I have a 4yr old Female Rottweiler Gabbie. I have had her for 2 yrs, and I’ am the 4th owner. I was told she was raised chained up in a junkyard until someone jumped the fence and took her from there. I took her from my friend because she wasn’t treating her right and there were 5 dog attacks because she was irresponsible. I spayed her last year and she has all shots. She is overall the best dog I have ever had. She is sweet, adorable, fun, loving and much more. Her only fault is animal aggression which makes it hard for us to go and do things. Life is great for us but it could be better if we could go out and do more without terrifying everyone. She seems nervous and that’s what the third trainer thought as well. I just started running her on a treadmill to wear her out before her walks and I hope this helps.
I have taken her to 3 trainers 1) trained with electric collar 2) Military dog trainer 3) Used Cesar Millan’s techniques. The best results were from the Third trainer but I soon discovered internal problems with this trainer and could no longer take her to them.
So now the History is out of the way I can finally get to my questions. Can I train the aggression out of her or is it just the breed and I need to accept it? Will I ever be able to get another dog? Maybe a puppy she has strong mother instincts (she had a false pregnancy when I gave her a toy and treated it like her puppy and even made a nest). Does anyone know a great trainer in Virginia Beach that can help me? She also does a soft growl when petting her sometimes but she has never shown any aggression. Is the growl just as dog purr? If someone hits me playing around she jumps in between us and barks but does not attack. I love this dog so much and I don’t want to her to hurt another animal or get hurt herself. Please help.