The characteristics of the Caucasian Shepherd show that it is not a dog suitable for everyone. Even if you decide to take it puppy, you have to take into account that its character changes, growing. Experts have found that puppies from nine to fourteen months change rapidly, due to their maturity and their environmental and life experiences.
A very serious mistake to avoid absolutely, both with puppies and adults of Caucasian Shepherd, is to instigate aggression. It 's normal that this breed has a certain mistrust towards people, this is one of its peculiarities, the solution is to give it time and wait for it to become attached to the family and the home environment. We must keep in mind that it will always be wary and aggressive with strangers, because it is in its nature: originally, he protected flock and shepherd, so it is normal that he tends to re-propose the pattern of primordial behavior.
The guides and manuals that depict this breed of dog as fit for all sincerely do not tell the full truth: the Caucasian Shepherd is a challenging breed, the master must be firm, firm in his decisions and must never be weak. The puppy must immediately understand who is in charge, in order to recognize the authority, the leader, in the owner. If the owner shows weak, the dog's character will crush him, and this can become potentially dangerous for himself and for others. The younger the sample, the more likely it is to "train" it successfully.
The Caucasian shepherd is sure of himself and proud of it, an adult specimen will not be easily subjected, so the owners must have a steady hand and be determined. We must proceed with the method trying to respect it, leave its spaces, and do not bother him during sleep or when he eats. Even if you only want to move the bowl, it is likely that he takes this gesture as an invasion. It is as if inside his massive body there were two personalities: a docile and tender, also affable with the children, and the other ruthless, ready to growl and bite people or animals that for him or for the master represent a danger, making him a deadly guardian. After all, it is in his nature "to defend".
The Caucasian Shepherd Dog in front of a potential danger, will emit a kind of particular growl, very deep, perceptibly good if you keep it on a leash, as it transmits the vibrations. It will raise its tail and move it rhythmically, making wavy movements. He will move his head to the side, as the potential danger approaches, without losing sight of him. This is the most unequivocally dangerous signal, because it means that it is taking aim to launch the final attack. On the other hand, if he is in a guard state, he does not bark or scream, he merely controls potential intruders. Usually it also allows him to enter the perimeter, but only to trap them. So, if you see a Caucasian shepherd wagging his tail on a farm or at a friend's or friend's house, it's probably best to choose one of the two solutions: move away cautiously, or call the owners.
After all, the accidents between humans and dogs are caused by the misunderstanding of intentions: this is why the general rule is to immediately show a leader, not to beat him when he makes a mistake (violence generates violence, just a reproachful phrase, short and concise), try to respect the spaces of the animal and never make sudden movements, because the animal can have exaggerated reactions.
The Caucasian Shepherd is proud and proud: he does not need to prove his strength with other dogs. So, if walking, a small or medium-sized dog catches it, barking, it is very likely that the Caucasian shepherd does not worthy of the slightest attention. Paradoxically, if you get used to living with other dogs or other animals, it will have a very protective instinct also towards them, as it also considers them as part of the family.
Since each litter is composed of many dogs, and each dog has its own peculiarities, it may happen that one is more playful than the other, or that a puppy has a more introverted character, while another one is more aggressive. As already mentioned, the character of puppies is influenced by growth, life experiences and environmental factors.
Of course, this breed is not suitable for living in a cramped apartment, not even a puppy. It is an active dog, needs open spaces, to feel free, run, let off steam, and to develop its powerful physical qualities and its powerful musculature. Relegating him to a small space is likely to undermine his pride, making him unhappy, suspicious and potentially aggressive. It must be taken into account that, as for human beings, he too will have his crooked days, sometimes he may be moody, but the solution is not to be discouraged and to show himself resolute in front of him, he must understand that he is the master who commands, not he. If you feel that every attempt is not successful, you can search, through your veterinarian or breeder, a dog expert who has had direct experience with this breed of dog.