The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is considered a working dog, and is more so a driving dog instead of a herding dog. Their lineage dates back hundreds of years, as being a dog that not only drives cattle but also geese, ducks and sheep.
Today, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a companion more than a driving dog. In some countries, they do still use the Corgi for driving cattle, but in the United States, the dog is found as a lovable companion for families. Because of their keen sense, Corgis are used for people who are hearing-impaired. They let the owners know about certain sounds that are important to know about.
Training a Pembroke Welsh Corgi is actually easy because they require little time to learn. For some reason unknown to anyone, the Corgi just knows what to do and when to do it. Therefore, training is teaching basic commands such as stay, sit, heel, come and lay down. They seem to have an unbelievable reputation for a self-trained dog. Housebreaking is relatively easy since they do like to be outside for periods. The Welsh Corgi is considered an easy dog to train. You will still want to train your puppy around other dogs and people so they do have socialization skills.
Training to Avoid Dominance
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi does need training as a puppy to control their dominant behavior. They are by far an aggressive breed, but if you do not train them and let them know you are in charge, they will display dominant behavior. Puppy training classes help avoid this type of behavior. One habit that is instinctive to a Corgi is nipping at your heels. This is another reason for training classes. They can be taught not to chase after you and nip at your heels. This is just another instinct of the driving breed and is not a flaw of the breed. Proper training will control this natural instinct.
Agility Training the Pembroke Welsh Corgi
The Corgi is a great show dog in the arena! Agility training comes easy for this little dog since their natural instinct is to move fast with ease and find things such as people, other animals and other smells without any trouble. Training the Pembroke Welsh Corgi for agility showing requires training them to do everything with grace. This is sometimes a little harder for some dogs, but they have the basic knowledge because of their breed. They just have to undergo training for proper stance and delivery when performing.
Training for basic commands and agility training whether for show or as a family pet will go smoothly for someone having a Welsh Corgi since they are naturals. Even after the initial training, you should keep working with the dog to ensure they keep their form and understanding of who is the boss. They need lots of exercise and agility training will use up any excess energy that a Corgi has from being in a house all day. They do need to get out and run.