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Oscar Mike

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We're getting a 7-month....
« on: December 31, 2013, 12:19:37 PM »
We're getting a 7-month old Cane Corso this afternoon. We lost our GSD about 1 1/2 years ago and we decided that we'd like to adopt another large dog. A young Air Force couple who is being transferred has a 7-month old Cane Corso (it is my understanding that it is pronounced Kanye Corso)that they need to find a forever home for.

This breed is protective and yet is indifferent to strangers if properly trained, which it will be my pleasure to do.

When my GSD was a young we had a set of agility obstacles, which I'll dig out of the shop and use to train our new Corso. Agility training gives a young dog a lot of confidence and hours of athletic training each week. Having another large breed dog gives us a sense of well-being when we are out camping too. We are in a search for our new motor home, which I hope to be in possession of by early spring...God willing. We hope to enjoy the new addition(s) to our family...our new pup and a new motor home in the near future. 

 

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Re: We're getting a 7-month....
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2013, 12:39:41 PM »
Congrats on the pup, John. How about posting a photo or two of the new addition.
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2013, 12:45:54 PM »
Congrats on the pup, John. How about posting a photo or two of the new addition.

I will when we get him home...  :D

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Re: We're getting a 7-month....
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2013, 01:01:45 PM »
how exciting! congratulations to you all
I live with 2 large dogs full time in our 35' class A
cozy, but we like it

Martha is a Komondor, 5 years old and as a livestock guardian breed she is very protective, but not aggressive.
Her daughter Josephine is 3 and she is half lab, so very laid back and docile. 
They both need more exercise and will get plenty once we relocate to a warmer climate. 
Negative temps here in upstate NY to start the new year  :P

have fun with the new baby, what a great way to start 2014
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Re: We're getting a 7-month....
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2013, 01:51:05 PM »
As is necessary with any dog, get obedience training for him ASAP.
Places like Petsmart and Petco offer classes are fairly reasonable rates.  He absolutely needs to learn how to be a good citizen.  If nothing else so that he does not charge strangers

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Re: We're getting a 7-month....
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2013, 01:52:51 PM »
As is necessary with any dog, get obedience training for him ASAP.
Places like Petsmart and Petco offer classes are fairly reasonable rates.  He absolutely needs to learn how to be a good citizen.  If nothing else so that he does not charge strangers
I got shots for my cat last week and all the dogs in line acted like they had never been to obedience class. I don't see how anyone can own a dog and not take it to obedience class. Dogs are very intelligent and they love learning how to be good.
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Re: We're getting a 7-month....
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2013, 02:27:31 PM »
I got shots for my cat last week and all the dogs in line acted like they had never been to obedience class. I don't see how anyone can own a dog and not take it to obedience class. Dogs are very intelligent and they love learning how to be good.

I absolutely agree with you. Although I am "self-trained" trainer, in that, I have read a ton of books on the subject and I have successfully trained several dogs. With a large breed especially the dog must be well behaved in public places and most especially as an RVer we have a duty to those who we camp around to have our dog under control 100% of the time.

We also have a Miniature Dachshund who will do everything he can to claim dominance over the new pup...

Dog ownership in my humble opinion is a full time obligation for the life of the dog. I never fully trust a dog, even my GSD that passed away, she was well trained and very obedient, but I always had her on leash in public no matter the circumstance.

As I have been reading up on this particular breed they are very intelligent which means he will test his position in the pecking order of the family which I am always dominate (as far as the dog is concerned). Dogs love to be part of the family, I don't believe in "outside" dogs. I also won't allow this now 40 pound pup (soon to be a 100-125 pound dog) on laps, furniture, beds, etc., etc. 

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Re: We're getting a 7-month....
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2013, 03:45:11 PM »
I am adopting a 7 1/2 year old English Setter and she should be here next week.

Training a dog is easy as long as you remember a little at a time and often. Buy the book Gun-Dog Training Spaniels and Retrievers by Kenneth C. Roebuck and follow his steps for yard work and you will have a good dog. It will be the only book you will ever need on dog training.

I have trained my own Springer Spaniels for hunting for 40+ years and used the beginning of the book for my spouse's Samoyeds over the same time.

I used Delmar Smith's book for training my current English Setter for hunting and I have the dog of a lifetime. Due to the breeder not the trainer.

I became intrigued with the adoption process after my daughter started fostering Springer Spaniel recently and I am looking forward to bypassing the puppy stage.

Good luck with the new dog.
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Re: We're getting a 7-month....
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2013, 03:47:06 PM »
My three cats all have me trained perfectly :-[
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Re: We're getting a 7-month....
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2014, 07:12:57 AM »
A few weeks ago we had an opportunity to adopt a Cane Corso, but at the very last minute the deal fell through and the people who had promised Susan and I the dog sold it to another couple 5-minutes before we arrived to pick him up. Although we felt a bad at the time, we let it go.

A couple of days ago as I was surfing the interweb I found a Bloodhound/Shepherd mix at the Animal Foundation. We picked up our new family member yesterday. He is about 4-months old, very gentle, and quite unsure of his new surroundings at the moment.

As soon as I can I'll post pictures of our new boy.

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« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2014, 07:49:27 AM »
Congrats on the new bloodhound John.
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Re: We're getting a 7-month....
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2014, 08:30:19 AM »
Congrats on the new bloodhound John.

Thanks, now let the training begin. I have him signed up for Puppy Kindergarten beginning in a few weeks, and then on to obedience training, and with if his nose is any good perhaps some rescue training or agility training depending on his preference. A dog is like a kid, keep them busy, and keep them out of trouble. And training as an RVer is essential...a good camping dog is an obedient dog.

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Re: We're getting a 7-month....
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2014, 01:40:33 PM »
We will look forward to meeting your new fur baby at Catalina, if not before.  You got the best kind, one from a shelter, what is his name?

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Re: We're getting a 7-month....
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2014, 02:31:59 PM »
We will look forward to meeting your new fur baby at Catalina, if not before.  You got the best kind, one from a shelter, what is his name?
Sheila

We named him...Duke... :)

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Re: We're getting a 7-month....
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2014, 02:39:58 PM »
Doesn't John Wayne have a copyright on that moniker ?  :)

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Re: We're getting a 7-month....
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2014, 03:52:21 PM »
Congrats on your new pup! You might want to try tracking too!
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Re: We're getting a 7-month....
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2014, 06:09:01 PM »
Doesn't John Wayne have a copyright on that moniker ?  :)

John Wayne has been silent on the issue of using the name Duke for some years now.........

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Re: We're getting a 7-month....
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2014, 07:07:08 AM »
Doesn't John Wayne have a copyright on that moniker ?  :)

He is named after "The Duke"...I am a huge John Wayne fan.

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Re: We're getting a 7-month....
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2014, 07:13:24 AM »
Congrats on your new pup! You might want to try tracking too!

My local trainer, Smart Paws in Las Vegas, that I used with my German Shepherd Dog has Obedience, Agility, and Service Dog training available. I am looking for Rescue Dog Training in the area because that holds an interest for me. Tracking...I haven't thought about that.