Maybe I need to add some info. I’ve owned a dog before.
Buster does have some of these toys, others might not be available in Sweden, but toys is not really the problem. As for training, I go by the principle: Don’t punish bad behaviour, encourage good beahviour. It works well, and we’re making progress with sit, comming when called, laying down on command ASF. I walk him without a leash, most of the time, and he follows me very well. I couldn’t put up a lure pole on the backyard, 'cause I don’t have a backyard. I’ve made other stuff like it, though.
But a boxer is a very special breed, which I was fully aware of, when I bought him. Stubborn, very intelligent working dogs, like to learn and do it easily, but they also get bored quickly. It’s not a question of encouraging him to jump, because he does that on his own. It’s ahem interesting to have him bouncing up and down by the kitchen table while I eat. He does this fourlegged jump, where is actually bouncing in one spot.
Lots of other dogs where we live, so he gets to met all kind of breed and from diferent ages. But I know he wants new challanges. He learns stuff so damned quickly, that after the first two or three times, when he’s figured out how the trick is done, it’s not fun anymore. I’ve done the sock thing, and stuffed som old news paper sheets in it to, to make it even more exciting. Well, not anymore. Even with a treat, he just demolishes the thing in less than five minutes, eats the treat and wants another thing to do.
It’s just that I know he’d enjoy more puzzles like that, by my imagination is running dry, trying to figure out new ways to challange him and his wit.
I’m unemployed now, so I have all the time in the world to train, and we’re doing that.
Thanks for the help so far, guys.