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hello everyone,
It's Jose and Max(My dog). We love each other. Max is more like a ESA to me, and I am looking for methods to take better care of him
 

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Welcome to the forums! How old is Max? What problems, if any are you having with Max.
Give us more info.
 

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Max is 2 years old and he is doing great. I just wanted some tips to make our bond stronger. I want in everywhere with me and for that, it is very necessary that he should behave like a good pet and I have no idea how to make that happen....
 

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I would start with obedience training, including walking on a leash without pulling you, if that has not been accomplished yet.

When you give him a command, he should do it. If you are walking him, he should be walking beside you not jerking and pulling you along.

How is his training going. You say he is doing good. Does he mind you? Is he showing agression or any other unwanted behaviors? Let's start there.
 

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Max is 2 years old and he is doing great. I just wanted some tips to make our bond stronger. I want in everywhere with me and for that, it is very necessary that he should behave like a good pet and I have no idea how to make that happen....
Your bond will get even stronger with training. The more he learns...the better it will be for you. Are you in any type of classes with him? If not, get enrolled into a class...this is the way you know if he understands commands under all sorts of stress, and commotion. Try getting his CGC (Canine Good Citizen) certificate. That's just basic good manners, and obedience....then work from there.
 

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This is the age to start, they really want to please you at this age.
It is good to get the fundamentals done now as they may test you as adolescents and having a good grounding now will help.

Keep the training varied, make it fun, reward with lots of praise and occasional treats (use treats they can eat easily when excited, crunchy stuff is OK but by the time they are done eating it they have forgotten what they got it for) so liver cake or similar is cheap and effective. Keep some high value treats back like cheese or chicken. The high value ones are used to reward a near perfect response. Keep the treats close and reward them fast when they get it right, dont make them wait, the faster they comply the faster you reward. Have toys that are theirs and toys you both play with but you take away after the training session, these act as a different kind of reward and will work well as a tool to keep them interested in the activity. Dont get frustrated when they get things wrong, take a break, try again later, keep sessions short, enjoy them. Dont allow things now in a 10kg you wont want a 50kg dog to do, they dont understand how big they get and having a structure helps.

The usual, leave it/drop it, wait, stay, come/here are very useful to start with but back, lie down, bed/place, round (left), twist (right) and the send away (i never could get it right) are others i fund useful.
Scent games, tug games (to help with leave it), retrieval (Mine gets bored with this, she will do it but anything repetitive she finds pointless).
Layer them up and add complexity, they love it, they really just want to be with you so 10mins sessions 2-3 times a day will tire them and it will help with your bond for sure.

As above CGC is good, if there are puppy clubs for socialisation are also good, dog parks in my experience not so much, private staffed dog parks are better when they are old enough.

Have a watch of Black Beauty Breed Film, it is on Youtube, its a couple of $ to get it but it shows the versatility of the Rott nicely, it may give you some inspiration.

Good luck.
 
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