You knew your Boxer puppy was going to be playful, but you didn’t quite realize how much energy he would have. You seem to be able to play with him for hours yet he still bounds up to you wanting more attention. He seems to tire you out more than the other way around. What you need is an effective way to channel his energy into something productive. Ideally also ensuring he spends at least some of the time napping in the evening, giving you some peace and quiet.
Fetch is the ideal game to teach him. Not only is it fantastic exercise, but it’s also a great way for you both to bond. In addition, it’s an effective way to start doing some obedience training, which will help teach him a range of other commands too.
It may sound like a straightforward command, but there are a number of parts to this action. Boxers are intelligent dogs and fast learners. However, training will require first teaching him to chase after something and to then return the item. To do that, you will need to motivate him to want the toy by using the 'Pull-Back' method. You will then need to find an attractive lure to get him into the habit of returning the toy.
If he’s full of energy and keen to please then you could see results in just a few days. If he’s a bit more stubborn and not such a great listener then you may need a couple of weeks. Get this training right and you will have an effective way to exercise him. You will also lay the groundwork for a range of other fun games.
Before you start training, you will need to get your hands on a few bits. You will need something to play fetch with. Brightly colored frisbees, tennis balls, and sticks often do a good job.
You will then need a decent supply of mouth-watering treats. Alternatively, break his favorite food into small pieces. You will need to train in a large space, such as a yard or local field. Avoid training inside, you may break something.
Once you have all of that, just bring patience and a can-do attitude, then work can begin!