While Rottweiler's grunts may seem aggressive, it's simply a form of communication. Rottweilers will growl to let you know that they are happy, playful, afraid, or in deep pain. The next time your Rottweiler growls, pay attention to the situation they're in, as well as their body language. Originally bred as guard dogs, Rottweilers have a strong protective instinct, making them more likely to growl at anything they consider a threat.
That said, they can also growl when they're happy or in pain. Rottweiler can growl at you for a variety of reasons, such as food or territorial aggression, fear, pain, emotion, or to get your attention. Grunting is one of their ways of communicating with you. There are cases where a grunt can cause problems; this is especially important to notice when the rottweiler clenches or shows its teeth.
However, it's often just a matter of confusing your Rottweiler's growl with another behavior known as “rumbling”. Rottweilers are an ideal mix between the affectionate domestic dog and the determined defender, making them charming and somewhat possessive. While this breed of dog can be kind and affectionate, there have also been cases of Rottweilers who have been ruthless and aggressive, sometimes even biting their owners and others. Understandably, many Rottweiler owners feel anxious when, in the midst of a show of affection or a hug to their dog, they suddenly hear them growl.
Rottweilers need a lot of fuel to maintain those amazing energy levels, but from time to time they don't seem enthusiastic about their meals. Training your Rottweiler to stop growling may seem difficult, but with the right guidance or the help of a professional dog trainer, it's possible. Sometimes grunting is just a Rottweiler's way of showing you that they're happy or how they communicate that they're excited. The rottweiler's “roar” is the breed's equivalent of a cat's purr and is a deep sound that the breed makes in the back of the throat when it feels happy and happy.
Now I've covered some of the most likely reasons why your Rottweiler is growling at you, I wanted to give my opinion on once they growl what might surprise you; when you hug them. It's important to stay calm because if you react adversely to your Rottweiler's growl, that will only increase their anxiety, causing them to growl more. Although Rottweilers aren't the type of dog to be exceptionally pampered with, these protectors love it when their owners show them affection. When you're trying to stop your Rottweiler from growling, it's important to incorporate positive dominance training to ensure success.
Let's start with the stark truth: some dogs, including many Rottweilers, just don't like the idea of being constantly hugged. While it's true that Rottweilers are brilliant police dogs, this isn't due to their stereotypical, fearsome appearance and grunts.