Hi Everyone,I have had my 10 week old Pembroke, Henry, for about two weeks now, and I feel like we are having trouble bonding. He doesn't seem to really care if I'm around or not. He is really good…Continue
"We brought Buster (our pemb corg of 12 weeks now) home about a month ago. He is wildly independent as well. Likes to sleep and nap away from people and really only comes over when he wants to play tug or fetch :) We were a bit taken…"
"I agree with all everybody said.
I remember I also had the same question when my girl was younger (see, I posted a similar question here, that was when DouBao was 7 months old). I even read the book about bonding with your dogs. And then, suddenly,…"
"Thanks everyone for all your help! I feel much more confident that Henry and I will be fine, and that I, in fact, will not go crazy trying to raise him. I'm glad you've all had similar issues. We start training this week! :)"
"Not to worry you will get through it. And by "it" I mean that horrible last year of law school! Some of this could be stress from the last year. You can survive - and a pup that needs regular walks, who forces you to put down the books and…"
"It definitely takes time. Corgi's are independent--that's why I love them. Camber was a rescue from a hoarding situation and it took years of getting her to sit next to us on her own steam. She also doesn't like to get picked up, but…"
"Whatever the other dog has is MUCH better than your own stuff. That is a basic, no exceptions rule of doghood. Last week I received an order of dog stuff, and there were two identical large squeaky animals in the box instead of one. Identical. Brand…"
"I think the thing to remember is that corgis are herding dogs. This means they are meant to work independently. They have their own ideas, and will try to follow through with them. This means that although they like to be with you,…"
"We are working on the playing. He doesn't love his toys right now because he gets bored pretty easily. He does love other dogs toys though, which is so strange. Some of my friends have older dogs and he LOVES to chew on their…"
"Jen: Now that you have all this advice about cuddling, how about working on the playing thing? Its been a while since I had a puppy, but I remember Snickers wanting to spend all of her time PLAYING. Even now, at 5 years old she is tugging on my…"
"This is a very good point. Butters sometimes comes over and noses me for attention. [Btw, this practice will stop soon...the human chooses when to grant attention...the dog doesn't get to demand it as he pleases.]"
"Ha! You mentioning that he's happier to see other visitors made me laugh. My little traitor WILL willingly cuddle with other people. My dog walker sent me a text photo of Butters cuddling with his wife! "
"Two weeks after bringing the 5 month Oliver home, I was in tears. I was afraid we'd never bond. He slept all the time. I don't know exactly when that changed, but even though he's way more excited when other people come to…"
"Sometimes you don't want a dog that is OVERLY affectionate either. It can be quite the pain when all they want you to do is pet them and pay attention to them. I have a lab who always needs to be pet or paid attention too and she has been like…"