Monday, February 23, 2009

...and the Dog of the Day is - - - -

With so many corgis and so little time, every interaction with my girls is training. Instead of them flying through the house in wild abandon, I like to have them more controllable, even though their antics are hysterical most days! There is a time for hysterics, and a time for a peaceable kingdom. The Chosen Dog of the Day has been my answer to training in a multiple corgi household.

Today, the Chosen Dog is Dixie - 'Miss Doodles', to those who don't know her on a personal level! She was our first corgi, and the only one we acquired as a puppy. She was easy to housebreak - it only took 4 days, at her ripe old age of 3 months. She must have a very large bladder, and never made a mess in the house or her crate - unless she was ill, and then, I had to excuse her for that. Not her fault, as she has been a very neat housekeeper. She will soon be 3 yrs old, and is a very lively and happy camper. Yes, we have taken her when we go 'horse camping' - she loves to hike and go swimming in the river. We keep bells on all of our dogs so we know where they are at any given moment. Bells are great for Corgi Romps - it adds to the gaiety of any corgi situation! And, an owner CAN get used to the jingling of those brass bells. After a little while, we don't even notice the sounds!

Dixie needs a lot of exercise, like most young dogs and her attention span is ZIP when she's out and about. We work on that when she is the Chosen Dog, and her day is TODAY!


Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

And she is a pretty little thing too. I bet she leads you around by the

^..^Corgidogmama said...

She's a sweet faced baby if I ever saw one! One day, I hope we get a red...I love our tri's, but red was my first choice. I'd love to have a cardi too, why not????
I just adore the breed, whether they have tails or not!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Dixie is a sweetie girl! I love her expression.

Anonymous said...

How beautiful she is. I am not good with "control" with my pets since I adore them & let them get away with too much. I admit that.