Training any dog has its own set of rules to follow that your dog will respond best too. This will all depend on the genetic makeup of your cane corso puppy, and you will first need to understand the principles of pack mentality.
Pack mentality is the way your cane corso puppy will understand and interact with everything around him. It’s his place in your family unit. Give him too much respect and you will have a monster on your hands, who will lack discipline and be well above his station.
So what is the best way to raise your cane corso puppy. The first thing to do is sort out his sleeping arrangements. Never let him sleep on your bed. Yes it’s cute to begin with to have your family pet snuggled up on your bed, but this puppy is going to grow into a big dog and he will not understand why he has been suddenly relegated to his own bed. Another reason goes back to his place in your family unit. On a subconscious level your dog, will feel he is on an even keel with his owner, and you will soon find that your pet, no longer responds to any commands and becomes quite disruptive and troubled. It is vital that your bed is raised above that of your pet.
Toilet training your cane corso puppy should be started early and all members of the family need to show your dog that they are the alpha of the family. Chewing may be a problem of your dog, and it is recommended that you get an obedience trainer should this become a problem.
Cane Corso’s are natural leaders and protectors of the family. They are gentle around children, and need to be involved in family activities. They are quite the social animal and will need to be exercised a lot to avoid boredom. Just leaving your cane corso puppy in the back yard is not considered exercise, and they will need daily walks, jogs in the park, playing games, etc, to keep them fully happy and fit. Remember Cane Corso’s are working dogs, used to being farm dogs, and will need this level of activity. If you don’t have time to exercise and bond with your pet then maybe this is not the breed for you.
Whilst you will not have problems with other dogs and people, socialization is still a much with the cane corso breed. Make sure he is around people and other dogs at an early age.
Unlike other breeds such as the collie, you won’t have excess shedding problems, and your cane corso dog will only need brushing a couple of times a month, and baths a couple of times a year.
Cane Corso’s do also have some unflattering attributes. Excessive drooling can be a problem, as well as snorting, snoring and unfortunately flatulence.
If you have an active lifestyle, looking for a family orientated dog, which is a great protector than the cane corso may be just the dog for