There are a few reasons why your Rottweiler may be obsessed with you.
It could be that you are the only one who gives them attention and they are seeking your approval.
Alternatively, they could be trying to protect you from perceived threats.
Why is my Rottweiler obsessed with me?
Either way, it’s important to provide them with plenty of love and attention.
This will help them develop a healthy bond with you, and it will also make them feel safe in the company of others.
When they feel secure, they will not become overly protective of you.
However, if they do start to show signs of excessive guarding behavior, it’s best to seek advice from an expert when dealing with such situations.
If you have a dog that has developed an unhealthy obsession with you, there are several ways you can help him overcome this issue and get back to enjoying life as he should.
Here are some tips on how to deal with your Rottweiler’s obsessive tendencies.
The history of the Rottweiler breed
Rottweilers were first developed in Germany in the early 19th century by crossing German shepherds with bulldogs.
The result was a dog with huge jaws, short legs and a thick neck.
They were bred for their strength, stamina and aggression.
The Rottweiler was originally used as a guard dog but quickly became popular as a pet.
By the 1920s, the Rottweiler was being exported all over Europe, North America and Australia.
In 1938, the Rottweiler was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC).
The Rottweiler temperament
It is also possible that your Rottweiler has a dominant personality which means they want to take charge of everything around them, including you!
If this sounds like your dog then we recommend taking some time to read up on the history of the Rottweiler breed here.
This will help you understand how they came into being and what makes them unique.
We have identified several key characteristics of the Rottweiler temperament below:
- They can be stubborn or aggressive.
- They need lots of exercise.
- They can be very territorial.
- They can be intelligent.
- They require constant stimulation.
Why Rottweilers make great companion dogs
Rottweilers are extremely loyal animals.
They are also very intelligent and have been bred for many generations to become incredibly strong, courageous and protective of their owners.
This is why it’s no surprise that they can be incredibly affectionate towards people they know well.
If you live in an area where there are a lot of other dogs, then this will help ensure your Rottweiler remains calm and relaxed around others.
However, if they do get anxious or upset (especially when they see another dog), then this is something you should try to avoid by ensuring your Rottweiler is never left alone during the day.
They are also extremely good at learning new tricks.
If you’re looking for an animal that will entertain you, then look no further than a Rottweiler.
These dogs are known for being extremely intelligent and playful.
They enjoy playing fetch as much as you do!
How to train a Rottweiler
You can train your Rottweiler to do many things but it is not as easy as it seems.
They have a very strong will and want to please you.
It is best to start training when he or she is young so that they are used to being in control.
If you wait until they are older then you may find yourself having to use force to get them to behave.
This is because they have become more independent and no longer need to please their owner.
The following tips will help you to train your Rottweiler and ensure that he or she behaves well around other people.
1. Start training early
The earlier you begin, the easier it will be to train your dog.
You should also try to train your dog at least twice a day.
This helps him to learn quickly and understand what you expect from him.
2. Teach basic commands
Once you have decided on some basic commands, such as sit, stay and come, teach these to your Rottweiler.
These commands enable you to communicate with your dog and show him what you require of him.
3. Use positive reinforcement
When teaching your dog new commands, always reward him when he does something right and ignore his mistakes.
This ensures that he learns how to do certain tasks correctly without any fussing.
4. Be consistent
Make sure you are consistent with your behaviour and actions.
Your Rottweiler needs to know exactly what you want and if you change your mind about something, tell them immediately.
5. Set up clear boundaries
A good rule of thumb is that your dog shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near a person unless he has been given permission first.
This means that you must set up boundaries for your dog and make sure that he understands them.
6. Don’t be afraid to give punishment
Sometimes, when a Rottweiler misbehaves, it may be necessary to punish him.
However, this should never be done in anger. Instead, calmly explain to your dog what he did wrong and why you are punishing him.
Doing this will help him to learn better behavior and avoid making similar mistakes in the future.
How to care for a Rottweiler
Rottweilers are big dogs, so if you’re planning on breeding or training one, you should know how to take care of your dog in general.
If you don’t have experience with big dogs, we recommend reading up on some tips on how to train a pitbull before getting started caring for a Rottweiler.
Here’s what you need to know about caring for a Rottweiler:
- Feeding your Rottweiler
- Grooming your Rottweiler
- Training your Rottweiler
- Caring for your Rottweiler’s health
- What not to do when caring for your Rottweiler
- When to avoid having your Rottweiler around other animals
1. Feeding your Rottweiler
You can feed your Rottweiler any dry food that is suitable for their size and breed.
Dry foods tend to be healthier than wet foods because they contain less water content.
If you plan to feed your Rottweiler raw meat, make sure that you keep it frozen as much as possible.
Raw meat can carry parasites, which can cause illness in your Rottweiler.
Remember that feeding your Rottweiler too many treats will make them obese and unhealthy, so limit yourself to just two or three treats per day.
You can also try giving your Rottweiler special treats like peanut butter, cheese, and bacon bits.
These treats are easier to digest than regular treats.
You can also give your Rottweiler small amounts of cooked vegetables once every four days.
Cooked vegetables are easier to digest than raw vegetables, so this is a good option for those who prefer to leave their Rottweilers on a strict diet.
If you would rather give your Rottweiler fresh fruits and vegetables, make sure that you wash them well first.
