These products delight us.
We know this gear is good because we personally use it in our daily life.
Each and every item that makes our collection has been roadtested by Shiva and is guaranteed Boxer-appropriate.
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A slow feeder is a must for a Boxer.
Eating too fast has been associated with an increased risk of bloat or gastric dilatation-volvulus, which is known to affect deep-chested breeds including the Boxer.
This one is made of food safe materials, can go in the dishwasher and — unlike many other slow feeders on the market — the placement of the ridges is close enough together to actually slow a Boxer down.
Ignore the kibble pictured and fill it with the the muscle meat and organ component of your dog’s raw meaty bone-based diet.
Great as sun protection for white Boxers, and as a light pullover when it’s too warm for a fleece but too cool for nothing.
We love the super soft fabric and the fact the seams go on the outside, making it even more comfy for delicate Boxer skin.
The color range is a cut above too. Shiva wears the pistachio in size 24.
The snug fit means it even seems to have a calming effect along the lines of a thundershirt.
It’s machine washable but we find it’s best to put it inside a wash bag to keep it in perfect condition.
Forget the flimsy grinders marketed for pets and get the real deal.
A Dremel sanding tool can handle Boxer nails and its heavy duty construction means it lasts.
With one of these babies you’ll have all four paws done and dusted in two or three minutes.
The groundbreaking book that began the raw feeding revolution.
If you read one how-to guide on dog nutrition, let it be this.
Ideally you’ll read it before you get your Boxer and feed him optimally from the start.
If you’re currently feeding kibble or home cooking for your dog, you will switch to raw after you read this.
Written by vet, breeder and raw feeding pioneer Dr Ian Billinghurst, Give Your Dog a Bone is super easy to read and full of the why as well as the how and the what.
What a resource.
With a PhD in immunology and a lifetime in holistic veterinary practice, Dr Pitcairn is the vet you wish you had.
Open your eyes to how to care for your dog holistically.
Worth it for the insights on fasting, vaccines and detox alone.
A must-read for any dog owner wanting to keep their pet healthy, lifelong.
How To Raise A Healthy Dog
This book lifts the lid on the misguided practices that have infiltrated modern dog ownership, sabotaging the health of our Boxers.
Whether it’s what to feed or when to neuter, Supercanine uncovers often surprising answers to the big questions you never knew you needed to ask about how to raise a healthy, long-lived wigglebutt free of allergies, itch, “yeasty” ears, paw gnawing, stomach problems and worse.
A treasure trove of information for anyone wanting to get their dog’s health back on track after a serious illness .. or start a new puppy off on the right paw.
Susan Garrett is a master dog trainer.
Her positive reinforcement methods will teach you how to teach your Boxer.
Clickers are fantastic for marking exactly when your dog performs the desired behavior.
They bridge the time delay between that moment and the delivery of the treat reward.
This clicker is simple, costs next to nothing and has a wrist strap, which comes in super handy.
Other treat pouches get gross fast once you fill them with anything but dry treats.
Made out of silicone, this one allows you to use healthy treats of real food whether raw meat or fruit chunks .. and comes clean as a whistle in seconds with warm soapy water.
The clip detaches and the pouch flips inside out for super easy washing.
Magnetic closure keeps the flies out while providing quick access.
Teamed with the clicker this is our go-to set-up for training out on the street.
This 2-in-1 deal is handy as the pouches are compact. With one on each hip, you’ll never be short of treats when you need to reward a behavior.
A steam cleaner has been a game changer for us.
It allows me to keep the floors clean without exposing Shiva to harmful chemicals.
Using nothing but superheated water, steam cleaners disinfect and de-stain hard surfaces.
Karcher is a world leader in steam cleaning technology and you will have this purchase for life.
Ditch the mop and the strong-smelling cleaners and invest instead in a Karcher.
We have an earlier model of what is now the SC5 but if that one doesn’t fit the budget, you could go with the Karcher SC 3 and be happy.
You’ll end up using your Karcher on everything. The attachments allow you to clean sinks, mirrors, shower stalls and stovetops.
This appliance will change your life!
Car Seat Belt Adaptor
For securing your Boxer in the car we love this product for its simplicity.
We previously had a much more finicky set up in the car but this one is a breeze.
One end plugs directly in to the car seat belt buckle and the other fastens onto your dog’s harness.
It’s long enough that your Boxer has some ability to change position and get comfortable but short enough that he stays put.
The long line is an essential piece of equipment for teaching a rock-solid recall.
Get your “Come!” command trained safely with this indestructible long line.
Waterproof, the Viper works great in all environments, from the woods to the beach.
Get the 33 foot (10m) version so you can give your dog maximum freedom to make choices while retaining control, should you need it.
Fire Safety Sticker
A sticker on your apartment door or house window in case of fire can alert firefighters that there is a dog inside that needs rescuing.