If you have decided to buy a puppy for you and your family, a Rottweiler puppy may be a good choice. To ensure this is the right dog for you, below is information you should know about the breed.
It Will Guard You and Your Family
If you would like a dog that will guard and protect your family, you will want a Rottweiler. These dogs are loyal to their family, protective of everyone, and powerful dogs. If an intruder tries to get into your home and they meet a growling Rottweiler, they will likely turn around and leave.
You do have to be careful, however, and make sure you are the "pack leader" of your home. If not, your Rottweiler will take over this role. This means they will think they are the one in charge. To help with this, take your dog to a dog trainer as they can teach you how to be the leader in your home. You also need to be firm with your dog if they do something wrong. This will show your dog that you are the leader.
Living With A Rottweiler
A Rottweiler needs a calm and stable home. Giving your dog what they need will ensure it is happy in your home. These dogs are known for separation anxiety, so they do best in a home where someone is home with the dog much of the time.
Your dog should be walked daily and provided with stimulating toys. You also need to make sure you socialize your dog with other dogs and people. To do this, go to a dog park frequently, and take your Rottweiler with you everywhere that dogs are allowed. Start this when your dog is still a puppy.
A Rottweiler has a dense coat, so it needs to be bathed regularly. This should be every couple of weeks if your dog is active and goes outside to play a lot. Bathing your dog will cut down on how much they shed. It also ensures your dog has a healthy coat and skin.
Before you bathe your dog, it can be helpful to comb them to remove loose hair. While bathing, check their skin for sores. If found, take your dog to a veterinarian. You also need to clean their ears and brush their teeth. A veterinarian can show you how to do these things.
Your Rottweiler will make a great addition to your family if you take proper care of it. For more information about available Rottweiler puppies, contact a local breeder.