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I'm not sure if anyone who is on here is in the US, I live in Missouri and I'm needing to rehome my dog. He's an 18mo beautiful rott. I just didn't get a chance to raise him with all the correction and direction he needed. He's a good dog just too much for me to handle. He is territorial of his home and of me. I'm scared he's going to hurt someone because of my inability to control him.
He is CKC registered, he's neutered.
Please email me if interested.
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I'm sorry that you feel you have to give up on your dog. It sounds like you have not done any , or enough training with him. Can you get in touch with a trainer, or get enrolled in some sort of obedience class with him? I would try to do your best to put in some work with him and keep him. There is not much demand for an out of control, badly behaved dog. :(

You need to get in touch with a rescue. Just do a google search for Rottweiler Rescue:( Missouri , or All Breed Rescue. They may be able to help you place him. A no kill shelter, or rescue is your best bet. Do not try to give him up on-line...dog fighters will want him, or someone will want him as a junk yard dog.

While you are waiting, start working with him....he may surprise you. Look up NILIF (Nothing In Life Is Free) and start incorporating this into his life. Make "sit" a command he knows and obeys. The best thing to do is to get in touch with a trainer asap!!

If you think he is going to be a danger to the public...then euthanasia would be the kindest thing...instead of being passed along. If he is CKC (Continental Kennel Club) registered...that is a bogus registry for BYB's and puppymills....he is poorly bred and just may not have the temperament or nerves to live with a family.:(
 

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please don't misunderstand, I have been working with him. I do have a trainer planned to come in. I'm just scared he is going to hurt someone before I can train him to be what he has the potential to become. I would hate to have something happen to someone or to him due to my selfishness. I robbed him of the things he needed due to unfortunate events in my life and I know someone else would be better suited to have him.
I disagree with your suggestion of him being euthanized, he is a good dog with very much potential, it's just going to take more than what I have to give. I do know his mother and father, this is the first litter either had, so I know it was not a "puppy mill" situation. He is healthy with a great disposition (for the most part). He is not "a killer" he is just misguided, due to my lack of being able to raise and give him what he has needed.
So please don't think I've given up on him, I feel like I've given up on me to raise him to be at his full potential.
I did not go and post him everywhere online, I came here where I sit and see the love for the breed, I posted in a rott rescue location. I did not go to facebook marketplace or craigslist, because I know how people are. I don't want to just give him to the next person, I want him in a loving household with good owners.

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Get the trainer!! If you want to give him a chance...you need to do something. What are you scared that he going to do? What is this behavior that he has? What do you do to discipline him? What training are you doing RIGHT NOW???? These are all things you can work on. Do you have a muzzle? Do you have a prong collar? Get some treats and start working with him . Look up a Rottweiler Rescue...or All Breed Rescue and contact them. Honestly, there are very few people that have enough experience to rehab this dog...that will want to work with him. This is why you NEED to start doing the work now...don't wait for someone to save him. The best home he has is your home. Now get that trainer....and start working with him. It's not too late.
 

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Get the trainer!! If you want to give him a chance...you need to do something. What are you scared that he going to do? What is this behavior that he has? What do you do to discipline him? What training are you doing RIGHT NOW???? These are all things you can work on. Do you have a muzzle? Do you have a prong collar? Get some treats and start working with him . Look up a Rottweiler Rescue...or All Breed Rescue and contact them. Honestly, there are very few people that have enough experience to rehab this dog...that will want to work with him. This is why you NEED to start doing the work now...don't wait for someone to save him. The best home he has is your home. Now get that trainer....and start working with him. It's not too late.
OK! I have an appointment scheduled for his first visit on the 4th. I'll just calm down, he pulled me onto the ground and almost got away from me when a woman ran by last night and all I could see was him attacking her. I'm scared he will seriously hurt someone. He hasn't but he's not gotten that opportunity, but last night I almost couldn't hold him after I fell. Yes, I do use a prong collar, but it doesn't seem to phase him. I'll wait and begin working with the trainer and stop thinking that I am not good enough to have him.
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That's nothing!!! My rescue Rotties pulled me into the ditch going after a rabbit, chased a jogger that was running on our dirt road (just ran after them...but stopped when the jogger stopped. It sounds like prey drive has kicked in. You need to get that prong collar tight up...right behind the ears. Probably need to take out a link or two out of the prong...it should not be sliding down his neck. Walk on a 5-6 foot strong leash...with the prong hooked onto a back-up collar or slip type of collar. You need to keep the leash handle in your hand with your hand placed around your belly button. This way he has the least pull traction if he lunges. You don't need to wait for the trainer...start working with him now. Change your attitude!! You can do it!! Tell yourself you will be his leader, and he will no longer be taking charge...'cause you are in charge!!! No more B.S....and mean it. Read this and get going till you get hands on help. http://fourpawsk9training.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/NILIF-Program.pdf He's a young dog without much training and it sounds like leadership....you can do it!!!
 

