MacKay Kennels Trained Rottweiler Puppies

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Before You Buy a Rottweiler Puppy

Questions you should ask yourself, and answer honestly, before you consider buying a Rottweiler puppy.

Do I understand the breed mentality?

The Rottweiler breed originated in Germany as a working dog, and still maintains a high degree of working mentality. What does this mean for you? For starters, you can expect your puppy to have drive and determination. Rottweilers require a strong-willed owner, one with more drive and determination than thier dog.

We do not breed for high drive, but drive is inherent to the Rottweiler and cannot be avoided without ruining the breed. If you want to own a Rottweiler, you need to plan to take the time for proper training and socialization. We are happy to match one of our puppies to your current situation, but reserve the right to refuse the placement of one of our puppies into an improperly suited home.

Will I honestly have time to raise this puppy properly?

Raising your new Rottweiler puppy correctly may take more time than you plan to spend. Essentials to consider are house training, obedience training, and proper socialization.

Will I have time to keep up on my new puppy's training?

Your new puppy will require more than just house training. You will need to keep up on his/her training on a daily basis. Five to fifteen minute sessions are all that are generally required for upkeep, and consistancy is key! Remember that your puppy will come with Puppy Obedience training, but further training, socialization, and up-keep are entirely up to you!

Will I have time for proper socialization?

Your new puppy will require frequent socialization, especially if you plan to keep an intact male. Plan to take your puppy on outings where he/she will come in contact with other (safe) animals, friends, relatives, and strangers at least three times a week, and in different settings.