Psychology Of Rottweiler Training - Why Do We Correct
There are many reasons why we want to correct Rottweilers. We are not
trying to make the dog submissive or want them to feel guilty or
ashamed of their behavior. We want the rottweiler to be appropriate and
settle down. Itís not easy for rottweilers to be inside or to always behave
appropriately, that is why we have to strip away a dogís anger,
betrayal or bad behavior. That is what we are trying to accomplish
when we correct a rottweilers behavior.
While this would be nice, it is not plausible in most cases.
Stripping away emotions do not work because rottweilers are unable to learn
not to do things. Dogs are only able to learn to do things. An
example of this is, a dog canít learn to be still until it learns to
be calm. Many owners think that when they command their rottweiler to sit,
they are getting it to settle down. When in reality they are giving
their rottweiler an action, or something to do.
Rottweilers begin having problems with humans when they resort back to
their natural animal instincts and wild tendencies. These
inclinations are perfectly normal if they were living in their
natural habitat. When strangers come by or they reunite with
familiar faces, they tend to become very excitable. At the same time
when they are left alone, they often become destructive and they
always want to yank you all over the place when youíre on a walk.
These behaviors are normal for them and are inborn traits. When they
do these things it is not a reflection on them as pets or you as an
Training rottweilers often becomes problematic because of peopleís
perception on how rottweilers should be trained. There are different
methods to training dogs and some proven methods that do not work.
Yelling at your rottweiler not to pull or jump on strangers may work for
the short term, but is not a long term solution. Instead, owners
need to teach their rottweilers how to interact around people, itís not
that they cannot touch them; it is how they touch people.
The only tool a rottweiler needs to have is focus. Focus will allow a
to settle down and when they ultimately want something the dog will
act calm rather then its normal nervousness. Success and rewards
will help enable this behavior and allow to us train rottweilers to do the
things we want.
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