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Need Help With my Corgi

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Bantamlover23, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. Bantamlover23

    Bantamlover23 Songster

    Aug 6, 2008
    Chuluota, FL
    The reason why I am writing this because my BRAT of a PWC will not come to me. I have tried treats they only work sometimes, I have tried getting after her, and I have tried putting on a leash when she is outside. I am fortunate that I am in an area with no traffice but I still fear that something could happen to her. Do not get me wrong she is a very obeident dog except for this. And I used to work for a dog trainer I should know how to train a dog but man my dog is stinker. Grrr... I am getting really annoyed with this. [​IMG] What she does when she is not coming is look at you as if to say "I hear but I am not going to listen to you" If anyone has any suggestions that would be great.

  2. ChickenFanaticAB

    ChickenFanaticAB Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    my dog is exactly the same way. He just gives you the "i know exactly what you want from my, but i'm not going to do it" and runs the other way. I'll be watching this thread for any tips!
  3. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    Do you have a cattle prod, or small(4ft) piece of 2x4???
  4. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    I think you need to grab it by the tail and swing it around the room a couple times to get its attention, then seee above post. [​IMG]
  5. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    Catawba County, NC
    Try practicing recalls on a long line with two people, with heavy rewarding.
    Corgis are very smart, and she is just not taking you seriously right now.

    Or...you could just give her to me, I've been wanting a Corgi sumptin' fierce! [​IMG]

    Just kidding, of course....[​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2009
  6. Probably wants to play with you. i have an older Corgi, she loves to play and run and such. So, try to play with her and see if this is what she wants. If she does not come, use a dog wistle and treats to get her to do it consistantly. A clicker works too. You have trained so you know, a dog is sometimes a slow learner because they wanna be. Be patient, be persistant. This you may not want to hear, but really it is your dog and hey this is the ways of dogs.

    Sometimes you need to beat them and scoll them. They are just like a little kid sometimes, but they can not call 1800childabuse !!
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    well...you have to start it inside the house...i would call her and when she comes give her alot of praise AND a good treat!...keep doing this all during the day ramdomly....soon she will associate you calling her and her coming to you with praise and treats!....then..move it outside..in a fenced/secure area...do the same thing.....ALSO...VERY important!..DONT scold/punish her if she runs off and you finally catch her OR she finally comes back to you...because it will make her REALLY reluctant to come to you if she thinks she will get scolded when she FINALLY does decide to come to you.....i do this with my dogs....and i find that it really works...now if one gets out..i just say.."come Daisy!..wanna treat?....come on in the house!"(and she comes right to the door to go inside).....and i ALWAYS give her a treat!...also...sometimes i have to wait a few minutes till she runs her energy out....and then she comes back to me...and even then i dont scold her..i still give ehr a treat for coming back to me....good luck!, Wendy
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2009

  8. Skyesrocket

    Skyesrocket Songster

    Mar 20, 2008
    You need to be determined and consistant but it pays off in the long run.
    Only call her to you when you have the time, and shoes on, to go get her, if she doesn't come right to you.
    Put her on a long (20 foot) line. Let her walk around and then call her one time. If she doesn't come then start pulling her to you. When she gets to you give her a lot of praise. Then do it again. Dogs attention rate is about 15 minutes. So work with her a couple of times a day for 15 minutes.
    After several refresher courses on the lead then work on off lead recalls. Call her one time in a cheerful voice. If she doesn't come go get her and pull her to where you were when you first called her and tell her good girl! Even if it means chasing her around the yard to catch her. She might think it's a game and run from you.
    Do this every time you call her. It is when you are inconsistant that you teach them that they can ignore you and stay out a little longer to do what they want to do.
    Be determined and consistant and it will work! It's when you call her and don't follow through that they start ignoring you.
    Don't call her to give her medicine, cut her nails or punish her. When she goes to you it should always be a pleasant experience.
    Another thing is to only use her name when you are talking directly to her. If you say her name a lot to other people in conversation they get used to hearing it and know they don't need to come to you each time they hear it.
    Hope this helps.
  9. greyhorsewoman

    greyhorsewoman Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Endless Mts, NE PA
    How old is she? Does she want to please you? (get upset when she knows you are upset?) There has already been some good advise, so I won't repeat.

    I let my little corgi drag a four foot lightweight lead around, when she was smaller (and a little slower), it helped. I still do it sometimes. She loves her lead, she picks it up and walks herself.

    Call her often, even when you aren't going back in the house. Call her to PLAY, to KISS, to GET HAPPY, to PET ... then send her back out. Sometimes, they become reluctant to come because they associate it with having to 'give up' running outdoors and having fun.

    I do start with the actual 'come' ... but these are smart little dogs ... Willow also knows 'let's go to the house' 'get over here' and 'get outta there (most commonly for various poop)' ...

    Oh, and the level of your 'annoyance' will be measured by how much 'longer' it will take her to come to you !! They really do read our body language.

    Good luck!
  10. Krysstyllanthrox

    Krysstyllanthrox Songster

    Jan 27, 2008
    Shock collar. I know they aren't very popular but it seems to be working with my parents terrier (terror?) mix pup.

    The one my parents have has an option where you can make it beep before you shock. And the shock isn't enough to really hurt, my dad tried it on himself before he put it on Molly. They've had to shock Molly twice since they got the collar in mid-December. After those two times, if she doesn't listen, she will come when she hears the beep. They have not had to resort to the shock since.

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