Is he barking and growling directly at the toy or at you? Some dogs just like to growl and bark at the toy when they're playing.
He's really cute by the way!
it could be a play growl.....some dogs do like to growl when playing...does it seem like hes trying to guard the toy from you, cause then that wouldn't be play growling.
Do you have any tips on how to show him I'm in charge at home? My family and I are just saying "NO" really loudly at him and it's starting to not work. A bad behaviour he developed today was tearing up a potty training newspaper and a plastic/cloth table mat which is used to cover up the carpet area of where he sleeps. We weren't looking after him for 3 hours (because he went to sleep), and when I went to check up on him to see if he wants to go out to eliminate, I discovered the newspaper mess...I wonder if this is because he woke up and was lonely and just wanted attention by doing this.
I hope he only does resource guarding his own toys! not our belongings :P
training is the best way to go....and then more training......positive reinforcement is the way to go with training as well. I would sign up for a training class too, it will help teach you as well as help train Bosco. Remember, pups take a lot of patience.
corgis need excercise and lots of it. A tired pup is a good pup. :) Of course pups are going to be mischevious too, they are curious.
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I doubt it's anything more than a play growl at that age. If he does start to guard toys from you I would do the "trade up" method where you offer him something really awesome in exchange for the toy he currently has. And I would just ignore his barking.
As far as the newspaper shredding, that's just a puppy being bored. They get into everything. He's not trying to be naughty or get attention he just doesn't know any better. I would highly suggest a puppy class too.