I bet you’re in amazement seeing how much his coloring has changed. I look back at Alwyn’s color transformations over the months and still can’t believe he’s still the same pup. Sad to hear that his puppy fur is gone, the little guy is growing up. I make sure Alwyn’s fur is as soft and healthy as possible. I’ll often use the Furminator on him and that itself makes his fur shine. However, I’ll always furminate him before I give him a bath every couple of weeks and boy is his fur soft and fluffy! We don’t have any dogs parks that are near us. We did take him to a few on our massive road trip this summer. It’s very rare for us to see other corgis around. I saw one at Petsmart the other week but Alwyn wasn’t with me. He’s seen I’d say about other corgis in his young life so far, most were not close to where we live. He saw a Cardigan this summer and nearly freaked out, he didn’t know what to do so he hid underneath our legs, lol. Ahhh, so Toby is introducing you both to his bark, huh? Welcome to the life of owning a wonderful corgi. They’re naturally pretty vocal which can sometimes be a real nuisance. Alwyn barks...A LOT. We’ve tried everything to calm down his barking but I think he’ll get better as he grows older. We just try to constantly correct him by saying “Alwyn, no!” or “NO BARK”. He’ll talk back to us by giving a lower bark, lol. You could try squirting him with a water bottle, taking a can and putting a few coins in there and shake it when he barks, verbally correct him, ignore him or walk away, I’m sure I could go on. Good luck though!
Hello Toby! My goodness, don’t worry about your absence from the site. I just figured I’d check in to see how you and Toby are doing. =) I can’t believe that he’s already 4 months old! You definitely need to post new photos of him, I’m anxious to see!! Has his coloring changed yet? What a smarty pants that he knows a few tricks and especially only when there’s food involved, ha ha. I’ve never enrolled Alwyn in puppy training classes as I’ve done all of his training myself. He’s super strong headed so it’s a challenge, even now at 10 and 1/2 months. He’s never been food motivated, except for Merrick sausages and rawhide “Oinkies” which he’ll go nuts over and just won’t listen because he’s so excited. He’s only been toy motivated. It’s funny in a sense because he’ll let you know what he wants and doesn’t want to do. He hates to have his paws touched (since he was a young pup) so he’s never been able to do “shake”. He hates, and I mean HATES to “roll over”. He’ll even bark and side eye us when we ask him to do so as if he’s telling us “No Mom and Dad, I won’t do it! You can’t make me!”. We can sit there for fifteen minutes before he’ll roll over and argue with us, lol. I’m sure Toby will do fantastic in his classes, he seems like such a smart little guy. So you say he’s starting to bark more....lol just wait - it gets worse! =)
Wanted to wish you and Toby a wonderful Thanksgiving! I’m sure he’ll be begging for some turkey to assist in celebrating the holiday. =) Sounds like a wonderful story with how you fell in love with Toby. We always say that Alwyn was meant to be - we had fallen in love with him the moment the breeder posted pics of her new litter of puppies. We had to wait to get clearance from our landlord for a puppy and by the time we received an answer, all of his brothers and sisters were spoken for...except for him. I immediately called the breeder and he was ours! He’s been so extremely attached to us from day one. He’s originally from PA in a town that’s near Ohio so a meet up with his siblings would be difficult unless we drove nearly 10 hours to get there. I keep my eyes out for any of his siblings on here but no one has posted anything yet. That’d be great if you could contact the breeder again in the future for a meet up of your own. YES, Alwyn loved to nip and bite as a puppy and he still does at 10 months. We’re working on it though. Have a wonderful holiday, talk to you soon!
Do you know if any of Toby’s siblings live in your area? That’d be fantastic if they were all able to meet up again once they grow a little older. Thank you for your very kind words about Alwyn, you’re very nice! He’s nearly 10 months old now and has remained a good 28lbs for some time. He’s starting to fill out in his shoulders and chest which is wonderful to watch him change. I have a few photos of Alwyn when he was younger than 8 weeks from the breeder, I’ll try adjusting them a little and then post them on here. Is Toby your first corgi? I’d wanted a corgi for as long as I can remember and was more than ecstatic when we were able to bring Alwyn into our family earlier this year. I hope you’re having a great weekend!