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Rottweiler  Training 

The Rottweiler was originally (and remains) a working breed and so they are happiest when they have a job to do providing them with mental and physical stimulation on a regular basis. Obedience training is essential, but there are many other types of training that you can do with your Rottweiler in which they excel.

1. Working Trials and IGP (Schutzhund/IPO): Rottweilers' heritage as a working breed shines in activities like Working Trials and IGP. These multifaceted disciplines incorporate obedience, nosework, tracking, and protection work. Rottweilers' natural instincts and intelligence make them well-suited for these tasks, as they engage in scenarios that mimic real-life situations. The combination of mental and physical challenges not only keeps Rottweilers in great shape but also satisfies their need for meaningful tasks.

2. Agility: While Rottweilers might not be the fastest participants in agility due to the prevalence of speed-driven breeds like Border Collies, they can still derive immense enjoyment from this sport. Agility courses involve navigating through obstacles, which provides both physical exercise and mental stimulation. This activity can enhance a Rottweiler's coordination and responsiveness while fostering a strong bond between the dog and its handler.

3. Competitive Obedience: Competitive obedience demands a high level of precision and teamwork between the dog and its handler. Rottweilers' natural willingness to follow commands and their capacity for focused learning enable them to excel in this discipline. Through intricate routines and precise actions, competitive obedience showcases the Rottweiler's intelligence and ability to perform complex tasks.

4. Temperament Tests: We conduct temperament tests to assess the dog's demeanor, confidence, and obedience. These tests offer valuable insights into the dog's suitability for various roles and activities. Successfully completing these tests demonstrates the Rottweiler's well-rounded temperament and their capacity to handle different situations with poise.

5. Scent Work: Scent work is a relatively new but increasingly popular activity, especially in the UK. Rottweilers' exceptional olfactory abilities make them excellent candidates for this task. Scent work involves training dogs to detect specific scents, engaging their minds and fulfilling their need for mental challenges. Unlike some high-energy activities, scent work offers a mentally stimulating experience that is physically less demanding.

6. Heelwork to Music/Freestyle: Rottweilers' versatility extends to creative activities like Heelwork to Music and Freestyle. These disciplines allow dogs and handlers to choreograph routines set to music, showcasing the dog's obedience and agility in a creative and entertaining manner. These activities emphasize the deep connection between the handler and the dog, demonstrating the harmony achieved through training and collaboration.

7. Working Roles: Rottweilers' heritage as a working breed equips them for various important roles. They excel as working security dogs, personal protection dogs, and search and rescue dogs. Their innate protective instincts, intelligence, and physical capabilities make them valuable assets in tasks that require vigilance, loyalty, and problem-solving skills.

Exploring these activities not only caters to a Rottweiler's natural inclinations but also strengthens the bond between the dog and its owner. It's essential to recognize that while Rottweilers are well-suited for these roles, each individual dog may have its preferences and strengths. Engaging in a variety of activities ensures that the dog remains mentally engaged, physically active, and fulfilled in its daily life.

The B.R.A Classes are held Every Other Sunday from 2 pm to 4 pm.

For More details contact:


Tel: 01992 420158  or  07973 758211

Our Training School 

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