If you have become interested in getting a Rottweiler puppy, you will want to start contacting breeders far in advance. This is because the breeders often have a waiting list, and you will want to get on it long before you actually want to get the puppy. Getting a puppy from a breeder in this way is far preferable than just going to the newspaper and taking the first dog that comes along, because how do you know that the dog was well raised? Or that it comes from quality parents who have passed their health checks? This caution early on can save you not only heartache, but also money, on down the road.
Rottweiler puppies are not cheap. They often sell for between $600 and $2000, depending on many factors, such as if they are show quality or if they come from recently imported German stock. Most people won’t care about such things, and only want a solid, healthy, friendly dog, so there is no need to seek out a special or expensive dog unless you are looking to get into showing or breeding. If you are looking for a very high quality dog, you will want to start your search even farther in advance. Most Rottweiler breeders will know several other breeders, and if they don’t have a litter coming up, they will usually be happy to tell you about their friend who has a litter planned soon, if not already born.
A very important thing to keep in mind is that you will want to start your pup’s training early in life, while he is still small and controllable. There are no special Rottweiler dog training secrets. Rottweilers are just like any other dog, eager to please and willing to learn. The main goal is to communicate your desires to the dog clearly and consistently.