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When Will My Corgi Calm Down? What to Expect

Written by: Nicole Cosgrove

Last Updated on April 5, 2024 by Dogster Team

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When Will My Corgi Calm Down? What to Expect

Corgis are high-energy dogs, but that doesn’t mean you’ll have to deal with puppy energy levels forever. But when you’re dealing with their high-tempo activities day after day, it’s easy to find yourself asking when they will calm down.

So, when can you expect to see your corgi calm down a bit, how much will they calm down, and how can you help get their energy levels under control in the meantime? We’ll answer all those questions and more for you below. In short, Corgis typically calm down at between 1 and 2 years old.


When Do Corgi Puppies Calm Down?

If you have a corgi puppy, you might find yourself wondering, and waiting, for when they start to calm down. While you can’t rely solely on a corgi puppy growing out of their hyperactivity, you should start to notice a drop in their energy levels when they’re somewhere between 1 and 2 years old.

While that might be good news for people with younger corgis, it also means that if you have a corgi that’s already 2 years old, you’re not going to notice a significant energy drop any time soon.

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Will a Corgi Calm Down Entirely?

It’s important to note that a corgi will calm down some after a year or two, they’re not likely to become a low-energy dog. That’s because corgis are naturally herding dogs. They’re a high-energy breed, and they retain this higher energy level throughout their entire life.

Because of this, it’s more important to figure out how to meet all your corgi’s needs instead of waiting for them to “grow out of it.”

Top 5 Tips for Calming Down Your Corgi

If you’re finding that your corgi is bouncing off the walls and you can’t figure out how to get them under control, we’ve highlighted five different tips you need to follow to meet all your corgi’s needs.

1. Exercise

Corgis are high-energy dogs, and if you want them to calm down around the home, you need to get them out for enough exercise throughout the day. At a minimum, corgis need at least 1 hour of exercise each day.

This can be a faster-paced walk, a trip to the dog park where they’re running around, or long games of fetch. Either way, get your corgi out and moving each day. Finally, keep in mind that the 1-hour guideline is a minimum. Some corgis need more exercise, and puppies will typically need more exercise than adults.

2. Socialize Them

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Dogs can wear us out, but that’s one reason it can be so beneficial to surround them with another dog. They can play with each other and wear each other down, and they provide each other with mental stimulation.

It’s a win-win that makes it easier to wear down your corgi and help get their energy levels throughout the day under control.

3. Interactive Toys

If you don’t have another dog in the home, the next best thing you can add is some interactive toys. While these toys might cost a little bit more than a traditional pet stuffed animal, they do a lot more in helping control your corgi’s energy level. That’s because these toys hold their attention longer and they stimulate them intellectually. This is a win-win that helps with your corgi’s energy level.

4. Training

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This isn’t what you might think of when you’re trying to control your corgi’s energy levels, but two or three 15 to 20-minute training sessions each day will go a long way in calming your corgi down. Not only does it provide them with some physical stimulation, but training sessions also wear out your corgi mentally and provide a bonding experience for you and your dog.

5. Less Stimulating Environment

While this isn’t always the easiest thing to control, it can make a huge difference in keeping your corgi calm. If there’s a lot of activity around your corgi, it’s likely to wind them up and get them super excited.

This is also why many experts will recommend that you don’t get a corgi if you have smaller children in the home. The corgi is likely to feed off their energy levels creating more problems with their hyperactivity.


Final Words

If you’re having problems with how active your corgi is, the best thing you can do is get them out for some exercise! Not only will this help in the short-term, but it’ll get you a good habit that will leave you with an even better-behaved corgi when they’re a little bit older!

Featured Image Credit: Creative Cat Studio, Shutterstock

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