I have been getting mixed messages about the Leptospirosis vaccine. I live in Eastern PA and my Vet reccomended it, but I have read that sometimes corgi's have had baaaad reactions to it. I would…Continue
Jenny, A glamor coat is a little longer than the normal coat but not long enough to be a fluffy. Look at Doug's Gromit, he has the glamor and is a handsome devil as dogs go. My Randy is a fluff but he is heat sensitive so I keep him clipped in the summer. Fluffys don't shed as badly as regular corgis but I have to work on grooming during the winter.
I have taken my corgi mix, Bruce, to PetSmart for training. It was fine, it's a good place to start. WE have not been to AKC training; the place we found is a private training group and the lady who runs it has written many dog training/behavior books. We were lucky to have found it, plus she only charges $60 for a 6 week course. You might ask your vet, local pet store (not a chain) or dog groomers if they know of any training facilities nearby, or try the infamous internet to search. Maybe there is an awesomer place you don't know about yet!
HI Jenny! We got SIdney as an older pup too, he was almost 6 months old when we got him. But his breeder had raised him in-home, so he was taught basic manners and a few commands. ALmost right away we started taking him to obedience classes and we could tell he was thriving on learning. He loved the challenge, so we've never stopped. Basic, intermediete, and then walk-in continuing education, then trick training. We were going to go from there to agility, but while waiting for a spot to open at the agility school we took the only class left, which was therapy dog training. We were doing therapy work and still waiting for the chance to start agility when his hip went out; after surgery we knew that agility would be hard for him. So now we're learning rally, which is less impact than agility. He's doing great, and we really form an amazing bond by learning things together! SO that's my main advice, find classes you can afford and just keep learning! Corgis are so smart!