My dearest friend (who introduced me to corgis) will be going out of town for a week and I have offered to watch her corgi, Emily, for her. My dogs normally get along very well with her. They always hang out at the barn, go on car rides, etc. But I haven't had her at my house unattended without her human mom since I've gotten Tigger. Molly and Tigger can be real bullies (esp. Molly cuz she is the brains and Tig is the muscle). There was only one incident that was bad, and it was that they were all fighting to be in the same kennel at the horse show...I think there ended up being a bigger fight between me and my friend! :-0.I really want to keep Emily, I want to do this favor for my friend, Emily is a sweetheart and she LOVES Tig!

I know that if there are dog cookies or toys, there will be no fights. I also seperate my dogs during meal time and I watch over them while they are eating. I am afraid that while I am at work that there might be a three way fight. My friend and I are going to do a trial period for a couple of hours to see how it goes down.

Tig and Emily are both used to being kenneled. Should I kennel both or just one of them when I leave for work? Any other tips from you wise corgi peeps? Like I said, I want to keep her, I think everything would be fine but if DAWG forbid anything would happen to Emily, it would probably be the end of our friendship and possibly my life! For REAL!

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Comment by Kristi Reckard on January 27, 2010 at 8:50pm
LOL at the like having toddlers in the house! SO true of corgis. Perfect description. The fact that you are so concerned about watching them makes you the IDEAL person for the job. I am sure all will go well and Kenneling a corgi is the only way to go. Then let em run like heck when you get home!
good luck and we will pray for your safe dog sitting venture:))
Comment by Natalie, Lance &Tucker on January 27, 2010 at 11:33am
I completely agree with everyone here, keep them kenneled when your not home. If you are home and cant supervise I would seperate them in different rooms. Totally worth the peace of mind!!
Comment by Nicola Porter on January 27, 2010 at 8:54am
I have Superstar and Boots right now and when I go out I put them in the pen with their cuddlies and toys. Very rarely though is no one at home to watch them all. It's like having toddlers in the house.
Comment by Bev Levy on January 27, 2010 at 8:01am
I would kennel yours while you are unable to supervise or have them closed off in separate rooms. When we moved my son's dog in last year (knowing that Sparty did not like her) I kept a leash on them to drag around. If there was any exchange that looked snarky I could easily grab the leash of the troublemaker and put a stop to it. They now live together fine although Sparty just tolerates her because he knows I will not allow anything different.
Comment by Sam Tsang on January 27, 2010 at 12:15am
Keep them kenneled separately, you won't have to worry about the what ifs and possible regrets.
Comment by Susan Temple on January 26, 2010 at 11:10pm
NO WAY would I leave them alone and unsupervised, even for a trial period! You're bringing a dog who has already fought with your dogs into their territory, were they are going to be even more bossy. But I would still babysit her, just be sure to kennel or separate the dogs when you are not there. We have two corgis who get along fine, but when we sit for our friends Italian greyhound we only let them play when we are able to supervise. Otherwise they go, or he goes, gated into the kitchen. That way we never have a problem. Good luck and have fun with your furkids!

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