How to Train Difficult Dogs : Teaching Welsh Corgis Their Name
Hi! I’m Melanie McElroy with Taurus Training
for Expert Village. Today we are going to
talk about training dogs. So let’s talk about
training Corgi’s. Corgi’s are lovely dogs.
They have wonderful corky personalities. They
are energetic and are bred to herd animals.
So some of the characteristics are a little
hard to get a handle on are running and nipping
at your heels and your feet. Check our troubleshooting
section on tips perhaps of how to deal with
that. So we have Gibson here who is a Corgi,
an adolescent; Gibby, hi there! Good boy.
He’s very very distracted by the environment.
So the very first thing I want to work on
with Gibby is simply playing attention. Of
course he is doing a beautiful job right now
but it is because I have the treat. But see
how he keeps looking off into the distance.
He is genetically wired to do that because
he is looking for things to herd. He is really
interested in those trucks. So I am going
to work on with Gibby before anything else
is simply getting him to pay attention too
me. So we are going to practice the name game.
The name game is simply having him respond
to h is name. Now there is a little dachshund
in the background. I need to set him up to
succeed. That is one of our rules about giving
commands. Well another dog is absolutely fascinated
so I am going to start off with a lure immediately
with a tasty treat. Gibby, good! So what I
did there was get his attention away from
the dachshund with the treat. I said his name
and I marked the second he made eye contact
and then gave him a treat. Little dotsy still
there. Good! Good! So there I am marking and
treating even if he just looks at me. Good!
Gibby, good! So there when I think it is more
likely that he is going to look at me, I start
throwing in the name. Gibby, good!. I am getting
pretty consistent eye contact when I say his
name so I am going to start making the treats
more random. Okay. Sit, good, so now Gibby
is responding to just a little body language.
Oops, I am going to ignore that. Now I will
show him what I want him to do. Sit, good!
Okay. Little Gibby has a long way to go but
at least he is starting to pay attention.