I posted this in the wrong section so I'm posting this again. I would like to know your opinions on what ill need and what kinds of toys and chews are safe. if you prefer wire or plastic crate and why. This will be my first puppy on my own so any information is appreciated.

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What else do you suggest for chewing?

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.

I got a metal wire crate for my Cardi Lucy, and she loves it (she likes being able to see what's going on from inside her crate).  I also have a metal exercise pen that I attach to the crate when I need to leave her by herself for a little bit.  I highly recommend a crate/exercise pen combo.  I'm sure I could have gotten Lucy used to being in the crate alone with more practice, but she seems very comfortable having her crate and a "free" area to lounge on her bed and play with toys when she's alone.  As far as toys go, Lucy loves rope toys, squeaky plush toys she can carry, Pet Stages fake sticks, and Kong squeaky balls.  I get toys from a mix of places, Target, Petco, and Pet Smart.  Just check them out to evaluate how sturdy they seem.  Luckily, Lucy isn't an intense chewer, so toys stay in good condition.  I also suggest the fillable Kongs.  I usually fill them with some treats and plain Greek yogurt, then put them in the freezer.  It's a good distraction if you need to do something for 20 mins, but also good for their brain because they have to figure out how to get the food out.  You will also need grooming supplies.  I suggest a bristle brush, a wire brush, nail clippers, and dog shampoo.  Also get a thermometer and stock up on basic medical supplies.  You may need medical supplies for minor injuries and the thermometer fo evaluating a dogs condition when talking to a vet on the phone.  You may also want to get a dog bed or designate an old blanket as the soft place for the pup to rest.  Also, you will need special odor remover spray for when the pup has accidents - because it WILL happen.  I use training bells on the door that Lucy rings when she needs to go outside - may be worth a shot.  There is so much to do before adding a pup.  Definitely get a leash and collar (smallest size collar, and 4 ft lead to start) as you will likely have to stop on your way home from the breeder for the pup to have a bathroom break.  When I was prepping for Lucy, I found the book Welsh Corgis: Pembroke and Cardigan (Complete Pet Owner's Manual) by Richard G. Beauchamp to be invaluable.  I know I have been rambling a lot, but one last piece of advice - do a Puppy Kindergarten!  Such a fun way to bond with your pup, and very rewarding.  Good luck and enjoy your little one!  They grow up so fast :(

Vet wrap is a must have for supplies...can use for people or dogs. I get the 2".

It's about a hour and a half drive home so should I put a towel or blanket on my legs and hold her or should I put her in the kennel for the ride home? Also what size pen? And what size harness will I need?

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

Do most crates connect to them?

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.


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