The Rottie Owner's Manual
Learn more about caring for your Rottweiler. Here you can access years of experience and advice for raising a stable Rottweiler.
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Often times when we hear about a dog biting or fighting, things seem to happen “all of a sudden”. Before we know it, dogs are fighting, lunging or barking. Believe it or not, it’s likely that a dog isn’t biting or fighting “out of nowhere”, but their body language may be so subtle, that if you don’t know what to look for, you could miss valuable warnings.Read More
Do dogs listen better if you yell at them? How much of what you say does your dog understand? What does your tone of voice tell your dog? Is your voice the only way you talk to your dog? Communicating effectively is an art that deepens every relationship.Read More
Interpreting Your Rottweiler's Vocal Tendencies
In training and observing Rottweilers, a common problem I have noticed is with the dog who "grumbles". I have had people call me in hysterics because their precious little five month old Rottweiler is growling at them. They immediately assume he's gone over the edge and is dangling on the precipice of absolute viciousness. Usually I am able to tell them he is only "grumbling". It’s like a cat that purrs when happy or content; the “grumble” is the Rottweiler’s way of showing affection.Read More
September 1, 2012
AKC’S CANINE GOOD CITIZEN®
Training/Testing: CGC Test Items
Remember when you buy a puppy you want that puppy to be all it can be and by working towards a “Canine Good Citizen” certification your new baby will be a wonderful member of your community and you become the perfect ambassador of your breed.Read More
Introducing a new puppy or dog to you resident dog:
Dogs are social animals and most enjoy the company of other dogs. However, it can be tricky to introduce a new puppy or dog into the family. The resident dog may not be accustomed to having other dogs in his home or he may not appreciate having to share your attention. First impressions are important, so you’ll need to do what you can to maximize the chances of success.Read More
Be a Responsible Dog Owner
Among companion animals, dogs are unmatched in their devotion, loyalty and friendship to humankind. Anyone who has ever loved a dog can attest to its hundred-fold return. The excitement your dog shows when you come home, the wagging tail at the sound of the leash being taken from its hook, the delight in the tossing of a tennis ball, and the head nestled in your lap-those are only some of the rewards of being a dog owner.Read More
How Do You Tell The Difference?
If You’re In The Market For A Puppy: You’ve probably searched online for breeders and been dazzled by gorgeous, breeder websites and the claims they make about their puppies.Read More
"He's such an ingrate” "He's so spiteful. He only does it when I leave him alone." He's got a great life. Is this the thanks I get?!"
"He's so mad at me for leaving him alone all day. We have such great weekends. He's perfect. Then, on Monday. . . but I have to go to work."
Sound familiar? Ever thought it or said it? And it's not even true. Dogs can't be ingrates; they don't share our value system. As for spite and revenge. . . yes, if this were a person, they might come to a similar conclusion. But we are talking about a dog. The family dog is not capable of premeditated crimes against the family.
General Rules to Follow When Puppy Proofing
The anticipation of bringing a new puppy into your life is an exciting time for the whole family. Before you bring the puppy home there are many crucial tasks which need to be undertaken correctly.Read More
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