Boerboels are a very intelligent breed and can learn a wide variety of commands. As long as you give them your time.
We recommend that you enroll your puppy in kindergarten class when you get them to give your puppy additional socialization and interaction with other people as well as with other puppies. We will begin this process while they are still with us. We will also be introducing them to various sounds to desensitize them from things like plastic bags, vacuums, radios, loud noises, etc.
The next step that we recommend is that you enroll your puppy in a basic obedience class, so that you can get your puppy starting to know his basic commands. As they are Sit, Stay, Down and Leave it, which is really good for things you want your Boerboel to have. This is something we will be teaching them here, as well.
Finally, you should make obedience training become an ongoing process throughout your Boerboels life. You should always work with your Boerboel so that you remain as the pack leader. And last but not least for showing if wanting to get into that it is a wonderful thing and I do recommend conformation classes in your area or close by -if possible- if not available there are always show books you can purchase till you get the real help your really need. Those are the first steps I would do if wanting to show or obedience train.
One of the most important parts of a puppy’s life is socialization. Socialization should begin as early as possible, by exposing the puppy to as many things as possible. Such as different sounds, children, cars, trucks, animals, car rides, etc. If you take the time and effort to socialize and train your Boerboel, your Boerboel should be the ultimate companion and family dog. Also the Boerboel is a dominant breed and can be dominant toward other dogs. But if you raise your Boerboel around other dogs from the beginning of his/her life you should have no problems, he/she should be fine. Also, take him/her around other animals so he/she knows they aren’t any threat to him/her as well. The Boerboel will not back away from a fight or challenge, so if you are at any threat he/she will be there with no problem you can let that be known, but they are not mean just protective to its own.. And remember this breed is a guard dog so this is totally allowable.
The Boerboel will automatically attach to his/her family and that goes for children especially. It is better to have them grow together that’s our opinion and I believe this is very good advice. And he/she will love their family no matter what.