is it to late to train a 2yr old rottie

by chrissy
(hazelton pa luzern)

She goes nuts when she sees another dog, how can i stop her from doing this? and when we walk her she pulls me…. and she chases cars.

Hi Chrissy
No it’s not too late to train a 2 year old, but it will definitely take more time, effort and patience that it would to train a puppy – and more physical strength too!

Rottweilers need to be trained and socialized with both other people and dogs (other animals too), so that they become accustomed to them and don’t react the way your dog is doing right now.

I’d recommend that you find a professional dog trainer and have them help you to work with your dog to begin with. Enrolling her in a local dog obedience class would also be helpful, but if he’s aggressive towards other dogs you may want to have a trainer evaluate her first.

Never allow her to be off-leash around other dogs, people (or cars), the chances of her getting into trouble, or getting hurt are just too high at this point.

This is going to be a process that needs to be taken one step at a time, and patience is required. However, if your dog is temperamentally sound and you persevere, you should be able to overcome her difficulties – especially if you get professional help to begin with.

A good book, or even DVD, can help and I’d suggest that you take a look at my Rottweiler Books page for some suggestions.

I wish you the best of luck.

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