PUPPY EDUCATION

TRAINING

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!

Cane Corso

FAQ’S

Purchase process

Interested in one of our Cane Corso puppies? To start the screening process you will need to fill out our New puppy application to be considered for one of our puppies. Click Here

Health Guarantee

We offer a 1 year Health Gaurantee on our puppies.

Vaccines

All our puppies get their first set of vaccines at 8 weeks old. Your new puppy will have its appropriate amount of vaccines according to the age of the puppy at the time of sale. You will be responsible for taking your puppy to your vet  to complete the necassary vaccines required.

Socializing and Training

All puppies are socialized, exercised and trained from a young age in order to raise a well rounded even tempered dog. Click to learn more.

Puppy Education

We are here to help along the way.  Use the links provided on this page to help guide you when researching about proper care for your cane corso. Always ask your veterinarian for any tips on preventative measures when it comes to careing for your puppy!

Pet Insurance

We recommend getting Pet insurance for your puppy right away! Click to see the different Insurance companies and their packages they offer.

Health Issues Common to Cane Corsos

The Cane Corso can be susceptible to certian health conditions. They include eye problems such as entropion or ectropion, hip dysplasia, demodectic mange and a tendency toward bloat AKA gastric torsion and is recommended to have a gastropexy procedure done on some large breeds to prevent bloat from happening later. We perform certain health testing on our dogs to minimize some of the concerns as much as possible. Click to learn more about the health testing we perform.

Health Testing

We perform genetic health testing on the cane corso’s in our breeding program by performing Hip and Elbow evaluations for dysplasia. We highly recommend when searching  for a puppy find a breeder who can provide you with written documentation that the parents were cleared of the health problems that affect the specific breed. 

OFA vs PENNHIP?

PennHIP
The AIS PennHIP method has strong scientific foundation as the most effective hip screening tool available for dogs. We have all of our Corso’s Hips evaluated and scored and are happy to share our results with any of our new puppy owners. CLICK TO LEARN MORE

Temperament

Temperament should be an important factor when considering to breed. We believe in breeding mentally sound dogs and creating amazing puppies with even temperaments. We offer temperament testing on our puppies as a way to select the right puppy for you and your preferences. New puppy owners must research how to raise a cane corso and how to train in order to provide the right environment so that your puppy can grow up happy!

Will I need Additional Veterinarian Services for my new puppy?

YES! Your puppy will come with their 1st set of vaccines, de-worming, tail docked, our Bujoli Health Guarantee & your AKC & ICCF Reg papers so you can register your new puppy in your name. It is your responsibility to take your puppy to see a veterinarian within 3 days of receipt and to finish all the necessary puppy vaccine’s and medical care recommended & required by your vet for the life of the puppy. This is a life long commitment and we recommend you do your research & get Pet Insurance for your puppy asap! Let us know if you have any questions or click here to learn more on your puppies vaccine schedule provided by the AKC.org.

Dog Owner Mistakes

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5 Educational links for new puppy owners
Cane Corso Breed

Educational Resources

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.

American Kennel Club

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.

International Cane Corso federation Reg

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.

AKC Canine Health Foundation

The AKC Canine Health Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of diseases in all dogs.

THE CANE CORSO ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

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. 

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