Rottweiler’s are often thought to be viciousRottweiler Misconceptionsus dogs due to improper training that most people have witnessed.  This breed of dog is not bred to be vicious, but is rather bred for power and ferocity, and due to the misconceptions that people have seen, they are seen as a mean dog.  We will help you see why dog training is a must with these dogs, and how to deal with puppy socialization

Children and Family

Rottweilers may seem mean, but they are great with kids.  These dogs tend to have a herding instinct that keeps them in touch with your kids, and keeps them from wandering off.  A Rottweiler will be very protective, but they will keep your children and you safe at all times.  The misconception of the Rottweiler being an angry dog comes partially from their fear of strangers.  When a Rottweiler becomes afraid, they become defensive and competitive, but with proper training, this should not be an issue.

How to Deal With Aggression Early

Rottweilers aren’t just afraid because of strangers, but anything that may encroach on their home.  These dogs need to have had great puppy socialization in order to be comfortable around strangers, but their barking can be avoided.  Training is needed with a Rottweiler, and if you are going to get one, we personally suggest you get one when it is a puppy.  Puppies will be trained in the ways that you personally want them to act instead of in the ideal’s of other people’s homes, and this will prevent future issues with aggression.  If they are not puppy trained, chances are that these dogs WILL be aggressive and potentially dangerous around strangers, so if you don’t have extra training time for a dog, do NOT get a Rottweiler.  These dogs need strict owners that will keep them in their place, and constant care and attention, good for bigger families.  These dogs are not naturally aggressive, but if you let them get angry with you, you will have future problems with training.  It is highly suggested that if you are one of the people who says things such as, ‘he can’t help it, he’s a puppy!’, that you do not get a Rottweiler.

All in all, a Rottweiler’s attitude is all in their training.  If you have questions, please contact our Florida dog training center!