The Cane Corso breed like many working dogs are born to work for a living. They’ve worked along with their masters for thousands of years. Bred for hunting, herding livestock, and guardian protection, this dog is one that requires an ample amount of space. In the wild it is important to note that Wolves spend most of their days hunting for food, caring for offspring, defending territory and playing. The average Wolf spends roams about 15-18 miles per day. They lead busy lives that involve solving problems that make it necessary for their survival.
Today the most common job for our companion dogs today is NOTHING, sleeping and looking cute while they wait for their next session of praising from their owners. Unfortunately this composes most of the average dogs days. Unlike in the past, they no longer have to hunt to survive and they have adopted well to our modern ways. They get their food for bowl and are often inactive for long periods.
This lack of purpose leaves dogs no outlet for their innate active characteristics. Their lack of activity can increase physical and behavioral problems.
Here is a fun video of me Exercising with my Cane Corsos, I try to do this at least once a day for at least 1-2 hours.
As a professional dog trainer one big problem I have seen is the lack of exercise provided by the owners. One problem that dog owners make is the fact that if the dog has a large yard they will go outside and run. This is not always the case especially if you only have one dog. Dogs are social in nature and most do not like to play alone. If you want to properly exercise your dog, make sure you participate, this is better for you and the dog. Let the dog be the reason you are getting in better shape if you like.
San Rocco Cane Corso