Rottweiler Puppies

All About The Rottweiler Puppy

Everything You Need to Know About Adopting or Purchasing Rottweiler Puppies

Rottweiler puppies are becoming increasingly popular. Rottweiler puppies are incredibly smart and can be trained to become faithful companions, seeing eye dogs, therapy dogs, hunting dogs, and guard dogs. Before you even start looking for your furry new addition to your family, it is important that you prepare your home for your new puppy. Start by removing any breakable or valuable from your floors.

Rottweiler puppies are known for their curiosity and will wreck havoc if you don’t puppy proof your home. Move your shoes into a closet or other safe place. Put a slipcover over your furniture to prevent your new puppy from shedding on it and chewing it. Place books and valuables on high shelves. If you have children instruct them to keep their toys in their rooms or toy boxes.

Puppy Proofing Your Home

Once you have your home puppy proofed, it is time to purchase basic supplies for your puppy. A harness or collar, leash, toys, treats, food and water bowls, a bed, and quality puppy food are necessities. Additionally, a crate or kennel is ideal for housebreaking, although some people prefer to use puppy pads.

If you’re not sure how you want to potty train your dog, it may be beneficial for you to read a book on Rottweiler puppy training to learn about your options and determine which method you want to use. In general, crate training is the fastest way to housebreak a dog, but it requires that every member of the house helps with training and that you follow a regimented schedule.

The best food for puppies is not a clear cut topic. Some Rottweiler puppy breeders believe that one brand of food is better than another. However, regardless of which brand of puppy food you purchase, you should read the label and take a look at the ingredients. Opt for a puppy food with meat as its first ingredient. Ideally, avoid low quality fillers such as wheat and corn.

When shopping for toys for your furry friend, keep in mind that puppies love to destroy things. Look for durable toys that you think can withstand lots of play. Since Rottweiler puppies tend to be large and grow very quickly, avoid small toys, which can be a choking hazard. In general, look for toys that are larger than the size of a tennis ball. Most of the time, a toy of this size will be too large for your puppy to choke on or swallow.

Finding The Perfect Rottweiler Puppy

Once you are ready for a new puppy, it is time to start searching for your new furry family member. There are lots of methods available to find Rottweiler puppies for sale, but it is important that you educate yourself about what to look for in a quality breeder before pursuing any leads. A reputable breeder will have the puppies’ parents on site and will allow you to meet them. Be weary of any breeder who does not want you to see the living quarters of the puppies and their parents. Also, reputable breeders do not breed a lot of litters at once. If they have lots of puppies for sale, it should send up a red flag.

If you decide that you would prefer to adopt a puppy instead of purchasing, there are lots of Rottweiler puppies for adoption available through a variety of dog rescues and shelters. Purebred dogs are sadly very commonly surrendered to rescues and shelters, so there a lot of these typed of dogs and puppies readily available. Start your adoption search by contacting your local animal shelter and asking if they have any Rottweiler puppies available for adoption.

If they don’t have any Rottweiler puppies, mention that you want to adopt and ask to be notified if one becomes available for adoption. Animal shelters want to have the public adopt as many animals as possible, so they are often very helpful when you are searching for the perfect canine companion to add to your family.  Regardless of whether you choose to purchase or adopt a Rottweiler puppy, you should exam the puppy before deciding to welcome it into your home. Signs of illness include nasal discharge, discharge from the eyes, discharge from the ears, crusty ears, bloody or loose stool, and a distended abdomen. If you notice any of these signs it is best not to adopt or purchase the puppy or any puppy from its litter, since its litter mates are also likely to be ill.

The First Couple Days With Your Rottweiler Puppy

When you find the perfect puppy to take home, it is important that you keep the puppy isolated from your other pets for at least seven to 10 days before introducing them. This is to ensure that the puppy does not develop a contagious disease and infect your other pets. Make sure your new puppy sees the vet during this time, even if everything is going well. The vet will conduct a thorough examination and ensure that your puppy is healthy.

After the isolation period has elapsed, it is important to introduce the puppy appropriately to your household. If you have other pets, introduce them in a neutral environment if possible, such as a park, to avoid territory battles. Instruct all family members, including children, to be calm around the puppy. It is important to be calm and assertive with a Rottweiler puppy because these puppies grow very rapidly and can cause a lot of destruction when overly excited. The best way to prevent a large puppy from becoming too excitable is to maintain a calm environment for the puppy with plenty of structured play time.

Structured play time for Rottweiler puppies can include training. Start with the basics, including commands such as “sit,” “stay,” and “come.” Rottweiler’s tend to learn basic commands quickly. In only a few weeks’ time, you will have a well mannered, happy, lovable dog if you start training early. As your puppy learns more, feel free to increase the difficulty of the commands and tricks that you teach your puppy. To your puppy, training is simply a form of play and does not feel like work.