Rottles are a designer breed consisting of a Rottweiler and Poodle crossed together. They are a beautiful family dog with love for both adults and children, they’re intelligent, and they also make excellent guard dogs. Typically, they weigh between 60 to 100 pounds and are known for their cheerful, loyal, and loving disposition. However, for all the benefits of a Rottle, there are a few things of which owners must be aware. They are a breed of dog that’s prone to obesity. Therefore, if you’re continually feeding them treats and tit-bits, there’s every possibility they will become overweight. To reduce the risk and to cater to their high energy levels, we’ve included some exceptional activities below. You’re sure to find your lovable Rottle can’t wait to try them out.
When you find your Rottle is beginning to get a little bored at home, causing mischief, they will most certainly benefit from a trip to the dog park. Not only does it enable them to burn off all that pent-up energy in the sunshine, but it offers an hour of socialization with other dogs. They can run around, play with the toys you brought with you, and explore all the scents and sights that appeal to dogs. What’s more, it’s a free activity that takes minimal effort but has the desired effect: stimulating your pup, so they tire out. You can then come home, carry on with your day, and watch them sleep off all the energy and excitement.
Rottles are a smart breed of dog. They respond well to commands, are quick to learn the basics such as sit and heel and thrive on learning new tricks and skills as well. Rather than let their skill set go to waste, it’s a good idea to allow it to blossom. Find an obedience trainer that’s skilled with the breed and enroll them for a course. Your pup benefits from much-needed training, but you also get an education as well. What’s more, obedience training gives you more control over your furry friend, while offering that much-needed mental stimulation they require as well. While it might cost you a little money to complete the course, it’s something you can do in any weather that gets both you and your dog out of the house for some fun and adventure.
While a Rottle is happy to laze around in the sun soaking up the rays, they are also excited to be leaping, bounding, and running in the fresh summer air, helping them to stay in shape. Rather than cater to their lazy traits which tend to present themselves as they age, get them up and active. It’s all too easy to forget to exercise a Rottle who sleeps all day but doing so can lead to weight gain. So, grab a leash and a doggy waste bag, and why not head for a run at the local park or beach? Believe it or not, a Rottle is a keen trail finder and hunter when well trained, so it’s in their nature to run, chase, and bound.
If the wintry weather has kicked in and your pup is getting cabin fever, you can entertain both body and mind with a laser game. All you need to do is purchase a pet-friendly laser with non-harmful lights, then run it along the floor and walls. Be sure to remove any obstacles because, as you well know, Rottles are large dogs that can be quite boisterous. Most dogs love laser lights, meaning you can entertain them for hours without having to go outside in the terrible weather and take them for a walk.
If you’re short on time and a trip to the park for half an hour isn’t an option, your dog will be equally as happy with a game of tug of war in the backyard. Any time you spend socializing with your dog is beneficial, so even if you’re only able to play for 10 minutes, your dog is going to benefit. Make sure the rope is long enough to avoid any accidental nipping and durable enough to handle many games of tug of war now and into the future.
Rottles are loyal, faithful family pets that love to lounge in the sun or bound around in excitement. If you want to let your pampered pooch have a pawesome time, then giving any of these activities above a try is a good idea. You can benefit from decent socialization, keeping your dog in a decent weight range, and having them come home, put their paws up and nap the afternoon away.