Introduction

With their lively personality and short little legs, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi has won the hearts of dog lovers all over the world. One of the most pawpular dog breeds in America, Pembroke Welsh Corgis were originally bred to herd cattle and sheep. While some can still be seen working out in the fields, most have taken on the role of beloved family dog nowadays. Corgis adapt well to both country and city living, and are able to thrive in apartments as long as they get enough exercise every day. As with any other breed, raising a Corgi puppy is a huge responsibility, but being prepared is the first step to becoming a pawsome dog parent!

Home Preparation

It's almost the big day! Have you gone shopping for your Corgi's things yet? Your new puppy will need some basic supplies, including a high-quality dog food, toys, treats, food and water dishes, a harness or collar, a leash, a comfy bed, and a crate. Grooming tools like combs and slicker brushes help remove shed hair before it gets all over your furniture, while baby gates are useful for keeping your pup out of certain areas of the house. Don't forget to puppy-proof your home as well to prevent your Corgi from getting into things they shouldn't, such as cleaning supplies, medicines, electrical cords, fertilizers, and poisonous plants. For your Corgi pup's health and safety, be sure to move all breakables, valuables, and potential hazards out of reach!

Create a Schedule

It's a good idea to hammer out a schedule beforehand to minimize stress during puppy's first few days at home. Keep in mind that your Corgi will need to be fed three to four times a day, as well as take a potty break first thing in the morning, after meals, after naps, before going to bed, and sometimes in the middle of the night. Your active little herder will also require daily walkies and vet appointments for vaccinations and deworming. If there is more than one human in the household, figure out who will be in charge of what. If everyone in the family is at work or school during the day, enlist the help of a Wag! walker to help with potty breaks!

What to Expect the First Week

Expect to have some of your possessions chewed on—no, this isn't an act of rebellion, it's just your Corgi teething! Provide your pooch with chew toys to minimize inappropriate chewing. Also, keep their surroundings calm and pleasant during the first couple of days to help ease them into their new home. Be consistent with training and include your Corgi in family activities, and you'll have a loyal and loving companion for many years to come!
Training
Training

Moderate

Intelligent but independent, Corgis respond well to reward-based training.
Food
Food

Don't Overfeed

Corgis can overeat and become obese if their food intake isn't regulated.
Toys
Toys

Squeaky

Squeaky toys are sure to keep your Corgi's butt wiggling!
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