Rottweiler owners know these dogs are special. Highly intelligent and sensitive, they are a wonderfully challenging dog to own. Rotties give their owners every ounce of love they have and for that, we cannot repay them. However, in return, we can give them the best life possible. The following are 3 ways to keep your Rottweiler happy and healthy in return for all they give you.
#1 – Take Care of His Joints
Rottweilers are prone to joint issues, including hip dysplasia, so giving them joint supplements (with vet approval) can help keep them healthier. Also, make sure they get enough exercise to keep their joints active and keep them trim. Being overweight puts a lot of strain on their joints. Finally, it’s always good to have them checked for dysplasia and other joint issues by your vet so you can develop the best care plan possible for your individual dog’s needs.
#2 – Give Him A Job
The Rottweiler was bred for farm work and has been put to work ever since. From driving cattle to pulling carts and police work, this breed has done it all. Because of this, they have a natural desire to do something, and the energy and intelligence that goes with that. Giving your Rottie a job – such as herding, agility, obedience, etc. – will give them the mental and physical stimulation they need and keep them from being destructive.
#3 – Don’t Leave Home Without Him
Rottweilers are known for not doing well alone. A high percentage of them suffer from separation anxiety. They want to be with their family, no matter what you are doing. Keeping your Rottie with you definitely makes him happy.