However, you can appreciate why when a 150lb dog was towing you along the street like a water-skier behind a power-boat. It didn't instill much confidence in those around you that he was under control, and with a dog built like the canine equivalent of a heavy-weight boxing champion, deep down you can't blame them for getting out of the way.
This time you're going to do things differently and train the dog to heel. Besides, if you're honest with yourself, you didn't like being shown up by the dog and all that pulling played havoc with your bad back. Yes, this time things are going to be different and training your new Rottweiler to heel is the order of the day.
A Rottie walking to his owner's heel and watching for cue commands is a pleasure to walk and helps instill confidence in passers-by.
A big part of training a Rottie to heel is to break the link in his mind between pulling and getting somewhere more quickly. This so-called self-rewarding action is a powerful incentive for the dog, but with a little doggie know-how you can re-educate the dog and have him walk along paying attention to you.