Hi everyone! I'm a new dog owner and would appreciate any advise any of you have to throw my way!
About My Corgi(s):
Owen is a 7 month-old red and white/sable Pembroke Welsh corgi. He arrived home on May 23, 2008 and we're just getting to know each other! So far, Owen is a friendly, happy little guy but he's afraid of new situations such as walking on a leash outside (I think he's afraid of the cars) and is attached to his pen area and retreats there whenever he feels uncomfortable (such as when he sees the dreaded vacuum cleaner monster) :P Over time, he's gotten use to seeing cars, but sometimes will stop and look anxious (or other times run about wildly) if a bus or truck go by. He loves to meet new people and dogs though. I just started bringing him to a new puppy school out in the country (the old one didn't work for us because it was in the city and they didn't allow playtime) - and he loves it! He also had a great time playing with other corgis and enjoys going to corgi meetups. I noticed that he likes to herd other corgis, hehe. It's been a wonderful, yet at many times trying, experience having him in my life thus far. He's gradually taught me to be a more patient person :) I would love to eventually have him do agility when he's older since he seems like he has the personality for it.
hi nancy! hi owen! i think ein might have some sable in him after browsing owen's pics :) though ein's mostly red & white he has been getting black hairs on his back and they're getting darker on his forehead! owen has such great markings :)
Thanks for the comments about Le-Le. There was a blog discussion 'pembrokes versus cardigans' back in April/May under Basic Breed Info. I searched under the forum section and found it. Might want to look there if you want other members see as the difference between the breed.
Everyone is always commenting on Wally's paws too! He definitely does the lunge and pet me routine when he wants people to say hi. He's already knocked over a little boy [thank goodness he and his mom just thought it was funny] but i really don't want him to injure anyone as well. I already have a difficult enough time trying to get him to walk w/o tripping me. We'll most likely end up enrolling him in some time of puppy training class, so if i learn anything new about how to make him heel, I'll be sure to pass it along =]
I tried both my guys on raw food. Did you know a dog could shudder? Wow they gave their opinion. The funny thing is they both love raw beef bones. Esp. ox tails. The diet I pickup was chicken though, and the only option was that or lamb. Henry has already given his opinion on lamb.
I'm afraid to make my own. What if I left out something they really, really need? I know cats have a requirement for a specific amino acid or they'll go blind. Do dogs have any requirements like that? Someone told me to pick up a book, but how do I know they're correct in their choice of ingrediences? What if I made my boys sick. Worry, worry, worry.
then meats like beef heart, tripe, liver or cooked chicken are good...as for veggies grated raw carrot, chopped parsley, tomatoes, cooked green beans, or baked sweet potatoes, these are all vitamin A-rich....also cottage cheese and raw egg yolks are good.. as for fruit things like apples and bananas are great.. :)
as for feeding your dog "meaty bones" I strongly dissagree with chicken bones, as those bones can splinter and tear up your Corgi inside, and the best raw meat to start the little one on would be raw beef, easiest on stomache...