Rottweiler guard dog

Are Rottweilers Good Guard Dogs? Protect You? 

Last updated on March 20th, 2023 at 03:55 pm

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Rottweiler Protective Dogs

Rottweiler dogs are one of the most popular dog breeds with a loyal and protective nature. Their instinct to protect people is what has made them popular as guard dogs, but is this instinct good enough to be used as a guard dog? If you’re looking for a loyal and protective dog, then Rottweilers are for you. They have a loving and caring personality that will protect their family from strangers and intruders with their fierce loyalty, courageousness, athleticism, and self-control. However, just because these characteristics are present does not mean that your Rottweiler will grow into an excellent guard dog. 

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What Makes a Good Guard Dog? 

A good guard dog is one that is both protective and confident. It should be aggressive when necessary yet calm and composed when on duty. It must have the ability to think on its feet and be ready for anything. A good guard dog will not only protect your house but also the people living inside it. All animals are protective by nature, but only a breed with the right combination of traits can become an excellent guard dog. Rottweilers are not only fierce but also intelligent and trainable. They are protective by nature and possess the necessary skills to assume the role of a guard dog. 

Good guard dogs are also friendly and playful making them excellent companions. 

Rottweiler temperament 

Let’s go over a rottweiler’s temperament before we jump to the main question. 

These dogs are born protectors and are naturally fearless. They are not the type to cower in fear and instead prefer to fight back. They can pose a serious threat to anyone who attempts to harm their owners. Fortunately, these traits can be toned down and softened with proper training. A calm and patient Rottie can be trained to be a calm and patient guard dog. The key is to always encourage the dog and reward him whenever he shows signs of aggression. Rottweilers are known for their strong bond with their owners which can be used to influence and train the dog. 

Rottweilers looks alone afraid some people. Their fierce faces and stares can make you run for your life.

Rottweiler with neck chain

Rottweiler: An Excellent Guard Dog? 

Finally, the main question of this article. Are rottweilers good guard dogs?

For the most part, Rottweilers are excellent guard dogs. They are fearless, confident, and alert. These attributes make them the perfect guard dog. With these characteristics, a Rottweiler can protect you from intruders and dangers. Rottweilers are extremely loyal and protective, which makes them excellent guard dogs. There is one problem, though.

Rotties have a very high level of aggression. They are extremely aggressive towards people they don’t know and are not afraid to attack anyone who tries to come near their owners. In order to curb this aggressive behavior and make your Rottweiler an excellent guard dog, you’ll have to learn how to control their aggressive instincts.

Fun fact: Rottweilers have been put as number seven as the best guard dog breeds.

Continue reading to learn how to control your rottweilers.

Are Male or Female Rottweilers More Protective? 

This is rather an interesting question. The answer to this question is both male and female. The gender of the Rottweiler does not influence whether it will be protective or aggressive by nature. Rottweilers are protective by nature and all of them will be aggressive towards strangers. However, the aggression of a female Rottweiler is less severe than that of a male. Since they are more obedient and submissive towards their owners, female Rottweilers are more likely to be trained to be guard dogs as opposed to male Rottweilers.

Female Rottweilers seem to be the better guard dogs. As they are more obedient and open to listening to their owners. 

How Can My Rottweiler Protect Me? 

Rottweilers are a super interesting breed of dogs. Now without being in a situation in need of your rottweiler protecting you. It’s hard to assume when they will and even if.

How Can a Rottweiler Protect Me?

  • Its looks are fearless. Just alone it can scare people off.
  • They chase after anyone trying to harm you.
  • This isn’t necessarily protection but they are super playful family dogs.
  • Their barks are loud, and not just loud terrifying. 

Now we compiled a short list of possible scenarios of when your Rottweiler might protect you. These include.

  • If people come too close to you and start acting weird. Rottweilers will start to pay attention and possibly get mad.
  • If anyone comes near your Rottweiler’s food expect them to be hunted down. As rottweilers are super protective over their food.
  • IF anyone comes onto your property your dog will bark, and if he’s able to he’ll chase them down.

How to Train Your Rottweiler to Be Guard Dogs 

There are several ways to train a Rottweiler to be a guard dog. This article can be thousands of words long just on this topic. However, we’ll try to sum it up in a couple of sentences. 

There are many ways to train a guard dog and if you are serious about using your Rottweiler as a guard dog, you will need to invest time and energy into training. There are many guide books and articles out there that will give you tips and advice on how to train a Rottweiler. However, the best way to train a dog is to use positive reinforcement and to reward good behavior. When training your Rottweiler to become a guard dog, you will want to start by teaching the dog some basic commands. These commands will allow you to start to train your Rottweiler. These commands include “sit”, “stay”, “come”, “heel” and “down”. You can also teach your Rottweiler how to “leave it”, “open door”, “raise gate”, “fetch”, “wave” and “wave gate open”. 

I found this video by AnimalWatch talking about how ferocious Rottweilers are as guard dogs. It’s a great watch. I recommend you to watch it!

How to Handle Your Rottweiler Guard Dog 

When your Rottweiler has been trained to protect you, you will need to know how to handle this new skill. It is important to remember that even the best trained Rottweiler will be able to get aggressive if there is an intruder that is physically stronger than you. It is important to make sure that you have a plan in place in case your Rottweiler gets aggressive.

  • When your Rottweiler is on duty, you have to make sure that you have a safe and secure area where your Rottie can guard.
  • Make sure that the area where your Rottweiler is guarding is not too far away from your house. This way, your Rottweiler will be able to come to your house if he needs to, but he will have a safe distance between him and the intruder.
  • Make sure that your Rottweiler is crated whenever possible or when on duty. This way, he will be less likely to feel threatened and will not feel the need to guard you. If your Rottweiler is on duty and feels threatened, make sure that you scare him off by making loud noises or waving your arms in the air. 

Final Words 

Rottweilers are not just strong and loyal dogs that will protect their owners from intruders, they are also loving and affectionate dogs that will happily depend on their family. They can make excellent guard dogs if they are tempered with, but they are not aggressive by nature. They are loving, loyal, brave and protective dogs that will happily protect their owners at all costs. 

Guard dogs are not aggressive by nature and need to be trained, but they are brave and loyal protectors of their families. Rottweilers have been used as guard dogs for centuries, making them one of the most popular breeds. However, they are not aggressive by nature and will happily defend their owners during an intruder attack. 

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