Loving Dog

Discussion in 'Cane Corso' started by Ahdeeos, May 6, 2014.

  1. Ahdeeos

    Ahdeeos Well-Known Member

    I have a question that I need answered by my Fellow Cane Corso owners....I have a Female named Cocoa and she has just turned 6 months. From the time I got her at 12 Weeks she has been up under me every minute. Now that she is 6 months old it gets tiresome sometimes. Anything I do anywhere I go she is up under me. And If i stand still. She stands still right on top of my feet. Are all Mastiffs like this or just mine?....I do feel loved though so I can't complain too much.
  2. glen

    glen Super Moderator Staff Member

    ours is the same he loves to be with us,if we walk he walks if we stop he does and when my husbands working outside he will lay so he can just be out the way,you get used to it or you trip a lot lol.On the serious side he is trained to stay and wont move til we say just for the times we cant have him under our feet,
  3. Texasbelle

    Texasbelle Member

    My Coco is the same, she is 6 mos old now and when I'm in the kitchen doing something, whether making her meal or cooking, or washing dishes, she sits right behind or beside me and LEANS into my legs. When I move, she moves. When we are sitting in the living room and watching TV or reading, whatever, she leans onto one of our legs. I don't mind it at all, she will move away when I move.
  4. coreyc

    coreyc Well-Known Member

    My Judah is the same @17 months its a Corso thing got to love em:)
  5. Ahdeeos

    Ahdeeos Well-Known Member

    Thank the lord we all have it. Just making sure it just wasn't mine....Thanks everyone for your inputs
  6. jersey girl

    jersey girl Well-Known Member

    Yep...same here too! She is my shadow, but I wouldn't change it for the world :)
  7. season

    season Well-Known Member

    Having a dog next to you is one thing. That is where they want to be but you don't want your dog claiming your space/sitting on your feet ect. That is a dominant type of behavior. Not aggressive per say but overly protective. Dogs will feed off of energy and maybe your dog is not feeling the true leadership/pack leader energy from you so she is keeping herself next to you/on you in order to keep you safe. Does that make sense? There is a fine line between being protective and being overly protective/possessive. Your dog needs to feel safe and to know "you got this" in those normal daily situations. Otherwise they will continue to shadow you. It may feel good to us but it's not necessarily good for the dog and their state of mind. I want my dog to be by me. I love his company and loyalty but he doesn't need to claim my space by sitting on my feet or leaning on my legs while in the kitchen etc. Those, in my opinion, are poor boundaries and a sign of a dog taking ownership. Some may disagree, which is fine. So if you don't mind it then continue to let it happen but it was obviously bothering you in your initial post so u don't need to allow it to continue if you don't want to. Others may really like and that is cool too.
  8. Siloh

    Siloh Well-Known Member

    I agree that if it bothers you, change it, but I have found a pretty happy medium with Hamlet. He's not a CC of course, but he exhibits all of these behaviors. I just tell him to move if I don't want the attention, but I really see nothing dominant about it in him. My chi, on the other hand, OBVIOUSLY uses touch to claim us, so we need to watch the state he's in when he wants to be on our lap. Did I mention Hamlet is a lap dog? Yeah, forget about just sitting on the feet. If I invite him, Hamlet will cram his whole body on my lap.

    "Nothing is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so."
    Hamlet Prince of Denmark
  9. DalCielo CC

    DalCielo CC Well-Known Member

    Our dogs follow us where ever we go but know to stay out from under foot. If we walk into the house carrying something they'll move to the side, if not i'll say "make a hole". The know after that paws will be stepped on. One thing all dogs need to know is to stay at the top of the stairs until their people are down. Carrying a basket of laundry down the stairs and getting tackled from behind is a great way to ruin a weekend or worse. My dogs are great at this unless someone happens to knock at the door that moment. Then I drop the basket, grab the handrail and prepare for the onslaught. Usually it's some very nice people with very large smiles on their faces letting me know that their religion is the one true religion. I tell them that they're incorrect because I just saw G-d while coming down the stairs a few seconds ago.
  10. Ahdeeos

