So I've been doing reading, and have talked to some really credible breeders, and I realize that Boxers do just fine in City settings and an apartment. I have no problem taking him/her out for 2-3 walks a day and getting to the dog park or regular park a few times a week. In fact, growing up, the dogs we always had had back yards and I was always taught that they needed walks anyways so it was a surprise when some manuals said "If you can't walk them a few times a day, then don't get one for an apartment." Of course, judging by the Boxer's playful nature, I feel like it should say walk them a few times a day and find outdoor activities a few times a week and be prepared to play a ton indoors
So anyway, I haven't gotten the pup yet, should be a few more months but I wanted to get your advice on how to get him/her used to the sounds and the size. I attend a University in an urban setting (which will actually be great for socialization, all college kids walking the streets go nuts for dogs and love to stop and pet them!). There are busy roads and constant vehicular noise to some degree obviously and the road I'm living on specifically is fairly busy and loud most of the day with a nieghborhood around it with quieter streets for walks. I have read Boxers adjust to your lifestyle well, but with those initial fear phases how do I get him/her comfortable with the cars and noise?