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How to Train a Rottweiler Puppy? Techniques to Make Rotties Socially Well Behaved

They are big, self-sufficient, watchful, determined, intelligent, joyful and most of everything faithful. They are Rottweilers, and you will simply love them!

The moment they start growing up, they often take up wrong habits. For this, you need to train your puppy as soon as it is likely 100 pounds or more.

  • Making your Rottweiler- a social element, is not that easy:

Rottweilers are prone to becoming too stubborn or protective, if not trained to be socially well-behaved. Although, this is an aggressive breed, however, no one would want a dog that is a threat to anyone entering the house.

Get along with your puppy anywhere you go and let it get familiar with people and kids around. One good idea here is to carry the treats with you so that people feed it with those and befriend your pooch. Also, teach your li’ll fur-ball to sit instead of jumping around the place. The suitable time to teach manners is when it is 95 pounds.

  • Training and mannerism must go simultaneously:

Begin this activity with rewarding attitude! Things that you like to see it doing, start praising your puppy for those. Reward your puppy for sitting, laying down, staying in one place, not chewing the things from here and there, not jumping around, not screaming on everyone entering in the house, followed by a few more activities that you would like to see your pup doing.

  • Address and change the bad behaviour instantly:

You can choose to redirect your puppy’s behaviour by asking it to do something else. For instance, if he is jumping on you making a mess, ask it to just sit down or lay down. If it pushes its teeth in you, avert his attention to something that he can chew. This way you will be able to break his negative behaviour.

Since, Rotties are very messy with chewing anything and almost everything, you need to give him a crate.

  • Rotties’ Crate Training:

It is absolutely normal for a puppy to cry at first when crated. But, do not let it go out when he is shouting and making noise. You can continue by making the crate task fun with games. Put the toys inside the crate, keep the door open and treat it with its food. This will impress the puppy in a way that if it stays in its crate, he would be treated and rewarded.

Tip- Keep the crate next to your bed in the night so that you get to realise when it gets up for water or maybe it demands to go out. It helps your pooch too, to know that you are around and so it doesn’t panic in the crate. Just remember, the pup has just come over its initial place and has never been all alone at night.

  • Your puppy’s potty training:

In the beginning, when you potty train your new puppy, take it out for 2 hours or so and also go out with your four-legged friend. Now, when he potties outside, be sure to give him enough praise. But yes, do not get too excited also.

Plus, never yell at him as this makes it scared of you and thereafter, your puppy will never go to the bathroom in front of you. If you get to catch it in the middle of the act, teach him to control the flow of the urine or the popping thing. Praise him as he follows you.

For all of this, watch him too carefully!

Once the Rottie gets used to this, you can even teach him to ring a bell with the nose when it wants to go out.

Some generic facts to remember talking about the temperament and traits of a Rottweiler:

  • Rottweilers thrive on human companionship.
  • Rottweilers are a working breed.
  • Many Rottweilers demonstrate the dominant behaviour towards other animals and people around.
  • Rottweiler puppies age into guard dogs par excellence.
  • Rottweiler puppies are slow to maturity.

Some health facts of Rotties:

  • An overweight Rottweiler is an unhealthy dog.
  • It is not a compatible breed to dwell in a very hot climate.
  • Other serious health issues that a Rottweiler puppy can have are- hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, osteochondrosis dissecans, panosteitis, von willebrand’s disease, gastric torsion (bloat), allergies (once again dog food nutrition is important), eye disease such as PRA and cataracts. Rottweilers are also susceptible to epilepsy, hypothyroidism and various cancers.

Your Rottie is never too young or grown up to learn! When it is young, you just need to remember that the puppy has a relatively shorter attention span and retention rate. Do not wait to witness the behavioural problems in your puppy, start teaching him as early as you think it understands the mannerism. Just work hard and see your pooch transforming into a great dog!


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