Water Corgis

For all corgis who love the water!

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Comment by Dawn Drzaic on May 30, 2013 at 12:11am
My corgis have water therapy. Therapist recommends life jackets because they tend to barrel roll. She uses "Outward Hound" because flotation is on back and sides, not belly. Decreases the roll factor.
Comment by Ann Marie DelFavero on May 29, 2013 at 12:55pm

For our little Eleanor we bought her a little plastic pool. Petsmart had it for $9.99 we just keep it filled on our patio (rinsing and refilling as needed) and let her go in it as she feels the need. When I first brought it home I played with her in it...well I didn't get in but I put some of her toys in it and sat along side of it it and kind of egged her on to get her toys. It's been about a month now and she LOVES her pool! She's not a big fan of sitting down in it. It kind of reminds me of the game Perfection when the buzzer goes off. She plops her butt down and almost instantly POPS back up! LOL But she loves running around in circles in it! We ordered her a lifejacket from Baxter Boo for when we take her up to my in-laws lake house so she can go in the lake too. That's kind of why we got her the pool so she could get use to the water. When we bath her we fill up the bath tub before we wash her so she can get use to the water being higher up on her. 

Comment by Robert and Ein Hayes on May 29, 2013 at 9:09am
Baby steps. As with anything you want the dog to do, make it a very awarding activity. In this case a spot to cool off. I like the baby pool idea I see that working well. With my boy it was a shallow lake beach and a Virginia August heat wave.
Comment by Lauren Rae & Fauna on May 28, 2013 at 1:54pm

Yanique, a shallow baby pool is a good way to get your dog used to the water.  If it's a hot day, your puppy will probably enjoy the cool water on its feet.  Also, shallow lakes and ponds with ducks are good for motivating your dog to get wet (avoid geese though, as they'll go after your dog).  If want your dog to learn to swim in a pool, river, ocean, etc., try getting in with her.  I also use a lifejacket on Fauna so if she gets caught in a current, she won't get too exhausted and scared as she swims back to the boat. 

Comment by Yanique Thorman on May 28, 2013 at 1:07pm

Hi All!  Can you advise how you got your Corgi's to love the water?  I am looking to get a new puppy very soon and like on lake and want to make sure he isn't afraid of the water.  My first Corgi fell into the pool when he was a puppy and was afraid to jump in but still loved the water but seemed very afraid.  I want to do it right. Not sure if it's best when they are pups or adults.  Any help is appreciated!

Comment by Carolyn Pippin and Gambler on August 16, 2012 at 10:53pm

Here is Gambler first trip to the lake! He is 13 weeks and a Water Loving Corgi too. His big sister is below riding the Jetski! How lucky an I? Two water lovers!!

Comment by Carolyn Pippin and Gambler on August 1, 2012 at 1:45pm

Pippin is 5 months older now! She still plays in her drinking water but has graduated to bigger bodies of water!! She loves to ride the Jetski with me!! She makes a good "Co-pilot". She is a water loving Corgi!!!

Comment by Kelsey Carman on May 10, 2012 at 4:30pm

So this video is old now (Sebastien is all grown up) and I posted it to my page a while ago, but I just found this group and felt I had to share!

Comment by Carolyn Pippin and Gambler on March 7, 2012 at 8:37pm

Here's my new Water Corgi. Can't wait for warmer weather to see what she thinks of the lake!!

Comment by Ann B., Scout and Summer on March 7, 2012 at 5:24pm

Carolyn,  she is such a cutie!  You must be having fun!  Our Summer, now 10 months old, loves her water dish so much, she drinks with both front feet in it!  I have to clean it out often--it always has dirt in it.


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