Mabel's Fables - Django Blog 1
Welcome to Mabel's Fables, our new blog series following puppy owners who have been inspired by our journey with Mabel. We'll follow them as they bring home their new puppy and throughout their training journey.
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Hello My name is Devan, I am a proud Cane Corso owner. My puppy is 8 months old his name is Django, the D is silent!
I decided on a Cane Corso puppy because at the time I was starting to get into dog training and breeding. I wanted an intelligent and trainable animal one that could do protection work for my family, however I was a beginner at dog training and understood that it would take a tremendous amount of time walking and exercising the dog. Then, one day I was talking with my brother and he asked if I had heard of the Cane Corso, I had not, so I immediately put him on speaker phone and started researching the breed. I was instantly falling in love with what I was seeing and by the time our conversation ended I had dove head first into researching the breed and was falling in love with every click. Which is where I came across the Fenrir Canine Show or back then The Canine Show. What I loved hearing about the breed was the fact that they were so trainable and then able to turn on and off the switch to work. Once I decided the Cane Corso is the dog I wanted to get for the family, I started to research breeders and found a nice backyard breeder who was at the time everything I was looking for, and was just 6 hours outside of where I live. TIme to get my puppy.
When Django was old enough to come to his permanent home, it was the middle of the winter. There was a break in the snowfall for like 36 hours so I took the opportunity to head to Wyoming because it was looking like the only chance I would get for a couple of weeks. I got on the road super early between 4-6am.
The breeder lived in the middle of nowhere so the roads were not the best on the way up there, they only had one lane plowed. I tried to pass a trucker and hit a piece of ice and slide into the median. Luckily, no damage was done beside almost having a heart attack out of fear. Getting closer and much more excited and nervous I get on the last small highway before I'm in their small town and I hit another piece of ice and spun out again.
When I finally arrived I was so beaming with excitement, I got our puppy and he was perfect but we instantly started to head back so I could try to maximize the sunlight. Django did very well on the drive back. We stopped three times to minimize the amount of water till we got home to avoid accidents.
During the first couple weeks I was watching a lot of Will's YouTube channel and was training a few shorter sessions a day. The first few things I was working on were sit, down and heel and all was by treat training. I was not socializing Django at the time due to the fact he didn't have his shots yet. So all the training was in or around the house. We had a harder time with the potty training. Django would love to come back in from the back yard and then decide to use the restroom, but we stayed consistent and it eventually got better. Django is super food motivated and he will do anything for the treats even from that age.
Thank you so much for reading!
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