Often called the "Sweet Science," the sport of boxing has become a time-honored tradition in many cultures all around the world. While some people watch the sport only looking to see who's going to get knocked out, others have long realized that there are many technical aspects and nuances to this classic sport. Many of these nuanced aspects of boxing are a by-product of the sport's age; since the times of the Ancient Sumerians, people have participated in the sport of boxing to test their physical prowess as well as their mental acuity. Furthermore, many of the methods people use to train for the sport are also canine compatible. So whether your an aspiring pro or an average Joe with a love for the Sweet Science as great as your love for your dog, here are a few activities both you and your dog can try to stay sharp and strong.
More than just a test of one's physicality or athleticism, boxing is one of the most cerebral sports out there; matches are determined less by who can hit harder and more so by who knows when and where to hit their opponents. Moreover, boxing often tests one's willpower and mental fortitude; it's easy to box at peak capacity for a few minutes. It's much harder to do the same for all 12 rounds. Boxers and boxing fans know that the sport emphasizes discipline, as well as how to throw punches and dodge them, and it's that discipline that we hope becomes embedded into your dog after completing the aforementioned activities together.