From the official Pembroke Welsh Corgi standard, "Tail-Docked as short as possible without being indented. Occasionally a puppy is born with a natural dock, which if sufficiently short, is acceptable. A tail up to two inches in length is allowed, but if carried high tends to spoil the contour of the topline." This is only for conformation dogs though, if you're not showing your dog in conformation or training it for conformation showing, the length doesnt' make a difference. And I wouldn't recommend docking a dog's tail if it wasnt docked soon after birth. I only recommend using (and use) a choke train during training exercises, or when out and about like at the park or whatnot.
What is indented technically? I just don't see a tail on Faith. The next door neighbor's corgi has enough of a nub that you can see it wag. I just wondered if Faith's tail was ok. RE: the collar I just bought it and was not sure when to use it--so it's for teaching and when we are in situations of outdoor exposure to groups
a choke collar should only be used in times of training. what type of choke collar did you purchase? there are some that are not recommended anymore due to improper use and possible damage to the dogs throat. it should never be left on the dog as the reg. buckles collars are. it could get snagged on something and the harder the dog pulls to get away the more the collar tightens and in essence the dog chokes to death.
OK, no there is no indentation, just I can't find where the tail was even, just a slight spot. I don't feel a boney nub or anything though. The chain collar is the standard chain with no pointy things or anything like that. It is what was recommended by Brian Kilcommons in my training book, "Good Owners, Great Dogs".
should use a choke collar for training times only, and for walks outside- if she doesn't pull on leash during walks you can try the buckle collar for walks instead of the choke collar. i have that book, too, it has a lot of useful information about dogs.