I'm a dog trainer at petsmart. My 6 month old cardigan corgi has been coming to work with me every day for the last three months. 5 days a week 7 hours a day. He loves it. He gets very excited when we go to work because he knows how much attention he will get. If you've been to petsmart you know how many different types of dogs come into that store, especially on the weekends. When i first started bringing him he would meet and greet every dog that was there and they would always play wonderfully. I got him neutered at 4 months of age. At 5 months of age i started noticing a difference in his attitude towards other dogs. He has become more than slightly aggressive with other dogs and is rapidly getting worse. He has bitten two dogs, tried to bite many others, and shown his front and side teeth numerous times. I don't mind if he warns another dog to back off, but he always eventually tries to snap at them.
Why i'm posting this...
A member of an adoption agency there said to me 'it's the breed.. that's why he's like that'. I don't want to believe that. I know all of you guys have wonderful happy playful well socialized corgis that do fine with other dogs. But is there anyone out there that has had any kind of problems like this with their corgi pup? I think my corgi was beyond well socialized considering he is around numerous dogs on a daily basis. Why is he acting like this? Is it a breed thing? What can i do?
i know what your probably thinking... "your a dog trainer and you are asking about this?" Petsmart has a no aggression policy when it comes to training classes. We teach obedience. I know a thing or two about aggressive behaviors (apparently not enough!), but it was just from what i've learned by being a trainer. Petsmart did not train me about that subject at all.
Thanks in advance!!
-Tiffany and Warhol