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A few tips
by: Anonymous

Rotties aren't similar to labs in their upbringing. Labs are usually hyper, but don't have aggressive tendencies. Rotties however need to be brought up differently. Rotties take a lot of patience to train, but once you figure out how to work with them, they are fantastic dogs and quick learners. For potty training, I would recommend not yelling and punishing them for going in the house. Yes I know this is frustrating, but when potty training mine, we took him out every 15 minutes the first week and if he didn't go after 5 we would bring him back in and try again. When they do go potty outside reward them right away with a treat and praise them in a happy tone and pet them. Don't wait to reward them when they come inside, because they will likely believe they are getting rewarded for coming inside rather than going potty. After a few days you will start to notice tendencies like them walking toward the door which is a key to take them out. As far as aggression, you say your puppy is 8 weeks old now and you've had him for two weeks. I know some breeders allow their puppies to be sold at 6 weeks, but they really should wait for 8 weeks. He's still very young and nervous, but he will grow on you. In terms of aggression, I have a very sweet Rottie puppy at 14 weeks now and he has never really liked to be held. He growls, then bites and the growl is his warning sign that he's going to bite. Not every dog is a cuddler unfortunately, and maybe your dog isn't. I would avoid holding him and kissing his face if he doesn't respond well to that. You made the commitment of getting a rottie puppy and they aren't like most breeds. You need patience, but if you are patient with them and work with them, you will be their life in a matter of weeks. Hope you find this advice useful and goodluck!

Nothing In Life Is Free
by: Adam G. Katz

Employ the "Nothing In Life Is Free" approach, so that your dog starts to view you as the "pack leader." If your dog doesn't see you as the leader, then your corrections will be meaningless. So, if you're doing subtle things (inadvertently) to undermine your leadership role around the house-- it will be counter-productive.

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