I thought dogs can swim and love playing in water.
Toby, on the other hand, is afraid of water.
She freezes when I bath her, and her whole body shakes when I walk her along the beach close to the lake.
I have seen lots of dogs running, swimming, and playing fetch (from water) happily at the beach.
Is it just Toby or are corgis afraid of water?

Toby barks a lot, but she only barks to tell us if someone is visiting or when she hears a strange noise.
When no one's home, she wouldn't bark at all (even when there is a doorbell).
If I bark with Toby, she would actually bark at a even higher pitch (similar to a wolf with her head pointing up).

Social Life
Toby enjoys playing with other dogs. She likes to play "hide and seek".
Her best friend is my cousin's Shih Shu, but the Shih Shu died earlier this year at the age of 15.
Now, Toby usually plays with a Sheltie named Simba (my cousin's new dog) and a toy poodle named Momo (my other cousin's dog).
Toby loves to bark and chase after Simba.
Both of them make lots of noises, but it is fun watching the dogs playing with each other.

Toby is a nice dog who will share her treats with her friends.
It is very cute to see Toby pushing dog treats to other dogs with her nose.

Toby knows "hand", "the other hand", "turn(flip) over", "roll", "stay", "leave it", "drop it", "kiss", "come", "let mama carry you" (she will jump to my arms), "bark", "jump", "down", "sit", and lots more.
She is very smart and can understand the commands in various languages.

Toby snores as soon as she lies down (even before she falls asleep). She makes noises as she breathes sometimes.

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Comment by Kyle, Megan and Loki on May 30, 2009 at 5:04pm
Loki hates baths and rain, but if he sees other dogs he will lie down and wait , even in puddles, run through a stream as long as it doesn't go belly deep, and paw at water all over. He hates water he doesn't voluntarily come into contact with. Anytime I try to bathe him, he tries to escape the tub resulting in claw marks and whining.
Comment by Kathy and Jillie on November 1, 2008 at 9:37pm
Well add another corgi to your list of water haters! Jillie hates the water...runs far..far away. LOL
Comment by Laurie on November 1, 2008 at 3:44pm
Rosie loves water and swims like a fish, but George likes to watch her from the shore. He keeps acting like he wants to but he is still a little afraid to try.
Comment by Sarah C. on November 1, 2008 at 1:28pm
Mine hates water too. The pondfish don't heed her warnings and she's always looking in at them with concern.
Comment by Vikki on November 1, 2008 at 1:29am
Thanks Frank&Henry for advice. I saw some dog pools in Petsmart couple months ago. I will let Toby try it next summer.

Thanks Geri. It seems like quite a few corgis are scared of water. Sidney is very cute!
Comment by Geri & Sidney on October 31, 2008 at 11:28pm
Sidney is also afraid of water. Bathtub, creek or ocean, it's all the same...wet and scary!

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