    Ahdeeos Well-Known Member

    I understand what you are saying. Like when I go to sit on the couch she will know where im going and go wait for me to get there so sometimes I keep walking past it. Or I will just tell her to move. Yea alot of times I will see her coming when im on the couch and I will tell her don't even think about it, sit over there. She gets the picture. But is it okay when someone knocks on the door she will bark and bark and she backs up so that she is between me and the door is that ok behavior. When we are out walking she is not aggresive towards other dogs or people but in the house she becomes very protective if someone should knock on the door.
  11. fdchampion

    fdchampion Well-Known Member

    That's why they are called "Velcro Dogs"!! LOL...I understand where you are coming from though. I love that they want to follow me and be near me but it gets to be a little frustrating when you start tripping over them. I've busted my ass quite a few times falling over them...i'm not so much worried about me falling and getting a bruise as i am falling over and hurting one of my Babies. It's almost impossible to walk around them though...especially when there are 2!!
  12. Bean

    Bean Well-Known Member

    Bean bulldozes through the bathroom door and sleeps on the shower matt every morning. The door has hit me in the head twice upon her entering while i'm drying my hair. Up the stairs I've stumbled and kicked her under the chin because she follows so close. Luckily she keeps her distance on the way down.

    If they lean or step on your feet it can mean they are being possessive/protective of you, so watch for signs of that and nudge them with your leg if necessary. Sometimes an occasional step will happen, the worst is when you're barefoot.
  13. chrybmb

    chrybmb Well-Known Member

    My Sully, a 10mo Cane Corso, is the same way. It has eased up, but totally has to be with me everywhere I go, the orher thing? He has to make sure "his children" are safe. I have a 4yo and a 2 yo, and I am so not lying wjen HE knows to becsuper gentle with the 2yo and he can be rough with the 4yo. Sometimes he gets a lil carried away, but like all kids, itms time-out. The 12yo is just sweet on him. But Sully is lost when I'm not home. He waits by the door until I get home. He even goes in the bathroom with me. And yes, hops up and all 100 pounds of him, squishes my lap. Yes, I know, bad mommy.

    So you are not alone. They ARE a people, family-guard dog. They will give their life to defend the family. I treat Sully AS a family member because he IS my best friend.

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    chrybmb Well-Known Member


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  15. danielleconn

    danielleconn Well-Known Member

    What a face! I love his color!! Who could deny all that...I would have all 100lbs in my lap too!
  16. Ahdeeos

    Ahdeeos Well-Known Member

    Velcro Dogs....Yes very much so I never heard that before but it really fits her M.O. Yes she does lean on me if im in the kitchen cooking and my back is to her she will do that and lays right down behind me. I try not to be too hard on her for following me around because I know she misses me. But it can get a little overwhelming at times. And she is a bit like Sully too, she is very protective over my 5 yo daughter. Beautiful dog by the way. Thanks to all of you for more insight I love to hear different experiences and perspectives on different issues. Have a great day and Happy Belated Mothers Day.
  17. kelcidean@gmail.com

    kelcidean@gmail.com New Member

    I have a 5mo and a 3mo CC and the oldest ALWAYS lays by my feet while I do dishes... Is that bad??

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  18. fdchampion

    fdchampion Well-Known Member

    The breeder I adopted my Corelina from told me before i adopted her that CC's were like this...and they nicknamed her Lena for just that reason. She doesn't want to lay beside me or sit beside me, she wants to lay or lean ON me and sit or lean ON me. I don't mind most of the time but it's impossible to get much done with her attached to my leg 90% of the time. Titan isn't quite that bad but if I stop and stand in one place too long he will either come lay on my feet or walk up behind me and stick his head between my knees and lay down with his Kong ball!! LOL I LOVE those crazy babies!!
  19. DDSK

    DDSK Well-Known Member

    Velcro dogs
  20. Ahdeeos

    Ahdeeos Well-Known Member

    Newest Pic of Cocoa just turned 7 mos, always watching the door. 10004076_10203063184518752_5658924133185916378_n.jpg

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