I first fell in love with corgis when I worked at my family's doggie daycare and boarding facility.
Everything about them made me want one and after 2years of working there and working with many corgis I found a local breeder and was so excited and that's when I got my first corgi (Bastian). Now from working with them I knew they could be one of the two, very very sweet with both people and other dogs OR have a big bad ATTITUDE!
And when I picked Bastian out of that litter I knew he was going to be rotten, none the less I loved him.
Immediately after I got all his sets of shots out of the way, I started taking him to doggie daycare to get him well socialized with different dogs of all sizes and many different breeds. After his first week they let me know I was going to have a hard time with him.
He went to doggie daycare for about two months faithfully. And after that I continued to socialize him with my family's dogs and still going to doggie daycare here and there and also taking him to my new workplace (PetSmart) all the time.
He isn't aggressive at all but he does come on very strong. Other dogs often feel intimidated when he approaches them and then they end up growling or snapping at him. He will then of course snap back in self defense but this has become a problem. I hate taking him out now. Friends often want to get together and take all our dogs to the park but everytime I do I end up away from the group trying to calm Bastian down because he gets so hyped up and barks hysterically and my friends dogs end up getting annoyed and end up turning around and snapping at Bastian and not in a correcting way.
I don't want it to get out of hand so I just end up separating and leaving the group. He plays fine with the dogs at home. He runs around like crazy, and chases them. And I know a lot of this is just the corgi temperament BUT is there anything else I can do. I do correct him and try to calm him down but when around other dogs he zones out and just goes crazy.
I take him out as much as possible and he gets loads of play time and running around. He's been around plenty of dogs and always is. And I do correct him and am very stern with him when he gets out of line.
Please if you have a corgi like mine and have any tips that may help me I would greatly appreciate it!
Thank you in advance!