Buddy had been living life outdoors on a chain since he liked to “herd” the neighbor’s cattle. He was owner surrendered to the Enid SPCA and I gladly fostered Buddy for several weeks to assess his temperament and trainability. Buddy’s willingness to please makes him a perfect candidate for a therapy dog. Buddy loves PEOPLE! All PEOPLE! He gets along well with other dogs.
He is calm, quiet, stoic; house and crate trained easily and a wonderful, sweet natured corgi. He has adjusted quickly to being a house dog. Corgis are not a breed for everyone; as in Buddy’s case, his strong herding instinct got him in trouble. It’s very important to teach all dogs and puppies basic manners at an early age and give them a job to do. Training can relieve boredom, stress and anxiety, as well as improve the animal-human bond. I have begun teaching Buddy the skills necessary for AKC’s Canine Good Citizen award, (sit, down, stay, greet people and dogs, etc.) the first step to becoming a Therapy Dog. I look forward to a long and loving relationship with my new best friend.