Hi, I'm both new to this forum and also new to being a dog owner. More than a month ago, we have gotten a wonderful new addition to the family: a playful pembroke welsh corgi puppy! She's so adorable and full of energy, it's great.
However, there are two problems that she has and I'm not sure how to deal with it.
1.) When playing with her, she's very energetic and tends to nip/nibble at our hands a little. For example if I'm reaching for the ball, she would sometimes quickly have her mouth on my hand. She's not biting forcefully, but it's still startling and I don't want it to turn into a more serious problem.
2.) Secondly (and this is less of a problem), is when we take her out for walks, she likes to run - not walk. So for the majority of the time, it's as if she's walking me! This may just be because she's a puppy but does anyone have suggestions as to get her to walk at an slow even pace?
well.. how old is the puppy? and also remember that puppies tend to nibble at hands just as a playfull thing and eventually they do it less.. also remember that around the age of 6 to 8 months they are going to be lossing their puppy teeths and getting their adults one... just as babies.. so they like to nibble b/c their gums tends to kind of itch.. but dont worry about it...
and in the running thing well, I'm not sure, but one thing you should try is going against the way that he is going so then he follows you, and not you follow him.. good luck!
She's a little over 5 months old, and probably in her teething stage. Just last week, she lost two of her baby teeth. If teething is the reason behind the nibbling then I won't be terribly worried. I just don't want to be unintentionally enforcing a bad habit.