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TV, producing the best breed documentaries on Youtube. (dog barking) (suspenseful music) – My name is Alex Chavarin, and I’m just been fortunate enough to turn a hobby into a passion, obsession and now into a lifestyle, which is dogs. I’m a dog enthusiast. Me and my wife run a pet training company named Five Star Dog Academy. We do obedience, home manners, socialization, specializing
in family protection. As far as training, all your breeds, from your young Shih Tzu to your big dogs, your Mastiffs, your Cane Corso’s, all the different types of
dogs that are out there, I work with. So your street pitties
and the Cane Corso’s are the two breeds that I personally own. Why we call them street
pits, is that they’re not American bullies, they’re not
American bit bull terriers. People call them muts, you know, to me, they’re just my pitties. And when I grew up, that’s what we bought. I wasn’t able to go buy
high end expensive dogs, they were right there, 25 dollars, and we got ’em and we worked ’em. Some people might call
them American bullies. They’re just straight pits. They’re not your typical UKC, your bullies that you see nowadays. Maybe a couple five, 10,
maybe along with that, you probably can see this style, but they’re not bullies whatsoever. They’re not your game pitties. I say these are a little bit more thicker than your actual pitties, and they’re not as girthy and compact as your UKC bullies that you see nowadays. So in addition to our street pits here, I personally, we breed Cane Corsos. So as a hobby breeder, I actually show my Cane Corsos. It’s important to take
’em out in the show ring. But the majority of my
main focus is workability, the balance of being neutral socialized and being able to have a
good protective nature. So that’s the majority of my focus in creating a good balance. My Cane Corso’s right now
comes from Maximo Kennels, in San Jose. That’s my female Maximo
Giovana di HighPower. And then we also have
Steel Town Kennel’s Kevlar, that I’m gonna be working with today. So the two Corso’s we have today are both showing conformation, one Kevlar is an AKC champion, who also have a couple
different obedience, temperament and protection titles. Our main focus with this guy is majority, of course, protection work. Kevlar’s three years old now, and about 28 inches high,
and about a good 120 pounds. We got Giovana, she’s
about 24 inches tall, and I haven’t weighed he in awhile, but maybe a good 85, 90 pounds. She’s only 14 months now. She done in the AKC, we’re
up 12 points right now, so we’re pretty close to champion, or if not, fairly soon. She also CGCs, TEI,
which is a therapy dog. We compete in Iron Dog events. So both these dogs do have
both titles as temperament and protection work so far. So then I got my sheep pit Leonidas, he’s about 18 inches tall, 75 pounds. We do compete in Schutzhund work. He just got his BH title, we’re looking forward
to getting his one soon. We compete in Iron Dog and Acal events, so you know, he has
many temperament titles and obedience titles as we can with them. To be honest, my ideal
dog are the pitties. Short, compact, short
hair, very easy to stay inside the doors, inside
homes, can work outside. The well balanced, the short hair, the temperament was
there, the workability. When I got introduced to the Cana Corso, they’re pretty similar in my opinion. The workability, they bring good drive, good servitude to the table, nice family dog, show good well balance. And they can turn it on
from zero to a hundred. And that’s usually what I’m looking for. A dog that can be inside
the house, mellow, and can handle the work. (growling) The courage that comes out, nice good hearts that
can take the pressure, we want to bring to the
table with these guys, so that’s why, to me, they’re very similar as far as personalities and temperaments. The main difference
sometimes I can see sometimes your Corso’s tend to be
a lot more territorial. I can leave my female outside in the yard, and she’s a little bit more
sensitive to new environments, new people coming up. She’s more vocal. My pitty, he tends to be more laid back, watch people walking in and out, a little bit more than anything else. So I’ve been training dogs now for the majority of my life. I fell into it very young, like most trainers do. I was 13, 14 years old. I would say I got real serious and started creating
