Hi folks -
I have a 2 year old male Rott.
He's my second Rott so I'm not suprised at his agressiveness towards people and other animals outside the front windows. He's protective of his territory.
The problem is the height of the front window is only about a foot and a half off the ground and right now I only have single pane windows.
(12 x 8 inch squares)
The first time he broke a window pane it just cracked. The delivery man left a package. Today I got home
and another pane was broke through and the screen was partially out.

I am concerned about both the dog injuring himself, and breaking through injuring someone else.
Any suggestions about keeping him away from the window?

I have considered getting some internal bars for the window (Guardian Angel Window Guards) which would help to keep him in, but not stop him from breaking the windows.
I have also considered a bark collar to maybe calm him down, or an electric fence type device to deture him getting to close to the windows.
Compared to my last Rott he is a very stubborn guy. I have had difficulties with training him, I have not experienced with any of my previous large dogs.
Thanks,
Prgmrblu
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Any suggestions about keeping him away from the window?

You can buy sheets of plexiglass at home improvement centers, which you can screw in front of your windows. Depending on the thickness (you might need more than one sheet) that should keep him from breaking the window.
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yup,
put bars on the window aaand stop askink dumb questions about bars cuz you alredy know the answer, un stop being on the computer so much an take the loverly dogs for a walk alredy, or are too scardy cat about the outdoors an are inside due to agraphbia? come on spit it out you sissy!
how would plexi glass protect the dog, it must have bars in front of the window to keep the dog safe, period. no wondering about the obvious, unless you want attention of curse and then you are free to be babysat by any furter question about your non issues, as you already have the answer, bars on the inside of the galss. now go ahead and do it instead of feihning ignorance!
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I have a 2 year old male Rott. He's my second Rott so I'm not suprised at his agressiveness towards ... man left a package. Today I got home and another pane was broke through and the screen was partially out.

Rottweillers have the potential to be aggressive, and the potential to be well trained. For the most part, I believe their guardians make the choice.

I'm not an expert, but two years old is old enough to have been taught a thing or two. How does your dog react, when you are present? Does he still charge the window whenever he sees someone? If so, how do you respond to him?
I suggest his response can be altered through conditioning. A basic arrangement will require an assistant or two to pose as disguised "intruders" that he is familiar with when they are not disguised. When he reacts, control him, put him in a sit position, then invite the intruders in, have them reveal who they are and allow him to see that they are someone he will tolerate. Repeat as needed.
That sounds pretty simple, and it is not the gospel; so, maybe someone wiser will have some better guidance. If training fails, you'll have a live-in time bomb. You might consider putting the bars on the inside, but it will never take the place of conditioning.

I have a chow chow Rottweiller mix (75 pounds) that is aggressive towards other dogs. Whenever he acts up, I make him sit until he gets over it. He is nowhere close to being safe, yet, but I can see him making small improvements. So, behavior can be changed.
Whatever it takes.
Just caught this message. Remember at 2 years old, he's just coming into adolescense. Still young of mind, and very impressionable. You need to make him aware of his place in the pack. You are the pack leader. You set the rules. If you don't stop (what you perceive to be) negative behaviour immediately, as with children, they internalize it to mean that the behaviour is okay. Every dog is individual, as is every owner. No one training method works for all.

I would put a pinch collar on, and give a quick snap any time he barks when you don't think it's appropriate. But as soon as you snap it, walk away, don't look at him, and don't say anything. He will associate the barking with the uncomfortable snap. He will learn quickly, if you are persistant/constant in this. If you're uncomfortable with the pinch, go to a professional trainer and perhaps learn the real way to use one. There's no yanking, no pulling, just a quick snap.

I bet within a week of this consistency, you'll see a dramatic change.
I would put a pinch collar on, and give a quick snap any time he barks when you don't think it's appropriate.

This is the wrong way to use a pinch/prong collar.

Not to mention, this is the wrong way to advise any sort of correction.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
I would put a pinch collar on, and give a quick snap any time he barks when you don't think it's appropriate.

This is the wrong way to use a pinch/prong collar. Not to mention, this is the wrong way to advise any sort of correction.

Seeing that you know the wrong way, do you also know the correct way? If so, please, talk about it. I'd like to hear, and you are one of the folks worth listening to. Thank you.

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Seeing that you know the wrong way, do you also know the correct way? If so, please, talk about it. I'd like to hear, and you are one of the folks worth listening to. Thank you.

Does anyone else but me wonder why the OP hasn't provided any feedback yet?
Another one of those things that make me go...hmm.

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