Cane Corso Aggression?

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  1. Tracyhc

    Tracyhc New Member

    Hey cc experienced owners, my 11 month old f cc is showing aggression towards other dogs, just sometimes tho, can this be knocked out of her, I mean can she be taught to not be like this, she even growls at my cat if she walks near her toys and even me at times, but most times she is playful with the cat. Its just confusing. She's not hurt the cat but growled and chased her away. But still it's not acceptable. She's only young i don't want to not be able to trust her and eventually have to muzzle her. Any advice will be greatly appreciated about this.
     
  2. Francesca

    Francesca New Member

    Have you been working on her obedience training? She should not be growling at you at all! She must know that she is not your equal or boss. Sounds like she needs consistent training, Not letting her take the role of top dog in your home. As far as aggression towards other dogs, that maybe her defending or asserting dominance. If you are in control of her you can redirect her attention from the other dog but in order to that she must have consistent training. If your not in control she can become a danger to other people, dogs and possibly even you.
     
  3. Zeela

    Zeela Well-Known Member

    In order to help with this, a little more info is needed. when you say aggressive towards other dogs? how and what is the situation for her to show aggression.
    I don't consider growling necessarily aggressive, it's more a way of them saying hey your doing something that they don't like. And as far as your cat, what does the cat do to make her growl? remember you are the boss, if you don't like what she is doing, you have to teach her NO means NO, not in an abusive way, in a way that a leader does it.
     
  4. Tracyhc

    Tracyhc New Member

    Well I. Just mean if her playmate British bulldog goes anywhere near her bones she tends to start with him, and with my cat if my cat walks near her toys or bones or if I am eating then she will chase her out of the room. I've really got it wrong. I have just posted another post asking advice, before I saw this reply. Could you please have a look and share any experience you may have. Thank you.
    Tracy.
     
  5. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Does she only growl when there are high value objects around? Bones, food, special people, toys, etc?
     
  6. Tracyhc

    Tracyhc New Member

    Hi and well yeah, especially her bones, and the other day she was sleeping on the couch when my friend and her bulldog here here, and then she woke up, saw the bulldog just walking towards us and his owner as bee we all my the couch then she jumps up growling and flew for him, my friend got her off and then she was instantly ok as she knew she had done wrong. This isn't acceptable tho.
     
  7. Zeela

    Zeela Well-Known Member

    Zeela is very protective, no one can easily sit next to me on the couch, but she does listen when I tell her enough. You just have to keep letting her know what's not acceptable and reinforce what is day by day. Good luck and have fun. I miss Zeela's puppy time.
     
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  8. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    So what you're describing is resource guarding. It's a completely normal dog behavior, but certainly undesirable. The good news is that it's something you can work on. The first thing I do is implement management. There's no easy and quick fix for this, so you need to manage the environment so your dog doesn't practice the behaviors you're trying to extinguish and your visitors and other family members (cat) remain safe. I would take away all high value objects unless I was there to supervise and the dog was in a crate. I would also work heavily on a place command and send the dog to her place whenever it's human food time or there are visitors. Or crate her. The crate isn't punishment. It's should be used as a safe place. Impulse control training is a must. I'm going to give you a link that is pretty much verbatim for how I work with dogs that resource guard and another about impulse control training.

    https://grishastewart.com/resource-guarding/
    http://mackenzies.info/forums/topic/impulse-control-training-and-games-for-dogs/
     
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