4 Week Old Corgi Puppy
Corgis are energetic and social dogs that require daily physical and social activity to remain happy and content. They need the opportunity to play, run around and spend one-on-one time with their owners; without enough activity they may become destructive or begin acting out if left alone for extended periods. This may result in separation anxiety for both dog and owner.
At this stage, puppies are still growing quickly and require regular grooming sessions. Grooming should be seen as a positive experience that should bring joy for both owner and pet – be sure to reward with treats or affection!
At this age, puppies are adept at learning basic commands quickly. Firm redirection and repetition of commands should help keep them on the right path.
After eight weeks, their rate of growth will begin to slow. By now, your puppy should have established a solid routine and should be well-behaved and eager to please. Now is an ideal time for taking them on longer walks or even short hikes as they will love exploring and being active!
At this stage, your puppy should weigh approximately 20 to 23 pounds. If the dog appears overweight, it may be time to reduce their food consumption. Corgis tend to gain excess weight quickly so it is crucial that their diet be closely managed so they do not overindulge. Otherwise, their joints could wear down prematurely and they could experience health issues.
Weighting your dog regularly is the key to successfully controlling their diet. By monitoring how much they’re eating and making sure that it doesn’t exceed healthy limits. If they seem to be gaining too much weight, try decreasing their food consumption each day in favor of low-cal foods like canned green beans or apple slices; gradually decrease food consumption instead of forcing your Corgi to stop suddenly with treats or increasing exercise levels.
At 10 months, your Corgi should have reached adult size and should have an excellent grasp on routine and obedience. They may become somewhat more independent as time progresses but will remain highly obedient and loyal; therefore it would be prudent to continue training them basic obedience while adding agility or flyball into the mix.
If your corgi is not reaching his or her full potential, request additional training sessions with an experienced trainer and reach out to other corgi owners for advice. With some work and dedication, your corgi will make an outstanding companion who offers unconditional love and devotion in return.