Buying a Dog

When Is The Best Time To Begin Puppy Training?

The earlier, the better is the short and simple answer. It depends is more accurate.

Puppy training falls into two entirely separate categories.

1. Obedience
The Forming Of A Stable Temperament During Critical Imprint Period (Three to Twelve Weeks of Age +/- 1 week.)

How you move forward depends on two things:

1. It depends on your dog’s breeder investment in your puppy before you picked up.
2. It depends on who you hire to guide your puppy’s obedience training.

Female Cane Corso

Finding A Great Cane Corso Breeder And Avoiding Cane Corso And Other ‘Greeders’

The sad truth for North American companion dog owners and dogs is all that is required to be a dog breeder is the ability to distinguish between a male and a female dog and the vast majority know this and very little else. Some know a bit more but perhaps one in a hundred really do the job correctly. Even sadder is these cream of the crop breeders are being buried by the ‘greeders’ and deserve far more credit than they receive. I will do a more thorough ‘pawdcast’ on good breeding practices to look for when you’re looking for a dog if enough interest develops.

Here are some tips about finding a knowledgeable breeder and the sorts of things that mean it’s a knowledgeable breeder.

The person that wrote the letter was looking for a Cane Corso Breeder but much of what follows is applicable to finding a breeder of any breed.
This video isn’t by any means intended to be a complete guide regarding finding a good breeder but it does provide some eye-opening considerations on why so few breeders should be breeding dogs along with a few tips on how to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Some breeds are mini-vans and some breeds are Ferraris. The Cane Corso is no-minivan. For those thinking of purchasing the breed or have one and are having some difficulties, this link leads to a considerable amount of free Q&A’s additional information on the Cane Corso breed specifically:

Best Dog Training – Different (and best) Puppy and Dog Training Methods

A Brief Pros & Cons Best Dog Training Guide for Puppy & Dog Owners (Click on the image below or this link to go straight to the free eBook) What is the best dog training method for puppies or older dogs? Finding the best dog training for a dog has become a bit confusing for …

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do presa canaries make good family pets

Do Presa Canarios Make Good Family Pets?

My sister is a vet and she suggest I contact you with this question. My husband and I have a close friend who bred his Presa and had puppies. He was unable to get rid of all the puppies and is left with 2. A male and female. He is stuck with the reality that …

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Buying a Puppy – Online vs how to do it right!

I remember you writing that “no one gets a dog until Mom wants a dog” and this mom thinks that it’s time we were buying a puppy. How do you feel about people purchasing dogs online from services like Kijiji? JK (London) Hi JK I was waiting for the someone to ask that question. Kijiji, …

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