Activities For Boxsprings

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Introduction

Social, active, and a great protector, Boxsprings are wonderful family pets and companions. Boxsprings are a mix of two family-friendly breeds - the Boxer and the Springer Spaniel. These two breeds are known for their friendliness and playful streaks with their families and other dogs. They can be a little standoffish with strangers so they make good guard dogs as well. Activities for Boxsprings should teach them manners as well as let them have some fun.

Dog Park Play Time

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Sunny Day
Free
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Leash
waste bags
Activity description
Activities for Boxsprings that capitalize on their gregarious natures will help them use up their excess energy and keep them well socialized. Taking your Boxspring to the local dog park several days per week will ensure they have plenty of time to play and interact with other dogs. Socialization is important to make sure your dog understands how to communicate with other dogs. Older dogs are the best teachers for younger dogs. They let them know when they are playing too hard and teach them the cues for playing, that hurts, and leave me be.
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Basic manners
Before you let your dog run loose in a pack at the dog park, make sure you have taught them basic manners. Boxsprings are smart dogs, but they can be excitable and lose their concentration. Make sure your dog can respond to basic commands, can sit and wait for you to take off the leash, and knows not to jump before you head out.
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Choose a park
Dogs do best with room to roam off leash, and many cities and towns are responding by putting in multiple dog parks. Take a look around your area and find one that meets your needs. Look for parks that are fully fenced in and have lots of room to walk and run around.
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Weekly routine
Once you find a park or two that you and your Boxspring enjoy, make it a habit to go there at least once per week. A routine will help your dog know what to expect. The effects of dog interaction are cumulative, so being consistent will help your dog learn faster.
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Roll Over

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Any Day
Free
Normal
15 min
Items needed
Treats
Activity description
Training and tricks are important activities for Boxsprings. Learning new tricks helps to provide your dog with mental challenges and gives them a job and something to focus on. After you've finished basic obedience with your dog and you've learned how to work together, moving on to fun tricks will be an important next step. Learning to roll over is a great intermediate challenge that you and your dog will find fun and rewarding. With just a few steps and several tasty training treats, your dog will know how to roll over on command. This is a fun trick to show off to friends and family when they visit.
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Sit to lay down
Start with your clever Boxspring in a sit position. Then, show them a yummy treat. Slowly bring the treat down to the ground so they are laying down. Make sure they stay interested in the treat but don't give it to them just yet.
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Over the shoulder
Now draw the treat over their shoulder slowly. Make sure they are following along with their head. If they aren't, bring the treat back under their nose and slowly bring it back again. They should keep following the treat until they end up on their back. Give them the treat and practice again.
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To the other side
After your dog has gotten used to rolling on their back, instead of giving the treat, keep moving it until they flop to the other side, then give them the treat. Practice the entire sequence until you can put it all together. Once they can do it well, add the name of the trick "roll over" and eventually they will be able to roll over on command.
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Brush the Teeth

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Any Day
Cheap
Normal
5 min
Items needed
Doggie tooth brush
Doggie tooth paste
Activity description
Just like us, dogs need to take good care of their teeth or they can get cavities. Unfortunately for dogs, teeth with cavities must be removed! You can help your dog keep their chompers sparkly white and healthy by brushing their teeth just like you brush yours. It only takes a few minutes each day. Dogs use specially designed pet toothbrushes that are safe for their teeth and gums. You'll also need to invest in pet-safe toothpaste. These items aren't too expensive, and they are a whole lot less expensive than paying for oral surgery to get rid of rotten teeth. Your Boxspring and your vet will thank you.
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The right equipment
It's important to have the right products to brush your dog's teeth. You can get a toothbrush that looks and feels like a human toothbrush but is the right softness, or you can get a scrubber that goes right over your finger. Dog toothpaste is specially formulated to be healthy and safe for dogs and to have a taste they like.
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Brushing is fun
You should try and brush your dog's teeth every day if you can. To keep this a quick and painless process, you need to introduce it slowly. First, put a little bit of toothpaste on your finger and let your dog lick it. You can even smear it on their gums so they get used to the taste. Next, put some on the toothbrush and let them lick it. Gently brush their teeth for a few seconds. Slowly increase the time you brush until you can get all their teeth.
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Dog dentist
Even though you are brushing your dog's teeth, they will still need to have their teeth checked out, just like humans. Usually, your vet will offer this service. Every few years they will put your dog to sleep and scrape the plaque off their teeth. Good tooth hygiene will keep your dog healthy for a long time.
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More Fun Ideas...

Movie Night

Boxsprings are more than happy to curl up on the couch with the family for movie night. Just make sure you bring some pup-corn for them!

Running

Your Boxspring has plenty of energy to keep you motivated through tough runs. They love to jog along next to you and will never hit the snooze button when a morning run is scheduled.

Conclusion

Activities for Boxsprings should help them socialize with other dogs, let them run and play, and keep them happy and healthy. These sweet family dogs love nothing more than to play with their humans. They can be shy at first when meeting new people, but they open up slowly and will happily include new people into the mix. Make sure they have plenty of opportunities to run and to practice tricks or work at their "job." These dogs are quickly becoming popular hybrid breeds because of their versatility and goofy nature.