My husband and I just got TWO new CORGI pups.  I got Bella when my husband was in Spain and surprised him at the airport.  Our children have grown up now, and we decided to add Bella to our lives.  She is a five month old female Corgi.  We fell so much in love with her, we decided to add one more!  Now we have Mia!  She is a three month old female Corgi.  Both are Pembrokes.  Mia has been with us a week now, at times they seem like friends, other times they interact so intently, I cannot determine if they are puppy playing or if they are fighting!  I so want them to be friends!   Will this pass?  I need advice on raising multiple Corgis!  Is this just the getting acquainted stage?  Please advise us.

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One thing to consider is solo training time. We got Al when Gwynnie was over 3 y.o. He learned a lot just by imitating Gwynnie, but because they were always together on walks etc., he may not have gotten as much solo training time. You might think of taking them out together, both of you, but then splitting up so the pups get one-on-one time. Switch.
I'd advise being very methodical about training. Make sure you and your husband are on the same page. Make a list of all the commands you want to teach. Keep a logbook? Make sure you're both using exactly the same words and criteria and expectations. Inconsistencies between you will be confusing to the animals.
I've never had two puppies at the same time so you are brave!! But John's idea is good about the solo training time it'll help them bond with you instead of each other which is always a issue with pups that close in age. I have a three dog household and there are some hard and fast rules that are followed like feeding time nobody is allowed to sniff each others bowls and they are always picked up, if one of them causes trouble/menacing they get a time out(sent to crate) for awhile. There will be squables from time to time so expect them and have a plan for what you want to do about them when it happens.
Well since I am a pre-school teacher, I get the idea of the time out rule. Thank you for your advice, we will put it all into practice!
I got Goldy when she was 7 weeks old. Bear was 9 months old. Bear is definitely a calm guy, so when this little wildcat got going, I was in shock. Overall, they do great together. They each have their own crate and often go there to relax. Go ahead and accept that they will have different personalities - Goldy is my velcro dog and Bear is more an independent spirit.

They get along great, but just like kids, they go at it every once in a gets too rough, or Bear just decides to bully her around a little bit. I don't interrupt often, they've never hurt each other, so I don't worry. I've watched carefully and Bear never actually bites her, he opens his mouth and puts it up against her.

I could never do separate training because if I put one in their crate and keep the other out, all hell breaks loose. So we train together, Bear is a little more experienced, so I put him into a sit, then down and stay and give Goldy like sit. If Bear waits, he gets his treat. Then I up the ante a little at a time, Goldy has to go down, etc.
Wow... that seems challenging.... I will work with our trainer and tell him this. Thank you.


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