It's important to study the body, front and rear
assembly - from this you will get a good idea of a
dogs movement before you see him on the move.
All these parts make up the basics for movement.
The Rottweiler's movement should be steady, free
and extended. This needs good reach (good
shoulder placement) and good rear drive (rear
assembly). When watching a Rottweiler move, it
should be fluid and free, faulty movement include
crabbing (turning to the side), plaiting (forefoot
directly in front of the other), pounding (limited
extension) and hackneying (high stepping action).
It's important the the feet clear each other and
don't crash into each other. Learning to move a
dog correctly is an important skill and one which
takes time on both you and the dogs part.
Nothing looks worse than a dog straining at the lead,
leaning over, head too high etc. because neither you
or the dog have the confidence to move properly.
It's not a difficult thing to teach, just remember the
importance on consistency - we will cover this later.