Tesla is 14 weeks old and is almost the complete opposite of my first (1yr old) corgi, Ein. Which is great! She lights a fire under him and they play and tumble and I love it, BUT she whines almost constantly. She whines when she has to go out or when she's hungry and we always default to, "Do you have to potty?" If she does she'll go to the door and bark at you or ring her bell. So for the life of me I can't figure out why she just seems to whine for no reason after we cycle through the possible reasons why. We play with her, feed her, take her out and she'll just start whining while she stares at you like you should be able to read her puppy mind.
Do I just have a cry baby for a corgi?
Most likely translations for the whining:
1. "I want something! Preferably food! Please give it to me now! Failing food, please give me attention, because I have figured out that I can only get food if you are paying attention to me!"
2. "Hello! There's a corgi here that would like attention, please! Hi!"
3. "Hey! You can't hear it, but people are slamming car doors/people are talking/other dogs are barking outside, and this is UNACCEPTABLE!"
In short, unless you think she may actually be in pain, it might be best to just pat her for reassurance and ignore any additional whining. Corgis, like small children, know exactly how to tug on your heartstrings, the manipulative little darlings. :)
P.S. I *love* your corgis' names! Do I sense electrical engineers/physicists? -ASK
Indeed you do sense engineers/physicists ;) They do live up to their names, they're smart. Too smart if you ask the cat.
What a great photo! One of my corgis (the youngest at 4 years) communicates mostly by whining. Sometimes it's to let me know she needs to piddle, sometimes because she wants to play, but usually it's because she wants attention and the whining and pitiful puppy look makes me rub her belly. She's got me trained well and she's got quite a whine vocabularly.
Edison's response hit it spot-on I think and I quote "...the manipulative little darlings."