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how do i get my boxer from being so hyper, shes a puppie 5mths but shes so big and jumps on everyone she see she to young to get spayed what can i do to calm her down she exersices everyday for a hr ??????

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Asked by sarahullery11 at 11:41 PM on May. 9, 2011 in Pets

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  • If you didn't want a hyper dog you should never have gotten a boxer. They are very energetic and always on the go. An hour is no where near enough time for exercise either. If you haven't already you need to get her into training, and perhaps you could do agility or some other activity with her.


    Answer by SalemWitchChild at 11:46 PM on May. 9, 2011

  • I agree Boxer have a high energy level and she's a puppy on top of that!

    Answer by onemellowmom at 11:53 PM on May. 9, 2011

  • Benadryl.

    Answer by mrsziemann at 11:58 PM on May. 9, 2011

  • i watch dog whisper on tv (i know im lame) but they say when she starts to get hyper and out of control and jumpy, to push her to the ground into a laying position and tell her "NO JUMP" in a firm voice. hold her there till shes calm then release her. repeat until she gets it (Im making it sound harsh but obviously you do it gently)

    Answer by campbellb3421 at 12:01 AM on May. 10, 2011

  • i have had a boxer before and she was no where as hyper as this one and after a hour outside she does come in and sleeps like for 2hrs so thats enough exersise for now and traing is way to expensive for me ive had dogs my whole life and never once was put into traing but this one she listens wheni say sit but she doesnt listen when people come in and i want her to protect me and dont want her jumping on everyone she see what if were getting robbed or something lol and i think i like campbellb answer she the only one who came up with a good answwer thank you campbellb

    Comment by sarahullery11 (original poster) at 12:16 AM on May. 10, 2011

  • Boxers are energetic dogs. She is still a puppy but if you took the time to train her it will help calm her down. Increasing the amount of exercise she gets will help as well. She is not to young to get spayed. Many vets will do it younger then 5 months.


    Answer by KyliesMom5 at 8:44 AM on May. 10, 2011

  • Hire a good dog trainer, consider putting her on a medium weight hermes sprenger brand prong collar because they do not fall apart with a 4 foot lead, and teach your dog how to matter what. Make her do hundreds of sit stays and down stays-everywhere. Give her at least 1 hour of good aerobic exercise daily and a lower protein diet.

    You need to get her under control, and gaining control and obedience does not mean she will be less protective of you when she is an adult. They often do not develop the guarding and protective instincts, assuming she has them, until closer to 8-9 months. Many boxers, particularly the American bred lines these days, have the protective/guarding completely bred out of them. Not all boxers are protective. If she has German lines, you will have better chances for the guarding instincts.

    Answer by spottedpony at 10:43 AM on May. 10, 2011

  • She is very excitable (as per her breed) and you need to train her. Not like, sit, stay, etc.. but train her to behave appropriately when she is excited. For example, if she gets excited when she comes inside from being outside, give her a chew toy and offer her praise when she bounds around with it. You can't stifle the energy as this will lead to more bad behavior, you need to redirect it. For goodness sakes don't roll the poor dog on her back and scold her, guide her to the proper behavior. You may need to set up scenarios and work in sessions. Don't just wait for the random knock on the door. Campbell actually gave you terrible advice IMO.

    Answer by marshsmom at 1:21 PM on May. 10, 2011

  • thanks to all the answers @ kyliesmom my vet SAID in the stae of IL will not spayed puppies intill a yr old

    Comment by sarahullery11 (original poster) at 4:05 PM on May. 10, 2011

  • well then your old boxer was the one in a million. boxers are very high energy. i have never met a boxer who wasnt. you will need to do more exercise with her and she needs to go in to training.

    Answer by aschwarz06 at 5:18 PM on May. 10, 2011

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