Cane Corsos are a large breed of dog that originated from Italy. They were originally bred as hunting dogs to hunt wild boars and other large game. In the past, they have been used for guarding livestock and homes in southern Italy. Today, Cane Corsos can be found across the world as family pets, service animals, search and rescue dogs, therapy dogs or circus performers.
The following is a list of five ways you can take care of your cane corso:
How to Train Your Cane Corsos
No matter the training you use, or how often it is done, your cane corso must understand that you are his leader and he is your follower. This needs to be made clear so he knows what behavior is expected of him. Obedience training for this breed should begin when they are young puppies at 6-7 weeks old, increasing in intensity as they grow older. It will continue during their teenage years until around 18 months.
Socialization Is Needed
Socializing means introducing your Cane Corso puppy to new people and environments so that he learns proper social skills throughout his life. Socialization has risks but can also have great rewards if done properly with care and sensitivity.
Provide Activities For Exercise And Mental Stimulation
The Cane Corso is an intelligent, energetic breed. If he does not have opportunities for either physical or mental exercise, he will become bored and likely to misbehave. These breeds are known to be diggers, jumpers, climbers and strong chewers if left alone with nothing to do all day. Without appropriate outlets for their high energy levels this can lead them into trouble around the house which you may end up paying dearly for! Always ensure that your cane corso has a safe place to rest indoors. No matter how well trained your Cane Corso is they should always be kept on a leash outside or in an area containing fencing at home. The last thing you want is a neighbor calling you telling you your dog is in their yard.
Feeding Your Cane Corso
Cane Corsos need to be fed three meals a day or they can become destructive at mealtimes and also may suffer from bloat, which is very serious and even deadly if not treated quickly enough. Keep in mind that all dogs are different when it comes to food; some may require one large meal per day while others need to be fed around 5-6 small meals each day due to their metabolism and size. Talk with your vet about the best feeding schedule for your pet based on his age, weight and health status.
Housetraining Your Cane Corso
It is important for you to be patient and consistent when housetraining your Cane Corso, as they can become very stubborn if they sense any hesitancy on your part. This breed is extremely intelligent so you will need patience, consistency and confidence when training them. Crate training is a good option for this breed too because it provides a safe place for your pet to go if he gets into something that he shouldn’t or becomes frightened by loud noises.
Above all, make sure you are positive towards your cane corso throughout the day. You should always feel happy around them even if something goes wrong during the day/training session. Your cane corso will pick up quickly on how you are feeling.