Ok, this could be fun! Who doesn't like to brag, right? I'm sure we all think our little gal or guy is the cleverest dog ever, and Corgi's are known to be an intelligent breed. What makes yours the smartest one of all?
I know Jack is a genius because he knows the name of all his toys. He has about a dozen toys, 80% of which are some sort of ball, and he can tell them all apart and will get the correct one when you ask for it. It's a riot to see him trotting around the house looking for the right one; if he's bored I send him for one I haven't seen in a few days and watch him look under the couch, behind the toilet, in the back of his crate, and every which way for that toy. Sometimes if you ask for a toy he doesn't feel like playing with, he'll go over and poke it once with his nose and look at you as if to say "If you want it so bad, get it yourself; it's right there!"
When we bring home a new toy, we will say the name of the toy twice and he's got it. He can also cross-reference by game. For example, I taught him catch with a ball called Knobbly Wobbly, and he will get that ball if I say "Where's Knobbly Wobbly?" or if I say "Do you want to play catch?"
A couple weeks ago, my husband and I were on our deck with a small telescope. Shawn commented that he thought we could see the rings of Saturn. And we could! Very cool, so we commented on how clearly you could see the rings.
Jack barked once and looked at us. I thought he might need to go to the bathroom (the deck is gated but our yard is not fenced, so he needs to be taken off with a leash so he can go potty). So I went in the house with him and went to grab his leash, when he comes running out of the living room with his rubber rings in his mouth and a gleam in his eye. He heard us talking about rings, so he went and got them; he didn't need to potty at all.
So, why is your Corgi a genius? Share your stories of Corgi acumen. :-)