Introduction to Training the Perro de Presa Canario

Training your Perro de Presa Canario is not an easy job for first-time dog owners. This breed requires a very stern owner and one that can give a decent amount of time to every day and reoccurring training lessons. One of the main things to keep in mind is that you need to have your family members also abide by the same rules and regulations that you put down for your Presa Canario. There is a hierarchy that needs to be obtained very early on in your puppy’s age, along with discipline that will not break your dog but make your dog. For instance you should never have your dog sleep in your bed as it may make them think they have the same leadership as you do. You need to Presa Canario for walks daily in order to keep a strong bond, ease their mind, and instill confidence in them. Keep in mind when they are a puppy they are like a child and must be treated as such. You never want to instill fear into the heart and mind as this is a protection dog and by doing that, you will create a very scared and useless guardian for your family. Instead the easiest way of showing discipline is by a harsh tone in your voice and by creating a timeout area which essentially can be a kennel or a certain area of the house that they need to stay in for a short period of time.

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Solve your Presa Canario Problems BEFORE They Start (Part 1)

As a Perro de Presa Canario owner, you have selected your dog so that you and your loved ones can have a protector, a working dog, a companion and a four-legged family member. You invest time, money and effort to care for and train the family’s new charge. Of course, this chosen canine behaves perfectly! Well, perfectly like a dog.

Dogs do not think like humans, nor do humans think like dogs, though we try. However, never try to “humanize” a dog. Unfortunately, a dog is incapable of comprehending how humans think, so the responsibility falls on the owner to adopt a proper canine mindset. Dogs cannot rationalize, and dogs exist in the present moment. Many a dog owner makes the mistake in training of thinking that he can reprimand his dog for something the dog did a while ago. Basically, you cannot even reprimand a dog for something he did 20 seconds ago! Continue reading “Solve your Presa Canario Problems BEFORE They Start (Part 1)”

Presa Canario: The Ultimate Balanced Guardian Family Dog

The Presa Canario, also known as the Canary Mastiff or Perro de Presa Canario, is a Molosser type dog originally developed for working with livestock. They are very powerful dogs native to the Canary Islands. They are known to be very affection and possess loyal characteristics.

Body: Bred for their muscular ability and strength, yet with very affectionate personality, Presa Canario is the ultimate dog for families who are up for the challenge, and want to reap the rewards, should have. Although these dogs may look very intimidating, they can be obedient and calm, especially when they have proper training to do so. They are very loyal to their trainer and owner, making them a great companion and home protector. They are also known to be excellent companions and good watchdogs.

Why Presa Canario is The Ideal Family Dog?

Are you thinking of having a Presa Canario at home, but quite reluctant to have such a massive dog around your house? Well, if you aren’t sure, here are some reasons why these dogs are the ultimate guardian dog every family should have.

They are Loving Dogs you can Enjoy to be Around with. Presa Canarios may be very impressive, intimidating and imposing to look at, but they are actually known to be well-behaved, calm and placid dog breeds that thrive in a good home environment. They love to be included in things that go aro nd them.

Their Suspicious Character Makes them a Perfect Guardian Dog for the Family. Presa Canarios are very distrustful and suspicious of strangers, but they normally accept strangers once the owner accepts them. They are very alert and always ready to defend you or your property when necessary. While it is generally a quiet dog breed, it has an intimidating bark. If you think of owning a Presa Canario as your guardian dog, it is best to understand the canines’ alpha nature.

Their Appearance will Deter any Intruder. If you are searching for a perfect dog that is ready to defend your home, you should never hesitate to have a Presa Canario. They make an outstanding guard dog with an appearance that can deter any intruder. Also, they have a unique ability to confront anyone who intrudes in your property. With their strength and impressive body built, they can drive any uninvited guest away. Cropping their ears is also a standard, and will make it obvious that this is not a “freak of a dog”, but a purposeful guardian of the property and family.

They Do Not Drool. Despite their massive mouth and jaws, a true Perro de Presa Canario will not slobber or drool throughout the house. This does not include if they are panting or chewing on things like rawhide snacks, but as a general note, they will not leave your floors a mess, making them fantastic to have in your house.

Now, if you have decided to have a Presa Canario at home, obedient training and early socialization are important. These dogs are very competitive, and do well in obedience,  iron dogs, dock diving, agility, conformation and some other working trials. You can also raise them along other dogs, cats, livestock and even reptiles, as long as they understand they are not to be harmed and respected.

