How Do I Train My Cane Corso Puppy?

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$ ~D-GUTTA~$ : What Is The Best Way To Train My Cane Corso Puppy?
im getting an 8 week old cane corso puppy next week and i was wondering what is the fastest way to train him to potty outside
Cane Corso puppy
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Answer by monkey girl
Sign him up for puppy class, they will talk about potty training. Cane Corso's need lots of regular training and socializing so start early! You can take him to puppy class if he has had the first two sets of puppy shots.

Answer by Mary C

I can tell you how i train it works for me. I paper trane first  by keeping them on paper in there pen letting them go out every time the big dogs go out I have 6 dogs then when they are big enough to go in and out of the dore by there selfe they go with the big dogs and i remove the pen the big dogs lead the way there are a few accedents but they soon learn

Answer by TN2Vegas
When I brought my 4 month old Sheltie home she was put in a crate by the door. When I would come home from work, I would open the crate door and take her right outside. IF she did not go, then she would go back in her crate for another 15 min. and then back outside..this would go on until she did her business. Most dogs will not go in their crate….but you can't have it big enough to where they can go and get away from it, but not to small to where they can not move around a little. Good luck and congratulations!!

I just bought a 4 month old cane corso and im trying to teach him how to use the bathroom,and learn the next first steps i need to know.

Answer by Joan J
First thing in the morning-they must do #1 and #2, after meals for sure, observe your puppy to establish his pattern and take him outside about every 2 hours on a regular basis. I was told by my breeder to confine my puppy in a small area this will encourage him to bark when he needs to go–they do not like to mess in their area — this worked for me.

Answer by miss_ashley
Well first thing in the morning make sure to take him outside as soon as he wakes up and put him outside do that every morning and he will start to see what to do. Crate training really does not work that well. And puppy school is not going to train him to be potty trained YOU have to do that. BE PERSISTENT

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  1. rescue member says

    That's a very strong dog, you really need to take him for obedience lessons, the two of you need to work together so that you are in control of this dog.

    Not a breed for beginners, or to take lightly.
    Are you sure you know what you are doing???

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  3. Jeneane says

    when my dog was a puppy, he was very easy to train. We didn't use puppy pads because that to me is telling the dog that its ok to go to the bathroom in side. if he peed in the house, we would immediately scold him, and take him outside. Honestly it didn't take long to train him, and no accidents now.....knock on wood.

  4. Wondering Mind says

    Before you bring a puppy home, plan to take one or two weeks off of work, so you have uninterrupted time to focus on the puppy -- and, in particular, puppy potty training. Otherwise, it will take much longer to housebreak your pup.

    Puppies learn new skills at different rates. It will take time for your puppy to develop a firm understanding of where it's acceptable to potty and where it is not. It will take time for your pup to consistently understand that all of the house is the den, an area not to be soiled.

    Puppies need to relieve themselves frequently, sometimes as often as once an hour. There will be many accidents, especially at first. Never lose your temper at the puppy, and always use simple, consistent one- or two-word commands. If you do not, your pup could become frightened and confused about what you expect.

    Puppy Potty Training First Steps?

    The first step in puppy potty training requires that you learn the clues that indicate your puppy needs to potty. These clues are: restlessness, sniffing the floor, or returning to a previously soiled spot. Your pup will need to potty about 5-20 minutes after eating, sleeping or playing. When you take your puppy outside to potty, to to the same spot each time and don't play. You want your puppy to focus on one thing only during puppy potty training -- going in the right area. As soon as your puppy potties, praise enthusiastically. Give your puppy a small food treat to reinforce the positive behavior. While your puppy is going potty, praise very softly so you don't interrupt the behavior. Be enthusiastic after your puppy is done.

    While you're puppy potty training, you must keep the puppy close to you always so that the puppy does not have the opportunity to fail. This means starting the puppy out in a small area of the house and following the puppy nonstop. Alternatively, attach one end of a leash to the puppy and the other end to you, so that the puppy is no farther away from you than the end of the leash.

    When you are not able to watch the puppy, put the puppy into a kennel. Or, if you have a fenced yard and the weather is good, you can put the puppy outside. However putting the puppy outside when you aren't watching means you lose the opportunity to reward. The kennel is a preferable training tool. A young pup 7-9 weeks old should be in a kennel for no more than two hours at a time. A puppy cannot control itself for longer than that.

    We've done some research on kennels. There are many great one's available. However, you might want to look at one of these multi-size, sturdy folding crates. One great feature is that they can be folded to about four inches wide. They are also light weight but durable. The corners are slightly rounded which helps prevent leakage. A small one might work nicely for your pup.

    Accidents During Puppy Potty Training

    If you catch your puppy in the act of going potty in the house, you can do one of two things. The most common advice was to correct with a firm no and immediately take the puppy to the proper toilet area. This may not effectively discourage the puppy from going indoors. What often happens instead is that puppies learn to make sure you aren't watching when they go indoors, so they go behind the couch, in a closet, etc.

    Newer understanding of dog behavior says that instead of punishing on the spot, you do everything you can to prevent indoor accidents. If they happen, ignore them. You don't want to give the dog any attention for this mistake. Simply put the puppy in its kennel, or outside, when she's finished, say nothing and clean up the mess thoroughly using an enzymatic cleaner. Then redouble your efforts to get the puppy out before there is an accident.

    Consider getting Get Serious! Stain Remover if you want to have an effective product on hand to remove puppy accident stains. (Please do send us your results of using this product.) This product will even work on old stains, also -- although we are still compiling information on how aged the stain can be.

    Rubbing Nose?

    Don't ever hit a puppy for accidents. You'll frighten or confuse the puppy if you do so. Never punish a puppy after the fact. Remember, a puppy thinks it is being punished for whatever it is doing at the time of your correction.

    The same thinking applies to rubbing a puppy's nose in his or her mistakes -- don't do it. The pup is not capable of making the reasoning leap that this is an area previously soiled, and that's why you are punishing. Dogs are oriented to the present.

    What Happens During Training When Your Puppy Does Not Potty?

    If you take your puppy outside and nothing happens, return the puppy to the kennel for 5-15 minutes. Then take the puppy outside again for a few minutes. Repeat this cycle until the puppy goes. As soon as that happens, the puppy can stay outside the kennel. This kind of routine helps the puppy focus on going when you want the puppy to go.

    The Leash, Outside and Puppy Potty Training
    As your puppy starts to get the routine, beging training to also go potty while on the leash, in areas other than your yard, and on varied surfaces. When you travel, your puppy will have the confidence and experience to go wherever you need the puppy to go.

    You and your dog will make lots of mistakes during this time. Your puppy will do fine as long as you strive to be as consistent as possible. Your occasional training errors and frustrations will not permanently scar your dog. Dogs are quite resiliant. And so are you!

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