Rottwieler Puppy behaviour

by arun krishnan


I have a two month old rottweiler puppy. The current problem i am facing is, i feel my puppy is not paying attention to me.

I am a first time puppy owner and i have got this puppy when he is 30 days old.

I am able to teach him the command “No”, so when ever he is going to bite any thing unwanted like, shoes or cloth or even the back of my leg i am able to control him by a “No”.

The current issues i am facing is

– He will never look to my face or pay attention.
– He does not pay attention to his name, so i cannot call him back, when he is away.

Initially he was more stubborn leaving in his world, recently i have started feeding him from my hand, just 3 days. After that, he is paying a little attention at least when i have some food in my hand.

I would like to know whether this is a normal behavior of rottweiler puppies in a very young state. how can i make him more lovable and enthusiastic.

Hi Arun
I think you’re simply expecting too much from such a young puppy! At 8 weeks old your Rottweiler is just a tiny baby, and this is the earliest age at which he should have left his momma and littermates. He was taken from them much too young.

Removing a pup from his canine family before 8 weeks of age can lead to excessive biting and nipping, and sometimes other behavioral problems because the pup hasn’t had a chance to learn proper canine social interactions or ‘etiquette’. However, it seems as though you have controlled the biting and nipping well, and in general I would say that your puppy is doing very, very well for such a little baby.

At 8 weeks his attention span is very short, and you shouldn’t expect him to be able to focus for more than a couple of minutes at a time. Make any training sessions very short, 2 or 3 minutes, and always make them a happy, fun experience and use lots of treats and praise to keep your pup motivated and rewarded.

I’d recommend that you keep feeding him one meal a day by hand as this will help to make sure he doesn’t develop any dog food aggression issues. Also, read my Free Puppy Training Tips page very carefully as it has tons of tips and advice to help you.

Rottweilers are very intelligent dogs, eager to please, and in my experience one of the easiest breeds to train. But you will need to remember that he’s still a baby! Be patient, loving, and take things a step at a time and all will be fine. Good luck

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Jun 27, 2011


Good job 🙂
by: Anonymous

I’m glad to hear that his biting and nipping is getting better! It just takes time and practice.
As I said, he’s just a baby, so take things slowly and he will do fine. Thanks for the update.

Jun 27, 2011


by: Anonymous

Thanks 🙂 for your suggestions.
Feeding him from hand helped develop a good relationship with him.

My rottweiler “Arjun” is growing up smart, now he is not bite ing any one any more, We used to play picking up ball every day !

He pays attention now adays, but as you said the time duration is still very small. As long as i am able to stop him from bite ing i am happy 🙂

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