NB! Puppy-proof your home. Baby gates are an inexpensive way to confine the puppy during housebreaking. Wires, chemicals in toilet bowls, heat ducts, garbage cans, house plants, antifreeze, chocolate, onions, represent just a few of the hazards present. Never leave a puppy unattended. It only takes a minute for a puppy to find something potentially lethal.
Food and water bowls
Fresh water should be always available, and the puppy should have his own food bowl. Follow feeding instructions carefully, increasing quantities as the puppy grows.
The baby needs two bowls for food and water.
We feed our puppies Royal Canin or Monge medium starter super-premium dry food. Follow the instructions on the package and keep an eye on the baby! The rates on the package are for reference. Until the age of 6 months, feed him 3 times a day, and then 2 times a day. After one year of age, you can switch to feeding once a day.
Toys provide mental and physical exercise. Hard rubber bones, balls (too large to swallow), rubber rings and tug toys are popular. Avoid anything that can be chewed into small pieces.
Crate or fenced in yard (puppy-proofed)
Housebreaking the new puppy is easier with an exercise pen, available at many pet stores or through pet supply catalogues. Remember to puppy proof the yard, small puppies can fit through even smaller holes or gaps in fencing. Be especially careful with swimming pools.
The crate provides a "den", or quiet place for the puppy to sleep and to go when no one is supervising him. Most dogs will seek out their crate for rest and quiet time. Crates also protect your dog from unwanted behaviour and accidents, and they make riding in the car safer for everyone.
Is a Dog Harness Better Than a Dog Collar?
it’s important to understand that there are a variety of collars and harnesses that work for different dogs in different circumstances. Our dogs wear both harnesses and collars depending on the situation.
Pros of dog collars:
There are different types of collars to try.
Collars may give you better control and require less physical strength from you as you’re walking your dog than harnesses, depending on your dog’s size.
Many dog trainers recommend that you begin leash training for a puppy with a leash and flat collar and use positive reinforcement (think praise and treats) to encourage your pup to walk by your side.
The variety of styles and materials available makes them easy to put on and take off, comfortable for your dog, attractive, and long-lasting.
Cons of dog collars:
If the fit is too loose, your dog may be able to wiggle out and escape.
If the fit is too tight, it may be painful for your dog.
Make sure you select the right size for your dog. You’ll know it fits if you can slip one finger between your dog’s skin and the collar (for small dogs) or if you can fit two fingers between your dog’s skin and the collar.
Later, when the puppy is accustomed to do their business out, the diapers will no longer be needed, but at first it is a necessary thing in the house. We recommend disposable absorbent diapers for children, the diapers are available in hypermarkets, often at promotions, we recommend the size 60x60 cm.
Reusable diapers require regular washing but are less susceptible to puppy molestation.
Our babies grow up on reusable diapers.
When bathing your puppy, use a specially formulated dog shampoo. Don't bath Corgi - unless they've basked in excrement or carcasses.
Nail clippers or dremel
If Corgi does not walk much on asphalt or stone, the claws can grow too long. The claws are to be shortened with claw scissors so that they no longer stand up on the ground. It is best to have the vet do it if you are unsure, so that the vein is not injured. With a bit of practice and a pair of scissors with a length stop, you can also do this yourself.
Get your baby used to nail care from an early age. This will quickly get your baby used to them and make it much easier for you to take care of your Corgi when they grow up.
When exercising your puppy, be a good citizen and clean up after him. Pooper scoops are readily available at pet stores. Plastic sandwich bags work equally well and can be easily tossed into your garbage can.