Factors Behind Rottweilers’ Barking
Barking is not the most dominant trait of a Rottweiler. They are sharp observers first, before any form of reaction. Although typically silent, they are self-confident in protecting and safeguarding their master with utmost dedication. So, if they do bark all of a sudden, there can be pointed reasons for such abrupt behavior.
It is not easy or correct to generalize the frequency of barking by Rottweilers. Each of them is unique and displays individuality in behavior. The reasoning behind the barking could be rational or irrational, depending on the situation and the individual dog. Let’s move ahead to some of the commonly observed factors that trigger a Rottweiler to bark without any further ado.
Inherent Territorial Nature
Rottweilers make top-quality guard dogs due to their fierce loyalty and protective nature. They would rather sneak up behind an intruder and not create a ramble by barking noisily. They prefer the stealth mode of attack.
With that in mind, if they are leashed or unable to approach the stranger, their go-to response would be a sudden rage in the form of barking. Any unfamiliar human or animal presence within their territory can initiate the barking. They intend to alert their owners about the intrusion as soon as possible. The nature of barking will be loud and aggressive in such a scenario.
Need for Attention
After all, Rottweilers are also dogs. They do feel bored and crave their master’s attention if left alone for a while. In this case, they bark loudly to attract the human’s attention so that they would come and visit/play with the dog.
If you are out busy with work, ensure to make suitable arrangements so that a family member, staff, or friend visits and plays with your Rottweiler regularly. This measure will help keep the dog engaged, happy and avoid being sad, bored, and lonely.
Additionally, they bark to let them go outside the house once in a while or vice-versa. So make sure not to ignore Rottweilers’ presence for a significant period unless you want to get startled by some serious barking/aggression. The nature of barking is loud, with pauses in between.
Outcome of Fear
When Rottweilers encounter a loud noise or any unwanted/unexpected object that startles them, the immediate response would be loud barking. This behavior is an automatic panic response mechanism.
There are instances when even a rustling of leaves on a windy day can cause Rottweilers to bark. But this is not a reason to worry. It justifies that Rottweilers are alert, sharp, and vigilant and are naturally designed to keep the owners safe from danger.
Typically, panic-related barking stops as Rottweilers regain composure quickly in comparison to other breeds. Usually, the nature of bark, in this case, is a medium pitch and rapid type.