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Old 08-08-2019, 03:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi I'm new here. I'm getting a new male sealed boxer pup next week. Any tips people.
I feel bad taking him from his mom but I know he will have great life with us.
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Old 08-08-2019, 04:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi I'm new here. I'm getting a new male sealed boxer pup next week. Any tips people.
I feel bad taking him from his mom but I know he will have great life with us.
Congratulations.
Thereís an amazing amount of great info this site, as well many many very knowledgeable and helpful members.
Iíd suggest that you start reading posts about crate training and other new puppy related posts ASAP, before you bring him home.
Itís going to a fun first year!
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Congratulations! You will fall deeply in love with your boxer puppy. There really isn't anything sweeter. I recommend crate training. Mine would chew and eat anything his first year and a half, its a good place where he will be safe when not under your direct supervision. It can be difficult the first week. It also helps the pup learn that it is ok to be away from you and in some cases will help prevent separation anxiety. The first few nights we sat next to the crate as the puppy fell asleep, we also covered the crate, leaving just the front open. I wouldn't buy an expensive bed as he will probably chew it to pieces. I also suggest a kong, the you can fill with a number of things (you can google) and only give him this in his crate. Never make a big deal of the crate he goes in and comes out when quiet. Same when you leave house. We never tip toe as we wanted ours use to the fact that that was his spot. But there is a lot of info online to help.I must say we were sleep deprived the first two weeks as we learned his schedule, we also feed on schule which helped. Puppy like and need to sleep a lot, they also go on and off their food while teething. There are many on this forum that can give you plenty of ideas to try to see what works with your pup. I for one put a small collar n leash on whenever I took puppy to his outdoor potty area, as soon as he finished we praised and black inside.l We didn't associate playing with potty time until the job was done and he came in. Then he played got fed, potty time again and crate. Though there were lots of in-between time we just cuddled with him on our lap. When he got fidgety and bites potty time again and crate. Its a lot of work in the beginning getting him on your routine and coordinating his needs but the payoff is great. We also love pictures here so we hope you come back and share your puppy.
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Congrats! We can't wait to see photos.

As noted above, read various things on the site. Google it for specific concerns you may have and there's probably a thread. If not, create one and you should get some good feedback. There are a lot of great experienced owners on here.
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Please send pictures, I need a boost!
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The big day is tomorrow I will definately take pics. We had a boxer female 20 years ago and my husband just wanted another one after a yorkie and a chihuahua lived till their old age with us. He always had that love for his boxer. We have the crate ready and thanks for the tip about teething and going off their food sometimes good to know. I dont work so I will definately be keeping him company or he will be keeping me company. So glad its summer when we are getting him so he will be trained before the snow comes. I will be back soon with pics.

Does anyone have experience with doing the ears? What age should it be done and how long do they have to stay bandaged? I'm crossed because I've heard its very painful as to whether or not to do it.

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I personally don't crop the ears, I like the look of flops ears. In many countries it is now illegal to crop. I think it should be done between 10-12 weeks of age if that is what you want. Your vet should be experienced at cropping a boxers ears so that he gets it the right length. Afterwards the ears are taped so that the cartilage hardens and they stand up.
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What an exciting day! I'm with Linda on the ears, I prefer the natural floppy ear so I can't give data.
I have read on here that there are fewer ear infections and issues with the cropped ears- it makes sense. We live in the SE USA so it gets humid, but we use an ear cleaner and we rarely have an infection.

It's great you'll be home a lot. That should help your training go faster, and you can nap with him during the day to make up for the night potty training trips.
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Congrats. Its never to early to start training and setting boundaries. Just keep the sessions short and fun.
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Congratulations on your new pup!
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