Punishments rarely help a boxer, and like many other dogs, praise and rewards work much better. Many people have excellent results in training their boxers with a well-chosen set of commands.
Dogs of this breed remain very playful even at the end of their life, which is somewhat longer than most large dogs. Boxers love to bully and are very happy when a person or another dog takes part in their games.
These dogs can adapt to almost any environment as long as they are surrounded by people.
Boxers are very smart but can be noisy. For this reason, obedience training is imperative. Training is easy enough for boxers and they enjoy the process. Some of them work as guide dogs as well as guard dogs.