Rotties Rule - because our cats are no longer with us
by Kaitlyn Gosman
(Montreal, QC, Canada)
Cally - first day home
My daughter and I have only owned rescued dogs and kittens. We have never had the chance to raise a puppy, so we did our research. Which entailed hundreds of hours of learning and educating ourselves on owning a dog.
Our first encounter with a Rottie was with a person who owned a barn raising and training horses. Her dog, Roxie, was so calm and obedient and loving around all animals and humans. So, when we began looking into what breed would best suit our lifestyle... it came down to a Rottweiler.
As my daughter and I are both very firm in everyday decisions, we thought this type of dog would suit us.
Cally (still unsure of her name) is 7 weeks old and we brought her home yesterday. It was so exciting for all, but what fun.
Our first mission was, of course, house training. So Cally's first night was spent with her younger mom/master. My daughter didn't get much sleep, and had to work a 9 hour shift the next day.
On day 2... I was in charge. Lucky me, because she spent most of the day napping and/or sleeping. Cally really liked to nip and bite, but I bit that in the bud (so to speak) by yipping at her and ignoring her for 30 seconds... how quickly they learn!!