So, your corgi puppy is crying and whining nonstop. And you need some methods to stop corgi crying.
(That actually work.)
Maybe he’s not even a puppy. Maybe he’s an adult that suddenly started crying by reverting to puppyhood.
Whatever the case, you want him to stop crying.
(Or should I say, NEED?)
You can’t bear the crying anymore.
You can’t sleep. (And you have work at 7AM the next day.)
You want to ignore it because everything you read online tells you to.
(Giving your dog attention is bad?)
But at the same time, your soft side gives in and you end up playing with your puppy at 3AM.
So what do you do?
(And will you ever sleep again?)
In this article, we’ll talk about:
- A few reasons why your corgi puppy is crying
- Different methods you can try at home to ease the whining
- When to take him to the vet
- And more
You should have a good idea of what to do when your corgi puppy cries next time and how to stop it.
Sound good? Let’s stop the crying tonight.
Why is my corgi crying?
There are a few common reasons why your puppy is whining like crazy. And how you can stop your corgi from crying.
Here we’ll cover a few of the different things that’ll make him whine and what you can do about it.
1. You just got your puppy!
Congrats! Welcome to puppyhood!
If you just brought your puppy home, it’s obvious that he’ll cry.
You can stop corgi crying by making the transition as positive as you can.
Bringing home a corgi puppy is a traumatic experience, so make sure you’re prepared to make it as easy as possible on the pup.
Some puppies transition well and aren’t too bad. But most will cry nonstop. Maybe even through the night. Or on and off.
Out of all the reasons why dogs cry, this is the most common amongst puppies across all breeds.
Some corgis will even start crying out of nowhere when they didn’t before. Others will whine all the time.
There’s no hard and fast rule. It depends on the specific puppy’s personality.
You should expect your corgi puppy to continue crying as he’s just left his littermates and original den.
He’s in a new environment he’s never seen before.
But now, you’re having second thoughts.
Your pup’s whining, peeing and defecating all over the place. Maybe even at the same time!
And he has no idea what happened to his parents and siblings.
Being in a new place with new people, sights, sounds, and scents is 100% disturbing to a young pup.
Therefore, you should do everything you can do to make the transition as smooth as possible.
Here are some tips to stop the crying:
- Get an artificial puppy that has warmth or heartbeat sounds
- Play classical or soothing music through your phone or computer
- Sleep in the same room as your puppy
- Sleep within the puppy’s view
- Lend him your hand and hold him
- Cuddle with the puppy on the couch or bed
- Shower him with food and treats (to a lesser extent)
- Provide a secure place he can hide (dog house, crate, etc.)
- Provide water 24/7
You should expect the crying to last anywhere from 3 days to 14 days on average.
This depends on how well you do in the transition and how comfortable the puppy is.
The age of the puppy also matters. If you bring home an 8 week old corgi, it’ll have a lengher crying period compared to an adopted adult.
Be patient and take it one day at a time. They don’t call it the puppy blues for nothing.
Don’t worry about this too much. Your dog will outgrow the whining soo enough. Then you can graduate to the biting and nipping part of puppyhood.
2. Your corgi needs a nap
So you’re playing with your corgi and he’s doing fine. Then you hold him as you watch Netflix. No crying.
But then you walk away to cook dinner and he cuddles up at your feet. He starts crying. You try to feed him but he doesn’t bite.
You try to give him water and he doesn’t drink. He likely needs to sleep and take a nap.
Puppies take 3-6 naps a day and this is completely normal.
Any puppy’s routine is to eat, drink, play, nap, repeat. Your puppy needs to take a nap throughout the day.
Without this, he’ll get extremely tired and this can be bad for his health. Your puppy needs naps throughout the day.
Either hold him or put him back to his crate to let him nap. This should stop the crying right away.
One thing I noticed after working with puppies is that they don’t recognize that they can nap away from their pen or crate where they sleep.
After a few days, he may be comfortable in his pen where he sleeps.
But once you bring him to another room to play, he may tire out and have nowhere to nap.
After all, puppies are very hyper and difficult to calm.
Because he doesn’t have a safe place to sleep, he’ll get tired.
But doesn’t feel secure to nap. You may notice that he constantly goes into the corner or picks a favorite spot and then sits there.
Consider buying a dog bed and placing it there.
Over time, he’ll learn that he has different areas he can nap.
Once he feels comfortable enough, he’ll nap even away from his main sleeping area.
This should eliminate the napping problem when he recognizes that he has other areas to sleep aside from his crate.
3. Your puppy needs to relieve himself
Once the puppy gets used to his sleeping area, he may start to avoid soiling it.
