Hahah, that's funny. I've watched it at least twice and I made my husband watch it. He only mildly snickered. Men! They just don't get it. LOL Yoshi reminds me of Ein with the red and white and his thin physique. Ein was never a pudgy little rolly polly like most pups. She's a lean mean silly machine who's too smart for her own good... or our good. LOL Keep the videos and pictures coming. They grow up too fast.
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In my house (or anyone else's for that matter) it's windows and blinds. Petey just cannot hold back from barking wildly at or even biting blind and shades in motion. Even opening a window will set him off. Even motioning toward a window! Never been able to figure it out and now after 10-years of it don't bother to try. But, it's a daily ritual if he's in the house when a window needs adjusting!
They just get better and better over time. Mine is going on 11 and he's one of the greatest joys I've ever known. Yeah, he was a handful as a pup but that taught me a patience I never knew before, and am grateful for now. Love my boy! Give him time, he'll settle down :)
Ditto everything John says X10...you'll be a much happier first time dog owner, believe me. Sometimes I wish I had it to do over again. Sophie was my first dog - and looking back, I made a lot of mistakes. We survived but next time it'll be a lot easier. MyCorgi.com is a Godsend...keep reading and asking questions...we know-it-all corgi fanatics are always ready and willing to offer advice!! LOL...I mean that in the nicest way!!
Just teach him to use the step up to the bed. He can learn that. It is a useful habit; a lifetime of jumping off the bed might be bad for his back. Ours did not learn it early enough and they'll often ignore the step.
Check out the "Emergency Recall" or "Really Reliable Recall" idea; I posted it on here somewhere.
Be very methodical about training. Keep a logbook. Make a plan. List all the commands (vocabulary) you want him to learn. Make sure everybody in the household is on the same page with the program. That's what I'd do if I had it to do over again.
Cool photo! Be careful about those flying leaps though. Our breeder was quite firm with me: "no big physical challenges until 1 year old" (how old is Yoshi?). You want to avoid injuries to the cartilage growth plates at the ends of the long bones, mainly the wrist I think; if one of them gets damaged,the bone stops growing and the wrist will curve as the other bone continues to grow. It's good that you have carpets; we have smooth floors and I worry about the dogs slipping when they land/take off, so we have ugly nonskid throw-rugs at landing zones. We have a step for the bed and try to discourage those flying leaps, and keep the fur trimmed away from their pads.
Gosh he's cute.
Get him a volleyball or a Nike Jr. 7" childrens' basketball.