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Old 01-16-2013, 07:39 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Rocky does that at the front door


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Yeah, not to fret, that is pretty normal for a Boxer, as everyone says...he is doing his job. It's cute that he is finding his "voice". One thing I have learned is that Boxers have very good instincts when it comes to people and things. You will learn to distinguish the different "barks" they have, play bark, surprise bark, then the low (I-sound-dangerous-but-I-am-not) warning bark. Eventually, he will learn over time what is really a danger as you expose him to different situations. I have learned to listen to them and trust them when they have that bark, I pay attention...it means that they hear, smell or see something that I can't. They have a sense if people are up to no good, especially walking around my neighborhood. The best thing at this age is to have him meet as many different people as possible...different looks, ages, sizes then he won't be so surprised when he sees someone that is "different". As he gets older, he will be a great partner and protector to you and your family. Maybe a good solution when you are on walks and he growls and barks like that, ask the person (if you know them) that he is barking at if they can "meet your Boxer" and teach the person how to approach, so that he can see that there is no danger, when he behaves well, praise and give him a treat. Even allow the person to give him a treat for his good behavior. Or have different friends come to your house that he does not know yet and let have them "meet" him. Let them know that you are teaching him to socialize with different people. Just a thought.
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