Caring for a Corgi puppy

So, you’re bringing home a Corgi puppy. That means you’re aspiring to be an English monarch or you’re adding one to the family. These Welsh pups have a rich history and are a famously loyal breed. However, like any herding dog, Corgis have a stubborn and independent streak that takes plenty of work to keep in-check and happy. Here are a few tips on how to seamlessly transition your home into a Corgi home.

Make time to play

Corgis are a high-energy pet, and you’ll need to accommodate that energy. Develop a routine that includes plenty of play time and walking, otherwise you might have a very restless pup on your hands. Dogs tend to get noisy and disruptive when they’re bored, and Corgis have a reputation for being persistent barkers. But don’t treat playtime with your dog like a chore. Despite their short legs and small stature, Corgis are deceptively fast and can be great at fetch or chase. If you don’t have a large enough yard to play in, find dog parks or other parks nearby to help occupy your pet’s time.

Invest in toys of many varieties to keep your puppy entertained. Corgis are intelligent dogs that can get restless with simple chewables, so use puzzle toys that offer your pet more of a challenge. This has an added benefit of promoting healthy teething from your puppy, although is not comprehensive. Corgis were bred to nip at cattle heels while herding, so you should be prepared for a small amount of nipping from your growing Corgi . Be sure to express that any more is undesirable behavior to prevent your Corgi from learning to herd you.

Establish a routine

Corgis come in two varieties—Cardigan and Pembroke. Depending on which breed of Corgi you have, you’ll experience various levels of independence and stubbornness from your Corgi. No matter the kind, establishing a routine and strictly enforcing the rules are the best way to keep your new pet under control.Without the structure, Corgis are often quick to establish their own rules and be unwilling to change.

Regulate feeding time with them to specific times and be certain to keep that time, only providing their bowl for as long as it takes the dog to eat. Letting your pup graze throughout the day lets them grow complacent and bored with food, and makes establishing when they’ve eaten hard to do. Do the same with playtime and walks, but don’t start off with more than you’re prepared to do. If you’ve consistently walked your new Corgi puppy every day of the week for a month, he’ll start expecting it next month when you begin to dial down the frequency. Settle on

Do the same with playtime and walks, but don’t start off with more than you’re prepared to do. If you’ve consistently walked your new Corgi puppy every day of the week for a month, he’ll start expecting it next month when you begin to dial down the frequency. Settle on consistency that will suit your puppy, you, and future you.

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