It is essential that your Corso be part of your family. Corsos left alone to guard livestock or property are unhappy and likely to do their job poorly. Corsos were bred to be guardians as well as companions and hunters, and need interaction and training with their family to be happy. Your Corso's puppyhood should be devoted to socialization with other dogs, people, livestock, and anything else they will encounter in adulthood. Even when your Corso is grown, it is important that you continuously expose her to new experiences and people so that she keeps relying on you to tell her when she should protect and when she shouldn't.
If you want your Corso to learn to protect your property or livestock, acquaint her with what she will be protecting while she is young. Manage her interactions with livestock so that she learns these are friends to be protected and not prey items. Encourage her to react to predators and teach her their scents early so she learns that those are the appropriate targets for attack.
I love cane corso its big how can you train it
Hello, yes, the Cane Corso is a large breed that has to be trained properly so that you can enjoy the dog and take them everywhere, and so that they can be safe and well behaved as all dogs should be. I would suggest that you take Corsol to dog training classes. He is the perfect age and doing so will ensure that he is well socialized with other dogs. Search for classes in your area and start right away. In the meantime, start obedience training at home: https://wagwalking.com/training/obedience-train-a-whippet. This guide has excellent instructions, so read the entire thing through. Work with Corsol 20 minutes a day, praise him for every success, and always end the training session on a positive note. Good luck!
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Would like to train her for personal protection and obedience she sits lies down and gives paw already so I’ve mastered the basics
Hello Carl, Work on commands that build impulse control and respect for you at this age - that will lay a great foundation for more formal protection training later. Continue to pursue socialization with pup even though that can seem counter-intuitive, because a good protection and guard dog needs to know what's normal in the world, especially around people, so that they can tell when something is wrong correctly and not just react to everything and be unreliable. Good socialization also boosts confidence. Getting pup around a lot of people and places is great, but also work on pup's manners and obedience in those settings so pup is learning to focus on you around those exposures - like practicing heeling past people at a park, a Down-Stay at an outdoor shopping area, sitting for being petted, ect... To help pup learn better self-control and focus, practice the following commands over the next few months. Work up to pup gradually being able to do these things around distractions and for longer periods of time. For example, work up to an hour long Place command, heeling past people at the park, holding a Down-Stay while you walk away at the park while pup is on a long training leash and harness. Those types of commands can also help with respect and trust for you - which is important for guarding work later. Thresholds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-w28C2g68M Out - which means leave the area: https://www.petful.com/behaviors/how-to-teach-a-dog-the-out-command/ Leave It method - good for the mouthing too: https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-shih-tzu-puppy-to-not-bite Place command: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O75dyWITP1s Down-Stay: https://www.thelabradorsite.com/train-your-labrador-to-lie-down-and-stay/ Heel- Turns method: https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-poodle-to-heel Off- section on The Off command: https://www.petful.com/behaviors/how-train-dog-stay-off-couch/ Come - Reel in method: https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-whippet-to-recall Check out the article linked below for good respect building tips: https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-doberman-to-listen-to-you For anything that would involve bite work, you would need to pursue training with a professional protection trainer who knows how to utilize pup's defense drive, build confidence, utilize rewards like a bite bag and tug, and have the right staff and equipment to practice things like arms holds - this training should only be done with a professionals help and should not encourage fear or true aggression when done correctly - it's more like teaching pup a task, teaching alertness, obedience, building confidence, and encouraging a natural defense drive - opposed to poorly done training that encourages suspicion and fear to get a bite from the dog. This part of the training is generally done closer to a year. Best of luck training, Caitlin Crittenden
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