8 week-old Donovan came home last Saturday and is doing great. He's a well-adjusted and self assured pup-- he barely cries at night and entertains himself with his toys. There's only one problem: he doesn't need me!
He has very little interest in playing with anyone but himself. I try to drag toys across the floor-- he lays down and looks at me. I give him ice to play with, he pushes it into the corner and ignores it. He tires of his toys quickly and we have to cycle them every day. He has Kongs, and a rainbow of chewies, stuffies, nylabones, etc. (Dont know if it's relevant, but he gets treats for good behavior, things like kibble, Vital, and carrot ends.)
He came from a big litter, and is used to having 12 brothers and sisters to run around with, but surprisingly doesn't seem anxious or depressed that they're gone. Just... bored.
We live in an apartment in a dog-filled complex, so there's no yard, and going outside without all his shots is out of the question. There are parks, beaches, etc, but I don't trust that dogs havent been through them either. I've brought several people over to begin his socialization... he loves visitors, but still gets bored with them just like he does with me.
Also, he's too young for daycare or playdates in the area-- and I'm already signed up for daycare when he turns 12 weeks. But until then?
I know a happy corgi is a tired, exercised-out corgi, but if he wont play with me or anyone else in the apartment, what do I do? I know he'll get over his aloofness eventually, but how do I wear him out before then?
:) Thanks for reading all the way through-- I'm stumped, and wasn't sure what information was relevant.