The Rottweiler is not a problematic breed nor should it be tagged as threatening breed. However, it is not strange for a Rottweiler to acquire various behavior problems. Such problems are common among different dog breeds, whether it be large or small. While these behavior problems are annoying if not distracting, they can be eliminated through Rottweiler training.
If your dog barks and growls at other people in your house, do this: leash your four-legged friend, make him sit, wait until his attention is on you, and hand the leash, in full view of the dog, to your guest. Then wait until the pet is calm once more, with the guest giving commands as needed. This can signal the dog that your visitor ranks above him in “the pack” and he must accept them. When the pet starts to react once again, do the exercise again.
To break your dog of improper habits such as jumping, the best method is to ignore him, for just a short time! Dogs don’t truly understand yelling in times like that. But if you turn your back on him and avoid more interaction, he will get the notion that he’s done something that breaks contact with you. And we all know that dogs wish nothing but their owner’s focus and love.
Nipping is a typical behavior among dogs especially puppies however, the behavior could turn to biting if not addressed early. An easy way to stop a puppy from biting is to act hurt when he or she nibbles at you. By startling your pup with a sound and abandoning the area, your puppy begins to learn that biting has negative outcome in the form that you will stop playing with him.
Whatever behavior problem your furry friend has, it is not a good idea to punish him excessively. If your pet performs a negative behavior in front of you, keep your cool and refocus his behavior to a more proper source. For instance, dogs who inappropriately soil the house must be quietly brought outside and walked until he does his business once again. Reinforce going outside as a positive thing, rather than yelling regarding the dirt.
Remember that Rottweiler training takes time and patience. Some dogs pick up things promptly, while some take longer. Each individual dog will have their own learning speed, so be sure to be familiar with what your dog’s speed is. Try to be as positive as possible when dealing with him so that he thinks it is an enjoyable activity to do with you and will look forward to your training sessions.