Reason this behavior can be bad for a
I don't want to socialize my Rottweiler because I
want him to protect my family.
This is the biggest mistake made by new Rottweiler owners,
uneducated about the breed. Rottweilers are very protective of their family by
nature. If you love your Rottweiler and care for your Rottweiler, your
Rottweiler will protect your family. If you do not socialize, your Rottweiler
will not know how to react to other people, races, sizes, ages, etc. If your
Rottweiler feels threatened, he might attempt to protect himself with aggressive
behavior. Socialization could have prevented many attack cases, without
affecting their protection instincts.
I give my Rottweiler our leftover scraps from
dinner because he loves to eat human food.
Giving your Rottweiler human food can turn into a habbit. Dogs
that get spoiled on human food can become overweight. An overweight Rottweiler
can lead to other health problems including hip dysplasia, which is prone to
Rottweilers. There are many people who believe in giving a raw diet to their
dogs because of the poor quality of many dog foods. This is completely fine, but
be sure to find one that is good for the Rottweiler breed. One of the biggest
mistakes made by homemade diets is the lack of balanced nutrition. Ask your
veterinarian if you are interested in switching to a homemade raw diet.
Remember, if you ever decide to switch your dogs diet, be sure to switch slowly
over a 7-10 day period.
I leave my Rottweilers food out all day long.
Some people like to do this because they say their dog is a picky
or slow eater. Chances are, they are this way because you leave their food out.
I personally do not agree with this method. I like to give food to my
Rottweilers for a period of time and then remove the food when the time is up. I
have found this very useful when training puppies. It also helps with the potty
training. When you feed on a schedule, your Rottweiler also relieves himself on
a schedule since they have to defecate as soon as five to thirty minutes after
eating. When you leave food out all day and your Rottweiler eats all day,
you are more likely to have accidents in the house. Not to mention, food left
out can attract bugs, insects, and rodents.
I give my Rottweiler a treat every time he
does something good.
I am sure your Rottweiler loves getting a treat every time he
does something good but we have to make sure he is not getting so many in a day
that he begins to refuse his actual food. Rottweilers have health issues when
overweight so it is important to use common sense when rewarding with treats.
My Rottweiler loves to ride in the back of my truck.
One of the Rottweilers most serious health conditions is
hip dysplasia. Rottweilers can get hip dysplasia because of their genetics,
too much pressure of the hips, being overweight, etc. You do not want to allow
your Rottweiler to do things that cause stress to their hips, especially the
first year of their life when their bones are still soft. A good rule of thumb
is do not let your dog jump higher than their own height the first year. Use a
ramp or pick up your dog. Also, put down some sort of bedding under your
Rottweiler to adsorb the shock to their hips from the actual car ride.
My Rottweiler loves to jump in our bed.
Just as I stated above, do not allow your Rottweiler jump higher
than their own height. If you like to sleep with your Rottweilers, place a dog
step at the side of your bed.
My Rottweilers runs with me everyday down the block.
This is great exercise for your Rottweiler. Rottweilers are a
working breed and they need exercise everyday to relieve their stress. Try to
avoid running on the actual concrete, especially if your Rottweiler is young. If
possible, run on the edge of the grass to absorb shock to the joints.
My Rottweiler is so cute when he slides on our tile floor.
Again, protect your Rottweilers hips. Dogs run outside in the
rain all of the time and when they come back in the house they are sliding all
over the place. This can be cute to watch, but very bad on the joints.
My Rottweiler puppy pulls on the leash.
This is a simple problem to solve when your puppy is young. Do
not wait to correct it. Remember, your puppy can turn into 100 pounds of muscle
the very first year. It will be much harder to correct then. You are the pack
leader, make sure you lead and not your Rottweiler.
I leave my Rottweiler outside all day during the summer and he
All breeds are not created equal. Rottweilers have black coats
and can get hot very quickly if left outside in the summer heat without shade.
Be sure to bring your Rottweiler inside your home during the hottest hours of
the day during the summer to prevent heat stroke.
I don't let my Rottweiler outside a lot during the summer because
it is too hot for him.
Just like I stated above, it is important to not leave your
Rottweiler outside in the hot sun if he has no shade protection. However,
Rottweilers are a working breed, so they do need daily exercise. Most Rottweiler
owners who are having problems with their dogs behavior can improve their
Rottweilers behavior by simply exercising their Rottweiler every day.
I have to keep my Rottweiler puppy away from my other animals
because he might hurt them since he is full of energy.
Socialize your Rottweiler puppy as much as possible when they are
a puppy. If you are worried, make sure you are around when you let your animals
interact with each other for the first few times. If you want a house where all
of your animals get a long, you need to start socializing them together as young
as possible. I have Rottweiler customers who also own miniature breeds, cats,
birds, horses, reptiles, etc. and it always makes me laugh when I see their
family photos of their Rottweiler sleeping with a cat laying across their head,
or some other crazy pet.