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Old 12-05-2012, 03:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Welcome and congratulations. It is going to be a little more trying for you in an apartment, but definitely doable.

TRAINING!!! Look up basic puppy training, plan on more training. Boxers are headstrong, they are great dogs and better companions.

PATIENCE!!! They don't sell it in pet stores you have to make it yourself. That little girl is going to need to pee every few hours. It doesn't matter time of day and if you don't want her to pee in your apartment, you will have to make sure that you take her outside when she needs to go. She will learn quick, but she is a baby and you need to teach her.

SLEEP!!! Say goodbye to it for at least the next 2-4 months. I was waking up every 4 hours to let hulk n thor go potty.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:02 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I crate trained Nikki in my bedroom at night... Awesome advise from my trainer... When she woke up I wiggled my fingers in the crate to let her know I was there and she went back to sleep! If not then its time to go out again :-( after a few months I let her sleep with me. She's 10 months now and still crated in the day.


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Old 12-06-2012, 12:40 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Breeder just sent me some updates of her as of today ... taking after her name is looking so beautiful


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Old 12-06-2012, 12:43 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:04 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Can current puppy owners let me know what the exact kind of dry puppy food they use so i can research on those and chose the best one i feel is right for my Bella
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My pup is 7 months.. We have been on blue buffalo.. First just blue Buffalo for puppies with chicken. His stools were soft.. Then blue buffalo chicken grain free... Still soft stools... Finally blue buffalo basics turkey and potato. Perrrrrfect poop!! Processed chicken sometimes does not agree with puppies and boxer are prone to tummy issues.

Hope this helps your pup sure is a cutie!!


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Agree with everyone especially sasasola's post. Had to carry him outside for the first month may e even two months bc we lived upstairs! as he got older he would occasionally leave piddle lines running down the stair haha! I always let my Rosco play with other puppies when he was little, but knowing what I know now I might have said, "uh hey let me see some paperwork saying u got your dog all his shots" lol. So just use your best judgement! I used bad food when he was a puppy so I have no advice for you there, just continue her on the same food they're feeding her now slowly mixing in the new food u buy bc if u change food too quickly she'll get upset tummy :/ also keep lots of chews/toys handy for the glorious teething period!


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Old 12-06-2012, 10:08 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Seven weeks is pretty young - in some states its illegal to place pups until they are 8 weeks of age. Even if the mom isn't around, the pups still learn from their siblings. It seems like only a week, but it is a critical time. You might explore the possibility of waiting another week. In any event, CONGRATULATIONS!!!

We are getting a boxer puppy in just a few weeks and are ecstatic. We had a boxer for 12 years who passed in August. They are fantastic companions!
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:09 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Hi from Texas! Congrats on the new baby. I just became a new boxer owner about 3 weeks ago. Frankie was 8 weeks when we got him. Potty training has been an adventure lol I didn't want to crate him at first cause I was afraid he was to little so he slept in the laundry room with a puppy pad and his bed. He did pretty good and I asked advise about crate training on this forum and people recommended I start crate training him right away. So I started this week and he hasn't had any accidents in his crate the one thing though is you really do have to take them out very 15-20 mins to pee. It's amazing how much they can go. Lol what I don't understand is he can hold it for hours overnight and for naps but when he's awake it feels like he goes every 5 minutes.
As for food I've been feeding my boy Eukanuba large breed puppy food. He seems to really like it and hasn't had any tummy issues.
You're going to love your girl so much. I wish I had discovered the boxer breed years ago. I also have a weenie dog who I adore but he's temperamental and wasn't as cuddly as Frankie is as a puppy. Frankie is a pure goof ball and just wants to love on you and wants to be loved on. You're going to have so much fun. This forum is awesome and lots of help. Post lots of pics of your adventure with your little girl. Can't wait to see them. New puppy owner...Need Help !!!-imageuploadedbypg-free1354809966.222704.jpgNew puppy owner...Need Help !!!-imageuploadedbypg-free1354809981.412473.jpgNew puppy owner...Need Help !!!-imageuploadedbypg-free1354810001.348786.jpg
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If you plan on using a puppy hate to separate her from different rooms. Invest in a childs walk through gate that has slates and no cross bars. Frankie figured out how to climb over the 2 puppy gates we bought within days of purchase lol
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My girls are both on Blue Buffalo. Pheona is on lamb & brown rice while Murphy is on grain-free chicken. I think we are going to transition Pheona to the grain free as well.
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