Full Name: Lakeway's No Ordinary Rabbit
Nicknames: Lancey Pants, Lancelot, Lancifer
Breed: Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Birthday: April 7, 2007
Obedience: OTCH-C, UD, OM1, CGC
Rally: RE, RL3
NADAC Agility: EAC, ECC, EJC, TN-E, Open Versatility
CPE Agility: CL2, CL3-F, CL3-S
A corgi was chosen as the breed since I love big dogs but my husband wanted a smaller dog. Corgis have the energy I am looking for in the size he wanted Plus after having a really naughty corgi at the doggy daycare I worked at I just completely fell in love with them! After having Lance and since meeting many more corgis I would definitely own a corgi again. While they are smaller then I like I really enjoy their attitude!
Everyone who sees Lance falls in love with his charming and clownish personality. He smiles all the time and is amazing at charming people into getting what he wants. You wouldn't believe that this dog loves to run since he is just such a chill guy. Even as a young puppy Lance acted very mature and almost never got into trouble. He has been such an easy dog to train in that sense! However, Lance is also very sensitive and hates to be wrong. He can easily shut down in a training session if he is uncertain of what to do. Lance likes shaping games but you have to make sure you don't miss too many clicks.
Food. Other than Lance's love of anything edible, he loves playing chase me with the ferrets, his annoying little brother, and me where he barks with glee the whole time! Lance just loves to RUN!
The kitty. Lance is not a fan of his little stalker friend who loves to pounce on his butt! Seriously, our cat is very mean to Lance and takes great joy in tormenting the corgi. With some encouragement Lance will bark and chase the kitty back, but it's hard when at every opportune time Lance finds claws in his butt.
He also isn't the biggest cuddler although he loves to be close by. We have tried forever to get Lance to sleep in bed with us but he much prefers the privacy of the open crate. He is becoming more cuddly in his "old age" though!
I'm working on building Lance's drive to play with toys. So far he seems to like the chase of a toy rather than the actual biting. Lance does like balls. But only if the ball is in your hand as once you release the ball Lance could care less where it lands or what it does. But a ball in a hand does not belong there and Lance will tell you so, loudly!
Lance knows a lot, but his favorite tricks are rollover, beg, and high five in that order! My favorite trick of his is "pose" (cross legs) since that trick took forever for his stumpy legs to do, and then cop cop because a corgi walking on your feet is just too cute!
Future Training Goals:
My goal is for Lance to get his UDX and OM in obedience.
I don't have any agility goals but Lance loves it even though he's not the greatest jumper. He currently competes in NADAC and in the past has done CPE.
I am also leaning towards starting freestyle with Lance and possibly competing in the future. Lance really LOVES doing all his tricks and I think he would enjoy freestyle.