very strange names. Boxermans are designer dogs who have names that we feel are the exception to that trend, as their alias is both practical and stylish. Boxermans descend from Boxers and Doberman Pinschers. These dogs tend to be fairly large in size and have short, multi-colored coats to go with their short and stubby tails. Boxermans are a fairly springy sort, so you'll need to introduce them to a variety different of activities to keep them from getting bored and restless.

Navigate the National Mall

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Any Day
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Normal
45 min
Items needed
Leash
Navigational Equipment
Touring Supplies
Waste Bags
Activity description
One of the most historic and significant areas in America, the National Mall is a massive park that's located in Washington D.C. If you ever wished that you could take your Boxerman to one of the United States' significant sights, then you'll be happy to know that the National Mall is one of the most dog-friendly monuments in the nation. The place is positively massive though, so you'll essentially want to pack as if you were going on a hike if your intent is to walk around the National Mall with your dog; save up $100 or so, use it on supplies and bring weather appropriate gear. You can visit the mall just about any time of the year, but just remember to dress accordingly.
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The Washington Monument
This obelisk type structure was raised in honor of the first president of the United States. It's been featured in an almost uncountable number of TV shows, movies, video games, and all other kinds of media that you can think of. The Washington Monument is located in a large patch of grass and is surrounded by an array of American flags. Visitors are encouraged to get close to the monument and read the messages that are inscribed nearby.
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The Lincoln Memorial
The Lincoln Memorial is just as instantly recognizable, if not more so, than the Washington Monument and actually contains a statue of the 16th president of the United States. The Lincoln Memorial is housed within a massive temple and is located in the western portion of the Mall. The Lincoln Memorial was intentionally positioned right across from the Washington Monument in order to depict Abraham Lincoln paying homage to his predecessor.
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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
This monument was created back in 2011, making it the newest monument out of the three. It depicts the legendary Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and serves as a direct reference to MLK's famous "I Have a Dream" speech. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is located in West Potomac Park, which is right next to the National Mall. Viewing all three of the areas will allow you and your Boxerman to get a good trek in!
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Consider College

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
45 min
Items needed
Leash
Waste Bags
Activity description
As it happens, certain college campuses around the US are some of the most dog-friendly locales a person could visit; Eckerd College allows their own students to let animals live with them after a semester of attendance while Lees-McRae College hosts a number of pet-friendly events year round. Most college campuses won't charge you a dime to visit them, and there will be plenty of places that you can go visit to get food and water for your pet. You'll need to bring some change if you're planning on parking your car on campus as well as weather appropriate clothes (though you can honestly visit most of the campuses during any time of year.)
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Choosing the right campus
Though many campuses will allow humans and pets to travel together around their perimeters, not all campuses will have enough room to accommodate your Boxerman's needs. Use all of the resources you can, and call ahead if need be, to see just how dog-friendly a specific campus is before you become too dead set on visiting it.
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Class is in session
You might think that this step would only apply if you visit during the time a semester is scheduled to take place, but most college campuses tend to be filled to the brim with students, professors, and other faculty members who are incredibly active at their campus all year round. Be mindful of these people whenever you choose to visit and encourage your dog to be on their best behavior at all times.
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Friendly Flyball

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Sunny Day
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30 min
Items needed
Tennis Ball
Flyball Box
Hurdles
Activity description
Your Boxerman's speed, agility, and endurance will be put to the test with this activity. Flyball is a canine sport in which dogs race over hurdles in order to retrieve a ball, racing back and allowing another dog to repeat the action in the form of a relay. Boxers tend to do pretty well with this activity, so their Boxerman offspring will be able to excel with enough time and training as well. You can get a tennis ball (which will serve as the flyball) for very cheap. The mechanism needed to launch the ball out, however, can cost anywhere from $150 to $300 or more. If you're interested in trying this activity with your dog, try to play on a day that's nice, sunny, and free of rain. Better yet, if you join a Flyball club, practices are typically held indoors and you will have the use of their flyball box. Your Boxerman will enjoy the excitement and interaction with other canines, too.
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Flyball basics
In its base form, Flyball is a simple enough activity. Encourage your dog to run up to a Flyball box, jump down on the spring-loaded mechanism to release the ball and catch the ball that releases from the box. Then you will have to rouse them as they run back to bring the ball to you. However, the game gets more complex when you add hurdles into the mix - not too mention other excited, barking dogs as a distraction. It's easy for a dog to run in a straight line and bring the ball back, but it is much harder for them to bring it back jumping the hurdles again and keeping up speed.
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Footloose
Early on, it's a good idea to let your dog play Flyball in its simplest form; without setting up any obstacles, coax your dog into running up to the Flyball Box and retrieving the ball as quickly as they can. Increase the distance your dog will have to run to get back to you over time to increase their speed and endurance incrementally.
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Hurdles
You don't specifically have to incorporate hurdles right off the bat, but the time will eventually come when your dog will need to start training with them if they're going to progress any further. Joining a team enables your Boxerman to learn from experienced dogs and the camaraderie is hard to beat!
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More Fun Ideas...

Flirt Poles

Flirt poles allow humans to play with and tease their dogs in an indirect way while also helping the pets burn fat and excess energy. You can play with a flirt pole in your backyard, at the beach, or at the park as these tools are very versatile (and very cheap!)

Toy Cleanup

One can teach a Boxerman to do all sorts of things, including helping to clean up their toys after a busy playtime. You'll need to teach your dog the name of their ropes, bones and stuffies first before you can ask them to retrieve them for you.

Conclusion

Boxermans don't exactly have a large population size in comparison to more popular, well known breeds so most folks may never get the pleasure of interacting with one of these loyal and loving dogs in person. Should you choose to take the necessary steps to adopt a Boxerman into your family, we ask that you spread the word about these dogs based on your experiences so that more people can learn about them. Hybrid breeds as a whole are getting more and more recognition as time goes by, but our hope is that you can help expedite this process for the Boxerman in particular as they could definitely use a lot more love.