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I have read that Rotts need special attention when it comes to training because of their dominant personality. I read things like don't let them on your bed, be the alpha dog, don't rough-house with them. Since everybody here has Rotts I thought you could give me some advice, and tell me if some of this stuff is just exaggerated, and some tips maybe.


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You are getting a boy,and they do (sometimes)have issues.But they need to be delt with right away.They do need for you to be in charge.Start looking for a place to train.Get him in class right away and keep him in it a happy Rottweiler is a busy one.


That way you will have someone to ask and show the problem to.


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Oh their dominant !!! My Kitty is a very dominant female , I made the mistake of letting her sleep in bed with us but she will be the last rotty to sleep in my bed . I have 3 others all rescued , My Zeus is going to be 8 in July ( I've had himover 2 yrs )and he's just way to big to be in my bed ! The twins as I call them are 7 months and still sleep in their crates ( keeps them out of trouble ) but they will NEVER sleep in my bed ! Be smart and don'tlet your rottie in your bed .......
 

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Why's that Kitty ...... My
Rotty lets me in the bed (
if I get there first )



He has to have 3
pillows cause he never knows
where his bigg head is gonna
land ....



And if you are using one
of HIS you will get waken
up .....



He always allows me to
sleep in the wet spot ( from
his licking his paws and whatever
he feels like licking )



And cookie crums if
I dont make a big deal out
of them everywhere

and quietly brush them from
what ever slice of the bed
he is not in then its OK ......







I have to AGREE ......
the easiest way to stop
something is to never start
it .......



They WILL take over
.... Give em in inch and they
WILL take a mile ...









Heres a good read for you ..... http://thedoghouse.zoomshare.com/5.html

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Its info on owning a ROTTWEILER .........
 

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They do need alot of obedience training!! I agree with Barcurdan If you don't want them to do it don't start it. It is best for it to look at you as Alpha in the house that way they don't feel the need to be in the leaders spot
Good luck with your dog Rotties are great companions.
 

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Thanks Everyone! I appreciate all the advice
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Yeah they can become very dominant with you if you let them always make sure they know you are in charge and as Donna and others have said training, training, training! It keeps them occupied and helps you and them to know the rules. and yes they will take over the bed if you allow them in it. Both my dogs think the bed is theirs...lol!
 

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Every Rottweiler I've ever owned slept in the bed.I have never had a problem(except I seem to be the one that gets pushed to one side)I take all my dogs to training class and inforce I'm the boss.They are allowed on the bed when I ask them to come up not by them selves.


Cindy where in MI do you live?I will be in Ann Arbor next weekend.


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barcurdan, my Kitty does the same thing to my hubby she will wait till he enter's the bedroom doorway thenlike a flashshe jumps right in HIS spot
I just giggle away !! then he taps his fingers at the bottom of where I sleep and she army crawls over and squashssss little me
oh by the way she likes her pillows tooooooooooooooo
 

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I live in Muskegon. We just tore our shed down this week, we're going to put a dog kennel there. Apollo will be a indoor dog and our yard is fenced in, but there will be nice days when we may leave him in the kennel while we're gone, so kids outside the fence won't have easy access to tease him. I have seen too many times where kids will just torture a animal while their family is away. The kennel will be right next to our garage, close to the house, and away from mischievious kids. Once he is a little older, and won't leave Lake PeePee in my house(Hee, I had to add that one, Donna!
) I can let him stay inside while we're gone. When can I trust him to roam my house without supervision, or is that just a pipe dream? </BLOCKQUOTE>
 

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maybe when he's four or five and has all the rules down pat you might then be able to safely let him roam...lol! Just kidding, It's different with every dog. but really when you think that both you and him are ready, and your ready to deal with the consequences if he isn't quite ready yet. My Bud is gonna be 5 this June and he is safely able to control himself at home alone and has been that way since he was almost 2, But Diamond on the other hand may take longer before she's able to be loose in the house without us. I mean she will be 1 this June and if we go outside without her and she's loose she has a fit. So it may take her awhile before she gets it thruogh her head that her behavior is what gets her where she is...locked up!
 

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I agree with training training training. Along with that I feel "Dog Psychology" is very important. They are pack animals, you are the alpha, they must have that ingrained into there head. Three thing's in dog psyche 1-Exercise 2-Discipline 3-Affection. In that order and you will have a well balanced dog "Think like a dog thereforebecome as a dog, ruff ruff", ok that's a little over the edgebut it is important. When I first studied about training rotties the book said and I quote "Women should not own rottweilers. They aren't dominate enough" Know what I said? Bull pucky! Guess I proved that author wrong. Good training book 'Dog Training By Bash' and the Dog Whisper on the National Geo Channel, excellent!
Rotties are very intelligent andvery bullheaded.
 

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Since you are getting a puppy get a crate for him.It is easyier to potty train a dog with a crate and if the dog is in the crate when you are gone they can't wreck anything.


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Scarlet, do you crate your baby ? like Donna said crating is the only way to go .... I could sell them for some company thats how much I believe in them !! the only one I don't crate is my Zeus he was never crated and he's now to old . ( I rescued him when he was 6 he's now 8)I got him in one once and I mean once after that nope no going there !
he's a smart bugger ...... as for leaving them out my Kitty was over a yr. oldwhen I started to leave her out when I left the house then when I came home she would be in it !!!!
 

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where you live is too far to drive.There is a dog show in Ann Arbor on Sat and Sun.I will have Elwood and Daphney there,plus I hope to set up a booth and sell some prints.


Maybe there will be a show closer to you some day.


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My puppy will definitely start out with crate training. Hopefully with some good training, in a couple of years he will be able to be trusted in the house by his self.I plan on trying to take him with us as much as possible, but there are some placesyou just cant.Your drawings are awesome Donna! I will definitely keep you in mind. I hope your show goes well, Elwood is quite the looker! Hopefully someday we'll be able to get together.


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I start Dally to sleeping in my bed when I got her. My husband said we needed a bigger bed cause he was tired of being run off to the couch.
Now we have a kind size bed, and Dally sleeps in her pool, beside my bed. The only animals who sleep with me now are the cats,
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Oh oh I have let Bella on the bed lol, She is learning so fast she has learned now the NO bite commandand she bites much more softly now. She is learning that some bites hurt but if she bites softer its okay.I still have my war wounds lol. I cannot beleive how fast she is growing. Thak you so much for being so kind and all your advice it has helped trememdously
 
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