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Published on Sunday, January 3, 2010 by admin Aggression While NERR&R does not take dogs into its program that are aggressive to humans, there are several types of aggression in dogs. None are acceptable but some are more understandable than others, including aggression related to dominance, irritation, predatory, resource, and territory. · Dominance aggression is not something you encounter if you ha...
Published on Sunday, January 3, 2010 by admin Along with the mental well being of your Rottweiler, you are also responsible for your dog's physical well being. It is your responsibility to your Rottweiler and to NERR&R to keep your dog in the best physical condition you can. This includes regular veterinary care, grooming, and feeding your dog the best food you can. Feeding The Raw Edge - Proponents of B...
Published on Sunday, January 3, 2010 by admin The Rottweiler and Fun Fun at Home Teaching your dog to accompany you when you bike, to fetch, or carry the newspaper; swimming with your dog; becoming your walking companion; and playing hide and seek are among activities you and your dog can enjoy at home. Teach your dog some tricks-they are great icebreakers, give the dog a sense of accomplishment, and charm th...
Published on Sunday, January 3, 2010 by admin Rottweilers and Children There are limits and rules when keeping pets and children in the same home. We say "pets" because rules apply to all pets, not just Rottweilers. You need not be more vigilant with a Rottweiler than with a hamster. The first rule: Never set the pet or the child up to fail. Given the opportunity, both will disappoint you, and it will be your...
Ten Rules of Potty Training
Published on Sunday, January 3, 2010 by admin Set a routine and stick to it. Feed, exercise, play, and sleep at exactly the same time everyday. Dogs respond to routines and set schedules. Feed a single diet during house training and don't vary your dog's diet until your dog is reliable in the house. Digestive upsets can lengthen the training process. Take your dog or puppy out periodically throughout the da...
Shyness
Published on Sunday, January 3, 2010 by admin Many dogs entering our program have come from uncertain or abusive situations and, consequently, have some shyness issues. Under-socialized dogs are often shy. The key to overcoming shyness is socialization--exposure to a variety of people and situations-in a positive fashion. It is important though, not to over stimulate a shy dog as often it can lead to severe behav...
Jumping Up
Published on Sunday, January 3, 2010 by admin A dog who jumps up on people is one that is out of control. This dog is a threat to people's safety, particularly where children and the elderly are concerned. Dogs jump for a couple of reasons. The first is a joyful greeting jump. The focus of the jump is to gain access to the person's face. Dogs learn to identify people by their breath as well as their body odor. Do...
Published on Sunday, January 3, 2010 by admin When people hear the term "house training," they automatically assume potty training is being discussed. House training is actually training for the behaviors you find acceptable in your house and includes potty training. Ten rules of potty training are found in the next several pages. The first step in house training a dog is to determine what is acceptable in yo...
Published on Sunday, January 3, 2010 by admin Barking This is a most undesirable habit, annoying to both your family and neighbors. A barking dog is reacting to a stressful stimulus, and excessive barking can jeopardize your dog's health. This habit can be one of the most difficult to retrain. In order to curb barking behaviors, it is important to determine when they occur and what initiates barking. Dogs bar...
Published on Sunday, January 3, 2010 by admin Temperament and Working Ability The Rottweiler's nature makes it agreeable and trainable, suitable for livestock herding, search and rescue, assistance and therapy, and performance and conformation rings. The Rottweiler's inherent ability makes the powerful, intelligent dog suitable for work in army and police forces. The breed's calmness makes the Rottweiler an outs...
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