need help

Romania
January 30, 2007 9:01am CST
i have a two years dog, and a lot of problems about it. he's sometimes the most loving dog on earth, but sometimes very aggresive. he almost bite me for many times, but he stopped the moment he reached my hand... like he realised what he was doing.he even seems to be sorry.he's very possesive about the car. if he get's inside...nobody cag get there anymore.not even me. if you disturb him when he sleeps you have a lot of chances to get a bite.and sometimes he sleeps in the worst places in the house, like my bed, in front of a door, in the middle of the house... in the night he doesnt get to sleep until someoane covers him with his blanket...he's like a child.he protects me and my family a lot, but even one from each other, depends of the situation :)) he likes to stay near you, to touch you, smell you a lot... you can pet him...he loves that,you can tach him anywhere but his back legs...in this situation he becomes agressive. what shall i do with him?he's so gorgeus, we love him all, but he's making a lot of problems. i thought that might be genetic, because his mother was a doberman and his father a rotweiler so... please someoane help me because training him dit almost nothing
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@jencat70 (82)
• United States
30 Jan 07
i have one pure rottie and two rottie mixes, so i can speak from experience. sounds to me like your boy thinks he is the alpha male! that is where you have to start. he needs to know that YOU ARE THE BOSS all of the time, no ifs, and or buts! historically, rottweilers are a working breed so they have lots of energy and need to feel like they have a purpose. he probably thinks guarding the car and family members is his 'job'! he sounds like he wants to be a good boy, he just doesnt know what is expected from him. when mine get 'nippy', i grab their bottom jaw ( firmly but not hard ) or put my pointer finger on their front teeth and nose to nose, look them right in the eye and in my stern boss voice say "no teeth"! when they are acting grazy i give them a loud "ATT!" ( thats my "hey, you better quit whatever you're doing!" noise ) maybe you could try confining him to the back seat of the car with a grate or crate and when you are driving and he's acting like a nut, turn up the radio and sing really loud and totally ignore him like he's not even there. then when you get to your destination give him attention only after he's out of the car. after awhile he'll figure out that all of that foolishness wont get him any attention. with the sleeping thing, have you had his ears checked? ( i know you said he hates the vet, you could try to find one that makes house calls ) maybe he's just getting startled. maybe try clapping your hands before you step over him to let him know you're coming. there are alot of rottweiler clubs that have discussion boards that might be able to help with a specific problem. and it's nice to know that you're not the only one who's dog is a nut!! with time, patience and love a rottweiler can be pure joy and unfortunately too many are put to sleep because of misunderstanding of the breed. all of mine are rescues and i would'nt have it any other way!!
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• Romania
30 Jan 07
you are so right, they can be wonderful dogs.that's why i try so hard to find a solution. the strange thing is that he starts acting agressive... but then he seems to realize it's wrong and he stops in the last moment. i live at a farm somewhere near the Danube, and i guess there is no problem whith hi's energy.he has a big yard, lots of toys and twice a day someone takes him to a walk near the Danube where he swims a lot, he's crazy about swimming.you can see that he's tired when he gets back home. the problem with the car is a little different. he allways behaves really good in the car. the problem is for us to get inside the car if he'a already there. not a chance!!!!!!!! if we are already inside the car... he just gets in, goes to his place and thats all, he's realy stady. he use to obey when i rise my voice, but when the problem is the car... the only solution is to trick him somehow to get out so i can get inside first
@quatelmon (957)
• United States
30 Jan 07
It sounds like you need to try a new trainer! Also, with training, it usually doesn't take away things like that. You need to find a professional trainer who uses humane methods to train your dog. I wouldn't say that you need a professional, but the fact that he's loving most of the time and only occasionaly goes to bite you is worse than if he tried to bite you all the time!!! What kind of a dog is he? It could be genetic if it's something like a chow.
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• Romania
30 Jan 07
a guess i'll need a very brave trainer and a very wise one... that dog is very unpredictable like you said...sometimes so kind... like a child but sometimes a real monster. most of the time he hates strangers imagine that i had to sedate him for his vaccination!he let the vet approach and pet him, but when he came with the vaccine the dog started to act like crazy.the vet became an enemy for him.after that he was so mad that he refused the rest of the day, to eat, play or be touched. one day while i was playing with him he become so agressive that i had to hit him to stop. he stopped and looked into my eyes like he didn't undestand why i did that.after a few minutes he came to me (i was sitting) and he put his head on my knees.after a moment he wanted me to hold him into my arms, and he's really big... i know he loves me and my family a lot, but sometimes he makes me think he's crazy
@RAMPersona (2037)
• Philippines
30 Jan 07
if there's a "Horse Whisperer" like the role of Robert Redford in the movie, there's a real dog whisperer: Cesar Millan. check his program on the National Geographic Channel. details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dog_Whisperer
• Romania
30 Jan 07
thanks... i guess this could be a pretty good ideea. another reason for that is that he's agressive with any other dogs, and he's not the only one i have because i live at a farm. i have to keep them separated al the time because he only accepts puppies