What about bully sticks? They're kind of pricey (but you can get them relatively cheap at Costco, in lifetime supplies) and they stink, but vets seem to believe they're relatively safe.
Ruby loves them, and it takes her days to chew one down to a four- to six-inch length, at which point I take it away. Cassie doesn't seem to be consuming them very fast, either.
Thanks to Mycorgi.com, I was clued to the X-pen by members. Boyoboy, is that THE greatest invention since sliced bread! Got one at PetCo for a reasonable price. Went back for another, so as to park one on the porch and one in the family room, thereby obviating having to drag just one of them back and forth.
Pup has learned to hop over the low entry, so if I leave the X-pen's gate open, when she gets bored she will go back in there after a frolic and take a little nap. I leave an extra bowl of water in there, and some chew toys for her. She thinks it's her nest. ;-)
Also, if I don't happen to feel like standing guard while the grown corgi and the pup corgi are dining, I can put the puppy's food in the X-pen and close Pup in there, obviating a) worries about Cassie deciding to steal her food and b) worries about Ruby deciding to steal Cassie's food.
It's also a great house-training device.
Vet wrap is a must have for supplies...can use for people or dogs. I get the 2".
It depends. I'd hold her if you can (if someone can drive for you). If you have to drive yourself, it may be safer to place her in a travel crate in the backseat. Lucy's breeder wanted us to bring a travel crate to pick her up and for transporting her home. We ended up holding her later in the drive (our breeder was four hours away). I think it's good bonding time to hold them while you bring the pup home. I got a crate that is 36" L x 24" W X 27" H. This is much higher that a corgi would ever need, but alas it's how they are made. The metal crate came with a divider, so I've been able to make the crate gradually larger as she grows. For the pen, I got the 30" high x 24" wide panels (Midwest Black E-Coat Exercise Pen) . It's tall enough for me to step over, but Lucy could never jump over it. I would get the smallest size harness you can, since corgi pups are small (7-8 lbs). I think it is the 8"-14" size. Hope this helps!
the play pens look really small length wise. is that enough room for them to play?
Yeah, the are good sized. There are eight panels wide. When the pen is connected to the crate, there is enough room for food/water, a bed, a pee pad, and still room for her to play.
You could always get two and connect them together as well
I think so. The exercise pens come with clips (like the ends of leashes), so they hook best to metal crates. But the plastic crates are small enough that you could just place them inside the pen I think.