Sometimes rotweiler puppy act like little pups when they’re leaning on you. Full grown, your Rottweiler puppy will be anywhere between 100 to 130 pounds.
They have the tendency to lean on people because they were bred to help herd cattle. By nudging you, they are trying to lead you to the treats, just like they would lead a cow to a pen.
Rottweilers can also think they’re lapdogs and have no issue making your stomach their pillow.
Being popular isn’t necessarily a good thing when you’re a dog. It’s not unusual for irresponsible breeders and puppy mills to try to cash in on the popularity of a breed and start producing puppies without regard for health and temperament problems. This is what happened to the Rottweiler breed until bad publicity and the demand for them decreased.
Dedicated, reputable breeders are taking this chance to turn the breed around and ensure that Rottweilers are the type of dogs they were meant to be. Today, Rottweilers rank 17th among the 155 breeds and varieties registered by the AKC.
A Rottweiler is a homebody, but he requires a fenced yard not only to protect him from traffic but also because he can be aggressive toward other dogs and strangers who come onto his property. An underground electronic fence can’t keep your Rottie in your yard if he really wants to get out. More important, it doesn’t prevent people or other animals from coming onto your property. Put up a sign advising strangers and non-family members not to come onto your property without your escort.
When training your Rottweiler, keep in mind that he thrives on mental stimulation. He likes to learn new things and is eager to please you. He might be willful at times, with a “Show me why I should do this” attitude. Be fair, consistent, and firm, and your Rottweiler will reward you with his quick ability to learn.