Kari & Quin's Blog (11)

leash walking break through

I think I am the one who needs to go to training class. I think it should be called, new puppy owner class, cause we are the ones that need to know how to show our dogs what we want. I have been trying all kinds of things to teach Quin loose leash walking. She always pulls ahead and I keep the leash by my side and gently pull her back to my side. So she will walk beside me but gradually get faster and I have to pull the leash tight so she comes back. Well today as she was walking beside me, I… Continue

Added by Kari & Quin on June 28, 2011 at 2:34pm — 1 Comment

Corgi learning curve

In my observation, Quin will pick up new things very quickly if the motivation and the method  used are the correct ones.

If only all things were as easy to teach her as the ones she learns without any prompting by me:(  

We live on two acres in the desert and some people let their dogs run or they get out or whatever the excuse is,  but if they come over to my house and up to my door Quin will bark just like if there is a coyote well maybe she barks more ferociously at the…


Added by Kari & Quin on June 21, 2011 at 8:27pm — 3 Comments

A dogs memory

Do animals remember things? Some people say that they don't. But if not how do they learn things, how do they know that we are their people? Well I for one believe they have a very good memory.

Last night my husband and I went to our son and his new wife's for dinner, we took Quin with us of course:) They have 2 cats, we have 2 cats as well, so Quin is very well acquainted to cats. Both of their cats lived with us before my son was married. One of them is a kitten which was from a… Continue

Added by Kari & Quin on February 23, 2011 at 10:26am — 3 Comments

Dog poisoning

I am sorry to report that my sister in-law who got a corgi ( Axel ) about one month after we got our Quin, is having trouble with her neighbor who is poisoning her dogs. One of the dogs who was a Boston terrier and belonged to her daughters boyfriend died and Axel was in very bad shape, he was vomiting blood and had blood in his urine. Terry has spent a lot of money at the vets, luckily she found the poisoned patties in the backyard and took them to the vet and the police I guess Axel was… Continue

Added by Kari & Quin on January 24, 2011 at 8:18pm — 23 Comments

Stuffed Toys!?

Ok, so now that we have narrowly dodged the bullet... I can talk about it. Nothing like closing the barn door after the horse has gotten out. Saturday we had a party at our house and that night Quin started to have diarrhea. I thought maybe someone had fed her something she shouldn't have had. No be deal except washing that fuzzy but every time she goes out especially in the middle of the night. But by Wednesday she still had it and it had turned bloody so I call my vet he tells me to give her… Continue

Added by Kari & Quin on November 11, 2010 at 6:43pm — 8 Comments

Attention span

Quin is almost a year old (Nov 5) and I am very excited. I think her attention span is finally where I can really start to rely on behaviors. Today we did a sit stay with distraction. I threw one of her favorite toys around and had her sit. She did really well. I watch Pamela Marxsen on youtube she is a very good trainer, she uses positive clicker training. When Quin was real young I tried to train her but i was very frustrated either I wasn't doing it right or she was too young, but now... she… Continue

Added by Kari & Quin on October 21, 2010 at 8:38pm — 1 Comment

corgis in print

My sister forwarded a picture of 2 corgis that are in a photo in this months issue of Better Homes & Gardens I don"t have the mag and i don"t know how to put the photo on the blog post from my page so if you want to see it go to my page or get the mag :-)

Added by Kari & Quin on September 3, 2010 at 4:53pm — 1 Comment

New Dog sink!!!

My new dog sink is finally in. All of my friends think I am nuts for the way I treat my dog the way it is but when I told them I was tearing out the garden tub in my master bath to put in a dog washing sink.... They think I have lost it. My dog before Quin was a Shih Tzu and I left his hair long so there was a lot of grooming. He would start to smell doggy after about 2 weeks sometimes I would push it to 4 but not very often. I don't care for a bath myself.…


Added by Kari & Quin on July 28, 2010 at 12:59pm — 8 Comments

Doggie Spa Treatment

The other day I bought a kiddie pool for Quin. When we go for walks she always digs in the cat water dish when we get back from the walk so I thought she would like a pool. Now we live in the desert on four acres so I have the pool up on the deck other wise we would have mud. So today she went outside chased the cat around for a while then came up on the porch and started digging in the water dish so I filled up the pool and we splashed around for a while. Then she decided to go…

Added by Kari & Quin on June 2, 2010 at 4:03pm — 9 Comments

I am a big meanie

I am sad :-( Quin was spayed today.
She is so pitiful, I think she just can't get comfortable. Every time she sees me she gets up and moves, She acts like I am the one that did this to her, poor baby. I can give her a pain pill in alittle bit, the vets office said this evening after we are sure she isn't going to throw it up. So I guess she should eat alittle she did drink water and every thing is fine and she went out side to pee so i know she is fine it is just she looks so…

Added by Kari & Quin on May 21, 2010 at 8:58pm — 3 Comments

Dr. Pepper

So what do you clean up first? The dog or the floor?

Hear is what happened. A case of Dr. Pepper was sitting on the floor, a piece of cat food was dropped and had landed in the box, so Quin was trying to get it out (of course) and she poked a can either with her tooth or with a nail. So DP is spraying all over and she is standing right in front of it and once she realized it tasted good she stayed there to lick it up. Now I have a dog full of DP…


Added by Kari & Quin on February 25, 2010 at 12:14pm — 5 Comments

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