We have 6.5 months old male Cane Corso puppy. He has been socialized a lot since he was 11 weeks old when we got him, and he is very affectionate with us and friendly with other people/dogs. But if he sees shadow, unusual noise or suspicious cars, he starts growling or makes 'woof' noise, then eventually he starts barking and even howl, unless we say "It's OK". BUT IT ONLY STARTED ABOUT A MONTH AGO. Until then, he would not bark at all on his own. But I did teach him a command "watch 'em" with hand gesture using treats, so when I give him that command, he is vocal. You can teach your puppy the same command. Mine learned it in the first session. We also have a friend who own adult male Corso, and he has a very sweet easygoing temperament. He was a jumpy puppy, and how he is an adult, and still a little jumpy, but more protective and step up when needed. So, don't give up. Also, make sure you socialize a lot with good people, so your pup can learn "good" people vs. "bad" people vibe.
Answered by Anonymous - 5/24/2014 6:59:52 PM