A lot of work has to go into a relationship between a Rottweiler and his or her human. Usually, they both need training. There is no need to resort to training gimmicks like shock collars or prong collars with most Rottweilers. They will only scare Rottweiler dogs, not make them dependable.
Rottweiler dogs need attention, purpose and activity much in the same way a pony or a horse does. Rottweilers were bred to run about all day, protecting his master’s farm and property. They were also bred to look very intimidating, but to be gentle with the people he is charged to protect.
Today, when Rottweilers are abandoned, it’s usually die to their high-energy needs, or even their sheer size. They average over eighty pounds when full grown – that’s about ten to twenty pounds more than a German Shepherd.
Rottweiler dogs need to be busy and to have a purpose in life. They need to be part of the family or at least be inside where the action is. Although the coat thickness and length can differ greatly with each Rottweiler, most Rottweilers cannot handle being left outside in extreme cold or extreme hot weather. If you are cold, you can be assured that your Rottweiler is, too.
Rottweiler dogs go crazy when left all by themselves, such as when they are chained in someone’s back yard as a cheap security system. If they do not get proper exercise, they will find ways of burning up their considerable energy, including destroying your home. These are not dogs that can be left alone in your home while you are at work unless they are given fun activities to do while you are away and given long walks.
Another reason Rottweiler dogs get abandoned is due to their health. Rottweiler dogs are not as prone to illnesses like some other breeds, but they need their diets and exercise monitored, especially as puppies. Too much food or too little exercise can damage the growing Rottweiler’s skeleton and joints. Rottweilers of all ages are prone to hip or elbow dysplasia, which is curable, but costly. Most people would rather buy a new car than pay for their dog’s veterinary bills.
Rottweiler dogs have big appetites and will cost more to feed than some other breeds of dogs. They will need at least once a year check-ups and booster shots. They need to be licensed, micro chipped and given obedience training.
Rottweiler dogs tend to live to be ten to twelve years old with luck and good care. Hopefully, this Rottweiler information will assure you and your Rottweiler a long, happy relationship.