3 yr old male sweet but will growl when my kids give him any attention.
(Sonma ca )
Ok, I had to rotties before. He loves cats, small dog, everything, but when one of my girls who's 15 want to say hi or tell him to come he growls.
Then my boy who is 12 - the same thing.
This Rottie is the best but I can't handle him growling even if they pet him!
Please give me some answers to help with what I can do. Thanks owner of Skylar best dog ever.
This growling is a warning that Skylar is giving your teenagers, and it seems as though he is treating them as if they were adolescent puppies, rather than children. This is not okay and you do definitely need to correct it, firmly but lovingly and with patience and understanding.
However, you also need to help him learn that your children have more authority in the family than he does and that they are also 'in charge' (just as you and the other adult family members are). This is fairly straightforward to do, but it takes time and effort and consistency.
I get asked this same question many times and there is a page on my site that has the answers I've given to other owners. I think you'll find the answers you need there too if you read it carefully. Here's the link...
Growling Behavior In Rottweilers
Hope this helps. Best of luck with your Rottie.