Rottweilers Online Forums banner

Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 14 of 14 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
599 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Max will be home this weekend.Should I keep him in a kennel or just let him roam the back yard? I really want him to know that the back yard is his area.oppinions?? reactions? thoughts?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,926 Posts
He is going to be a house dog right?Dogs should never be kenneled out side24/7,they are pack animals and need to be with the family.


When you leave him home alone always crate them,never leave them loose in your back yard,you never know what could happen.could be stolen or poisoned.


Donna
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
599 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
I will let him in the house,but his time in will be limited.what if he whines when he comes home? let him whine? I'm not going to put him in a crate.I want him to feel free at home.I have a huge back yard with a 8 foot tall fence.Just want him to be happy.He will not be a working dog.This rott will be on easy street.I have a very soft spot for pets.


My sons cat got in some poppurie (sp) and the vet said he was going to need alot of work.long story short,the cat almost died and cost me 200 dollars.money well spent.The cat Johnny is very healthy and only goes out to go to the bathroom.hes kinda my cat now LOL.I might add that was 2 years ago.some people say I was stupid for paying 200 dollars to keep him from dying.I would do it all over again if I had to.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,926 Posts
Puppys should not have the run of any where.Dogs should be inside animals.Put a crate next to your bed(this will be the puppys den)at night the puppy will feel safer next to you.When you leave the house put the puppy back in his den.Puppys chew and can easly get killed if left un attended.To leave them loose and un attended is poor judgement.


Again dogs are pack animals and need to be with the pack not shut outside.


Donna
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
914 Posts
I gotta go with donna on this one she is right like usual. You can't just let a puppy run free all the time and with this particular breed they are even more sensitive about being with their people than most other's he will not be happy if he is left outside most of the time and alone. just crate him and all will be better.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,926 Posts
At least Max is a good name for a Rottweiler and he is older then 6 weeks when you bring him home,but again Rottweilers should live with their people.


Donna
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
43 Posts
when we got Hercules we put him in his crate when we were not home at all times till he was a year than we would leave him for short periods of time until we felt he was secure enough. Puppies can get into anything and everything. I would never leave him outside all the time 8ft fence or not people can still throw stuff over that could be poisioned or the dog could dig his way under the fence.


I would crate him for a little while at least.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,926 Posts
All of my dogs are crated when I leave the house,no matter what age.At night they sleep on the bed with me.


If they are crated when you are out of the house the house will look the same when you return and your dog will still be alive.I know of dogs that have chewed on power cords and died.I will not let that happen to one of my dogs.


Better safe then sorry.


Donna
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
387 Posts
I have to agree with Donna, too. Dallas was never crate trained, but was kennel trained. So when I leave she kennels up. I would not trust her in the house alone without me. She love to try to play with my cats, and has to be calmed at times. I wish Dallas had been crate trained. The next one will be, I would like to know they are in the house lock up, instead of outside.





Shell
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,926 Posts
It's not to late for Dallas.


Did you ever try putting a crate in her kennel?Start out with the bottom part,put her food in it.When she is use to the bottom add the top,feed her in it,put a blanket in it after a while you should be able to add the door and then bring it and her inside.It will take a while ,but it should work.


Donna
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
387 Posts
I will try it, I would only use it for when I was not at home. Other wise she sleeps by my bed and never gets up till I do. She is a really good girl in the house.


Shell
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
43 Posts
I don't crate my rottie anymore but all he does when were not home is sleep, he's not a chewer and never has been. I feel very safe with my dog at home. He is a wonderful dog, I've had others that always had to be crated when we left but hercules is very good.
 
1 - 14 of 14 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top