Watch them like a hawk - If you are lucky enough to be able to stay home with your Boxer until he or she is house trained, you can use the Umbilical Cord Training Method. If you are away during the day, default to this method any time that you are home and it can be reasonably incorporated.
You will simply put a leash on your Boxer and tether the other end to you. You may connect it to your belt loop or around your wrist. The important element is that your Boxer will never be more than 6 feet away from you.
With this method, you will take your Boxer puppy outside every 2 hours for a 2 month old, every 3 hours for a 3 month old and so on. In addition, taking the pup out for housebreaking should be done:
- Whenever the pup wakes up from a nap
- First thing in the morning
- 1/2 hour before bedtime
- 15 to 25 minutes after eating a meal
And importantly, with this method, it will be any time that you female squats or your male lifts a leg. The less a pup is allowed an opportunity to have an "accident" inside, the more successful the house training will be done.
And we must remember that essentially there are no accidents. When nature calls, a puppy will urinate or eliminate where they are at that moment.
Bladder and bowel muscles are not at full strength and the Boxer has little control in regard to holding needs. Therefore, it is the owner's job to make sure that their Boxer is outside in the bathroom area, at the time that the body calls for it.
The other method is confinement by crating and is not recommended. For times that you cannot be right with your Boxer puppy
, it is best to have him in a gated off area. If the room that you choose has carpeting, it is recommended to obtain a piece of linoleum, that will not be installed, it will simply be placed down.