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Tips On How To Train A Corgi Puppy

Three Tips On How To Train A Corgi Puppy


Tip One On How To Train A Corgi Puppy: Voice

Trying to train your puppy can be easy or hard depending on where you are training your corgi, and what your training your corgi on. But when you praise your corgi, you must make sure you are praising your corgi in a soft voice, and not in a loud, harsh voice.

Tip Two On How To Train A Corgi Puppy: Location

Now depending on where you train your corgi puppy matters too. If your trying to train your corgi to sit while your at a party, or to sit while your next to a busy road in rush hour traffic, chances are, your not going to teach your corgi much. Try a location such as a backyard away from busy streets or empty room with no distractions.

Tip Three On How To Train A Corgi Puppy: Timing

If your trying to train your corgi puppy to not go on the carpet or on the couch, you don’t watch your corgi go on the couch then yell at him or her ten minutes later for that. All that does is make your corgi thing your being mean and doesn’t know what he or she did wrong. But if you see your corgi going on the floor and not in the spot he or she should be going to the bathroom in, you raise your voice and tell your corgi no.

When you put off training what your corgi needs to learn in about a week for a party or something like that, and you try to teach your corgi on that same day five hours before your event. Your corgi puppy will tend to get bored after the first thirty minutes you try to train during those hours.

So when it comes to training your corgi for a long period of time, make sure to space it out and let your corgi puppy have breaks in between so your corgi doesn’t get bored. If your puppy doesn’t get it within the first several days, don’t give up, and keep trying to train your corgi that command. After a while, your corgi should be preforming it on command, and make sure to give some positive reinforcement to make sure your corgi knows he or she has done a good job.

Recommend Books For How To Train A Corgi Puppy

Here are a couple of books about corgis you may want to read.

Welsh Corgis: Pembroke and Cardigan (Barron’s Complete Pet Owner’s Manuals)

Pembroke Welsh Corgis (New Owner’s Guide To…)

The Importance of Food For Your Corgi

Trying to decide what would be the best for your corgi dog food is hard because of the change in diet over the years. Your corgi could be needing a lot of something, and less of something when he or she is a puppy only a couple months old, then as your corgi goes to being only one or two years old, your corgi’s diet may balance out. And when your corgi is about five and older, he or she may start to need more of what your puppy needed less of, and less of what your corgi needed more of long ago. But, when you try and pick out the best for your corgi, looking at all of the leading dog food brands on the television, they may not have everything they claim to have in the food. Maybe most of it, but they tend not to have all. But there are healthier diets, but may cost a lot more then most of the the leading dog food brands in the bag. These may be made up of real pieces of vegetables and raw or cooked meats. These tend to cost a lot more, and have a lot of the things they need for growing up. But when trying to find your corgi’s balanced diet for helping him or her grow up, you could ask your veterinarian on the next check up for tips on what foods would be good for your corgi. There are many ways to also tell if it is a balanced diet. Your corgi’s hair may look shinier, or may have more energy then before. Once you find out the diet for your corgi, make sure to stick with it, and change the corgi dog food when your corgi starts to get older.

Tips On Positive Reinforcement For Training Your Corgi

Positive reinforcement is useful for training your corgi tricks or just basic commands. But the reason why positive reinforcement is useful for training, is because it makes your corgi feel safe and makes your corgi feel like he or she has done a good job on that command or trick. Positive words could just be good job, or good dog, in a clam, settle voice. Saying positive words to teach your corgi that he or she has done a good job is a lot better then if you said bad dog, or something that is a negative reinforcement. Negative reinforcements can take away from your corgi’s knowledge on what to do when you say those words for the command, and may take longer to correct then the short time it may take to destroy the knowledge your corgi has on that command. There are also other ways on how to give positive reinforcement without saying any words. That way may cost just a bit of money, but it uses doggy treats which can be bought at most places near you. You just give your corgi a command for a trick and then once they preform the trick you give your corgi the doggy treat for preforming the command correctly. After a while, you can stop giving your corgi the treat until your corgi has learned to do the command on the word without a treat. Positive reinforcement is a large part of training your corgi. Without it, it could take years and still not be perfected. There are also other ways on positive reinforcement that works, but may not be as effective as a doggy treat or positive words. That way is petting or giving your corgi a belly rub. So remember, positive reinforcement is the key to training your corgi.

The Different Types Of Aggression For Corgis

Three Types Of Aggression Of Corgis

There are three types of aggression that your corgi could have, dominance, possessive, or territorial. Two of the aggressions ( territorial and possessive ) may cause your corgi to attack to keep their area or item safe which could lead to a injury for your corgi or the other dog that your corgi thinks is trying to take what is theirs. If your corgi has any of these aggressions, you must train your corgi to behave in public before it ever goes out to see people or things may go wrong.

Dominance Aggression Of Corgis

Dominance aggression can be just try to stay top dog. Most of the attempts of dominance that any dog tries effects people who don’t know that their corgi is trying to be more dominant. Your corgi may try and gain dominance by your corgi eating first, getting on top of you if your playing close to the ground, you move out of the way when your corgi blocks you off, or your corgi wins any game that uses strength. Dominance aggression is one of the hardest to be trained to stop because of instinct. Being more dominant than your corgi will stop this from occurring.

Possessive Aggression Of Corgis

Possessive aggression commonly happens with the runt of the liter due to survival instincts and how a pack works. The main problem is trying not to get bitten by getting near what your corgi is guarding. The item may be something as simple as a bone in most cases or food. Your corgi’s aggression for possession of something tends to stop when he or she gets older. Possessive aggression may also be to protect you, which can be a problem if other dogs are around. Again this tends tends to fade away when your corgi gets older, but sometimes it may not. But like dominance aggression, being more dominant can help stop your corgi from being as possessive over stuff.

Territorial Aggression Of Corgis

Territorial aggression, tends to be similar to possessive, but differs in some parts. Your corgi is protecting something, usually an area which he or she claims is his, while allowing certain dogs or humans to pass. Anyone which your corgi considers a stranger may be warned then attacked if the warning is ignored. This can be a serious try of aggression depending on what your corgi is trying to protect. This type of aggression will occur in younger and smaller corgis. Many times it is because of instinct that this happens. When your corgi is older this aggression, like the others, will fade. But the same thing with being dominant can also fix this problem.