If your Rottweiler seems to be bored often, you might be wondering why and what you can do about it. This post will show you why your Rottweiler might being bored and what you can do about it.
So, why is my Rottweiler bored? Possible reasons are that it is not getting enough exercise, it’s getting the wrong diet, it’s old, it’s naturally calm, illness or depression.
Your Rottweiler might be being bored for many different reasons and it could be due to a combination of them. However, there are some things you can consider when trying to figure out the exact reason. There are also a number of things you can do about it.
Why your Rottweiler is bored
Below are some reasons why your Rottweiler might be being bored and what would make them more likely to be a main reason.
Not enough exercise
Rottweilers are meant to get exercise on a daily basis. When they do not get enough exercise it can cause them to behave abnormally and it might be why yours has been being bored. This would be more likely if it acts that way on days that it is not able to get exercise.
Generally, it is recommended for them to get at least an hour of exercise per day as healthy adults.
The wrong diet
The cause might also be that there is a problem with its diet. It could be that it has been eating too much or that it has been eating things that it should not be. Diet would be more likely to be the issue if it has been behaving that way since a change in its diet or if it becomes bored when it eats certain foods.
It would help to make sure that no one else has been feeding it without telling you and that you have been feeding it correctly.
The reason why your Rottweiler has become bored could be that it is getting older. When dogs are older they will sleep more and be less active because they have less energy and it takes more effort for them to move around.
It might also be the case that your Rottweiler is calm by nature. This would be more likely if it has always acted that way and it has not suddenly started being bored. If it has always acted that way, it could still be the case that it is due to a different reason.
If your Rottweiler has started being lethargic or fatigued at around the same time that the weather has heated up, it could be due to the heat. In this case, it would help to give your Rottweiler access to shaded areas, a cool room, water whenever it needs it and to exercise it in the morning or evening.
The cause could also be that it has gotten an illness. This would be more likely if it has been showing other signs of being ill and if it has started acting bored suddenly. In this case, the best option would be to take it to a vet.
Like humans, dogs are also able to become depressed and it might be the reason why your Rottweiler has been acting that way.
This would be more likely if it has started to be bored suddenly and if it became bored after something happened such as if it lost a friend, you moved home or a family member moved away.
In this case, it might improve over the course of a few weeks or months. You can help by walking it, training it and playing with it. If it does not improve, consider taking it to a vet or getting a dog behaviorist to help.
Things to consider
When it started
If your Rottweiler has not always behaved that way, it would help to consider what else happened when it first started doing it since it could be the case that there was an event that caused it to start.
If it started doing it suddenly, it would be more likely to be due to things such as a change in its diet, becoming ill, getting less exercise, a change in the weather or suddenly having a change in its daily routine.
When and where it seems to get bored
If there is a certain time that it tends to be bored, it would also help to consider what is different at that time.
For example, if it becomes less bored when it is able to get exercise, it might be a sign that it needs more exercise. Whereas, if it gets bored when it eats certain things, it might be because it should not be eating it.
How can I make my Rottweiler less bored?
Below are some things you can do to get your Rottweiler to be more lively.
Give it exercise
If it is a healthy adult, it would help to make sure that it is able to get daily exercise. Generally, it is recommended for them to get at least an hour per day.
Give it access to cool areas
It would also help to give your Rottweiler access to cool areas especially if it is hot outside. If it is hot at the moment, it would also help to exercise it in the morning or evening when the sunlight is not as strong.
Change its diet
If it has started behaving differently since a change in its diet, it would help to make sure that it has been eating correctly.
You can look here to see what foods you should and should not be giving your Rottweiler. You can also consult with a vet to see if its current diet might be what is causing it to be tired. It would also help to make sure that no one else has been feeding it without telling you.
Take it to a vet
If it has started behaving that way suddenly or it has been showing signs of illness, the best option would be to take it to a vet. By doing so, you should be able to get expert advice tailored towards your particular Rottweiler and to rule out the possibility of illness being a cause.
Ensure it can sleep comfortably
It would also help to ensure that it is able to sleep easily at night. You can do this by ensuring that its sleeping environment is comfortable, cool and not too bright at night.
Give it toys to play with
In addition to the above, you could also give it toys to keep it stimulated. There are puzzle games that you can get and toys that you can find online that are specially designed for dogs to play with.