Jax

NJ -

Male -

3 yrs

This dog was adopted on 2020-10-31

Personal Information

Weight:65 pounds

Color:Fawn

Ears:Natural

Tail:Docked

Spayed/Neutered:Yes

Shots Up to Date:Yes

Other Dogs:Yes

Cats:Unknown

Children:Yes

Crate Trained:Yes

House Trained:Yes

Microchipped:No

Individual Needs:Will be placed with another dog and a fenced yard.

Adoption Donation:$375

My Story

01.26.2021

Yes, we adopted Jax on Halloween last year.  He has adjusted well and gets along with everyone, although his personality can be a bit "strong" at times.  He's very vocal, which is typical of a boxer, but his communication style is more on the "growly" side which can be intimidating, especially given his size.  He is a huge snuggle-bug and enjoys spending time with his people.  He thinks he's a lap dog and prefers to sit on his people.  He's even climbed up on my lap while sitting in my desk chair!
 
He has a lot of energy and loves to play.  His favorite is when someone plays chase with him outside. He also loves anything with a squeaker and playing tug.  He desperately wants to play with our senior boxer but she doesn't appreciate his shenanigans as he's a bit too rough for her.  We are currently on the look-out for a younger boxer who would be a better playmate for Jax....so, if you become aware of one, let me know!
 
He's very well-behaved.  He hasn't had an accident in the house since we've adopted him and he doesn't destroy anything (except toys...lol), including when we leave the house.  I do think that our senior boxer has convinced him to reach some things on the counter for her, though, as a few bags of rolls have fallen victim to the jowls of hungry boxers...lol. He's finally mastered the doggie door and has realized that he can go inside/outside without permission.
 
Jax is a more dominant boxer and he doesn't like being corrected.  We've been working with a trainer to help address this and also reinforce some manners (e.g., not jumping up on people unless invited, not responding to corrections aggressively, etc). Jax is very smart and is learning quickly.  He's learned "down" (lay down), "bed" (going to his bed when told), "stay" (this is a work in progress and we're focusing on having him stay on his bed even when someone rings the doorbell).  We've started to learn "leave it" (ignoring food when dropped on floor), "heal" (walking beside me on a leash), and "here" (coming when called).  We have a few training sessions every day.  He's very food motivated which makes rewarding easy.
 
Jax has Lyme disease (which we knew when we adopted him).  That said, he doesn't seem to be bothered by it.  Our vet recommended that we treat him with antibiotics one week each month for a year (after completing the initial treatment following diagnosis) which we are doing.  We have NSAIDs to give him if he seems to experience joint issues/pain due to Lyme disease but we've not had to give him any.  He hasn't exhibited any signs of discomfort since we've had him.  He runs, jumps, and plays like champ.
 
We've really enjoyed getting to know Jax and feel he's a wonderful addition to our family. 
 
As requested, I've attached a few pictures.  Feel free to post on the group Facebook page.  I have joined that page as well.
 
Thanks for reaching out,

09.26.2020

Jax's foster mom says...
Jax is loving the cool weather & making sure we get our steps in...afterwards it's snuggle & nap time!
Get those applications in!

09.22.2020

Jax is settling in nicely. He's a sweet, cuddly boy... very curious and playful. We are working on loving his crate. Jax enjoys walks, riding in the car and chilling with the family.

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