The answer is, it depends. Not all Rottweilers can get along with cats. Some Rottweilers will try to chase cats and generally make them uncomfortable, even if it’s unintentional. Others, however, may be more relaxed and actually enjoy being around cats.
If you’re looking to get a Rottweiler and already have a cat, a good place to start is with a puppy. A puppy that is properly socialized and trained to get along with cats will be more likely to be successful in living with a cat. You can also look for a Rottweiler with a good temperament and even temperament tests can help determine if a dog is likely to get along with cats.
Furthermore, it’s important to introduce the two animals to each other slowly, preferably when the Rottweiler is still a puppy. Supervise them at first and make sure to give each animal opportunities to retreat to a safe space, such as a gated room when they feel uncomfortable. Let them explore and get used to each other at their own pace.
It’s important to remember that, although they may look intimidating, Rottweilers are actually very gentle, loyal and intelligent dogs. As long as they are given the right training and socialization, most Rottweilers can live peacefully with cats.
Allowing the two animals to get to know and trust each other can take some time and effort but it is possible. Make sure to provide lots of positive reinforcement when the two animals interact and you may even find that they become great friends.
Rottweilers can be good with cats, but there is no guarantee that every Rottweiler will get along with every cat. The best way to ensure a successful relationship is to properly socialize and train your Rottweiler, introduce the two animals slowly, and provide plenty of positive reinforcement when they interact. With the right amount of care and attention, Rottweilers can make great companions to cats.