Introduction

Though Rottweilers have a reputation for being vicious attack dogs, they’re actually big goofballs who enjoy belly rubs and spending time with their families. So if you’re seeking a confident and loyal canine companion, the Rottweiler may just be the pawfect breed for you! But before you let one into your life, keep in mind that raising a Rottie puppy entails hard work and dedication, just like taking care of a human baby. When properly raised and socialized, however, a Rottweiler will be calm, loving, and courageous without being too aggressive. If that sounds like qualities that you would want in a dog, read on to learn how you can become a pawsome Rottie pup parent!

Home Preparation

So you’ve decided to bring home a cute little Rottweiler puppy in a couple of weeks. Congratulations! Before the newest member of the family arrives, you’re going to have to do some shopping first. Some of the basic supplies that you’ll need are food and water bowls, a high-quality puppy food, some treats for training, a harness and leash, a crate, a comfy bed, chew toys, and grooming tools. You can also invest in a puppy pen so that your Rottie will have an area to stay whenever you’re not able to watch them. Baby gates are also furrific for blocking off spaces that are off-limits. Don’t forget to hide anything that could hurt your pooch, such as medicines, electrical cords, and cleaning detergents. Oh, and you’ll want to move your shoes and phones out of reach, too!

Create a Schedule

Setting up a routine is also an impawtant part of raising a Rottweiler puppy. Having a schedule will help your dog settle in and become housebroken much faster, so try to be as consistent as pawssible! If there are multiple humans in the household, decide who will be the primary caretaker and figure out the who’s and when’s of meals, walks, potty breaks, and whatnot. A young puppy will need to eat three to four small meals per day and go to the bathroom after every meal, after waking up, and before bedtime. Remember to schedule your pooch’s first vet appointment, during which they’ll get a complete checkup and probably some vaccinations. Be sure to enroll your Rottie in basic training classes as well; early training and socialization will stop any unwanted behaviors and harness your pup's territorial instincts in a pawsitive manner.

What to Expect the First Week

The first week in an unfamiliar place can be overwhelming for your pup. Ease your Rottie into their new home by keeping things as mellow and stress-free as pawssible. Since they’ll be teething during this period and for the next few months, provide them with chew toys to lower the chances of getting your shoes destroyed (though that’s still highly pawssible!). Despite their aloof demeanor, Rottweilers are “people dogs” who enjoy being with their humans. Give your Rottie lots of love, and you’ll always have a gentle yet strong guardian by your side!
Growth
Growth

Slow and Steady

The Rottweiler is a slow-growing breed that can take a couple of years to reach their full size.
Toys
Toys

Chew

Only durable chew toys will be a match for your Rottie’s strong jaws!
Training
Training

Moderate

Stubborn but intelligent, the Rottweiler can be trained as long as you are consistent.
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