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Corgi Savvy

This is a discussion on Corgi Savvy within the Dog Training forums, part of the Behavior & Training category; I have a 5 month old corgi who acts like almost any other corgi out there, and definitely has some ...

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    Corgi Savvy

    I have a 5 month old corgi who acts like almost any other corgi out there, and definitely has some behavioral issues. I looked it up, and came accross this book called "Corgi Savvy". I was wondering if anyone used this book, and if it did or did not work. Or what ways you've used to train your corgi.
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    I think you'd be better off spending your money on training classes.

    ETA: We only use positive training methods. There are lots of great free resources online as well as in books if you want.

    Kikopup aka Emily Larlham is a great clicker trainer and has how to videos for pretty much anything you could want to train: http://www.youtube.com/user/kikopup

    Ian Dunbar is a well respected positive trainer. He has two free books you can read for puppy raising: http://www.dogstardaily.com/training/you-get-your-puppy
    http://www.dogstardaily.com/training...get-your-puppy

    For training books I recommend: The Power of Positive Dog Training by Pat Miller
    Last edited by Gally; 02-02-2013 at 05:49 PM.
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    With a little research I see that the Corgi Savvy book is probably just a marketing scheme. From reviews it is just a general dog training book with the word dog replaced with corgi. There is a whole series of them where they just change the breed name.

    Great Dane Training Savvy
    Pug Training Savvy
    Dachshund Training Savvy
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    I can't say enough about finding a *good* dog/animal behaviorist and getting into obedience classes. We have another dog besides our corgi pup - a two year old Doxie, and they are definitely not for the faint of heart. We were having a number of behavior issues with him - excessive barking, nervousness, some destructiveness and bolting - we got in with a fantastic behaviorist in our area for one private lesson, and since we've been doing group classes and we have a different dog now. The tools she gave us have helped tremendously in helping our corgi pup adjust and learn the ropes.

    Another tip is to give him a job, and keep things really positive. We have our older dog 'work' for his food (obviously not appropriate for a puppy) by feeding exclusively through treating toys, and it's helped his anxiety a great deal by giving him a place to put his energy, and having a positive reward for it. Purebreds especially need jobs - they have deeply ingrained instincts and those instincts should be considered. Even if the job is to go find his food or to figure out a puzzle for a reward, it helps wind down that energy.

    Hope this helps, and good luck with your puppy!

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