Rottweilers – the features of the breed and their training

Rottweiler, the already mentioning about this breed and its representatives on many of us creates a serious impression. But is it really that the representatives of this breed are so dangerous and are they unruly fight dogs? Moreover, what are the characteristics of their training? Now we will find out.

So, who are the Rottweilers?

The ancestors of the Rottweilers were fighting dogs of Roman legionaries. Once they have come to the territory of Germany and have crossed with the local dogs, they became the ancestors of this breed.

The Rottweilers received their name from the ancient German town of Rottweil, where in the Middle Ages there was a significant center of cattle breeding and meat trade, and this breed was very popular with local butchers.

In the early 20th century, when the question of the selecting dogs for the police service had arisen in Germany, the Rottweiler had successfully passed this selection and was recognized as the universal service dog.

A good Rottweiler is looking terrible, but the rumor of his aggressive temper is for sure, most likely a myth, and not a fact, because the dogs of this breed are devoted to their owner and family. They are smart, well suited to the training, have excellent protective qualities. However, while considering the specifics of this breed, the future owners need to know how accurately to organize the Rottweiler education to grow an obedient and submissive dog.

The question is how to train and where to start the training of this dog? We, after all, want an obedient friend and not a cheerful and at the same time an uncontrollable dog.

It should be noted right away that the representatives of this breed, in spite of all the attachment, respect and love for all the family members, choose only one owner or “leader” from the first days of their appearance in the house. It is with him that the dog has a subtle emotional contact, psychological relationships, so you can confidently say that the Rottweiler is a breed of one owner. But it is also worth noting that the man who is the owner of the Rottweiler must have the authority in the eyes of a dog. For obtaining complete obedience and unquestioning performance of the commands person should not only be patient, confident in his abilities, persevering by his nature. For educating the Rottweiler correctly, in addition to the patience, it is necessary to be persistent and resolute, as the dogs have a somewhat capricious and even to say stubborn disposition that manifests itself in animals of this breed at an early age.

It is the most important thing – a dog of this breed chooses his owner, but, despite this, loves his whole family and devotionally cares for her.

For the ensuring that the puppy’s naughtiness and his various pranks will not be his habit, it is necessary from the very first days of the puppy’s appearance in your home to instill in him the right skills and the basics of the obedience and immediately to direct the dog’s actions in the right direction. Any bad habits like grabbing hands, manifesting aggression towards other animals or family members, ignoring commands, disobeying during walks, you are to react right away for correcting this behavior and instill other qualities. Immediately it is worth noting that to beat or hysterically to yell at the dog is unacceptable. The puppy’s psyche is emotionally unstable, and this attitude can embitter or vice versa greatly intimidate the dog, which will lead to the fact that the education of the Rottweiler will go the wrong way.

The second point – screaming at your dog or puppy will not be able to help you in the correcting of his behavior and only with the help of a professional trainer who will show you the individual exercises it can be more effective

The most basic rule, which must be remembered by the owners of the Rottweiler – do not allow the dog to do what will be forbidden for her in adulthood! Be patient and persistent, achieve the task. If the puppy in your absence or on a walk made a mistake, call the dog to repeat the exercise, fix the dog’s proper behavior by giving a treat or caressing, let the pet know that you are unhappy with specific response, but you encourage when he performs the command and acts according to your rules. With the right approach, the Rottweilers, are manageable, correctly distinguishing the intonation and try to please their beloved master, so do not forget to encourage and praise the dog for the rightly executed command or obedience.

The owners of the Rottweiler dogs should be prepared for a long and systematic process of training. In addition to the proper education, it is vital to know how to organize and how the Rottweiler training takes place. The learning of the first commands can start already at the age of 2-2.5 months. The first lessons should be short and only after the puppy learns his nickname and fully adapts to new conditions. You have to train the Rottweiler without fail, and if you do not have enough experience or are not sure of your abilities, ask for help from the professional dog trainers who will help to properly organize the upbringing process, and they will take you for training and, according to all the rules of training, you will pass the training stages from the first level to the highest, how to train a Rottweiler.

And we, the Royal Dog Academy company, will be happy to help you with this.

Training Rottweilers – Some Easy Tricks To Teach

If you are looking for some tricks to include in your Rottweiler puppy training then I have included some below to get you started. You can also teach these to your fully grown Rottweiler however as you probably know, it’s easier to teach a younger dog. But you absolutely can teach an old dog new tricks!

The Classic Handshake (And Sit)
This is a great trick to start off with, this is because it incorporates what I talked about in the 4 Little Rottweiler Training Tips page of the site. You will need to have already taught your Rottweiler how to sit, this is itself may take some time. But just position the dog in the sit position whilst saying “sit” (sounds obvious I know.) But make sure to give the dog lots of positive reinforcement when performed correctly. Make sure you don’t vary the sit command by changing it to “sit down” or something similar, keep it very consistent. Keep repeating this process and eventually your Rottweiler will position himself to sit with just the verbal command and without you having to physically move them.

Ok, now that this has been achieved we can move onto the handshake. Once your dog is sitting down, pick up their paw and put it in your hand whilst saying “paw” (or whichever word you would like to use) and as before, it’s very important to keep using the same word. Try this a few times whilst you are physically putting the paw in your hand, then try just saying paw and seeing how your dog reacts. If they move their own paw into your hand then thats great! Make sure to give the dog lots of affection and positive reinforcement because this really lets them know that they’ve done a good job. If they haven’t gotten the hang of it yet then that’s fine, keep trying whilst physically moving the paw yourself and eventually they will.

For some, this may seem like common sense when training Rottweilers but I am just trying to stress the importance of verbal consistency. Once you have learnt this, you can apply these techniques to almost any trick you want when training a Rottweiler.

