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    Hey Big Red welcome to the forum,
    wow everyone seems to be giving it to you dont they? You come it here for help and they gunna scare you away lol
    I dont realy have much to add, i guess coz im not what you would call an experienced dog owner. I got my first pup bout 5 months ago now.

    Have you looked into getting a Kelpie at all? Thats what my dog is (a kelpie x). Medium/large breed (mines 7 1/2 months and already 23 kg). He never tires lol. When we take him to the beach he'll run around like crazy, have a sleep in the car back and be ready to go again not long after.
    There also good watch dogs (let you know when someones coming) very very smart, learns tricks in one session. Short coat- easy to maintain. They'll want to go with you everywhere. Not sure if all kelpie are like this but mine also has a gentle side doesnt snatch his treats and loooooves tummy rubs

    Hmmm can you tell i love my kelpie hehe

    Anyway good luck with you search and dont be discouraged coz there's some good info on this site.

    Oh and also want to say im so sorry to here about your dogs, thats just horrible that people can be that cruel, i dont know what i would do if that happened to me

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    For starters big red, I am a human and I don't feel I suck.

    So because you feel the way you do about the human race, because you comment on crap like suicide, and because you seem to want to dump your future success of finding the right dog for you or not on us, I shall refrain from communcating with you any further.

    Best of luck with it all.

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    Girls.. i'm sitting here & starting to get a head ache just reading the OP's posts...

    I couldn't be bothered replying to such stupidity, so i'm out of here too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    Actually work is usually 8 hours + travel time per day. Say you have 2 hours at the gym there's 12 hours gone (working with 1 hour to travel to and from work) Then you'll need around another 1-2 hours for training alone, another hour for an adult dog for exercise (going for walks etc) There's 15 hours gone. That leaves you with 9 hours to eat, sleep, do your housework and chill out in front of the tv... There's also those incidental things that you may want to do that you'll need to adjust for.
    I know what hours I work thanks . I don't watch tv or many of these other trivialities, so no time wasted there.



    Yep, people do suck, but they are a necessity. Do you live alone? If not then the people who live with you (even though they may be family to) are your friends. You still have a natural requirement to interact with other people



    I hope you also add practical application of what you have learnt in there
    That's the idea. Beleive me I wouldn't be here if I wasn't serious about raising a dog.



    What about while it's a pup? Why would you put a door in between your fence and the walkway so your neighbour can just walk into your yard? That would make it more dangerous wouldn't it?
    The yard is fenced off from the front, I said it would be difficult drawing a diagram with words



    Bull! Sorry mate, but that is a crock. Maybe if you'd said 60% it'd be more believable. I can weightlift with ease and have been able to for at least 10 years. I can't lift the weight I could 10 years ago now, but I can still do it... Oh, and BTW, because exercise produces endorphins you're far less likely to have feelings of suicide unless you have gone suddenly from large amounts of exercise to none, and then it would be relatively easy to get back to the gym
    DUDE, Australia has one of the largest obesity problems in the world (and it's getting worse), and those who arn't obese or overweight don't nessicarily go to the gym either. Weightlifting, health and fitness is EVERYTHING to me, I know these things. And it's not %60 either, the world population is lazy as ****.


    That depends on how far you are taking it, but ok then. What about the rest of your life? Boy/Girlfriend when you get one etc... What happens then?
    Yeah.. what does happen? I'm not interested in anyone, like I said another "friend" hanging off me like a leech and cramping my style is the last thing I need or want.




    Yep, you're so sold on the idea that you are only listening to part of what we are saying or asking so you can turn it around to work for you.
    well excuse me but **** YOU.

    Yes I do anything to ensure that my little boy is happy, healthy, well socialised, friendly (so I don't add to the dog bite pandemic), very well trained and an all around brilliant addition to canine society. I gave up friends, tv and my exercise regime (well altered drastically) to suit his needs. I gave up my saturdays and sundays for him - so he can go to the dog club and so he can have a morning at the park or the beach (on his own because I don't like dog parks or dog beaches, just a personal preference) and so on. It is not just a commitment, the dog is your responsibility. How he or she behaves reflects on you and his or her behavior will ONLY be a result of the time and effort you put in to effective training.

    And you are the only one who can do anything to impact the relationship you have with your dog. We are just people on the other end of the computer with no way of knowing if you're telling the truth, lying or just having some fun with us. What I have learnt and know will also impact how I raise the dog.

    Yes you can do it. If you show the dog as much commitment as you do your body....
    Yes I can and I will. I UNDERSTAND that raising a Rottweiler for a companion dog will take a lot of dedication, time and money. AND for the 50 millionth time, I will not be nervous of my own dog, if I know I have raised it from birth personally.

    any other nay-sayers want to get anything else off thier chests?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    For starters big red, I am a human and I don't feel I suck.

    So because you feel the way you do about the human race, because you comment on crap like suicide, and because you seem to want to dump your future success of finding the right dog for you or not on us, I shall refrain from communcating with you any further.

    Best of luck with it all.
    Your taking what I said waaaaaaaaaaaaay out of context. I am not "dumping" anything on you guys, I came here to learn and get advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Red View Post
    Yes I can and I will. I UNDERSTAND that raising a Rottweiler for a companion dog will take a lot of dedication, time and money. AND for the 50 millionth time, I will not be nervous of my own dog, if I know I have raised it from birth personally.

    any other nay-sayers want to get anything else off thier chests?
    Are you raising your "future pup" from birth???, because the only way for you to personally raise pup from birth is; if your bitch has given birth to a litter.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Floyd View Post
    Are you raising your "future pup" from birth???, because the only way for you to personally raise pup from birth is; if your bitch has given birth to a litter.....
    What I mean by that is when the pup is very very young.

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    It might be an idea not to tarnish an estimated 22,196,000 people with your perception of our obesity problem. Personally I find it highly offensive as maybe 1,000,000 of that population would be obese.....

    Oh, and you've also completely ignored the fact that while you may not be scared of your own dog, when you take him for a walk you WILL come across other big dogs. Your nerves in that situation WILL transfer through your dog who WILL be affected by it. Until you fix YOUR FEAR of all big dogs, your dog will not be as balanced as it should be.

    I'm out. No point talking to a brick wall that is full of itself....

    Hope you've had fun taking us for a ride buddy!

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    I haven't read page 2 or 3, so im going to ignore whats happened in between and say go to your local RSPCA/shelter.
    I think if you're a beginner to dog ownership, you shouldn't risk damaging the Rottwielers reputation anymore, and go for a smaller 'easier' breed.
    Can I suggest a Kelpie They're overflowing!
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