Also, make sure to cut your Rottweiler’s fruit and vegetable pieces into smaller sizes to help them digest them faster.
2. Grooming your Rottweiler
Your Rottweiler doesn’t need a lot of grooming.
Just brush their fur regularly, starting at the top of their head and working down to their paws.
Remember to use firm strokes to avoid damaging their hair.
You can also comb your Rottweiler’s coat using a fine-tooth comb.
This ensures that all of their hair gets brushed out evenly.
3. Training your Rottweiler
It’s best to start training your Rottweiler when they are puppies.
They will learn more quickly and easily during this stage because they haven’t lived an independent life yet.
Training your Rottweiler involves teaching them commands such as sit, stay, come, lie down, and shake.
It’s also important to teach your Rottweiler to heel.
When you want them to move away from you, tell them to “heel” instead of saying “come back” or “go home.”
Teaching your Rottweiler to heel will prevent accidents caused by them running off while you’re walking somewhere.
After you’ve taught your Rottweiler to heel, practice it whenever you go outside.
As time goes on, you can increase the length of time that your Rottweiler stays still while you walk.
As your Rottweiler grows older, they will become more difficult to control.
This is normal, but there are ways to improve their obedience skills, including rewarding them for good behavior and punishing them when they misbehave.
To reward your Rottweiler for good behavior, offer them a treat after they perform certain actions correctly.
For example, if your Rottweiler sits politely when you ask them to, offer them a treat afterwards.
To punish your Rottweiler, remove the treat from their mouth, place them on the ground, and yell loudly at them until they stop misbehaving.
Once you’ve learned how to properly train your Rottweiler, you can move on to teaching them how to behave around other dogs.
This includes learning how to greet them and play with them without attacking them.
4. Caring for your Rottweiler’s health
Keeping your Rottweiler healthy involves making sure that they get enough exercise and enough sleep.
Exercise helps your Rottweiler burn calories, which keeps them fit and happy.
Make sure that you allow your Rottweiler at least 30 minutes of daily exercise, which includes playing fetch with them.
Make sure that you never let your Rottweiler run free around the house, even if you’re alone.
This is because they may accidentally knock over things or jump up onto furniture.
If you live in a high-risk area for tornadoes, make sure that you keep your Rottweiler inside.
Tornado season usually occurs between April and November.
If you live in a low-risk area, however, you can keep your Rottweiler outdoors during tornado season.
Make sure that you keep your Rottweiler’s nails trimmed regularly to prevent them from scratching themselves and causing injury.
Nails grow fast, so you should trim your Rottweiler’s nails once every month or two.
Rottweilers can suffer from heart problems, especially if they are overweight.
Check your Rottweiler’s weight monthly and try to encourage them to eat healthy foods.
Try offering them pieces of chicken, fish, and turkey instead of burgers and hotdogs.
5. What not to do when caring for your Rottweiler
Never leave your Rottweiler unattended if you are going to be gone for awhile.
Even if you have someone staying at your house with them, make sure that they know to check on your Rottweiler every couple of hours.
Also, make sure that you supervise your Rottweiler when they’re eating, sleeping, and playing.
Don’t leave them unsupervised for long periods of time.
If you need to leave your Rottweiler alone for any reason, make sure that the door has been closed and locked behind you.
Don’t let your Rottweiler lick your face or hands unless you have cleaned them thoroughly beforehand.
This is because they can spread diseases like rabies through their saliva.
6. When to avoid having your Rottweiler around other animals
If you own other pets, make sure that you keep your Rottweiler separated from them at all times.
Your Rottweiler can get sick from other animals’ germs.
In addition, if your Rottweiler bites another animal, you might end up getting sued or fined.
FAQ about Rottweilers
If your Rottweiler is obsessed with you, here are some things to consider:
1. Is there another dog in the house?
If so, what kind?
If not, then check out our article on how to choose the right Rottweiler puppy.
2. Are you a good pet owner?
Are you able to give them enough exercise?
Do you spend time playing with them?
3. Do you have a lot of visitors coming into your home?
Or do you live alone?
4. Do you have any illnesses or injuries?
If so, how long have you had them?
How severe are they?
5. Have you ever been bitten by a Rottweiler?
If so, were you injured badly enough to need medical treatment?
Did you receive treatment as soon as possible after being bitten?
6. Has anyone else in your family been attacked by a Rottweiler?
If so, how did this affect you?
Has it made you afraid of dogs in general?
7. What are the circumstances surrounding the attack?
Was the Rottweiler provoked?
Was someone attacking the Rottweiler first?
Were people around when the attack happened?
8. Did the Rottweiler bite you intentionally?
Did it seem like the Rottweiler was defending itself?
Did the Rottweiler seem aggressive towards other animals?
9. Was the Rottweiler protecting its owners?
Did the owners try to stop the attack?
10. Were you wearing anything that might have attracted the Rottweiler’s attention?
Like jewelry, a hat, sunglasses, or a watch?
11. Did you wear something that might have caused a distraction?
For example, if you were wearing a coat, jacket, or sweater, did you take it off?
12. Did you come in contact with the Rottweiler’s saliva?
In your eyes?
On your face?
You should also talk to your vet about your concerns.
They will be able to help you determine whether or not your Rottweiler is just being friendly, or if it is truly an obsessive behavior.