If you are a fan of big dogs, there is nothing cuter than a litter of Rottweiler puppies. They are cute and roly poly and they have that great puppy breath. If you are bringing home a new Rottweiler puppy, these are a few simple tips that will help to get you off on the right foot.
Before you bring home your puppy, decide where in the yard you want your puppy to “do his business”, by which we mean where he will be using the bathroom. Most dogs prefer to choose one location to defecate, although they may urinate in different locations as a marking tactic. Choose the area where YOU want the puppy to go to the bathroom. When you get home with the puppy, take him DIRECTLY to that area and put him down. Puppies have to go to the bathroom frequently, and the trip will probably have caused him to hold it, and chances are he’ll go in just a few minutes. Use a specific phrase that you want to use to be a cue to get the puppy to go to the bathroom, something like “Get Busy!” or “go potty.” Choose wisely, because you will be using this phrase for the rest of your dog’s life, so you may wish to avoid something cutesy. As soon as your puppy goes to the bathroom, give him praise and affection. If he takes a while, bear with it, because it will be better for your if you wait it out at this point. As soon as he goes potty, he will associate that are with his new “toilet” and will want to use it from then on, and your potty training work over the next few months will be much easier if you can get him started on the right foot. In this way, Rottweiler training is no different from the training of any other dog, so this advice is the same regardless of breed.