I have a few thoughts:
1 – Pent-up corgi energy: It’s been hotter than hot here this week so we’ve been going on short walks early in the morning, then hanging out in the A/C all day. Not as much exercise as he's used to.
Related to point #3 – this is a big takeaway from Sylvia Bishop. I need to make it fun and exciting for Ziggy to be with me. As one of my previous obedience instructors used to say “you need to be more appealing to your dog than the dog's next best alternative.”
I’m trying to take this to heart by shoving toys in my pockets to use when we do something right, bringing “gold-level” treats with me when we train new things, and learning to play with Ziggy like his brother Denzil plays with him. So basically, I look like a lumpy fool when I work w/ Ziggy – but Ziggy seems to like and that’s all that matters.