Max is always the center of attention and he wouldn’t have it any other way. He loves it when friends and family are over, so he can make the most of cuddles from all directions. He’s genuinely an extremely well-natured dog. However, this often surprises people who think he looks fairly intimidating. Plus, both German Shepherds and Rottweilers have a reputation of being protective and sometimes aggressive. So when they come across this big ball of love people are usually taken aback.
Having said that, he is still big and strong. Therefore, you want to train him a range of commands to ensure it is you that calls the shots. Training will also mean he will behave with other dogs and people in a range of situations. Plus, if you live near busy roads you will always be able to keep him close to your side.
Training a German Shepherd Rottweiler is straightforward if you follow some simple techniques. Training will consist of using positive reinforcement as that’s the best way these big guys learn. You will also need to find an effective motivator, such as food or toys. Finally, training will require socializing him with other pets and people safely.
You could see results in just a week or two if your Max is a puppy. This is because he will be extremely receptive and eager to please. However, if he’s older and thinks he doesn’t have to play by the rules then you may need a few months. If you can get training right you will have an obedient, well-behaved and even-tempered dog who will be fine in a range of situations. In addition, you’ll get to spend loads of fun time playing with your Rottie Shepherd throughout training.
Before training can begin, you will need to collect a few bits. A leash will be required. You may also want to consider a body harness due to the size of German Shepherd/Rottweiler dogs. A harness will increase your control while reducing the strain on his neck.
You will also need to stock up on treats or break a decent amount of his favorite food into small pieces. A clicker may also be needed, as will toys.
Once you have the above, just bring patience and a pro-active attitude, then work can begin!