Socializing your Cane Corso is the essential thing one owner could do for his best fur friend. A socialized dog is confident and behaves balance in every situation. That makes him and his owner happier and satisfied in everyday activity, making no room for something unexpecting to happen. Good socialized Cane Corso is actually trained to enjoy and have positive experiences with different environments and other animals, people, and activities.
What is the best time for Cane Corso socialization?
As with everything in our life, the best time to start is as soon as possible. You can read different information about it, from 3 weeks to 4 months of age for many authors is the best period. Well, as a long time breeders of Cane Corso, our kennel Maxima lux is starting socialization of the puppy from the third day. Yes, you read, right! We are using a military program called "Bio Sensor," later, it became known to the public as the "Super Dog" Program. On the side of many health benefits, this program is making puppies calmer to environmental changes. I wrote about it HERE.
The puppy must be placed in situations unknown to him. Cane Corso puppy must be introduced to new sights, sounds, textures, and smells. The puppy must be involved in the case with new people around him, children, strange noises, and fell to walk on different floor textures. Everything must be done slowly adding one thing by another. After every new stimulant, you must praise your puppy or give him a treat. He must even every new thing around him as something positive and tasty.
The great thing is to move your puppy comfort zone continually but with baby steps. You can do this by involving your family members, or just putting on your sunglasses while you are playing or put your hood on. Ten days after the puppy gets all vaccines, you can move everything to another level. Again –very slowly. Take your pup outside. Please take it to the shops, restaurants, groomers, pet shops. Start introducing it to a dog, your neighbor dog, or any familiar dog. Watch puppy behavior among dogs—significantly larger ones. Praise every acceptable behavior. When you are satisfied with puppy behavior, you can take it to the dog's park as well.
Don't forget the car rides. If the puppy isn't introduced on a car ride, you can have serious problems later, like the time you need to drown it to the vet, etc.
Feeding time is a great time to help prevent guarding the food bowl by your puppy. Playing with his food and interaction with it while the pup is still eating, you will show that it isn't a big deal to protect his food. This behavior will stop the aggressive behavior of the same dog when he grows up, and for example, your child approaches him while he is eaten food.
Disregard your doggy now and again, alone in your flat. This will help break any connection that could prompt separation anxiety. Introduce to your puppy animals of all sizes.
Expose your pooch to water. It will benefit from that love later.
Expose your puppy to every weather condition, at least for a few moments.
In the case of everything works out in a good way, it could be a great time to add training to basic commands. If you don't have time for it, you can contact some professionals and join your puppy to puppy classes. This is a good thing also because your canine would be exposed to other dogs as well. And of course, it will learn basic commands as well.
What about older dog socialization?
Is it possible to socialize an older dog? Well, not socialized dogs are mostly modest, restless, and once in a while even forceful out of dread since they don't have the social abilities to manage new circumstances or individuals.Maybe it isn't an easy job as a puppy. However, you can still help him associate new or fearful situations with a positive experience, even though you've missed the crucial puppy socialization period. It would be best to reintroduce the older dog to new sights, smells, and noises with even more attention than the puppy. It would be best to watch the dog's behavior without stopping, especially how he reacts with other dogs. It would be best if you praise a calm and friendly demeanor. Treats can help him overcome his fears or hesitation. If you feel fear or if your dog is stepping back, you need to calm him and distract his attention on the other side. After a short time, try it again. If the dog can't get over some situation after many attempts, you need to find help or advice from a veterinarian or animal behaviorist.
You'll need to keep on presenting your Cane Corso puppy to various social settings and encounters as long as they can remember. Mingling them as a doggy and through to adulthood is perhaps the most ideal approach to guarantee that they become confident, controlled and peaceful grown-ups.
Keep in mind, don't compel your canine into any circumstance they would prefer not to be in, remain positive, and consistently praise them!
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