this more as a profession now for about the last 10 years. My passion in work is family
personal protection work, so that is my main focus. Your obedience is very
very definitely important and home manners, but my main focus on is creating the balance, to create a good family protection dog and a bodyguard. So the main difference between a sport dog and a personal protection dog, is with sport, he plays a sport. He goes out there and
he excels and does well. A personal protection dog can go out there on the training field,
and excel and do well, but he also has to perform on the streets as well too. With the baby right there next to you, with the wife right there, you have to make sure as handler owner that the wife can control the dog, that your 12 year old
daughter can touch the dog, and control that dog, and be involved in the training. Sometimes in sports dogs, there’s only one handler, one owner, man, wife, caring for that dog and working that dog. Family protection dogs is a dog that can be
controlled by every member of the family. With all these personal protection dogs, these dogs always had the controversy for a real dog or a sport dog. These dogs should be able to do both. I don’t agree with just a
working, only on his sport field and just working him on there. I think sometimes if you only engage him on the sport field, he can get maybe just
stuck on playing a game, which is cool, if that’s
the way you want to work. Me I personally believe
that if you’ve got to create a game where you’ve got to
work a dog a little bit off, and engage them on the
streets as well, too, in your home, in your car, and in different areas that you want him to potentially protect you in. Sometimes if you get stuck
working on a training field, then he’s stuck on just a sleeve, the dog can create this sleeve happiness, and want to play sport. If you are a point dog
and want to go through that route, a personal protection dog needs to engage in outside environments. And that’s where you
do your home invasion, your car jackings, and
engagement with civil work. A sport dog doesn’t
ever have to do any kind of civil agitation, he’s always going to be
barking for his sleeve, always gonna be barking for his bite, always gonna be barking for a suit, a leg, anything in that manner and sometimes the difference
is the personal protection dog needs to take it just a step above sometimes and then biting
somebody without equipment. So today we set up three
protection scenarios, I guess you could call them. In the first scenario, we had our street pit Nidas, and mother and child preparing
breakfast in the kitchen. When she hears a loud noise, the dog gets up, alert, she grabs the dog, puts
him in protection mode. She then realizes there’s
an intruder coming in, she sends the dog off into a bite command, to dog comes in,
neutralizes the situation, we fight the dog. Usually in a situation like that, I don’t think the fight will go that long. But we put some pressure on the dog, hitting him with certain
objects, picking him up, to really insure that he’s able to take some of these pressures. Definitely I like to train harder than the actual fight might be, and that’s controversial sometimes, putting the pressure on the dog. Sometimes people say it
doesn’t mean anything, but to me, it’s testing the heart and the courage of the dog. Now that’s in any protective sport, you have to test courage,
you test the heart of the dog. If it can take stick hits, take pressure, if I’m looking at him nice and mean, keeping up with the fight. You know, definitely in training mode, if you go in to hopping the dog out, are hot at times, but certain object hitting him, honestly we’re just testing the courage and the heart of the dog. The second scenario, we worked
with the Cane Corso Kevlar. This scenario, here we had
handler owner at his desk, checking some emails, when he hears the doorbell ring. The doorbell rings, and all of a suddent
the intruder comes in, bursting in, trying to attack him. The dog steps into protection mode, handles him, neutralizes the intruder, at the same time the handler owner goes ahead and gives his bite command. And then we kind of go into
now you’re training mode, putting the pressure, squeezing him against the wall, hitting him, small little kicks
and fights here and there. Like I said, to ensure
that dog can hold on, nice comfortable strong firm grip, and can continue with the
