Welcome To Rottweiler Training Tips
Welcome to the Rottweiler Training Tips website. This site is dedicated to helping you solve your Rottweiler problems by providing expert information on how to train a rottweiler. Rottweiler’s make for fantastic companions as well as working dogs, although several aspects of the breeds nature makes it imperative to obedience train and socialize Rottweiler’s from an early age.
Rottweilers are medium to large sized dogs that originate from Rottweil in Germany, where they were bred for herding and protecting livestock. They have also been used as guide dogs, search and rescue dogs, police and customs dogs, as well as guard dogs. Rottweilers are courageous and intelligent dogs and, when well trained, are very devoted and get along well with children. They also have a strong desire to protect their family and home.
The biggest problems that Rottweiler owners seem to face when trying to obedience train their dogs stems from the strength and territorial nature of the breed. Rottweilers have in the past received some bad press after people were bitten. Problems with Rottweiler aggression, such as biting strangers, are most often related to the breeds territorial nature rather than the dog being afraid. Dangerous aggressive behavior most often results from irresponsible ownership, a lack of proper training and socialization, neglect, and abuse.
Due to the increased potential for aggressive territorial behavior, as well as the large size and powerful physique of Rottweilers, it is important to begin Rottweiler training and socialization when the dog is still a puppy. Proper Rottweiler obedience training from a young age will help to eliminate all of the problems that Rottweiler owners commonly face, including aggression and biting, barking, pulling on the leash, and destroying furniture.
There are some fundamental concepts for Rottweiler training that all owners should be aware of. I personally find reward based training techniques to be the most effective methods of reinforcing good behavior. Rewards can come in the form of verbal praise, a food treat, a toy, or anything else that your Rottweiler enjoys. While you should ensure that you do penalize your Rottweilers bad behavior, avoid punishing your dog too strictly. Appropriate penalties include ignoring them or tugging on the leash when they are behaving badly, or anything that you notice that your dog doesn’t like. Please never hit your dog. Violence has been the root cause of numerous biting incidents involving Rottweilers in the past.
An essential element of successful Rottweiler training is spending as much time with your dog as possible each day. Spending plenty of time with your dog and implementing short sessions of dog obedience training consistently over time is the key to successful training. As Rottweilers are relatively large, they need daily exercise to avoid obesity and its associated problems (including overheating, arthritis, breathing problems, diabetes, heart failure, reproductive issues, skin diseases, impaired resistance to diseases etc). Implementing Rottweiler obedience training outside is a fantastic way to ensure that your dog gets plenty of exercise, and makes it very easy to monitor your dogs overall health, happiness, and well being
Rottweiler training can be frustrating and it can take time to properly train a rottweiler. It is important to be patient and consistent with your training efforts. Remember that it is possible to train your Rottweiler to behave how you want them to, and keep trying. Try to break training up in to 10 minute sessions a few times per day, and try to enjoy the process. Regular, consistent action on your part will help ensure that you have a happy, well behaved dog, and help you to avoid the common problems that other Rottweiler owners face.
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