Can Cane Corso Swim? The Answer May Surprise You!

The Cane Corso is a breed of dog that is known for its strength and athleticism. Many people wonder if this breed is capable of swimming, and the answer may surprise you!

In this blog post, we will discuss the ability of the Cane Corso to swim and provide some tips on how to keep your dog safe in the water.

Can Cane Corso Swim?

Can Cane Corso Swim

Can Cane Corso swim? Yes, Cane Corso dogs can swim. However, they have a higher center of gravity and are less buoyant than other breeds. This means they may tire more quickly when swimming and may need some help getting out of the water.

The Cane Corso’s body is long and muscular, with a deep chest and well-defined musculature. Their head is large and blocky, with a short muzzle and strong jaws. Their ears are cropped close to their head, which gives them an alert and attentive appearance. And their tails are usually docked short. All of these physical characteristics make the Cane Corso seem like they were built more for running than swimming.

However, the Cane Corso is actually a very versatile breed that can excel at a variety of activities, including swimming. While they may not be the best swimmers out there, they are certainly capable of swimming and enjoying it.

If you’re thinking of taking your Cane Corso swimming, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, make sure your dog is comfortable with being in the water. If he seems nervous or resistant, it’s best to wait until another time. Secondly, always supervise your dog while he’s swimming and be prepared to help him if necessary. And finally, make sure to give him plenty of breaks and a chance to rest.

With a little preparation and supervision, you and your Cane Corso can enjoy a fun day at the pool or beach! Just remember to take it slow and have patience – your dog will thank you for it.

How To Teach a Cane Corso To Swim

Can Cane Corso Swim

Due to their size, Cane Corso’s can do a lot of physical things. However, their large bodies don’t go into favor when it comes to swimming. However, with a little bit of patience and some tips, you can teach your Cane Corso to swim.

There are a few different methods that are very effective when it comes to teaching your Cane Corso how to swim.

Method 1

The first method is probably more suitable if you already have the idea that your Cane Corso will love water. Start by taking your dog directly to a body of water. If you live near an ocean, sea, or lake, find a nice shallow spot. Make sure there are no huge waves as they might scare them.

Put a life vest on your Cane Corso and slowly start walking towards the water. First, enter the water yourself and call your dog to come. With you being in the water will encourage them and make them feel safe in the water.

Once you feel that your dog is comfortable in the shallow spot, walk a little bit deeper into the water. Always stay near your dog so it can feel safe at all times. Try not to move too quickly as you walk into the water.

Once your Cane Corso is deep enough into the water where the feet don’t touch the ground, grab them by the vest. Let them move their feet as it comes naturally to them, but assist them in holding them above the water.

Keep in mind that the Cane Corso will get tired from swimming very fast. So, try not to make the swimming lessons too long. I would say that twenty to thirty minutes is enough for starters. Then, take a break and drink water. Of course, not to mention to give your dog treats.

Method 2

The second method of teaching your Cane Corso how to swim starts in the backyard. Many of us don’t live near an ocean, sea, or lake. So, we have to be creative and adjust.

Get a children’s pool and place it in the backyard. Fill it with water and stand in it.

While standing in the pool, call your Cane Corso to follow you. If they get inside the pool, give them a treat.

After they do this a couple of times, exit the pool and tell them to go inside on their own. Of course, give them a treat as they go inside the pool alone.

Once they feel comfortable being in the kiddie pool, it’s time to try a big swimming pool.

If you don’t have a swimming pool in your backyard, you can take them to a public pool that allows pets.

Place a swimming vest on your Cane Corso and slowly enter the swimming pool. Call in your Cane Corso to slowly enter the water.

I was standing on the stairs when I was teaching my dog to swim. As he came onto the stairs, I gave him a treat. Then another treat when he slowly followed me into the deeper end of the pool.

I really like teaching dogs to swim in a swimming pool. It is safer as there are no waves or the marine world.

A great way to teach your Cane Corso to swim is to have another dog that already knows how to swim. By looking at the other dog, the Cane Corso will feel safer in the water.

Swimming Safety Tips For Cane Corso

  1. Don’t force your Cane Corso to swim just because you want them to. Some dogs won’t enjoy the water and that is just it. There isn’t much that you can do about it. If your Cane Corso feels forced or rushed, they will hate the water even more. The chances that this particular dog will enjoy the water will decrease. Always train your dog with patience, no matter what the training is about.
  2. Be there with them. Teaching your Cane Corso how to swim will only create a deeper connection between the two of you. Always be there with them. Enter the water first and then call them inside. This way, they will feel safer and will learn quicker.
  3. Bathe them after swimming. Regardless if you took your Cane Corso swimming in a lake, ocean, sea, or a swimming pool, after the swimming is done, make sure to bathe them. The salt from the ocean or sea, as well as the chlroine from the swimming pool will iritate their skin. So, after each swimming, bathe them so their skin won’t get iritated.

Dr. Maria Baker (DVM)

Highly experienced Veterinary Surgeon and Radiologist with 10+ years in providing superior care to animals of all kinds. Proven track record in accurate diagnosis, innovative treatment plans, and compassionate care. Drawing on expertise in the latest veterinary surgical and radiology technologies for optimal results.

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