Cane Corso Breed
Below are great links to websites with a lot of important information & resources for the breed and educational info that will help guide you through your journey with your puppy.
The AKC is the recognized and trusted expert in breed, health, and training information for dogs. AKC actively advocates for responsible dog ownership and is dedicated to advancing dog sports.
The ICCF Registry is dedicated to preserving the purebred Cane Corso and maintaining the historical record of the breed with the most complete pedigrees available.
The Cane Corso Association of America (CCAA) is the official American Kennel Club (AKC) Parent Breed Club for the Cane Corso in the United States of America. The CCAA is the largest, most progressive Cane Corso Club in North America.
Before you first get your puppy home you should have researched all the necessities you will need for your puppy from proper diet, appropriate treats, different types of crates, puppy proof toys, proper shampoo & ear cleaners to obedience training etc. Assuming you have everything you need to give your puppy a good start, first thing you will need to understand is the benefit of “Crate Training”. The “crate” has many beneficial uses and should be looked at as a good thing – not a bad thing. It is your puppies den. A place where he can go to feel safe and rest or play when he needs to. You will need to choose a place in your home that is in an area where the puppy will still feel like part of the pack while he’s in it. Dogs are pack animals and do not like to be left alone. While using the crate as a method of training this should be for brief periods of time. Keeping in mind, that puppies need to go to the bathroom quit often when they are young especially after they sleep, eat and play, you should be able to know when your puppy will need to go outside. When it’s time for the puppy to potty, pick him up and go outside with him. Do not just put a puppy outside and leave them alone. You will be asking for a problem. Not going with the puppy is one of the biggest mistakes owners make. Choose an area that you want your puppy to use and take him there and say “go potty” in a positive tone as a way to train him to understand the word and the place associated with the action. This process will be repeated for many months until your puppy learns so be prepared to be consistent with your training and be patient. Eventually, he will get the correlation between the word and the act so when he is older, he will be able to potty on command. Another tip that goes along with potty training is feeding your puppy on a consistent schedule every day. Then you know when he needs to go. If your puppy has an accident in the house it’s because YOU weren’t paying attention or sticking to the schedule. Don’t ever get angry and hit your puppy! We recommend redirecting your puppy outside and showing him outside is the appropriate place to go potty with positive reinforcement. If you are not knowledgeable on training a dog please seek out a Dog Trainer ASAP to give you advice on training your puppy properly. Click to learn more!
Early socialization is a must for all puppies. It is best to get your puppy use to many different types of people, environments, sights, smells, noises, different types of animals and other dogs. Cane Corso’s can be a dominant and protective breed so socializing your puppy at a young age is crucial and will help ensure that they grow into well-adjusted adults. We recommend researching different tips and watching videos on socializing your puppy and contacting a trainer to help you along the way. Let us know if you need any assistance with your new puppy! Click to learn more!
Training Your Cane Corso is a Requirement
Most new puppies will test the boundaries to learn where he falls within the pack when he comes into your home. Even though the puppy is cute and tiny you must not give in to those puppy dog eyes so easily. You’ll regret that later when he’s a large dog who’s strong willed with a dominate nature. This is why ALL dogs need to be obedience trained at a young age. You must obtain the leader of the pack status early on. Obedience training is crucial for every puppy just as it is for our children to go to school. If you don’t have time to put the effort into training your puppy then you will need to hire a professional dog trainer. Let us know if you have questions about training your cane corso puppy. Click to learn more!
The Cane Corso has a short & double-layered coat. The undercoat will shed throughout the year, especially in the spring. Weekly bathing & brushing may be required depending on the environment your keeping your corso in. If your environment is clean then you can go to every 3 months. The nails should be kept short and trimmed regularly, as overly long nails can be painful to the dog and cause issues for the dog & prevent him from being able to walk and run properly, resulting in injury. The ears should always be kept clean and checked weekly as to prevent any ear infections from occurring. Using an ear cleaner after every bath will almost always prevent an ear infection. Always remember to use a premium quality shampoo & ear cleaner from your vet as the over the counter products can cause skin irritation and costly vet visits.
Puppies are usually very energetic and CURIOUS and do not have hands, therefore they use their mouths as their hands and will want to pick up anything and everything to learn about it. Unfortunately, this is very common with puppies and dogs in general. Most dogs will eat things off the floor they shouldn’t as they do not always know what is dangerous for them and what’s not. There are a lot of things that can hurt your puppy in your home like cable wires, foreign objects left on the ground, plastics, garbage, baby toys etc. If your puppy eats something that is not edible there is a chance he will swallow it and it will either get stuck in his stomach or intestines & could end up needing an emergency surgery to remove it. This can be very costly and easily prevented by puppy=proofing your home first! If your puppy does eat something he shouldn’t symptoms to look out for would be your puppy ( or any aged dog ) will act lethargic and/or vomit and generally seem down. If your worried your puppy may have eaten something he shouldn’t we recommend you call your veterinarian ASAP! Radiography (X-rays) of the abdomen will be needed at minimum. It’s very important that you take the necessary precautions to research the breed and make sure your home is a safe environment for any puppy. Please read up on how to puppy proof your home for this breed before you bring your puppy home. Click to learn more!