Can Rottweilers be left alone?

No, Rottweilers can’t be left alone. While an adult Rottweiler may be left for up to six hours occasionally, any length of time over six hours will cause a Rottweiler to become distressed as its bathroom, eating, and exercising needs become more urgent. Rottweilers are people dogs and need to be with their family.

If frequently separated from their beloved humans for long periods, they can develop symptoms of anxiety, which may lead to destructive behavior and other signs of distress.

This breed thrives in a home where there’s always someone around. If you know you’ll have to leave your pet alone for extended periods while you’re working or traveling, a Rottweiler may not be the best breed to choose.