Ok, I'm not getting a corgi just yet but I want to make sure I have everything I need for when I do bring them home.

  • Pet Pen - 60.6" L 22.8" W 23.6" H
  • An indoor grass dog potty
  • Puppy leash and 2 different sized bell collars
  • Soft puppy pillow/bed
  • Food/water bowls
  • Baby gate for the kitchen
  • Some rubber chew toys
  • and a Vet.

I still need shampoo but not sure what kind to get, or puppy food/treats that corgis need. Also if there's anything I missed please tell me. Thank you!

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Comment by Marcie on November 24, 2013 at 3:12pm
What happens if your corgi can/will not adapt to an indoor potty setup? My corgi much prefers to go outside of her own yard. She will only poop in our yard once snow is on the ground. I got her as a 8 month old and she came that way. She would rather explode than go inside or in "her" space.
Comment by Bev Levy on November 24, 2013 at 2:19pm

Check out Nothing In Life Is Free on line for good examples of showing leadership in a very positive way.

Comment by Kylie Dennison on November 24, 2013 at 1:09pm

Really? Ok thanks, that's something to think about. And yes still nervous how I'll do. I know a lot about training them but it still somewhat bugs me about the whole pack leader thing. Can he look up to me as pack leader and still cuddle me or is affection (other then praise) not encouraged before you establish leader? I know once you are leader how things go but I wonder about the transition. Are they wary of you because they want to be leader? Do they see affection as you handing over leadership at first? I just have no clue how that transition goes before they understand the rank.

Comment by Jane Christensen on November 24, 2013 at 12:36pm

Really depends on the dog. My Livvy is the biggest cuddle bug but also needs to run off energy to keep her from gaining weight. She LOVES to play ball and so that helps with exercise...even in the house. She is also my most difficult Corgi.

Actually you will know more about a young adult that may be returned to the breeder than you will about a pup. I have had 2 wonderful dogs returned per my contract and it had nothing to do with the dog but other people in the household. Personality is still in a process when a pup is bought although you should get a fairly correct assessment. The next step is how you do as a owner/trainer...Potty training would already be done!

Comment by Kylie Dennison on November 24, 2013 at 12:11pm

You're all just fine, it just really caught me off by surprise. I have looked up quite a lot about the breed, I haven't found a breeder to work with just yet but I have another post about that. I'm not sure what temperament I would need though. So I would probably have to talk to a breeder or something for their recommendation. A cuddle bug would be fine on some cold days but I still love playing with, and running with dogs. How would that be affected? I'll admit when it's snowing out I'm not as active as I should be but when it's rain or less I still want to romp around a bit. :] Would a young adult fit that or a puppy? I'll get any lil corgi under about 18months since then they still are kinda in that puppy time. However I would have a bit of concern if they were already trained to go outside....

Comment by Linda on November 24, 2013 at 11:27am

I also am sorry if I upset you.  I unfortunately went under the assumption that you were not farmilar with corgis.  Working with a good breeder to find the right pup for you is good.  Maybe you would even be interested in a young adult who has a laid back attitude.  Both mine were adults when I got them and neither were high energy.  Both are cuddle bugs and neither like the cold or muggy heat we get in summer here in NY.  Works for all of us.

Please keep us posted on how your search goes.

Comment by Jane Christensen on November 24, 2013 at 10:31am

I am sorry also. I was just giving info that works well. I am talking about pet fences such as Pet Lodge that are easy to move and great for pups. What I understood was maybe different then what you said.

As for treats...I prefer Charlee Bears as they are small and also make my own. Fresh fruit and veggies are good in small amounts also. If you get them started at a young age they can like the healthier choice ones. Once your pup gets older a piece of string cheese quartered and cut into tiny pieces makes great training treats!

Puppy food...there's several discussions on this you can look up on here.

Comment by Holly on November 24, 2013 at 10:14am

I'm sorry too Kylie. I thought you were just beginning to research the breed. I meant to mention some options that work for someone with physical limitations but it sounds like you already thought them all out. I should have read through the posts more carefully. Good luck with your search and happy hunting!

Comment by Bev Levy on November 24, 2013 at 9:12am

I am sorry Kylie if I made you feel uncomfortable. What I really wanted to stress was to be sure that you work with a breeder that understood your situation. Actually my Izzy would have suited your needs perfectly, she doesn't like rain, likes to lay on the couch, grudgingly takes walks, only barks a little,and thinks cuddling on a cold day is perfect. Unfortunately it would be impossible to pry her out of our hands :) I am sure your dog is out there somewhere when you are ready. Good luck.

Comment by Kylie Dennison on November 24, 2013 at 4:28am

Also the pads are washable from inside, having to go to the trash every timewould defeat thepurpose and be edpensive. And I know the breed pretty well. I'm not exactly an expert but I'm definately not the buyer you have to convince basic care to. Even the barking, I like it. If there's a strange animal or person lurking outside I want them to bark and understand that's ok. (not to bark at everything and everyone but some things I definitely want to teach them to bark till we say Quiet.)

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