You must take this dog for pack walks (preferably everyday) to satisfy its migration instincts. It must not walk in front of you while you hold a lead because a pack leader always goes first. Have them walk along side of you in order to create the bond and respect desired. If at first they walk in back of you, this may be a sign of fear to the area, which you must consul them properly and assure them things are fine, essentially fortifying their confidence they are lacking. When you live with Presa Canario, you become its pack. You must be making the decision, and not your dog. This is the only way that your relationship with your guardian family dog can become a complete success.

The Perro de Presa Canario is not for the first time dog owner. This is an intelligent and dominating beast that knows how to get what it wants and will work your patience. When obtaining a Presa Canario puppy, the breeder should spend a significant time with you to give you proper training advice, along with things to do, and not to do. The Presa Canario breeder should also inform you in the ways to obtain the kind of personality you are looking for in that Presa Canario puppy. This is critical to the success of raising your puppy in the right form and having an ultimate family guardian dog, if that is what you wish to obtain.

How to: Raising & Training your Perro de Presa Canario Puppy

If you are looking to get an excellent watchdog and a great protector, the Presa Canario is the best dog breed for these two purposes. Presa Canario or Dogo Canario is a mastiff dog breed that comes from the Canary Islands. Perro de Presa Canario, as it is also called, means the Canary Island Dog. Being a from the mastiff family, the Presa Canario puppy will grow to be a large and powerful dog, known for being fearless in front of danger and ready to take in any challenge without thinking twice. Such a dog will not tolerate strangers, whether they are humans, dogs, or other animals, so it is highly recommended for the Presa Canario puppy to be socialized and taught with other animals starting from a very early age, to avoid developing an unwanted and violent behavior.

Even if a Presa Canario puppy looks adorable, do have in mind that it is a strong breed of dog mentally and physically, which will be hard to manage and even dangerous in the wrong hands. Thus, it is not recommended to get a Dogo Canario if you don’t have any experience with dogs. Also, even if you had dogs before, but the soft type of breeds, it is still not recommended to get such a dog. The Presa Canario puppy needs a lot of training, done by a calm but assertive person. Using harsh and violent methods will not help at all, because they will turn this powerful dog into a very dangerous one to have around. These dogs are admitted for their physical strength and intelligence, although they can be stubborn as well, but these qualities can turn into severe defects without the proper education and training.

If you want to raise a Presa Canario puppy in the best way possible, you need to be a leader and be ready to spend a lot of time for its education. A Dogo Canario puppy needs early socialization, which should be done as often as possible, so it won’t see other dogs as threats when it grows up. This is why it is best to pick a Perro de Presa Canario puppy from a reliable breeder that does not keeps the dogs separated and away from human contact or contact with other animals, raising them in an environment where they are taught with different people, animals, and surroundings from their very first days of life.

So you have your Presa Canario puppy, after receiving clearance from the vet, continue its socialization. This means your puppy has had a full series of shots, as not doing so absolutely will put your puppy in the risk of getting parvo, or something else. In the meanwhile, we recommend not taking your puppy to public places and avoid having strangers over. Do not raise your hand or use objects to discipline your Presa Canario, as you will instill fear in its mind. Instead, use a timeout location and a harsh voice. Like children, they understand your demeanor and attitude towards them. If they think they can get away with it, they will try!

Once Take the dog to puppy kindergarten classes, visit friends, neighbors, take the dog to the park, around the city, to shops, and allow people and other dogs to come in contact with your puppy. Also, do not forget that this dog breeds needs something to do, not being happy with an inactive way of life, so make sure he has an activity and something to do all the time, plus plenty of exercising. And do consider enrolling in an obedience class with your Dogo Canario puppy, the earlier you start the better for both of you, so you can enjoy a calm, confident, and obedient dog.

This is a very basic tutorial, and you should always seek proper professional training. Do your homework as the Perro de Presa Canario will make you miserable if you are ignorant to its needs. Your breeder should absolutely address this matter and should recommend you a trainer (if available) in the area you live.


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As we explain to our puppy buyers, these dogs are completely what you make of them! If you are looking for a social, playful with anyone dog, you must work for it. Same goes for protection training. You cannot expect them to protect the house and know what to do if an intruder attempts to breech the property or try and cause harm to the family. Working with over 20 large protection dogs, strictly for police and estate guardian training, I can assure you that there is no dog that is born to know their job. These dogs have been disciplined in the art of obedience and protection training by professionals, and thus why our puppy contract specifies that you must have professional training for any puppy that comes from our “kennel”