Like any breed, Rottweilers can be aggressive and territorial if not properly trained or socialized. Luckily for you, aggression is not a trait this breed is known to have. They are actually known as loving, loyal goofballs who are eager to please their families.
If you’re thinking about bringing a Rottweiler puppy into your life, here are a few things you should know and consider ahead of time.
1. They Are Extremely Protective
This protectiveness is where Rottweilers get their bad reputation of being overly-aggressive.
Despite this innate need to protect, Rottweilers can be open to meeting new people and pups if properly socialized. If you want a little Rottweiler puppy, be sure to set up lots of play dates with both people and animals.
I’m sure they won’t mind the extra snuggles and “Awwwws!” that they get on said play dates.
2. They Love Physical And Mental Exercise
While your Rottweiler puppy may only be around 15 pounds at eight weeks, they’re going to grow into a smart, strong, and big dog.
Rottweiler pups need loads of physical stimulation. This breed loves to wrestle and get plenty of fetch in.
Rottweiler puppies also enjoy obedience training. They are the thought to be one of the world’s smartest breeds, after all!
If you consider yourself active, a Rottweiler pup may be right for you.
3. They Can Be A Bit Gassy
Burps, drools, and a bit of gas from the rear end may not be something every Rottweiler pup experiences, but it is common for the breed.
We think all of the cuddles, exercise, and slobbery kisses your Rottweiler puppy will give you make up for their occasional ability to clear the room.
4. They Sometimes Forget How Big They Are
Sometimes they act like little pups when they’re leaning on you. Full grown, your Rottweiler puppy will be anywhere between 100 to 130 pounds.
They have the tendency to lean on people because they were bred to help herd cattle. By nudging you, they are trying to lead you to the treats, just like they would lead a cow to a pen.
Rottweilers can also think they’re lapdogs and have no issue making your stomach their pillow.
5. Despite Tough Looks, They’ll Need To Spend Time Beautifying
And by “they,” we mean “you.”
Despite their short coat, Rottweilers can make an apartment with hard wood floors look like a shag carpet in a matter of days.
Daily brushing and weekly baths will help cut down on the amount of fur that ends up everywhere your Rottweiler pup sits.
Have you ever adopted a Rottweiler puppy before? What other facts should we know about them? Let us know in the comments below!
Puppy training is an enjoyable bonding activity and is also a good family activity. If you spend your time early on working up to having a well trained pet, you will only be more pleased with a well trained pet later on. Puppies are very intelligent creatures, and just like young children, they need instruction from their parents or guardians to learn acceptable behavior. They are very predictable, and if you let them loose without proper training, they can be very unpredictable. But if you teach them right from the start, they won’t forget what you teach them. So it’s not just a matter of rewarding them when they do things right but rewarding them when they do wrong, as well.
In order to teach your puppy the basics of good puppy training, you will need to make sure that you have everything that you need in place. For example, you’ll need to have a good quality puppy crate that is big enough to be able to hold your puppy while not in use. Your puppy also needs a leash, because you should never let them out of the crate without being able to carry them out. It’s important to keep in mind that puppies tend to relieve themselves where they feel most comfortable, which means that a small crate would be ideal for housebreaking, while a large crate may be for potty training.
Housebreaking your puppy is a process that never ends. It can take some time, depending on the puppy, age, and habits of your puppy, but eventually you will be rewarded with a clean house, and a healthy, happy pup. As long as you follow a few simple puppy training routines, you will be able to enjoy good behavior from your puppy. Puppies are like babies, and they learn through repetition. Make sure that you always provide them with an opportunity to practice what you are teaching them.