This is true especially when he gets larger and larger. He’ll quickly learn to take up all the space and label it as a “sleeping” area.
Dogs avoid soiling their sleeping areas, so he’ll want to avoid this. If he cries in the middle of the night, that’s a good sign!
He’s getting housebroken and no longer soiling his crate or nearby it.
He’s getting used to going outside only (or his dedicated puppy pads). This is exactly what you want him to do- cry or whine to be taken outside!
This may also be the case if your puppy is indoors and needs to go outside.
Your puppy may start crying or whining when he needs to go, so you should take him out. You should also let your puppy get his bath routine setup while he’s still accepting during the socialization period.
4. Your puppy’s hungry
This is an obvious one. If your pup is hungry, he may cry for food.
Take your corgi to his food bowl and see if he wants to eat.
Some dogs are picky eaters and won’t eat all the time, so your dog may need to take a bite.
Other dogs will eat until they bulge outwards from the waist, so that’s why you always need to measure out the right amount when you start the day and feed on a schedule.
5. Your corgi’s cold
If you live in a cold area or you have the AC on, your pup may be cold.
Puppies don’t have their full coat yet and may not be able to tolerate colder temperatures, especially if they’re single coated.
Corgis have dual coats, but corgi puppies are still sensitive to cold weather and ambient temperatures because it’s not fully fleshed out yet.
(Get ready for the fur storm!)
You may also notice him shiver or shake.
6. Your corgi wants to go somewhere
Sometimes when you pick up your puppy, he may squirm and wriggle around in your arms.
He could be seeing something he wants to check out but you’re just walking by.
This leads to him trying to squirm his way out of your arms while crying and whining at the same time. The same goes for play pens and other confined areas.
7. Your puppy wants to go to sleep
Even though you provided your corgi plenty of naps throughout the day, he may still be tired by nightfall and looking to go to sleep.
This is especially true if you tire out your dog by playing, training, or exercising him. Puppies have bursts of energy and then basically crash hard.
They need a lot of exercise as they’re a herding breed built to chase animals with their stubby frame.
They need their naps throughout the day. He may cry at nighttime because he wants to be taken to his crate to sleep.
His naps from earlier may have not been enough to recharge him, and he doesn’t feel safe sleeping outside his crate yet.
Take him to his crate and he just may run right into his den for the night.
8. Your corgi wants attention
Can you really resist those floppy ears?
Dogs will cry and whine for attention. He may have gotten his naps, food, water, and expanded his energy for the day.
But if you’re busy cooking, cleaning, relaxing, or doing whatever, he may be begging for your attention.
As puppies age, they’ll grow out of this. Unless they have separation anxiety or weren’t socialized properly.
You’ll have to spend time and allocate a portion of your day to your dog. They require a good chunk of your day to properly train, raise and socialize.
If you don’t, this could lead to unwanted behaviors down the line.
9. Your corgi wants to get to you
Do you have your corgi locked up somewhere?
Perhaps in a play pen or his crate?
This will make him cry, especially when he’s not used to it. Make the pen or crate a happy place.
Play with your puppy. Put his food in there. Make the place enjoyable and associate it with a place to relax and calm down.
Don’t just toss him in there and ignore him. Give him a treat for going there.
However, you need to balance the difference between giving him attention every time he cries or else he’ll learn quickly that crying and whining means that you’ll come to him.
This builds separation problems and you should avoid bad behaviors. Use positive reinforcement at all times.
When you should bring him to the vet
This is important if you have no idea why your dog won’t stop crying.
Even if it’s not an emergency, a visit to the vet will give you peace of mind and a quick consultation.
They know tips and tricks to calm down a pup and can explain why they do what they do.
If you’ve tried everything and your pup still doesn’t stop crying, he may be hurt or dealing with pain.
You should take him to the vet to see if there’s anything wrong with your dog.
Random crying that doesn’t seem to happen at any particular time could be a reason to get a vet exam just to be sure.
Any other reasons to suspect a visit to vet shouldn’t be ignored:
- Change in appetite
- Weight changes
- Restlessness or extreme fatigue
- Change in appearance
- Behavioral change
- Constant crying when all needs have been met
Here are some additional resources you may find useful:
- Corgi puppy cries a lot. – Reddit
- 8 Week Old Corgi Pup Crate Training – Lots of Crying
- Puppy whining? – MyCorgi.com
Did you stop the corgi crying?
By now, you should probably be familiar with why your corgi cries.
Because there are so many different corgi personalities, it can be hard to determine what’s making your dog cry.
Try the solutions listed on this page and see what works for you.
If you have any questions, leave a comment.
Thanks for reading.