Busy Rottie

What We Are All About
Hello. Simply put, we are about Rottweilers. Busy Rottie was established by D. Barnes, a 30+ year K9 behavior specialist, to offer insight on the Rottweiler and share helpful information about the loving breed.

We focus on the things that can be done with a Rottie. Busy Rottie will touch topics pertaining to the health, well being, training and overall temperament of the Rottweiler.

Our 'gentle K9 giant' has been a friend and companion for the ages. The Rottie gives great love and in return only asks that we reciprocate. The key to a happy Rottweiler is consistent interaction. Busy Rottie will offer a guide to good interactions.


Tips To Help Keep You Fur-Baby Healthier

There are a lot of things dog owners do right but often there are a few things they could do better. We'd like to give you some important tips on how you can make your dog healthier.

Take a good look at your dog every day. Is he or she walking OK? Eating OK? Vomiting? Having normal bowel movements? Pet owners that really monitor their dogs can usually diagnosis problems early.

Give your dog plenty of time and exercise. If you make the commitment to have a dog, you need to ensure you are spending time with your dog and giving him or her plenty of attention. For some – this is no problem. For others – it is. Even on busy days – it is important to spend at least 15 minutes with your favorite buddy taking a walk, playing with a favorite toy or just enjoying a good head rub.

Keep your dog at a healthy weight. Obese dogs really have more problems than dogs at an ideal weight. Dogs at an ideal weight feel better, have less medical problems and they tend to lead much healthier lives. Is your dog too fat? Find out from your veterinarian for ideal weight range for your dog.

We hope this helps you and your dog.

Items from our Busy Rottie Store...

Click on the graphic to see the item. Click on the graphic to see the item. Click on the graphic to see the item. Click on the graphic to see the item.


Doggie Depression
Many dog lovers may wonder about dog depression and potential dog depression symptoms. There is a lot of news coverage and information about human depression, so if people get depression, why can’t dogs? In this article, we will look at the topic of dog depression and review dog depression symptoms.

Depression in dogs is much harder to define or document than it is in humans. After all, grief and sadness are normal human emotions but not emotions we commonly recognize in dogs. What can make understanding depression in dogs even more difficult is the fact that every dog can respond differently to any given situation.

Rottweilers: Good Family Dogs?
So do Rottweilers make good family pets? The answer is yes, however just if owners work hard in giving plenty of exercise, obedience training, close guidance and lots of rules and discipline.

Rottweilers end up being warmhearted, loyal and often comical clowns when certain conditions are met. The key for changing the stereotype from dangerous guard dog to family dog inevitably relies in following a few specific guidelines and always thinking of safety as top priority.


Does your dog mind what you say? Is he or she even listening? The foundation for good living with a K9 is clear communication.

Vocal ques are foundation when interacting with your dog. The addition of hand signals and gestures creates a greater base for communication between you and your dog.