Activities For Boxweilers

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Introduction

When you cross the playful and lively Boxer with the powerful Rottweiler, you get a hybrid known as the Boxweiler. This hybrid is known to adopt a good mix of traits from the two parent breeds; Boxweilers are extremely energetic, friendly and intelligent. Since both parents have good guarding instincts, the Boxweiler also makes for an excellent watchdog as well as a working dog and overall companion. They are also known to enjoy spending time with their owners and families, especially when engaging in outdoor activities. The Boxweiler is a top candidate for a family dog and should be with a family that can provide their physical, mental and emotional needs.

Dock Diving

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Hot Day
Cheap
Normal
30 - 60 min
Items needed
Floating toy
Flotation device
Activity description

The Boxweiler is quite the active dog. As such, owners of this breed should also be fairly energetic and active so that they can meet their dog’s needs without much difficulty. Some of the activities that Boxweilers love to do include playing fetch and swimming. But if you want to take things to another level, you may combine these two games and get your pooch to do some dock diving. Also known as dock jumping, this canine sport involves dogs jumping off docks and into the water to fetch a toy. While this activity can be competitive, you can use it as a recreational pastime for your dog. 

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Find a dock diving spot
One of the most important elements of dock diving is the spot where you can play it. As the name suggests, you need a dock or any elevated platform where your dog can jump from. Fortunately, most lakes have this. In case your local lake or swimming hole does not, you may also opt to go to a dog-friendly public pool.
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Get your dog soaring
When you find an area for dock diving, you can then start playing. For safety purposes, you should equip your dog with a flotation device, no matter how good they are in swimming. Then, get your dog’s attention toward the toy. It would help if your dog has already formed some sort of attachment to it. Then, while your dog looks on, throw the toy into the water and watch as your dog runs and jumps to retrieve it. Throw it a little further each session to see how they advance in skill and speed.
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Batter Up Game

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Sunny Day
Free
Normal
15 - 30 min
Items needed
Wiffle bat
Ball
Activity description

The fetching game is one of the most timeless canine activities that dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds enjoy, including the Boxweiler. However, although it is an effective way to get your dog up and running, it can become monotonous over time. It is always a good idea to change things up, especially when it comes to Boxweilers, who like variety in their lives. A fun alternative to the typical game of fetch is the batter up game. In this activity, you use a wiffle bat to hit the ball, which your dog will then chase and fetch. This game is an amusing form of exercise for both you and your four-legged buddy. 

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Find an area to play in
Just like the game of baseball, you need a wide enough area to play the batter up game in. The ideal spot would be a fenced backyard that has a lot of running space. Make sure that the area is secure so that your dog won’t be able to run off as they chase after the ball.
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Start playing
To start the game, command your dog to stay. Then, using the wiffle bat, hit the ball on to the other side of the field. Ensure that the ball won’t fly outside of your playing area. Once the ball is up in the air, command your dog to fetch. As soon as your dog fetches the ball and returns it to you, command them to drop it. Use compliments or rewards when your dog performs the game properly. Just repeat these steps until your dog tires out or loses interest in the ball.
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Bikejoring

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Sunny Day
Moderate
Hard
15 - 30 min
Items needed
Harness
Cable
Bicycle
Activity description

The Boxweiler is an athletic dog breed capable of taking on different activities that require strength and power. In fact, because of their highly active nature, they need to engage in hobbies that will stimulate both their mind and bodies. A perfect activity for an energetic breed such as the Boxweiler is bikejoring, which is a canine sport that involves riding a bicycle while your dog pulls you. There are many benefits that come with bikejoring. The pulling motion helps your dog develop muscles and keep them physically stimulated. It also doubles as a fun bonding time between you and your furry best friend. 

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Purchase bikejoring gear
The right type of gear is key if you want to make bikejoring a regular habit. The usual collar and leash will not do for this activity; you need sturdy gear that is well-suited to your dog’s body. Visit an outdoor shop or pet store to get some bikejoring gear. Some shops offer pre-packaged bikejoring gear. You can also buy the harness and cable individually. Make sure that the harness is comfortable and fits your dog well.
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Train your dog in obedience
In bikejoring, there are certain things that you have to master if you want to become successful. Aside from cycling skills, your dog should also have a complete understanding of the commands used in the activity. While there are lots of possible commands that can be used in bikejoring, the most important ones include “go” and “stop”. Work on these and train your dog regularly so that they have a good grasp of the commands. This is crucial to avoid any injuries or accidents.
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Ride with your pooch
When you feel like your dog is ready, take them out for a ride. Start slow and steady on your bike. You should choose a biking path that is not too crowded so that your dog won’t get too distracted. Keep up with your dog’s pace and let them take the lead. Over time, you can start to increase speed and difficulty when your dog develops more skills.
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Spend a Day at the Beach

If there’s one thing that Boxweilers love most, it’s spending some time outdoors. On one of your free days, take your dog out to the beach for some playtime and bonding. Just remember to follow the rules of the beach when it comes to bringing of dogs. 

Search and Rescue Training

Boxweilers are perfect for search and rescue training because of their working background and keen guarding and retrieving instincts. Find an organization that offers search and rescue classes and training and enroll your pooch to kickstart their SAR career. 

Conclusion

If you are on the hunt for a dog that is adventurous, loyal and hardworking, you should definitely consider getting a Boxweiler. This hybrid dog, which features the best qualities out of the Boxer and the Rottweiler, is fun-loving, dependable and will make for a great addition to any household.