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That's nothing!!! My rescue Rotties pulled me into the ditch going after a rabbit, chased a jogger that was running on our dirt road (just ran after them...but stopped when the jogger stopped. It sounds like prey drive has kicked in. You need to get that prong collar tight up...right behind the ears. Probably need to take out a link or two out of the prong...it should not be sliding down his neck. Walk on a 5-6 foot strong leash...with the prong hooked onto a back-up collar or slip type of collar. You need to keep the leash handle in your hand with your hand placed around your belly button. This way he has the least pull traction if he lunges. You don't need to wait for the trainer...start working with him now. Change your attitude!! You can do it!! Tell yourself you will be his leader, and he will no longer be taking charge...'cause you are in charge!!! No more B.S....and mean it. Read this and get going till you get hands on help. http://fourpawsk9training.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/NILIF-Program.pdf He's a young dog without much training and it sounds like leadership....you can do it!!!
Thank you so much for everything, I'll start tonight when I get home from work
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We adopted an 8 year old rottie last year with very bad leash manners and some history of aggression. I found that a leash with two handles was very helpful in the beginning - one at the end (like usual) and a "traffic loop" right up by collar. We also muzzle trained to keep her (and others) safe. Good luck with your pup!
 

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Thank you so much for everything, I'll start tonight when I get home from work
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BBD is right, you obviously care so all you need is a bit of learning and dedication. Please remember that it's not all going to be perfect and things don't always change noticeably immediately. Lots of perseverance and things will eventually "click" and you will start seeing the behaviours you want.

The most important thing i think i've learned in 23 months of owning a Rottweiler is that they are still just a dog.
Lots of love and praise for doing things right and corrections and more training when they make wrong choices.
 

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I'm not sure if anyone who is on here is in the US, I live in Missouri and I'm needing to rehome my dog. He's an 18mo beautiful rott. I just didn't get a chance to raise him with all the correction and direction he needed. He's a good dog just too much for me to handle. He is territorial of his home and of me. I'm scared he's going to hurt someone because of my inability to control him.
He is CKC registered, he's neutered.
Please email me if interested.
[email protected]
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I'm not sure if anyone who is on here is in the US, I live in Missouri and I'm needing to rehome my dog. He's an 18mo beautiful rott. I just didn't get a chance to raise him with all the correction and direction he needed. He's a good dog just too much for me to handle. He is territorial of his home and of me. I'm scared he's going to hurt someone because of my inability to control him.
He is CKC registered, he's neutered.
Please email me if interested.
[email protected]
 

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I’m going to echo what all have said. Work with him. He might be a handful but you already know and admit that is because you didn’t start soon enough. It isn’t too late now and, even without a trainer (but you should try hard to get one), there are lots of resources for you and much you can do yourself with a positive approach. Rotties want to please their people and they can be sensitive. If you have “given up”, he knows it and will push you. Neither of you wins and, out of control, you may not have a choice regarding euthanasia. With his breed (in my state they are on the “hit list”), even if he scares or runs at someone and there is a complaint, he pays the price. I feel can comment on your situation because of my own recent experience! Three weeks ago, I adopted a 2+ male (owner surrender). They told me some things, but not all. I am his THIRD home….I was in exactly the same position as you. Even with what I thought was my long time experience and overcoming lots of behavioral issues with dogs before, this handsome fellow was “too much”. i was very close to returning him or just bouncing him again. Found a great professional and we started yesterday. Learned quickly that he is smart and can do it. BUT, I need it too. I am hoping but confident now, and will keep going. Think of the gift you can give him by helping him to be the dog he can be. Under control, he can be happy, playful, socialized (lots of attention from surprised people that you have such a wonderful boy). Encourage you to put your heart into it and at least try. Right there with you!
 

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Yes he did and also recommended a different ”brand” that has an easy release clip (but still allows the correction). Its German made, the prongs are shorter but do the job. Also recommended a shorter leash. My reflexes for the correction are slow but I’m finding a brief “tug” and release is effective. It doesn’t take much. Mr. Handsome is learning a lot, but so am I. Thank you.
 

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Your dog at 18 months is a teenager. She will test you. They all do. Training and love will tame the savage beast. Just put the time in and your investment will pay off. Remember, Rotties are really smart. They love to test you like any teenager. But they all do grow up and your training will pay off. Sometimes a spray bottle outside will prioritize your commands. And always reward good behavior.
 

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Sorry, But I hate those prong collars. We do not use them much in GB. I remembering getting one from USA. My poor dog hated it. To be honest, I think it made him worst. I have a muzzle on, plus I have two leads. One on his normal collar and the other on the harness.Just try the muzzle and see how you get on. Believe me, my dog had me on the floor more them once. But, I knew if he had got free. He would not bite anyone. Good Luck.
 
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