Many owners think it is cute & silly for their  Rottweiler puppy to get the Zoomies & Jump on and off the furniture but believe it or not, this behavior can be hazardous on your puppy's joints & bones since puppies bones are floating and nothing is connected. This is when fractures can and will occur.


So just ask yourself whether you will be ok  when your Rottweiler weighs a hundred pounds and is leaping on and off your furniture and trampling all over you along with your guests. Never allow your Rottweiler to behave like a puppy in a way that you would not want them to behave as a very large dog, never allow the dog on furniture unless invited.

Maintaining Control
You want to do everything that you can to help your Rottweiler to become more self-controlled from the time they are very young. You can think about your Rottweiler’s self-control as a muscle that needs to be developed in the same way as your physical muscles need to develop. Without practice in self-control, your Rottweiler will have a very hard time dealing with their instincts and impulses as they get older. However, with lots of self-control training, even a very young Rottweiler will respond thoughtfully to new impulses rather than simply giving in to them. Self-control games include basic obedience commands and training...

Stay, come, sit, down, leave it -leaving (an article food or treat )

Once the dog begins to understand these commands begin practicing a long stay by using a long leash, creating distractions as you take steps away from the dog, walking backward and eventually giving them your back. When you can see that the dog is  performing this step, you want to begin to walk around the dog clockwise and counterclock wise. meanwhile, the dog stays in place at a Stay. As you build time and practice, increase the stay position for a few seconds and slowly increase the long stay by minutes.

(this will not come right away as each dog is different in its mindset.)

Understanding the mindset of your dog is key to your and their success because the dog will sense and pick up your state of mind.

So, it is important to never reprimand or handle a dog when you are angry or anxious, always stay calm, stay assertive and have patience.     

Practicing Stay
When feeding or giving treats, lower the food bowl or treat slowly towards the ground and then lift it again out of your dog’s reach if they lunge for it. Wait until your dog has hesitated for a few seconds before giving them the food. Continue to extend this time until your dog can wait for a couple of seconds even when the food bowl or treat is at eye level before putting it on the ground and letting them have it. 

At this point, you can attach the command “Stay” and begin extending the stay to several minutes and introducing more and more distractions. Keep increasing the level of difficulty until your Rottweiler can Stay no matter what you’re doing. It’s a very good idea to randomly ask your Rottweiler to stay when there is no food in sight and then reward them by going to get the treat jar, opening the front door so they can run out, or playing with their favorite toy. Practice “Stay” frequently throughout the day and in as many different contexts as you can.

Practicing Leave It

Start by holding food in your closed fist and allowing your Rottweiler to nose at it. As soon as they stop worrying about your hand and look at you, reward them with a treat from the other hand. Practice this until your Rottweiler will only sniff your hand briefly and then look at you for the reward. 

Next, put something enticing like food or a valued toy on the floor but don’t allow your Rottweiler to get it. Either cover it with your foot or pull back on the leash so your Rottweiler can’t get to the toy. When they look at you, reward them with a treat. 

Work up to where they can ignore the treat or toy unless given the command to get it. You can attach a leave it commands so that you can tell them to ignore any given stimulus whenever you want, but it’s a good idea also to practice without actually asking your Rottweiler to “Leave it” so they build the self-control to ignore desirable things on tables or in the environment. 

Leash Work
Always remember that when you are
Handling your dog on a leash it is important to stay calm assertive and always move with a purpose. This is important because the dog can feel the tension and pressure that you are presenting (if any at all) at that moment of handling them. This negative/nervous feeling you are feeling will feed down the leash, will confuse your dog, and will not respond positively to your commands, the tension in your body language will be easily picked up by your dog and making it harder for both of you accomplishing your goals. 

So have fun and relax, stay focussed & be the pack leader. Understanding the breeds personality you will see that Rottweilers can quickly pick up on cues and will take advantage of the situation or person.

This is a powerful breed but stubborn and will test their boundaries to their fullest capability. Demanding RESPECT is key to this majestic breed is a must, you will have less difficult training time and fewer behavioral problems along with Dominate problems. 

You can and will accomplish this by staying consistent in every interaction, even at playtime, obedience should be a fun & short lesson in a game of fetch, you can practice self-control with your commands Sit,Stay,Bring,Here.

This type of exercise builds a bond, trust between you and your dog. The outcome will be is that you'll have a

well-behaved companion.   

Here are tools you will need 
for easy leash walking No pull harness
PetSafe Easy Walk Deluxe Dog Harness,

No-Pull Dog Harness – Perfect for Leash & Harness Training – Stops Pets from Pulling and Choking on Walks.

(if you are concerned that your Rottweiler will be able to pull too strongly for any member of the family you can try using  the no pull harness.)

Another tool you can use is the 
A fur saver collar 
Herm Sprenger Black Stainless Steel Long Link Fur Saver Dog Training Collar No-Pull Slip Chain for Small Medium Large Dogs for Easy Control Made in Germany.

