"This was so helpful a discussion! Took Ein to my friend's house for a visit. Ein was mortally offended when her big lug of a lab (who is also a little blind and deaf) walked a bitthe over Ein's back. Never touch a corgi's back! So the…"
"Not to freak you out - because as a new puppy owner I freaked about Everything - but keep in mind any changes like that associated with food. Ein would sometimes breath super fast and pant a lot. She was also licking her paws (turning them redish).…"
"My (female) Ein is at the top of the height scale - about 12 inches and hovers around 28-30 lbs at 3 yrs. If you are doing any activity with jumping/turns (like agility, herding, flyball) you really want to keep the weight down to avoid injuries. I…"
"Ohhh yes, Ein decided my workout look was not sexy enough so she made me crotchless yoga pants! So thoughtful of her. When she turns into the whirling tasmanian devil it is a sign she needs More Exercise. That and she is learning the phrase…"
"I feel your pain - Ein went into heat at 8 months, a couple days before her vet appointment to be spayed. I was suprised because my folks dog didn't go into heat until she was over a year old. Then I remember - big dog breed vs. Corgi. Good…"
"Just a funny story on doing a "swap". A couple of times on the way home from a walk Ein would grab a piece of bark (we live in an apartment complex, lots of beauty bark). So I would use a treat and get her to give me the bark. Then I…"
"Another recommendation - read The Other End Of The Leash, it is great and talks both about typical human responses and how dogs percive them. I realized how much I was confusing my dog by the way I was giving commands (for example, using slightly…"
"Ein was just like that - my trainer calls her sassy. If you can possibly find a herding class, I recommend that. It tires Ein out like nothing else. Her mind needs the workout. No herding? Try agility. Oh and nosework is great for indoor - hide…"
"It could be a food allergy, foot licking is one symptom. Is there ever a time it seems worse? Ein licked her feet a lot, and I finally realized it was worse after she had eaten or had a beef bone. She also would pant a lot! So a switch to lamb food,…"
"Yes, be careful about a puppy holding the leash in their mouth. I had a long leash and Ein had part of it in her mouth on the walk while I held the end. So cute! Or so I thought until she took off running and the leash snapped! She had been more…"
"Heh. This is so true! I took Ein on a hike when she was young and while my attention was distracted she ran off down the trail and out of sight. I thought great, our first time out and I lost my pup! She came barrelling back down the trail running…"
"For your second question, it sounds like the pup would be spending time tied up outside. I would look into an xpen. They fold up (mine came with a carry case) and can be fastened to the ground (like tent pegs). You can even get covers. Might be…"
"Heh. I understand that! Look at a canvas collapsable crate for the car. Don't use it inside because it will get puppy chewed (if your is like mine!). But it rocks for the car. If I am visiting friends without puppy safe places I can just easily…"
"He is young so part of it is learning about things by putting them in his mouth. Two things to work on - leave it and drop (or give). Those commands get used so much! You can work at both inside and once he has it down transition outside with…"