There are some therapy dogs who simply provide affection and love to those who are ill, and there are some who can actually help with physical therapy and healing. Studies show that interaction with therapy dogs in either plane of assistance speeds the healing process. Rottweilers, despite their tough exterior and questionably negative reputation, make great therapy dogs. Working with your Rottweiler and training him or her to work in therapy can be a rewarding experience for both you and your dog.
In contrast to the aggressive image of the Rottweiler that is conveyed all-too-often, they are actually a very gentle and sensitive breed. With proper training, positive reinforcement, and extensive human interaction, Rottweilers are a …