pressure we’re putting on him. In a real life scenario, if someone gets bit, they’re going to go into attack mode. Their gonna scream, punch, kick, and we want to make sure these dogs are able to handle that type of pressure. Our third scenario we worked with our Cana Corso Giavana. We don’t do too many civil
defense work with her, just enough sometimes to keep her just there that it’s happening, to make her aware that
the fight is with the man. And then we go ahead and
give her a reward bite. So the scenario here, someone was at the front door. Handler owner comes in, female
walks in with their dog, sees someone at her front door. She yells at him and approaches him, this guy doesn’t back down, wants to test the dog. He’s screaming and yelling at the dog. And pretty much what that is,
trying to intimidate the dog with no equipment. Make sure that dog lights up, basically understanding it’s the man. I want to see nice good strong courage, not allowing me to step
into that lady’s bubble. And I don’t stop until that
dog is committed enough, and then I reward her with a retreat, and to make sure she did
a good job well done, and then we reward her with a reward bite. So that’s what we’ve
worked on with Giovana. Well, in this real world scenario, we talked about personal protection dogs. We always incorporate sports training in there as far as foundation. There’s always some guardian, these are personal protection dogs. The scenario we ran today, we always take different
exercises from those sports. So like your decoy, and your French ring, and
now your Malinois ring, or suit work. Your IPO, Shutzhund and the sleeve. But foundation, testing
grips and making sure they’re nice and comfortable, and courage. So the main scenarios we worked on today is more for your hobby kind
of personal protection guys. That don’t want to compete on the field, that don’t need for as much reliability as far as your focused heeling. We talk about reliability
as far as good sit stays and down stays, and recognizing scenarios, from a threat to a non-threat. And I think that’s the biggest difference, when you walk into a sports field, these dogs understand, you know, hey, I’m gonna come out and I’m
gonna perform this routine, and I’m gonna perform this action. In our personal protection sometimes, we’re doing obedience, sometimes we’re gonna go tracking, sometimes we’re just gonna play with you. You never know when I’m gonna pop out, and you have to defend your handler owner. Not that every jewelry guy’s gonna be able to be out there on the training field. Or even though he trains
on the training field, he wants to make sure
his dog still engages at his home, in his office, and in his everyday life. So when he takes his dog on a Tuesday to the sports field, and then Wednesday to work with him, he just wants to make sure the reliability and the control is still there. That’s usually where I come in. I come in there, some
invasion has put some threat on the dog, so give him some live looks. So I think this keeps
these dogs on their toes, and their main focus is
to teach him awareness, to be that more prepared
for the real life situation, if and when that ever happened. ‘Cause that’s really what they are, protection, sports protection dogs. It shouldn’t be a sport
dog is only a sport dog, and a personal protection dog is only a personal protection dog. They should be both, one and the same. We had our good friends Max Tran come out from Maximo’s Kennels bring his dog DJ out here. Dallas Jr’s gonna come out,
do some training with us, get him ready for his upcoming stuff. We had Zeus from Bloodlines Kennels out here stopping by. Just saying hi, these
guys are always regulars, always in our camp, having a good time, playing with the dogs. So my name is Alex Chavarin. I’ve been fortunate to turn a hobby into a passion, obsession,
now into a lifestyle. I am a certified dog
trainer, slash IPO helper, specializing in protection sports. Me and my wife run a training facility up in the high desert. We’re also hobby breeders
of the Cane Corso. We also show those in AKC Conformation. My main focus is creating a nice lifestyle just working with dogs in general. So no discrimination of any kind of breed, genre kennels or anything like that. Training is training,
breeding is breeding, and as long as there’s one by one focus, the team work makes the gene work, man.