Remember to Maintain

 A stern but gentle hold on the Leash and whenever your Rottweiler puts pressure on the lead, stop and redirect your Rottie or give the dog a light correction by a light tug on the leash and encourage them to heel on your left side.
                               Or
If the dog is reactive to other dogs or things or people .. then stop & turn back & walk in the other direction. Reward your Rottweiler when they come back to you or walk on a loose leash next to you by giving them high-value treats. 
This will teach your Rottweiler leash manners; not allowing the dog to be reactive and instead of giving in to the impulse to pull harder against the leash, which will be their natural reaction.

Puppy Introduction to family, strangers & other dogs

It is very important that your Rottweiler pup learns how to interact with people and other dogs from an early age in a positive manner.

Don’t ever allow your pup to use you like a chewing toy (no nipping) there is no such thing as a play nip or bite, what’s happening is that your dog is testing their boundaries and how far they can go. A simple correction and redirection, with a firm "No" and getting their attention by offering a toy, encouraging paling with that article.


Establishing respect and personal space 

Never allow your Pup to be out of control, jumping up on people, leaning up against them because this is their way of again testing boundaries and quite rude. 

Never allow people to corner or invade your dog's space or allow a stranger to come behind the dog and hug the dog's neck; why you may ask .. because some Rottweilers will take the actions as threatening gestures.

Don't be afraid to tell people you prefer them not touching your dog. IT'S OK!

Avoid people that reward bad behavior or that encourage them to
Violate what goes against your hard work in your training lessons. Encourage your friends and family to give your Rottweiler attention, treats, or other good things only when your Dog is sitting and waiting calmly in front of them. Before you know it, your dog will learn the correct way to interact with people and other dogs. If there is any point in time that you feel uncomfortable with any situation, excuse yourself and your dog out of that particular moment .. leave if you are out and about or if it’s at your home simply put the dog away in a crate where they will be safe.

Don’t allow your Rottweiler to play rough with other dog's.

Why You may ask? it's simply, because this breed tends to be very strong physically and very strong-minded things can escalate and become dangerous. Not many owners know how to read the body language the dogs are putting out and miss the signals completely. Rottweilers can also be territorial & dominant breed. Please never attempt to have two adult Rottweilers meeting for the first time for a play date or as an addition being said if they are the same gender without a dog professional evaluation of the dog's temperament.  Any meet and greet should be on neutral grounds, not at a dog park, and should be the opposite sex. Be prepared some Rotties never accept the same gender or accept outside dogs in their space. However, if you insist on having your dog play with others, try practicing by doing this while the dogs are engaged in positive play with each other’s dogs and both owners are fully engaged, practice calling your Rottweiler back periodically, giving them a treat, and allowing them to run back to play again. This kind of practice will enable you to be able to call your Rottweiler off if they have aggressive impulses down the road. Watch very carefully for the development of aggressive behavior with other dogs. Things to look for are a stiff stance, (other dogs responding nervously to your Rottweiler), flagging their ears & side-eyeing others also when their hackles are up.

Distinguishing aggressive, dominant behavior, it can seem like their play can be seen when the Rottie gives chaise on another dog and its mouthing them nipping. that is your cue to stop the playdate.


 Exposing your Rottweiler to many things such as short car rides helps desensitize the dog to car sickness & stress. Introducing your Rottie to other dogs as a young pup is very crucial due to timing. Because they get to learn in a positive way how to meet new people or other family pets in this particular moment in their life, paving their future involvement with strangers and different environments, etc.

(when exposing your young pup to other dogs make sure it’s not In a dog park and more importantly make sure your pup has had all their puppy shots - that  is normally around 5 months old)
Make sure the dogs that you are introducing to your new pup are not dog aggressive.

Don’t humanize your Rottie
Rottweilers go through stages where their personality change so much and if you are not consistent with your training /handling (raising) your Rottie, they will run amuck with in household becoming destructive, dominant towards its owners. They seem to begin testing their limitations within the family members and again if not properly trained this can become dangerous.


Rottweilers health testing process

Health testing is very important because they tend to have genetic health issues that can be deadly and some that just affect the dog's ability to lead a healthy strong life or the ability to breed and produce.
There is a series test that needs to be performed during the stages of your Rottie's life

FIRST TEST : This can be done once you have registered your pup with Akc ( because you’ll need their registration number For all the tests that need to be performed.


OFA

Jlpp ,
(thyroid ( optional )

UCDAVIS ROTWEILER PANNEL
which includes
DM ,Lemp , nad , poanv, xlmtm


With the additional:
Coat length, curl, furnishings


Optional addition:
Dominant black ( k locus)
MC1R

SECOND TEST: Is at 7-8 months
PennHip TEST

OFA:

Dentition (once all adult teeth are in)
Patella

THIRD  TEST: Are 18-24 months
OFA :
hips & elbows
Patella
Eyes
Echocardiogram & Auscultation

In order to breed, we make sure that the mate we have selected has had all these tests and is completed. We also require before breeding that breeding pair (sire & dam) are tested for brucellosis test and herpes.






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