Believe it or not, the short-legged corgi has long been used to guard and graze cow herds. Today these dogs are practically not used for their intended purpose, increasingly assigning them the role of companions. However, even in order to become a companion, with whom it would be possible to go out without fear, the corgi must undergo certain training.
Pembroke Corgi: Temperament
Unlike their direct counterparts, the cardigan corgi, Pembrokes are characterized by a lighter temperament and a dislike of loneliness. While still puppies, these miniature shepherd dogs demonstrate watchful qualities. Corgi can play the role of a watchman or guard if the owner gave an order – they will carry it out, no matter what happens. Well-trained and well-mannered these dogs can become good friends for children, they will be tuned in to interact with the owner.
Important! If Pembroke is aggressive, the behavior is corrected by training.
All corgis are very smart, but not very physically active. They don’t need long walks to walk. However, so that the dog does not get bored, does not stop in mental development, and does not gain excess weight, it is necessary to regularly play games with it and take it for walks to the park at least several times a week.
Important! Pembrokes will love the games of “fetch” or “find the hidden”.
Sometimes Pembrokes can be too executive, reacting to every rustle outside the door with loud barks. It is impossible to scold the dog for this since such behavior fulfills its guard duty, but it is also not worth leaving without participation. A course of obedience will help to get rid of excessive barkiness.
Pembroke Corgi: Training
You can start training with a puppy immediately after it has settled in your house. The optimal age is 2-3 months. Classes can be conducted independently or involve professional dog handlers in the process.
The Pembroke owner needs to remember the following rules:
The first thing to do is to prove to your pet that you are the authority in your pair. A properly built hierarchy is a one hundred percent guarantee that the training will be effective. If the owner at least once shows weakness or goes with the dog on the occasion of the main in the pair, it will be she.
The puppy needs to be interested and in no case try to intimidate it. If the dog experiences discomfort from training, there is no need to expect any harmony in the relationship with the owner and, of course, good results from the process itself.
To quickly learn the name and develop reflex reactions to the basic “to me” and “sit” will help to conduct lessons before feedings, and not after them.
Puppies should be maximally socialized before they are 7 weeks old. If the dog is no longer afraid of the street, classes can be safely transferred from the apartment to the fresh air.
It is important to note that at the age of 5-9 months, corgi tries to escape from their owner during walks. It is important to suppress the runaway instinct inherent in the breed, without letting the puppy off the leash during this period.
Important! Training conducted in the form of a game will, a priori, be much more effective than the methodical memorization of commands.
Corgis are for the most part intelligent and capable of training dogs, but sometimes they get out of control by starting to snap and even use their teeth. It is impossible to react to such behavior with open aggression. Special devices and devices will help to wean the dog from biting. You can also consult a specialist to correct its behavior.