Your Rottweiler is the latest and perhaps the most popular member of your family. You all love cuddling them on the sofa or throwing a ball for them in the yard. You quickly forgive them when they have an accident on your floors. However, your unconditional love for them may be leading to a Rottweiler who doesn’t follow instructions and does what they want. This can make life rather challenging. In fact, it can be difficult managing small dogs who aren’t obedient, but big, strong dogs like Rottweilers can be a real handful.
Therefore, training your Rottweiler to be obedient is incredibly important. It means they will no longer leap up and scare guests. It also means you have greater control over them when you’re out on walks and other pets are around. Finally, if Your dog is obedient, you will be able to teach them any number of funny tricks.
Training a Rottweiler to be obedient is definitely achievable. You will need to start with basic commands and then work your way up to more challenging instructions. The trick is consistent training and finding the right incentive. So a mouth-watering treat or a favorite toy will play an important role. Training will revolve around positive reinforcements as Rottweilers learn best when they think they’re playing a game.
If your Rottie is a puppy, then they should be at their most receptive and keen to please. This means you could see results in just a couple of weeks. But if they’re older with years of no discipline under their collar, then you may need a couple of months. Preservere with training and you’ll have a well-behaved Rottweiler you can take out in public or around to friends’ houses. You also won’t have to worry you’ll come home to find they’ve chewed their way through your furniture.
Before you start training, you will need to make sure you have a few bits. The most important thing to find is the right incentive. So stock up on tasty treats. Alternatively, break their favorite food into small chunks. You will also need one of their best-loved toys and a clicker for one of the methods below.
You will then need to set aside around 15 minutes each day for training. Training will take place in the house, in the yard and on local walks, depending on what it is you are teaching them.
Once you have all that, just bring enthusiasm and a can-do attitude, then work can begin!