Boxers are very trainable! You need to work on the recall without any distractions at first, then work your way up to a challenging venue like the dog park. The long lead is a great idea, but not in the dog park-too easy to get tangled or trip folks and dogs up. I used to practice in empty parking lots with a long lead and really good treats. It did not take long to teach it and then, like I say, you need to start adding distractions. It will be awhile before you can insure it is fool proof. I worked on "wait" first just so I could be sure I could get them to stop and not take off across the road or something. Good luck
Last edited by ELubas; 31st August 2011 at 06:35 AM.