Hello, everyone! I have a 9 week old Pembroke who has a peculiar habit. No matter how long I take her outside - it could be just long enough for her to potty or it could be an hour long walk - she…Continue
"my little corgi is only six months old, but up to date on all her shots. we live on bainbridge island, so i think we're going to play it extra safe just in case! thanks for the link, i shared it with some pet store owners here on the island in…"
Thank you for this great advice! The first section of the hallway is very small and she probably does become instantly bored. I will try the treat approach so that she stays occupied long enough for the 30 second walk to the doorway. We…"
You're right, I didn't think of it as trying to understand why an infant does things. I suppose it will take time, patience and consistent training. As far as exposing her to things, we are being as careful as possible while still…"
"Thanks for the reply, Sebastian.
My boyfriend and I have integrated a couple of those approaches and it seems to be making slow progress. First we try yelping, then replacing a toy with whatever she is nipping at, followed by pinning…"
"Because of the specific location where this takes place, I would say that when she enters the hallway, she suddenly has a lot less other stimuli to keep her growing mind occupied, so she takes out her energy on the closest thing - your pant leg. She…"
"You are trying to understand why an infant does something...unlikely that the infant even knows. 9 weeks is really really young! Just pick her up for a while and then take her in the apartment. Any nipping of your pant legs should result in a firm…"
"Few things:-If you want to stop the herding just stop the minute she does it and very dramatically say NO. If you are consistent, she should get the idea pretty quick.
-Either substitute something chewy, like a rubber toy, when my puppy…"
Hello, everyone! I have a 9 week old Pembroke who has a peculiar habit. No matter how long I take her outside - it could be just long enough for her to potty or it could be an hour long walk - she will wait until we are in the entrance hallway to my condo to bite my pant leg and/or feet. I am familiar with the fact that Corgis are herding dogs and that heel-nipping is usual puppy behavior; however, I am completely at a loss of understanding as to why she tends to wait until we're in the same…See More