Every night before bed, i'm watching tv and my rottweiler is layin at the foot of the bed sleeping, my fiance comes in to go to bed and right away My rottweiler jumps up and comes to my side of the bed to be petted. When my fiance tells him to lye down, my rotty barks and growls. Is this common for them to act this way? or is this a jealousy thing? Also, when i'm laying in bed with my rotty my fianCe will climb on the bed and no what my rotty is right there beside me....he cuddles up right in between us and usually tries to lay on me meanwhile taking his paw and pushing my fiance. Is this breed specific behavior or another form of jealousy?
This is more of the guarding behavior mentioned below. You need to stop letting the dog ont he bed. As the dog looks to you for guidance it is your duty to correct him when he growls/barks and to keep him off furniture, especially the bed! he probably thinks your husband is trying to mooch his position on the social status ladder.
This is a universal dog issue. My mini poodle has done it. If my husband rolls over to cuddle sasha will stand and lay right between us, trying to wedge herself in between. She does not get her way though. She used to growl at hubby when he came to bed, I would tell him to stand up to her. She would move the instance I told her to but he needed to stand up to her too. She's good about it now. I have to say it was quite funny seeing a little 11 lb poodle ruling my husband. I would definatley get your rottie to submit to your fiance. If not someone could get hurt.
I had a female rottweiler before I met my husband. It was like she fell in love with him. She clung to his side all the time. When we were dating and he was here, she would not listen to me at all. When he wasn't here, she would listen to me. The problem we had was that he babied her when I corrected her which made it very difficult. By him treating her the way he did it was like the tables were turned and she was boss and I wasn't. She would always try to push me to the limit and test me when he was around. I had to put my foot down and tell him to stop because he was ruining what I spent many years doing and that was me being boss, not her. I now have a male rottweiler and a female boxer and they both know that my husband and I are the boss. You have to be firm and stand your ground with them or they will walk all over you. Eventually they will be the boss and you will have no control over them. Keep your dog out of your bedroom and out of your bed until they know the rules and stop growling at your boyfriend. I let my dogs sleep in bed with us sometimes but its only if I tell them they are allowed to do so.