What can I do with my Cane Corso?

Discussion in 'Obedience & Sports' started by ajinks, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. ajinks

    ajinks New Member

    I am looking for other CC owners out there that might let me know if training my CC for agility trials are a good idea. She is a yr and I've been waiting for her bones to mature before putting any stress on her joints that the jumps, and climbing will do. Is she still to young? Should I wait until she's 18mths or older? Also, do you think Agility is even a good fit for her breed? She is very active and loves to jump, I think it will be fun for her, but I don't want to put her in something that may hurt her. I know there are pulling contest and bite events but I'm really not interested in those. How do you other CC owners keep ur guys happy and mentally stimulated? She has done very well in her obedience classes and I just want to continue to work with her, she's an awesome girl!
     
  2. Cody

    Cody Well-Known Member

    I have recently started doing agility with my boy, I waited until he was over 18 months. According to his teachers he should be ready to do his first trial this summer so that is our plan. He loves it and I love it! I say go for it, this is a breed that will happily work at whatever job you give them :) There are a few CC out there doing these sports, agility, flyball, dock diving, disk throwing... any and every thing you can do with your dogs the better! Can't wait to see how you like it :) There are a few short vids on this thread http://www.mastiff-forum.com/showthread.php/11399-A-couple-of-short-vids-from-agility-class of Black Jack learning the chute and teeter totter for the first time. The tunnel and A Frame are still by far his favorites though.
     
  3. ajinks

    ajinks New Member

    I will check out Black Jack, he is beautiful by the way!! I will wait another 6mths with her before we get started and let you know how she's doing thanks so much!
     
  4. Ron Ackerman

    Ron Ackerman Well-Known Member

    Vulcan loves Agility and he's pretty darn good at it, if I do say so myself. Check his page, El Mesquital Vulcan, on Facebook for pics.
     
  5. Cody

    Cody Well-Known Member

    What isn't Vulcan good at ;)
     
  6. Mojo

    Mojo Well-Known Member

    Only thing Vulcan mustn't do well is sleep.... He's too darn busy!
     
  7. Ron Ackerman

    Ron Ackerman Well-Known Member

    Vulcan's never been very good at weight pulling but with the recent addition of a really nice rail track at our club, Dallas Air Dogs, we have begun training and hope to earn some new WP titles before the end of the year.

    He set a new personal best of 12' at a UAD Dock Jumping trial last weekend and earned his UAD Junior Jumper title, from a standing jump. If I can get him to run and jump I'm sure he can go close to 20'.

    Flyball training is going well, as is Agility.

    He was a complete failure on his first attempt at Barn Hunt. Don't think he really knew what he was supposed to look for and it was kind of tight for him to maneuver around and between the bales.
     
  8. Spock

    Spock Member

    I started agility with EM Spock, my corso, when he was around 6 mos old. We did not do any jumps higher than his mid front leg (so essentially, he 'hopped' over them), nor did we do weave poles. He is almost 16 mos now so I will begin moving jumps to his actual height slowly, and start with the weaves. Most of what we have done to this point is foundation to make him comfortable and familiar with the obstacles. I also started him around 7-8 mos with disc and he is psychotic about disc. We keep most of his disc fairly straight throws so we don't encourage the jumping. He does LOVE to jump though...... Agility is fun, so is disc.... Rally-Obedience is more formal (but less formal than competitive obedience) but a lot of fun also. My corso and most corsos I have met or worked with LOVE agility and other sports and LOVE to work.
     
  9. KristinandCianna

    KristinandCianna Well-Known Member

    I am training my Cane Corso for IPO, BUT, this dog could do ANYTHING I wanted. Because of a past injury I will just stick with IPO, but she could excel at Agility and Lure coursing. She can dock dive and LOVES it. She almost has her junior jumper regional, and novice national. She could do disc dog and flyball to. Probably anything I wanted her to do she could do. If you have a Corso that has a lot of energy and is willing to please you, I think the sky is the limit! Ciannas sister does agility to, and at 20 month's they are now heightening the jumps, but she's been doing it since 6 month's as well as Spock =)
     
  10. KristinandCianna

    KristinandCianna Well-Known Member

    And as far as something that may hurt her, you should be fine. As long as you wait to make things more difficult until she is older. My mistake with mine was letting her run with another dog while too young. She tore her ACL. Accidents happen even with adult dogs, but puppies just are not physically mature enough to take too much running jumping etc. My fault, and I will never forgive myself. Because of her ACL ttear as a pup, my dog just shouldn't do agility. Even though I know she would LOVE it and would probably be very good because of her small size for the breed. You would never know she had an injury because I keep her in very good shape and lean, she's very athletic. But I do watch it with her. Good luck with your girl!! I'm sure she will be great in agility
     

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