Where Will Your Rottie Sleep?
The only place for your rottie to sleep is in his crate or own bed in your bedroom. There are several reasons for this, but the most important is bonding. A dog that sleeps in his owner's bedroom will more likely bond more closely than a dog that is demoted to the family room, or worse, the basement.
It is good for your rottie to sleep in your bedroom, but not in your bed. If your rottweiler has dominance issues, you don't want to encourage him to look at you as an equal or littermate. You want to be his friend and companion, but you need to have him look on you as an owner.
Dogs who are left in the basement or other out-of-the-way place are often sent outside and soon out the door entirely. The owners are more likely to get rid of a dog they leave in a basement to sleep. Out of sight … out of mind … out the door. There's no bonding between owner and dog, and the dog is left to his own devices. As the dog's behavior worsens, the owner's attachment fades quickly. If you are unwilling to have your rottie sleep inside next to your bed, perhaps you shouldn't consider owning a dog.