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Owners of a new Boxer pup!

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Hello everyone! My husband, daughter, and I are all new owners of a 9 wk old boxer pup we've named Odin. We did some major research before buying a family dog and found that the boxer breed was right for us! We love him so very much... he's very smart. He might be too smart :lol: I was wondering if I could get any pointers on crate training. I'm not sure if we got him from a very good breeder just because she said when he'd cry to come out of his crate she'd let him out and as far as toileting went... she said he just went anywhere. So I'm having issues with potty training and crate training now.

With crate training... I think I've tried everything! I even took out the divider so I could sit in there with him playing and rewarding him... which was fine but then the second I closed the door he started crying... even with me IN there. He'll cry off and on all night, mostly on. He goes crazy in there too, he's knocked down the divider and tore up his $45 bed we bought for his crate. I guess that's our fault though... I forgot how destructive little puppies can be.

We had a dog one time... she was a holy terror. We swore after her that we'd do everything possible to make our next dog great. You know training class and what not. Unfortunately she got into a fight with a rattle snake right before we left TX and didn't make it.

Anyway, he's a wonderful pup and super smart out side of crate and potty training. Anyone have any pointers!? Please Help!
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Welcome to all of you..Let me say that I am totally in love with your Odin, great name by the way...He is precious...You have been given some excellent advice by everyone, so I don't have much to add other than to enjoy him and be prepared to laugh, cry you name it...Boxers will steal your heart very easily, but oh what a way to go.... :)

Keep those pictures coming...We have a ton of newbies on here and a lot of threads posted on puppy issues, if you haven't you might want to go thru them for some great pointers......
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