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Forum: General Boxer Forum 05-26-2016, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Mgibs
We have a now 4 yr old Boxer neutered male who...

We have a now 4 yr old Boxer neutered male who went through a spout like she is. We freshened up on our training, the leave it command & I use the gentle leader on walks. He used to absolutely...
Forum: General Boxer Forum 12-27-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By Mgibs
Haha thank you for the replies. I will chalk it...

Haha thank you for the replies. I will chalk it up to dogs being dogs :) just so weird to have it starting so suddenly & at this age
Forum: General Boxer Forum 12-26-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By Mgibs
He's been doing it every day for the last 10 days...

He's been doing it every day for the last 10 days or so. No accidents nothing else unusual, same route we walk as normal, that's why I'm thinking maybe someone in that area is in heat, I dk
Forum: General Boxer Forum 12-26-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By Mgibs
Marking

Hello- My neutered male boxer who is 4 mo shy of 4 yrs of age has just started to mark. I'm not sure that it's a big deal because he isn't marking in the house, but I was wondering if this common? He...
Forum: Welcome to Boxer Forums 09-20-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,500
Posted By Mgibs
Welcome! And Congrats from Phoenix. :) I agree...

Welcome! And Congrats from Phoenix. :) I agree with the others he definitely looks like a mix to me, but he's adorable none the less, and as Chip said, a mix may be a good thing :) Mixes tend to tone...
Forum: General Boxer Forum 09-19-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,376
Posted By Mgibs
Once you have fleas, they are extremely extremely...

Once you have fleas, they are extremely extremely hard to get rid of. Just putting flea med on the dogs is not going to take care of it. They are going to be out in your yard, all over all bedding,...
Forum: Training and Behavior 09-15-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,394
Posted By Mgibs
The more I keep thinking about this subject, the...

The more I keep thinking about this subject, the more I am curious what your training routine looks like at home. What training methods do you use? Do you use positive or negative reinforcement?...
Forum: Training and Behavior 09-14-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,394
Posted By Mgibs
I apologize, I am just trying really hard to...

I apologize, I am just trying really hard to fathom this. Were trainings being practiced at home after the sessions? What were you doing to train him when he wasn't with the professional. 12 wks is...
Forum: Training and Behavior 09-14-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,394
Posted By Mgibs
I absolutely agree with the prior comments. Part...

I absolutely agree with the prior comments. Part of me is extremely angry- angry the dog acts this way because I wouldn't put up with this crap for 2 seconds! And angry the owner let this go so long...
Forum: Welcome to Boxer Forums 09-10-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,005
Posted By Mgibs
We don't really have grass here in Arizona so...

We don't really have grass here in Arizona so when we go back to Iowa to see family in the spring, the pretty bluegrass is up. Our Tyson runs and puts his head down to get big clumps of grass as he's...
Forum: Puppies, Eggheads and Fur Babies 09-01-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By Mgibs
Boxers drink A LOT of water in general. For lack...

Boxers drink A LOT of water in general. For lack of better words, our boxer is not smart enough to know when enough is enough. He will drink until he vomits and he is 3 yrs of age & has water down...
Forum: General Boxer Forum 08-23-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,051
Posted By Mgibs
I think we need to take a step back &...

I think we need to take a step back & remember/read the forum rules here. Chip, as well as many others on this site have raised, trained & owned boxer or boxer mixes for many years. Everyone is...
Forum: General Boxer Forum 08-22-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,051
Posted By Mgibs
Thank you- and yes you do- but with boxers you...

Thank you- and yes you do- but with boxers you have to be cautious with them in any weather.
Forum: General Boxer Forum 08-22-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,051
Posted By Mgibs
Any boxer can overheat extremely easily -...

Any boxer can overheat extremely easily - American or German. I honestly don't think it makes that much diff in their smooshed faces. Point is - they all have smooshed faces & are bracheophalic. Mine...
Forum: General Boxer Forum 08-22-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,051
Posted By Mgibs
The Germans have way wayyy wayyy more of a drive...

The Germans have way wayyy wayyy more of a drive than the Americans do. I have a German/American - 50-50 & from the feedback I've seen myself & read on here- my German has wayyyyy more of a working...
Forum: Welcome to Boxer Forums 08-06-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,736
Posted By Mgibs
To answer your question, no I didn't wake up on...

To answer your question, no I didn't wake up on the wrong side of the bed. I have replied to many of this OP's threads over the last yr. His 1 yr old boxer Darla spends most of her time in the...
Forum: Welcome to Boxer Forums 08-06-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,736
Posted By Mgibs
So I just read he's 7 weeks- he shouldn't have...

So I just read he's 7 weeks- he shouldn't have even left the breeder yet!!!! No wonder. Puppies should stay with their litter mates until at least 8 wks of age.
Forum: Welcome to Boxer Forums 08-06-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,736
Posted By Mgibs
Darla is only a year old and is not completely...

Darla is only a year old and is not completely trained, still has issues, and spends most of her time outside. Is this really the time to get another puppy? Just asking. Seems like a very bad idea to...
Forum: General Boxer Forum 08-05-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,135
Posted By Mgibs
Other ideas if you aren't open to leaving your...

Other ideas if you aren't open to leaving your bedroom door cracked is crate training & buying a crate. My dogs both sleep in their crates at night - next to our bed in our bedroom. They do great &...
Forum: Raw Diet 08-04-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,133
Posted By Mgibs
I don't agree with Chips comment. I don't think...

I don't agree with Chips comment. I don't think anyone feels extremely comfortable with RAW when they first start. It's a reason why some of us don't - that use kibble - like me. However, the strong...
Forum: Welcome to Boxer Forums 08-03-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By Mgibs
Welcome. I'm interested to see why you are trying...

Welcome. I'm interested to see why you are trying to train with pee pads. My advise is that this is a very bad idea and will or already has confused your puppy. I would start from square one. Get a...
Forum: Puppies, Eggheads and Fur Babies 07-15-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,302
Posted By Mgibs
Be very very careful with squeaky toys! Boxers...

Be very very careful with squeaky toys! Boxers love to tear the toy apart and get the squeaker & then they swallow it.The squeaker is extremely dangerous and can actually get stuck & require them to...
Forum: Welcome to Boxer Forums 07-15-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By Mgibs
I have HUGE huge questions about this!! I don't...

I have HUGE huge questions about this!! I don't believe in drugging your dog. Boxers are high energy, but he shouldn't be "nervous" for no reason and drugged because of it. If he has had this food...
Forum: Food Tips and Diet Info 07-15-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By Mgibs
Yes, boxers typically will fart more due to them...

Yes, boxers typically will fart more due to them swallowing more air when they eat because of their smooched faces, however gas that bad typically means the food isn't agreeing with them. Authority...
Forum: General Boxer Forum 07-13-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,882
Posted By Mgibs
I would still research better foods cause Iams,...

I would still research better foods cause Iams, hills, Royal Canin are all garbage. Most boxers have a sensitive stomach and can't tolerate foods with high Amts of proteins or fats and definitely no...
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