Below I have included a good video I found on YouTube showing basic obedience training in action

4 Little Rottweiler Training Tips

Train Them Young! But Short And Sweet….
I usually recommend training most breeds of dog at about 6 months old however I think it’s important to start Rottweiler puppy training at around 3 months. This basically is to keep them on the straight and narrow from the get go! Rottweilers are inherently aggressive, so its imperative to discourage any unwanted or aggressive behavior from as early as possible. But be aware that although Rottweilers are highly intelligent, they don’t have lengthy attention spans so keep training sessions to between 10-20 minutes long.

Your Rottweiler Want’s To Mingle and Make Friends!
It’s a good idea to introduce your Rottweiler to other dogs at an early age, the main reason for this is your Rottweiler is likely to become aggressive towards strange dogs if they are not accustomed to meeting new dogs. However if you introduce them to new dogs from a young age, they are much less likely to become aggressive in these situations as they grow older.

Don’t Encourage Aggression
As I have mentioned already, Rottweilers are naturally aggressive dogs. So it is important not to play fight with your Rottweiler as it is growing up because this will encourage that natural instinct. Treat your dog how you would like him to treat you in return.

Be Consistent With Verbal Commands
This applies to all breeds of dog, not just Rottweilers. However, I do like to make a point of this because people sometimes blame the short attention span for the lack of progress when training a Rottweiler. Your dog (whichever breed) is not fluent in English or any other spoken language. So to us humans, commands like “Stay” or “Stay there” might sound like the same thing, but dogs will interpret them as completely different things. Because of this, it’s really important to always use the same words when teaching a command during your Rottweiler dog training.

Also, check out my product review post for The Online Dog Trainer

 

Rottweiler Training – The Online Dog Trainer Doggy Dan

Hi guys, I thought I’d make a post reviewing a product I had heard about on an online dog forum I sometimes hang around in (too much spare time I guess!) But the main reason I’m doing this is to help you decide whether this might or might not benefit you with your Rottweiler Training. So I thought I’d buy it and see how I get along with it, if you’d like to check it out for yourself you can Click Here.

Sales Page
I’ll just dive right in an start by sharing what I thought of the initial sales page. I’ve bought products online before (not many about dog training though) and I’m usually really put off with big pushy sales pages. But I didn’t really get that feeling with The Online Dog Trainer, it seems quite nicely laid out and professional looking. Also it states that it’s SPCA endorsed at the top, which I thought was a nice little touch.

It also contains a section showing what problems the course tackles.

 

Inside The Members Area
After I purchased the course, I logged into the members area and the home page seemed a bit too much of an information overload to be honest. There are lots of topics and categories to choose from along the top and the side, so I felt a bit lost at first. However once I calmed down, there is a big video in the middle telling you to ‘Watch This First’ and it promptly explains the layout of the site and where to start.

The Pack Leader
In the homepage video, Dan really hammers home the point that you should focus on becoming the pack leader of your dog or dogs first, before trying out any of the other sections to just treat the symptoms. He stresses that it is much more effective to treat the cause of your dogs behavior rather than just the symptom. Click here to visit The Online Dog Trainer Site

You can treat the cause by first becoming the pack leader, then he states that the symptoms of unwanted behavior will disappear on their own or be much easier to treat.

So as advised, I started in the pack leader section where Dan talks about The 5 Golden Rules. These seem to be the 5 rules he teaches to assert yourself as the pack leader. I was already aware of some of the stuff in here, having grown up breeding dogs. But the videos were very informative and laid out really well. He typically has a theory video for each rule and also a video showing the rule in practice.

I also found that his accent helps keep your attention on the video! (New Zealand I believe.)

There are lots of topics to get started with, once you have become that pack leader! So choose whichever one you would like to start with.

Everyday Tools And Techniques
These are the links on the sidebar which confused me at first. I was wondering why these were separate from the topics, but it became apparent that these were a set of techniques you can use to calm your dog down and make them listen to you. I must admit, I did learn a trick or 2 from this section definitely.

Project Moses
One last thing I’d like to mention about The Online Dog Trainer Course is the ‘Project Moses’ section. Dispite what you may think, this is not a top secret religious government program. It’s actually a live action ‘case study’ of Dan’s puppy called Moses which he documents growing up. Along the way you see all the various tricks and techniques Dan is teaching Moses from 8 weeks to 8 months old. He also tackles common problems along the road to adulthood, all whilst documenting it on video for you to see.

If you think the course might benefit your Rottweiler Training – Click here to see the product

Rottweiler Training – Why I Set Up This Website

Hi guys, I’m Jason and I just thought I’d write a quick post explaining why I set up the Rottweiler Training website.

If you have already read the About Me section of this site, you will know that I spent most of my life raising and training Rottweiler puppies. And as you probably all know, training a Rottweiler (or any breed of dog for that matter) can sometimes be tricky!

But if you approach the situation with the right mentality and enough patience, I feel it becomes much more of an enjoyment than a chore. I particularly enjoy training a Rottweiler over other breeds of dog because unfortunately in recent years they have been getting a lot of negative attention in the media as being very aggressive and uncontrollable animals.

This really annoys me because I know that these dogs can be just as friendly and affectionate as any other breed when given a proper and loving upbringing. It’s the owners behaviour that greatly influences a dog’s personality so this is also another important reason to consider correct Rottweiler training and care.

All in all, I have set up the site because I often get friends asking me If I have any Rottweiler training tips I can share with them. This  gave me the idea of setting up the site so I would hopefully be able to help other people discover useful tips and tricks in regards to how to train your Rottweiler.