Getting your fresh Presa Canario puppy is a fun and challenging experience.

From house training, to simple obedience commands, your puppy is going to test your patience to the best of their ability. Having the upmost discipline in yourself is key to the whole process. We never want to train or handle the presa canario with frustration that they can feel. Your dominance roll needs to be a gentle one as a parent to a child would be. They tend to be a direct reflection of their owners, and your hourly feedback will create the end result.

Your relationship with your presa canario is a key ingredient to the training with them. The closer they are to you in living conditions and life we have ours, the better they become. Trusting them have been created over time by showing them they can trust us. We keep a close eye on anyone allowed to be around them, as people can have intentions they don’t realize can have negative consequences to. An example can be from a friend playing roughly with the puppy which can give them overall trust and hierarchy problems. They should not have strangers or friends of the family to command them around as a playful act. The true presa canario always sees their job in the play and can quickly dominate the situation.

A proper routine we have found to be the best overall way to train. From morning till night, and even in the middle of the night we can enlighten them. Your ritual should consist of proper one on one bonding time, paired up immediately with brief training sessions of 5 to 15 minutes. Rewarding should be given as calm and relaxing petting, with extra loving words of encouragement. This increases their confidence levels to a heightened state through the reward process.

The amount of training or lack of, will dictate how much extra initial time you will need to get them to a structured point. Our raising in home, along with training from the very beginning ensures our puppies assimilate quickly to their new homes. If you have recently obtained a presa canario puppy elsewhere, you will want to ask the breeder what training if any has been practiced. We expect our clients to maintain a level of assertive obedience commands that you will give the presa canario puppy on a regular basis. The consistency of these commands is crucial and will keep your bond tight with your puppy.


Training a Presa Canario puppy is an involved task that requires dedication, patience, and a clear understanding of the breed’s characteristics. These dogs are intelligent but can be stubborn, making it crucial to approach training correctly.

Key Points for Effective Training

  1. Early Socialization: Start socializing your Presa Canario puppy as early as possible. This helps in mitigating aggressive and suspicious behaviors.
  2. Consistent Training: Consistency is vital. Have set times for training sessions and stick to them. Presa Canarios respond well to routine.
  3. Positive Reinforcement: Unlike breeds that are eager to please, Presa Canarios respond better to positive reinforcement rather than harsh methods. Rewards and treats can go a long way.
  4. Firm but Calm Approach: Training should be carried out by a calm yet assertive individual. A harsh and violent approach will not yield positive results[1].
  5. Medium Exercise: Include daily walks in their routine to fulfill their need for medium exercise. It helps in burning off extra energy, making them more receptive to training[5].
  6. Professional Guidance: Due to their complex nature, getting professional guidance is often recommended. A dog trainer experienced with the breed can offer invaluable tips[3].


Training a Presa Canario puppy is not a task to be taken lightly. Due to their independent and strong-willed nature, traditional training methods often prove insufficient. However, with a systematic and empathetic approach, a Presa Canario can be a loyal and disciplined member of your family.