Owning a pet is one of the most rewarding things a person can do. It not only relieves stress, but also gives you a sense of purpose. Pets are a great way to teach kids about responsibility and friendship, especially if they do not have a younger sibling around. Out of all the pets out there, dogs make the best of pets (arguably). They are friendly, loyal and will give you their unconditional love as long as they are with you. There are many kinds and breeds of dogs out there and picking one as a pet can be a bit of a task. Many consider Rottweilers to be fierce and difficult to handle, but it is only a myth. A Rottweiler is as good as the owner who brings it up. The more love and care that you show it, the more loving and loyal it will be. Here is a list of things that you need to do before you bring your Rottweiler puppy home.
Rottweilers are big dogs and require a lot of space to move about. Your puppy may look small, but you will be surprised at how fast it grows. Your Rottweiler needs some living space, just like you. Go for extra large dog kennels and portable, extendable pens to accommodate for quickly growing dogs. This way, even if your Rottweiler puppy becomes twice in size within two months, you need not change kennels or pen space. You should also take care not to keep your puppy locked in a kennel at all times. Make sure that you allow him to interact with you freely.
Food is an important factor to consider before you bring your Rottweiler puppy home. Do you know enough about dog food? What is best for a Rottweiler? Will you buy the food or will you cook them yourself? These are the questions that you should be asking yourself before you bring your puppy home. Rottweilers need a lot of food during its formative years. Brace yourself to provide your puppy with a large supply of milk and food. At the same time, you should also ensure that there are adequate feeding utensils such as dog bowls.
All dogs need exercise; this especially applies to Rottweilers. They are, by default, large dogs and can easily become overweight if adequate exercise is not provided. Therefore, it is important you determine a way in which your puppy can get exercise before it is brought home. Check to see if there are any dog parks in your area or if your yard is big enough for a dog to play around. Failing to give proper exercise to your Rottweiler can cause a lot of health problems.
Your Rottweiler puppy’s healthcare is something that you should look into before you bring it home. Healthcare for dogs can be expensive, and more so when it comes to Rottweilers. This is all the more if it falls sick or has any unfortunate accidents. Question yourself whether you can afford those visits to a good animal surgeon or all those vitamins and minerals that are required for their optimal growth. The best thing would be to read up a few books about Rottweilers. Set aside a fund for your Rottweiler so that you can dip into it in a time of emergency.