A less popular breed with roots in rural Southern Italy is the Cane Corso. A working breed, they were used for guarding, herding, and hunting.
The Cane Corso is a smart dog that is also extremely trainable and eager to please. They do, however, need a confident owner who can take charge with authority.
The Cane Corso, despite its intimidating size, is a sweet and loving dog, particularly when it comes to its family. They are an excellent guard dog by nature, so they will watch over your property and be watchful of visitors.
How much exercise is required by a Cane Corso?
This breed requires a significant amount of daily physical activity and mental challenge. Because they are working dogs, they need to be entertained and given a task to do.
The Cane Corso requires a great deal of mental and physical work. They must have at least 45 to an hour’s worth of activity every day, but they will never object to more. Without the chance to challenge their wits and let all that pent-up energy out, they may start acting out. Barking, digging, destructive activity, and running away to go on their own exploration are some examples of this. Frustration may sometimes result in aggressive conduct.
You must give your Cane Corso three different sorts of exercise and activities each day.
1. Everyday stroll
2. Intensified exercise, including muscular development (see exercise ideas below)
3. Mental exercise
The amount of activity and suggestions suggested here are for a healthy adult Cane Corso. Puppies have distinct workout requirements since they are still developing. A puppy’s developing bones and joints might be injured by the improper amount and kind of activity. For information on how to exercise a Cane Corso puppy, see below at the end of this page.
Walking Time on a Cane Corso
A Cane Corso needs to walk every day in order to relieve some pent-up energy. Your Cane Corso might experience mental stimulation throughout the walk because to the sights, sounds, and scents they encounter.
Since a Cane Corso can walk all day, the distance you can go is only limited by your time and energy. The ideal amount of time every day should be at least 30 to 45 minutes, however more is preferable. If your schedule permits, you may do this simply once a day, however two daily walks would be preferable. They are great trekking partners and have good footing even in challenging terrain.
Dogs like regularity, so make an effort to plan the walk at around the same time each day. A little stroll each day is much preferable than no walk during the week and a long walk on the weekend.
Walking your Cane Corso off-leash in parks or on trails is great if they have strong recall and can come when called. As an alternative, you may give them greater freedom while still keeping control by using a retractable leash or a long lead. If properly taught, Cane Corsos are often docile and have strong memory.
Exercises for the Cane Corso
The Cane Corso puppy is a vigorous, powerful dog with a ton of endurance. Ideally, you should utilize these abilities to identify tasks that may consume energy quickly. Strength training and other high-intensity activities may help maintain their muscles in top shape. The tendons and joints will be supported by the muscles’ continued strength, avoiding damage.