How not to train a rottweiler

Watch this video from Cesar Millan aka The Dog Whisperer and his method to stop a rottweiler’s protective behavior. Then read our take on it. We like and respect Cesar Millan, he’s done a lot of good for dogs by promoting owner leadership and implementing corrections when necessary. To do so in the public eye these days takes courage, as …

Hard Dogs Of The Past

Preface: In guard dog training lingo a “hard dog” is one that’s truly tough, in response to threat and pain instead of backing down as normal dogs will, it becomes angry and more aggressive. This kind of dog is extremely hard to find today, even in a breed like the rottweiler that has a higher occurrence of such individuals. To …

Vaccinating Your Rottweiler

At Guardian Rottweilers we follow a vaccination protocol that’s been effective for our rottweilers for over 25 years. You’ve probably been conditioned to take your dog every year to the vet for the so called “booster” shots. We don’t do that. Vaccinations are normally good for the duration of the dog’s life. This is our vaccination protocol (we administer vaccines …

Medications We Use

Disclaimer – This is a list of medications that have worked well for us with our dogs. We are not veterinarians and are not recommending anyone to use these medications. If you use this information you are doing so at your own risk. Generic name – Pyrantel Pamoate by Vedco Brand name (sold as) – Strongid T Function – Used …

Feeding Your Rottweiler Puppy

At Guardian Rottweilers we are strong proponents of feeding our Rottweiler adults and puppies natural food, also referred to as a biologically appropriate raw diet. In essence this means that the dog should eat what it was designed to eat living in a natural environment. The starting off point is to acknowledge that the dog’s nutritional needs are no different …

How We Raise Rottweiler Puppies

As the Rottweiler bitch nears whelping time, a few days before the 63rd day from the first mating, we set up the whelping box. We have the bitch whelp and care for the puppies indoors because the south Florida heat can be difficult. It’s important to put the whelping box in a place that’s out of the way so the …

Will A Rottweiler Protect My Home And Family?

Living in Miami, as in many other US cities, is living with the possibility of home invasion, car jacking, and assault. Chances are if you’re looking to own a rottweiler you’re interested in the breed based on its reputation to be protective of its home and people. The truth is just because a dog has a rottweiler’s appearance doesn’t mean …

Training Rottweilers, The Koehler Method

One article cannot have the scope to teach you how to train a rottweiler (or any dog for that matter) to reliably respond to your directions and be a well behaved companion. Fortunately William Koehler, a man who dedicated a lifetime to working with dogs, wrote a book that will show you how to achieve it step by step. If …

Rottweiler Standard & “American” vs. “German”

Compare rottweilers from two reputable breeders, one in Rottweil Germany (the source 🙂 ) and another in Miami Florida, the dogs should look fairly similar. This kind of uniformity is achieved by breeding only males and females that conform to the Rottweiler Breed Standard. The standard is comprehensive covering many aspects of the Rottweiler’s appearance and character. But there’s a …