Australian Laws on Owning a Rottweiler?

Devious: What are the laws on owning a Rottweiler?
What are the laws in Western Australia on owning a Rottweiler? Are their any other things i need to know about Rottweilers? Any other issues i need to adress before i get a Rottweiler?
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Answer by Little Miss Hatter
there are now laws. but to stay out of trouble, try to train it very well and learn some stuff about them. they are highly strung dogs and are often very vicious, but with good training and great treatment, they can make great pets.

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  1. Rottie Niko says

    Another thing to consider is the rottweiler needs YEARS of training. They are very smart, but will try to get away with things if you get lax on what you expect from them. I agree with Loraine (sorry about your Nico) on the NILF. It is a very effective method of training and I highly recommend implementing it.

    Rottweilers are fantastic dogs, IF you are willing to commit to daily training, plenty of exercise… and be prepared for possible vet bills. They can be expensive to maintain, but are well worth the effort that you put in. They need a job of sorts in which to direct their energy. Something along the lines of agility, carting, rally, tracking, etc.

  2. Laura says

    i don't no much about the rottie breed just like to say it not the dogs fault for having that reputation its the person on the end of the lead thats made them like it all dogs are loving its how train and bring them up.

  3. Lorraine says

    I haven't got a clue about laws in Australia but I do know all about owning and issues of a rottweiler.

    They do vary in temperament anyway through genetics, but whatever yours is, you need to be firm but fair. Remember the word NILIF and use it when the dog gets a bit pushy and above its station. NILIF is very very good for rotties.

    Socialise your dog very well and that doesn't mean necessarily going to meet dogs, it means being around many without reacting at all.

    Do not overexercise. We see massive joint problems because of it. 5 mins per day per month of life for lead walk and then allow free play which is different.

    Always feed a good diet preferably raw if you have the time to research that.

    Always bring your dog up to let it know that YOU protect HIM / HER and not the other way round. This is very important in your relationship with your dog, and affects everything else in the dogs mind regarding its behavior.

    Ask anything else you wish… you can get me on email if you wish.

    Add on – sorry but I have to disagree with the "highly strung" and "viscous" label given to them here by little miss hatter.
    Rotties do vary and some are quite high drive but a lot are horizontal they are so laid back. Try and do your research before buying.

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