  1. These dogs are beautiful…pass it on : respect to pitties ..these are the most loyal loving dogs ..train these dogs to kill all dogfighters ..someone needs to ..forgive my tone but i have no respect for dogfighters .they harbor no concience…god bless all pitties!!!

  2. Did Alex say at about 0:50 "as far as all your breeds starting out with your young SHITS to the bigger ect ect…😂😂😭🤣

  3. You fools worshiping the creature instead of the creator…you're going to devote your life for these shit eating giant parasites….you're no wiser than these mutts….you provide food for these giant rodents…that's it..dont kid your self…its sad that you need these worthless mutants to validate your sorry existence….you will be judged by God one day….nothing but idolatry! A bunch of simpletons…like a dog returning to his vomit…you worthless animals who sleeps with animals..bunch of sick dirty ,smelly idiots.

  4. Good thing they got some big dogs to protect that woman with all the creeps in the comment section I feel for her she's pretty but there's no need to be so disgusting saying those things about her

  5. I love how you categorize your pittie mixes. You don't have to have a pure bred to be trained for protection. You sound like a great breeder, trainer.

  6. Wow! Kevlar is an absolutely stunning dog!! Beautiful animal and clearly a very confident pooch! Great video man!

  7. Where are you located I have had two Corso's I am very familiar with the breed I don't want a basement litter I want a true-blooded Coni Corso I reside in New Jersey thank you

  8. I agree that a Corso would likely be a “better” dog than a Bully or even (actually, especially) a Pit Bulldog. They are not typically “sharp” like a true guard dog. The Pit Bull is more intense once the fight begins but the Corso, being larger, will intimidate bad guys more so than the Pit Bulldog.

    I like how your Corso is not too large, has long legs and isn’t too heavy-boned. GREAT-looking dog! 👍

    The Mal and Dutch Shepherds are, to me, “Patrol Dogs”. I don’t thing they are “playing”, per se. They’ll grab you without equipment. But I understand fully what you were trying to explain.

    Real World

    The super sharp dogs are a liability. Farm Bulldogs (Corso, American Bulldogs, Presa Canario & the like) should not require bite work. It should be instinctive.

    I really do not like seeing Pit Bulls doing bite work… they are far too formidable a dog and where I’m from hey sign their own death warrant by showing human aggression.

    But that’s just me. I know that once they get going they TEND to not stop. They are “Do or Die” by nature.

    Nice video, nice Corso you have.

  9. Fucking man children! This is dog video that's why I clicked on it. Okay a woman comes out what's the big deal..haven't you idiot's seen one respectful pendejos…

  10. These are beautiful dogs, however, I’m not sure that I need that much protection in my life. Regarding the lady, she’s nice, I guess but it’s not like you don’t see women like that every day. Do you guys ever get out of the house-:) c’mon! seriously.

  11. Testing the dogs courage makes plenty of sense. That’s how game pitbulls were trained. If they were in a dog fight and gave up they wouldn’t considered a cur.

  12. I like this guy. I'm a dog man myself. I'm from oakland. He's not far at all from me. I want to look him up and contact him. We can work dogs together.

  13. Maybe a stupid question, but you let your dog attack you for testing his defense capabilities. Wouldnt the dog get confused at a time and see you as a target? Like you are the aplha over the dog, wont that go away when you let him attack you?

    (You … him … if anybody can comment feel free)

  14. Hey there Alex. Keep up the good work. Makes me proud as a brother to see another minority in this game doing big things that you doing. You have an amazing pack with you. You are a solid latino guy who knows his stuff, keep it going. I just purchased my new family yesterday. She is 6 weeks old. Black in color with white markings. A beautiful Corso for my kids. I grew up with rotties and have to say the Corso, Dogo, Presa Canario, Boerboel, and Neapolitan have caught my eye. Something about that Corso though…..I had to have one. Been looking for years. She doesn't have papers but she is a family member and will be raised as such. Congrats on your success. Lots I want to talk about and questions I want to ask. Lol. People on here disrespectful as ever. You kicking knowledge to these busters and they talking about your queen. Distracted mfers. You have any great tips about raising her please hit my inbox. She was a great gift to my kids for their bday and I hope she is protective and easy to train. My rotties learned quick. Hard to do being a diesel tech.

  15. I dont prefer either because they arent as intelligent as breeds like Rotweiller,Doberman,GSD…So its hard to control their temper/train them and thats why they attack oftenly

  16. I have a Cane Corso/Staffordshire male, a Stafford female, & their puppy. Wonderful family of dogs. My first set was staffy and mixes – this time mixed the best of both worlds.

