"Do not listen to your vet for training advice! If you have been making her submit, you are reinforcing her concerns. Growling is a way of warning she is uncomfortable and should not be punished because she will learn not to warn. try watching…"
Lily’s aggression is getting quite worrisome. She likes to show the teeth and growl all the time to me and somewhat my girlfriend. I am the main care taker of Lily and she also likes me the most. She is quite quick to show the teeth. We had a trainer who suggested giving her treats when approaching her to get her out of the that state of mind, but I think it just embolden her more as she knows she’ll get a treat if she starts showing the teeth. She’ll listen to commands after or during…See More
"Holly, I usually think of guarding people or furniture as a slightly different motivation. Guarding people seems to rise more from jealousy, since even submissive dogs show signs of unhappiness when their people are showing attention to…"
"I'm kinda with Anna on this. I'd be concerned about the impression that she's guarding from the humans..."you're not the boss of me now"???? Wrong, dawg!
Have you looked objectively at your own attitude and…"
"Great comments Beth. I mentioned touching the dog with an object and tapping her gently once and awhile during her meals to get her used to someone approaching and realizing that her food is safe without yourself in potential danger of getting…"
"Resource guarding is very common and, fortunately, fairly easy to treat. It is commonly seen as dominance or lack or respect, but research does not back this up. Observations of wild wolf packs show that even very junior or young…"
"I found most of the tips from this site were really helpful when I adopted my three year old corgi who displayed some resource guarding about her things and "her" people. Anna was one of the people that offered great tips for this issue as…"
Owner of Lily. Female lovebug. From a breeder who did not sell Lily due to a gene defect she did not want propagated.
Owner of Camber; a 7 year old tri-colored Corgi that we rescued in March 2008. Died 1-18-2014.
My girlfriend Elys is also post on this forum about Camber.
I am in IT and a partner in a micro-machining / prototype company that is family run and based out of Switzerland.
I am into cycling, F1, and collecting wine and vintage port.
Welsh Corgi Breeder?
About My Corgi(s):
She was a kennel dog that we rescued and likes my girlfriend more than me. Good on the leash, but often frieghtened, rarely affectionate, and does not know how to play. She rarely looks me in the eye and I am the one who walks her, feeds her, and brushes her... No love from that dog!
She is certainly sweet and everyone adores her as she is so quiet and never barks. She is not much for dog treats, and does not know what toys are.
I would like to see her get out of her shell.
Her favorite spots are the corner of our couch, corner of our bed room, and in front of our sub-woofer.
We're aiming to get a corgi in Spring 2014. We want to take time to plan, get our vacations out of the way, learn, etc. I haven't seen any corgis in the neighborhood actually. Do you hang out by the dog park?
Hi mosesbotbol: Two of my Corgis were used for breeding and showing. The Tri girl "Sally" has a great personality. She plays and is very loving. She likes her toys and is also a good watch dog. The other red Corgi "Chloe" is 7 yrs. old now and is the same as yours. She doesn't know how to play and doesn't know what toys are. She has her spot between our couch and chair and doesn't move from it much. If I didn't walk her, she wouldn't get much exercise at all. That may explain why she weighed 38 lbs. when I got her. I've had her for 1 yr. now and I put her on a diet and walk her 3 times a day. She has lost 3 lbs. since last yr. She is very affectionate though. She sticks to me like glue and won't let me out of her sight. I got my youngest Corgi "Jake" when he was 10 wks. old. What a difference. He loves to play fetch and has a great personality. He does a few tricks too. It makes a difference when you raise them yourself but I'm all for adopting older dogs. Where would they end up and what kind of a life would they have if people didn't adopt them and love them? At least they will have a good life from now on. Your Corgi is very sweet.
Hi mosesbotbol I tried to reply to your note but not working so sending new message. I might have a pup going to boston from this litter so if your friend wants a pup they could share a shipping fee and save $$$ plus pups are happier traveling. I have photos on mycorgi page or if better they can email me direct and I can send photos back email@example.com
I'm so glad you rescued Camber! As a rescuer and a person that has kept a rescue (Wiley) there is nothing as great as seeing them progress and every time I feed Wiley she does this little "prance" like she is so excited to have her "own" food.I believe that Wiley survived on the other dogs leftovers and now she has her own.She couldn't even walk when I got her and my vet also believes she was the most abused out of the 4 I rescued...also on Livvy and the bath...at least she stays in the tub...some of my others think they need to jump out...