PetFAQCategory: TrainingIs it okay to crate train a Rottweiler?
eduardpotapov1992228gzgzeduardpotapov1992228gzgz asked 1 year ago

Is it okay to crate train a Rottweiler?

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Best Answer Staff answered 1 year ago

Yes, it is definitely okay to crate train a Rottweiler. In fact, crate training can be a very effective way to house-train your Rottweiler and prevent destructive behavior when you’re not able to supervise them.

When crate training, it’s important to introduce your Rottweiler to the crate gradually and make it a positive experience. Start by placing treats and toys inside the crate, and encouraging your Rottweiler to investigate. Once they’re comfortable going inside the crate on their own, you can begin closing the door for short periods of time while you’re home. As your Rottweiler becomes more comfortable with being in the crate, you can gradually increase the amount of time they spend in it and eventually use the crate as a place for them to sleep at night or when you’re away.

It’s important to note that crate training should not be used as a punishment, and the crate should always be associated with positive experiences. A crate should never be too small where the dog cannot move comfortably or stand up and turn around, a good rule of thumb is that the dog should be able to comfortably stand up and lay down with enough room to move around.

It’s also important to give your Rottweiler plenty of exercise, both physically and mentally, so they’re able to relax and sleep comfortably in the crate.

Overall, crate training can be a very effective tool for training and housebreaking your Rottweiler, but it’s important to approach it in a positive and gradual way.

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