I just have a couple new questions as Daisie is coming home soon. I heard a rumor from another corgi owner that corgi's tempermants will change dramatically when they hit 3 years of age - has anyone heard of this?
Also, Daisie will be 9 weeks when she comes home, should I wait until she is 12 weeks :(ie had all her shots) before even taking her for a walk? I know that socialization is very important during this time, and that you shouldn't take them out at this time either - just want to make sure I lay the right foundation.
I have had three corgis pass age three and never have seen a change in temperament. I did have a dog trainer once that specialized in training police and protection dogs and she claimed that until age three dogs do not intend to injure with their bite. I never wanted to test that theory...
I have always taken puppies on short walks at an early age, just limit their interactions with other dogs (and their feces) until all the puppy shots are done. Socialization with lots of people is a great idea at this age.
I've heard that 8 weeks is a bit early to separate a litter, that bite inhibition is learned among littermates from 8-12 weeks, that litters kept together for 12 weeks will be less "bitey".
I can not take Bugsy past the park if there are children playing. He hears them & he *has* to be on the playground with them. If I don't hold on he will attack - with licks :p
Um, how can you not socialize a corgi puppy? Once you step out the door & pup is spotted, you are instantly surrounded!
I'm with the others - start on day 1. Mine gets along with all people & dogs. The world is his playground...