Hamlet is our 5 month old corgi. When we first got him he didn't bark much but it seams like the more comfortable he is with us the louder he gets. I have read that one of the main reasons Corgi's end up in shelters is barking. I don't mind it but I do try to keep it under control. As far as the nipping, hamlet will sometime tug on our pants as we are walking if he wants to stop and go the other direction, otherwise thats not much of a problem.