As for the character, it must be said that Cane Corso is very calm and balanced.
This, however, does not mean that it is suitable for anyone, because the balance of character is partly inherited, and partly depends on the educational abilities of the breeder and the owner. For many centuries, this dog guarded private property and guarded the herds.
Therefore, she developed a strong territorial instinct, she is firmly attached to the owner and his family and has a deep distrust in relation to all strangers. In relation to those whom the dog does not know, it will remain distrustful and tense, easily falling into anger, as Erasmo Devalvasona wrote. True, a well-bred dog, who at an early age was accustomed to society, will avoid becoming closed and distrustful.
Education of a Cane Corso puppy.
Many believe that a good guard dog should be isolated from others. But this is a very serious mistake. A dog that is unfamiliar with a person instinctively fears it. But a cowardly guard dog can become one of two: either completely useless, or unlimitedly aggressive. There are three key points that make it possible to achieve good character in the dog - the choice of producers, imprinting and communication with others .
The choice of suitable producers is the main condition, because heredity affects the character of Cane Corso . No serious breeder will use progeny for producers with problems in character. More cautiously it is necessary to approach the following phases: imprinting and communication .
The term imprinting in ethology is understood as identifying one's own kind by communicating with the mother and copying her behavior. But in the case of dogs, a puppy between the ages of 3 and 6 weeks old must sniff, see and touch a person as well. Thus, a person creates a second imprinting and this makes the puppy think that we are dogs too, or if you like him a little more, too.
This phase of raising a puppy is important in order to teach him to obey and respect a being that is not similar to himself. The next phase - communication with others is also important. A young dog must understand who her fellow tribesmen are and learn how to behave properly with them.
A small cane corso should communicate with equilibrated adult dogs and simultaneously get to know as many people as possible. So his character will develop and he will become a balanced and reliable dog and certainly the definition of "bad dog" will not apply to him. His feelings of territory and property each time makes him protect the good of his master.
Thus, he becomes a formidable opponent, when someone, for example, dares to approach his car. And this - without any training.