  17. I respect this man frfr he still respects the dog like any other dog with papers.. I love all dogs I could care less if you have papers or not. Keep going and helping dogs 💯

  18. Thank you for explaining this the way you did. I'm teaching my son how to help train our pit. Excellent video and what beautiful dogs!… SUBSCRIBED

  19. I have a 7 month old beautiful baby girl and I just had her spayed and they said at 75 lb she looked under way what do you suggest I do for her to gain weight. She is very finicky

  20. The cane corso is an Italian mastiff which is probably why his female is more vocal compared to his street pit (Mastiffs tend to be used as guard dogs to scare off predators and trespassers)

  21. Am I the only one who noticed the irony of the kid on the counter wearing a Michael Vick jersey and having a Pit.

  22. love the name he gave his dog .. street pits !! 100 % agree , theyre not american bully , they're not american pitbull ..

  23. what do you think about Slat mills vs Carpet Mills … i look at some of the slat mills people got , yes they run smooth but i think the dog had it easy , doesn't really need to put much effort on the mill … Carpet mill , the dog had to put some effort on it to get it rolling .. i just want to know your thought boss .. appreciate it

  24. Never judge a book by its cover.
    Also LOVE the defintion about this trainers Pitts. "its a mutt." dude is proud of his dog and doesn't try to bullshit you by calling it Razor line, Blue Nose blah blah blah that all these lame ass people you meet on the street calling their mutt that isn't even a pure pittbull a pittbull.

  25. Seeing everyone wants to talk about the wife……that husband is a dime!! I bet he's really strong…lol but honestly, great vid with great info! 10/10 !

  26. She’s so thirsty. Both of them probably are. She’s dying for the attention, look at how she poses at the kitchen.

  27. Airedales were up to 120 lbs and 28" tall and could move like a Ridgeback. 360 degree turns in midair, quicker reflexes than the Ridgeback.

  28. Train dog to go for face or neck, not the arm. The other hand might carry a weapon to kill the dog. Attacking one arm is not good enough

  29. Love my Cane Corso, Best Dogs hands down. with little training in protection she has such good instinct. knows when to be guarded. knows when she should stand down. and is a cuddle queen ha.

  30. Glad to see someone who kno his dog breeds and yes he chose cane corso as his main dog for its size but street American pitbull terrier are that best pound for pound but as the comments that they must is true all dogs are must to get that certain thing your looking for in a dog ok but anyway that cane corso pain tolerance its not like street or the stamina so it pretty much is what you want in a protection dog but my opinion if you ain't gotta a pit you ain't got shit like I said my opinion

  31. Is that park by a prison or outlet mall I can't tell I'm not being a dick I swear just the background those r either guard towers or a place to shop

  32. This guy's a joke! A malinois would put these so called bad asses down. Stop fooling people that you're a trainer and stealing money from people.

  33. Can a cane corso live in a small house/studio flat or apartment providing it gets regular walks/exercise outside?

  34. Seriously? The comments about his beautiful wife are disgusting and proof..
    You're all fuk'n virgins, who will never ever get laid

  35. This is awesome man! I would love to be able to own a couple Cane Corsos but unfortunately I wouldn't be able to provide the necessary time and dedication to fully care for them.

  36. Ppl cutting tails and ears of their dogs and wanna be called trainers!
    Bravo to you sir.
    How would u feel if I chopped your leg or ear off I bet really good right.
    What a joke.

  37. I love my mastiffs and pits that is what
    A cane corso is . is it.????
    Beautiful dog by far.
    Boboel are nice African mastiff .input on the cane corso ( nice)

  38. I'm buying my Cane corson from you, not Senza Tempo Cane Corso. That woman annoys me to death. All she ever does is talk about the dog being disrespectful, what kind of malarkey is that.

  39. How does the dog wanna kill the man then just takes the bite glove ? So if u have a bite glove and u wanna break in. Wouldnt the dog just ignore u and go at the mitt??

  40. 50% of comments: “Cool dogs! This man has a great life!”
    49% of comments: “Don’t be so disrespectful and stop saying you’d do the wife!!”
    1% of comments: actually saying they’d do the wife

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