7 Steps to Obtain and Care for A
7 Steps to Obtain and Care for A Rottweiler
Step 1: Find a reputable Rottweiler rescue. Sadly, there are so many
Rottweilers in need of a home that you will have no trouble locating
one to rescue. Get as much information about the rottweiler as possible,
such as family history and health history.
Step 2: Enroll in obedience training immediately. Even if your new
Rotty is not a puppy, he will begin responding immediately to
training. This is a very intelligent breed of dog and one that wants
to be given responsibilities. (We literally trained our Rottweiler
to bring us the paper!)
Step 3: Become familiar with problems that the breed is prone to.
Unfortunately, Rottweilers have weak immune systems and are
susceptible to viruses. Because of their large frame, they are also
known to have joint and bone issues, as well as heart problems.
Step 4: Because of the issues mentioned in Step 3, it’s imperative
that you find a vet that is familiar with this breed of dog. Chances
are that you will visit your veterinarian often. It might even be in
your best interest to purchase dog insurance.
Step 5: Ask the vet about health supplements that are appropriate
for the Rottweiler. You might want to supplement his diet in order
to boost his immune system. And twice a year, when he sheds, you
might want some fish oil to help reduce the black hairs in your
Step 6: A Rottweiler has a large appetite and needs to be fed a high
quality food that is high in protein. A high quality food will help
to bolster his immune system and will keep him energized for all the
exercise you expose him to.
Step 7: Which leads us to…daily exercise. Your Rottweiler needs to
be walked or run on a daily basis. Not exactly a fetching breed,
this dog will simply enjoy the routine of being exercised and will
definitely enjoy the time spent with you.
Rottweilers have had a bad reputation in the past. Because of their
size and their commanding presence, people often assume they are
aggressive. If you’ve followed the steps above, your Rottweiler will
be well socialized and well taken care of. Therefore, he will be
well received by others.
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