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General Boxer Chat / Re: Bad day at the dog park.
« Last post by BabyBu on October 25, 2014, 09:13:15 PM »
oh. OK, thanks for the reply.  :(
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General Boxer Chat / Re: Bad day at the dog park.
« Last post by Idigboxersman on October 25, 2014, 07:58:34 PM »
Yes boxer play very rough together. Usually with lots of noisy growling too.
Dog parks are not good places for a dominant male boxer. Most other dogs don't play rough like boxers do. He will get hurt.
Once we got Diezel we had to quit going to dog parks & our parks are multi-acre wooded parks. But you still meet other dogs on the trails.
He wants to size-up every dog he sees and he's too rough. Not mean, just rough. It doesn't go over well with most dogs or owners.
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Boxer Food and Health Issues / Lip smacking and small spots?
« Last post by zephyr1530 on October 25, 2014, 06:41:03 PM »
The two symptoms in the title aren't related at all (i think).

First of all, lip smacking, does anyone else's Boxer do this? (when not eating of course). It's like she has a hair in her mouth and she is trying to get it out with her tongue. It is a lot like when they have finished eating.

Secondly, she has these small white spots on her skin, they almost look like small abscesses, like custard filled spots. (Sorry to be so graphic) Has anyone else experienced this? I have been told it is more common in white Boxers to have skin conditions and not to worry about these. I can attach pictures if anyone is interested.

Thanks for reading!
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Introductions / Re: Hi All
« Last post by Dexters Mama on October 25, 2014, 06:19:09 PM »
Hi, and welcome! Ginger is a beauty! I too have a ginger (my 15 year old son who has bright red hair, we call him Big Red Ginger... LOL)
   
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General Boxer Chat / Bad day at the dog park.
« Last post by BabyBu on October 25, 2014, 05:06:21 PM »
So, I decided to drive them to the dog park--took off ankle boot for driving part only.  It's our first time out since Buford accidentally broke my ankle.  At first it went fine, as it mostly did before.  He plays real nice with the other dogs--if he's the biggest, he adjusts his intensity accordingly. Then came in a pit bull that was almost his height but much stockier.  I didn't see the initial interaction, but he got in a little growling scuffle with him.  We each grabbed them by the collars, and they broke up quite easily.  She called her dog to the other end of the park to play ball, and he went with her willingly.  I couldn't let Buford go though,  because every time I did, all he wanted to do was charge that other dog.  When the dog came back our direction and got within a few feet of us, Buford growled (or made some sort of noise) and lunged towards him. Lola did a little play contact with the pit bull and nothing happened. The pit bull didn't necessarily play, but he seemed mostly, "dog indifferent." Without being able to walk well,let alone run, I felt helpless and I had to take them both out of the dog park.

It's so hard for me to believe that my sweet baby boy who I thought wouldn't hurt a fly would be aggressive towards another dog, but the same thing did happen once before. 

As the evening wore on, and he was curled up like a baby with is head on my lap, I started looking for other explanations.  When I rough house with him, he LOVES it!  He gets SO hyper and makes loud growling (sort of) noises that sound aggressive too, but he's not.  He's playing.  He and Lola play, but he has to hold back with her.  She's 20 lbs. lighter than he is.  He ends up on his back a lot.  I thought maybe when he finds other dogs that are a match to his size, he just wants to rough play with them, and that's what he was doing with the pit bull.  That's what I WANT to believe so much.  He's just such a sweet baby.

Anybody have any answers for me?  Those of you that have two boxers, do they play rough together?
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Introductions / Re: Hi All
« Last post by BrinaS1999 on October 25, 2014, 09:14:24 AM »
Thank you all for the warm welcome.
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Boxer Training and Behavior Issues / Re: Getting my dogs attention
« Last post by BriannaMae22 on October 24, 2014, 04:20:24 PM »
Im talking about anything over 15 ft she starts wandering and doesnt listen unless she feels like it or whens shes done investigating. I have done 2 training classes with her which she was PERFECT. everyone commented on how well she was behaving and listened to me. But i swear she did it for show haha!
I have tried teaching her with a whistle it didnt work as much as "Lexi, Come" which is the word i use for recall.
I will search recall on here and hopefully get some good tips.

she just gets so zoned in on smelling and looking at things; i swear she has selective hearing haha.

and PS i ALWAYS reward her when she comes with a cookie.
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Other Dog Breeds, Pets & Animals / Re: Chloe update
« Last post by Purplelori222 on October 24, 2014, 03:24:32 PM »
So glad to hear everyone is doing well.  As for the diet--Sounds like a new Boxer Forum Diet is in the works! (does it taste like chicken?)
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Other Dog Breeds, Pets & Animals / Re: Chloe update
« Last post by ptcarter on October 24, 2014, 01:54:22 PM »
Yay for Chloe & Sawyer cutting that weight. You're doing great with them!
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Boxer Food and Health Issues / Re: Hanna has a bad UTI....
« Last post by Eilene1015 on October 24, 2014, 01:44:02 PM »
Keeping my fingers crossed no Kidney damage.
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