Training a Rottweiler from puppyhood will create a well-trained successful adult dog. You can start training simple commands such as 'sit' with your Rottweiler puppy as early as six weeks of age. Some Rottweilers are trained to be guard dogs, but yours may simply be a pet at home. Either way, expect your dog to be affectionate and friendly with the people he knows. He will be easy to train because he's incredibly intelligent. However, your Rottweiler will want some rewards for learning new tasks. Training your Rottweiler to sit as a puppy sets him up for basic obedience training as well as advanced training in the months and years to come.
Basic obedience training is the foundation for all of the training your Rottweiler will receive over the course of his lifetime. One of the most common things you will ask your dog to do is to sit. This is often the first command dog owners teach their puppies, and each command moving forward will build on the foundation of basic obedience commands including 'sit'.
When you begin to train your Rottweiler puppy, you are immediately establishing dominance within the pack. Your Rottweiler needs to know that you are the leader of the pack and you will be teaching him your expectations in the form of commands and expecting him to follow through with good behavior. Setting examples of good behavior will start with teaching your little guy easy tricks and rewarding him when he succeeds. Positive reinforcement training is a way to communicate to your puppy that he is doing a good job because he can earn a treat anytime he is successful. The command to sit is an easy command, but since your puppy is so young, it's a great place to start to show him how he can earn rewards for this training as well as training in the future.
Because the command to sit is an easy command, be sure you have some treats on hand to give to your puppy when he is successful. Consider scheduling some distraction-free training time for your little guy to learn this command and keep your sessions short and rewarding.
When I open the front door when I come home late. Nico barks at me and he is my first dog EVER. And I'm a little scared of him now especially when he looks at me without whining or doing anything he just looks at me straight i dont know what to do to him
Hello Abrianna, It sounds like pup is probably feeling nervous about someone coming in at night, and doesn't realize it's you at first. I recommend desensitizing pup to people coming to the door so he is less reactive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpzvqN9JNUA I also highly recommend joining a puppy class in your area with him as well to help build your confidence and overall relationship with him. Depending on where you are location, you may be able to find an outdoor one for a pup his age to social distance more. https://www.petful.com/behaviors/puppy-classes-when-to-start/ Finally, check out the free PDF e-book, AFTER You Get Your Puppy, I have linked below, since this is your first pup. www.lifedogtraining.com/freedownloads Practicing regular obedience with pup and being consistent can also help with trust and respect. https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-doberman-to-listen-to-you Best of luck training, Caitlin Crittenden
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