A beautiful picture of Rottweiler

Rottweilers are large, stocky, muscular dog that can appear very intimidating. The Rottweiler is often depicted as a vicious aggressor and attack dog in TV and film. With those negative images in mind, many people jump to the conclusion that a Rottweiler will not make a good family pet and that he will not be good with children. This simply is not the case.

Are Rottweilers good family dogs? The answer is yes, they can be.

Don’t rule out the Rottweilers as a family pet. When correctly trained, socialized and cared for, Rottweilers can make a wonderful family pet,  loyal, loving and calm dog.

All About Rottweilers

The Rottweiler has a very strong bond with his family, and that includes the children. If you raise your Rottweilers around your children, they will be loyal and protective of your children.

Rottweilers can be very happy living in an active household with children and other pets. They enjoy playing and interacting with the children in the family and consider them to be members of their pack. Rottweilers can be very protective of their children, seeing themselves as their protectors and guardians.

A Rottweiler lives for playtime and they love playing with children. But do not assume that just because your Rottweiler loves your children, he will also love other children. Rottweilers can be wary of humans they don’t know. If a Rottweiler feels that he can help, he will rush in to protect.

Training is Essential

Until the Rottweiler is fully trained and socialized, you should supervise him around children. If Rottweilers are not exposed to children as puppies, they will likely not do well in a family setting. A Rottweiler that has never been exposed to children will likely be potentially dangerous if they feel threatened by a child.

Rottweilers are powerful dogs that require a lot of space to play and exercise, and plenty of things to do. A home with plenty of secure outdoor space is ideal for Rottweilers. A bored Rottweiler can develop behavioral problems in smaller spaces without human interaction.

Introductions First

These affectionate dogs prefer to be with their family members. Rottweilers do not enjoy being left alone for long periods of time. They enjoy being in the same room as their family members. And despite their size, they love to cuddle in your lap and lean against your leg.

A wary breed, the Rottweiler is not immediately accepting of strangers. He must take his time to decide who is worthy of his affection. Your Rottweiler should be introduced to friends and family members from an early age. It is important that you provide your Rottweiler with enough socialization so that his protectiveness doesn’t turn into aggression.

A Rottweiler is a strong-willed dog with a mind of his own. That’s why it takes a confident owner to take charge and show him who is the boss.

The Rottweiler is an adorable dog, and his priority is always his family. Though they are well respected as guard dogs, the Rottweiler loves the family life. With the right training and socialization, the Rottweiler can make a great addition to any family.