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I adopted a 1 yr old boxer female 1 week back. She is very weak (you can count her ribs, see her hip bones and back bone). She was being kept inside for past 2 weeks at her foster home to help her gain weight. I keep her inside too, except for 30 - 40 minute walks in the mornings and evenings. I also try to spend some time playing with her in the community dog park making her run around (after the walks). She enjoys it and seems excited.
The problem is that within 5 minutes of running around she seems uninterested and tired and wants to get out of the park. I don't push her to contiue.
The other thing is with walks. She doesn't seem to enjoy it. Her head is always down while walking and is always slow on the walks. I am happy that she doest pull but I want her to enjoy the walks too.
This is my first dog (not my parents'). Please help me understand her.