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Help! We bought our second Cane Corso puppy in August after our first had to be put to sleep due to health issues at 9 1/2. Macey is very friendly towards people and dogs, much more than our first Cane. We got her at 6 weeks old (whcih we found out later is bad and illegal in NYS). She was very mouthy and jumpy the first few months, but has settled down. She had intestional infections, and could not get with other puppies for awhile. When she was better in the fall, she went to several puppy play dates and spent an afternoon at a dog day care. She did well with the other dogs. She loves everyone that comes to our house or she sees out walking, but is often very excited when visiters first come and she takes awhile to settle down. Macey is now 7 months old, spayed a month ago. Early on, we had a trainer come to our house to help us work with her as she could not be with other dogs yet. She sits, stays, and down. She went to her first group lesson last week, and did well after she settled down from the excitement of the other people and dogs. The trainer used her to demonstrate heeling as he said she is a fast learner. We had been heeling with her, but she hadn't walked much for 2 weeks in Jan. due to her surgery. PROBLEM: 2 days ago she started biting me (I am the 40 something mom that does the most with her). Yesterday, she did the same thing. Both times she was outside, near the road, and already had been for a short walk in the morning. She just started jumping and pulling, and bit my left hand (luckily I had gloves on). I shortened her lease, tried to get her in control by sitting, but she was not cooperating. Today, I tried "trade" with her when she took a pillow from the chair for the second time. SHe bit me on my forearm! Again, just a bruise as I had on a sweater. Also, she was jumping on me in the kitchen, and I turned my back to ignore her when she ignored my "off." She actually jumped on my back! Then, later outside she started freaking out again near the house, tried grabbing my foot, and bit the back of my heal. QUESTION: Does this sound like a play for dominance, or does it sound like true agression? Our first Cane had chewing issues and seperation anxiety, but never biting or anything like this. Thank you for any help! I'm also talking with our "one on one" trainer, but she is not well versed on this breed, and thought it was young for a big dominance push.

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The dog sees you as weak. It's been trained off others so doesn't respect you. You need to be firm immediately and must be pack leader don't use its name when reprimanding the dog. You need to own everything by standing over the dog and owning your space. Feeding times and treats need put down and you stand over and wait until the dog shows submission then you give a command to eat. You need to take control quickly or re home as this could be a potential dangerous dog. If it has no pack awareness and sees it's self as stronger willed than you it will be dangerous around children and any other animals I'm afraid😟


The dog sees you as weak. It's been trained off others so doesn't respect you. You need to be firm immediately and must be pack leader don't use its name when reprimanding the dog. You need to own everything by standing over the dog and owning your space. Feeding times and treats need put down and you stand over and wait until the dog shows submission then you give a command to eat. You need to take control quickly or re home as this could be a potential dangerous dog. If it has no pack awareness and sees it's self as stronger willed than you it will be dangerous around children and any other animals I'm afraid😟 also lots of over excited friendly praise. No treats tho. Not yet


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