If your Rottweiler is experiencing anxiety, life can be miserable both for you and your pup. However, there are things you can do to help them overcome it.
FIND THE TRIGGER
You need to figure out what is stressing your dog. If he's freaking out because of the dog barking across the street, then the answer is obvious, it's the dog. However, sometimes it may not be so simple. Be diligent and look around carefully when your Rottweiler puppy is triggered. You want to know the cause of your puppy's anxiety.
DENSENSITIZE YOUR ROTTWEILER TO THE CAUSE OF THEIR ANXIETY
A key strategy for treating your Rottweiler's anxiety is desensitizing them to the trigger of their fear. For example, the dog’s anxiety was triggered anytime his owner walked out the door to leave the house. Begin by doing the trigger activity, but then immediately reversing it. For example, you would grab your keys and walk out the door. Then you’d come back 5 seconds later. You did this many times (eg a week). Then, the dog would be desensitized .
For Sound Anxiety, Trying Isolating Your Rottweiler and Playing Loud Music
Many Rottweilers that suffer from thunderstorm or fireworks anxiety experience relief in a smaller, more isolated room of the house where music can be played at a loud volume.
A word of caution though, if your dog is also experiences separation anxiety leaving them alone in a room during may be counterproductive.
HELP PROVIDE MENTAL STIMULATION
Consider taking your dog on new hikes and providing food puzzle toys. Keep your dog busy so they are less likely to be stressed out. You want to make sure they are stimulated to avoid anxiety.
This will help them stay in shape and focused. They will be healthy mentally as well and will be less likely to suffer from anxiety. You wouldn't want to stress your dog out by not having it be active enough.
You'll need to use positive reinforcement to get your dog to calm down. You might want to hire a trainer for your Rottweiler puppy. Be sure to do your research and make sure they are qualified to help you in this situation before you spend your money. You want to make sure you hire someone that will help you get results.
Feed high-quality dog food. A healthy dog is less likely to have anxiety. Make sure your dog is well fed.
Introduce your dog to new people, places, and things. This will help your dog be more well-rounded. It will prevent a stress response when introduced to new things in the future. You will help avoid stress and anxiety in your dog.
Rottweilers are great dogs. They are strong protectors and make loyal family dogs. You might find that your Rottweiler puppy is your new best friend. With that comes responsibility. You need to make sure that your dog is happy, healthy, and content.