5 month old corgi won't go out unless we spend a lot of time cajoling him or our second almost 5 month old corgi goes first - #2 can sometimes get him moving; however, he will not come back in. Sits or lays down and won't budge.
We have tried sweet talking, encouraging the times he occasionally does (hasn't happened in a while), tried treats (but he is not interested), pulling, picking up.
If we give attention to #2, he sometimes comes out of jealousy I think. Any thoughts?
Hi This is a tricky one! Have you had your veterinarian take a look at him to make sure there isn't any sort of underlying health condition that is causing him discomfort or pain when he's walking or running? Or perhaps is sapping his energy? Is he anxious or afraid of being outside?
Corgis are generally a pretty energetic breed, and due to its' herding background they are usually active and hardworking. Obviously all dogs are different, and your little guy may be just a bit of a couch-potato, but at 5 months old it would be unusual.
I would definitely suggest talking to your veterinarian about this, before assuming its' just a behavioral issue. You've tried just about everything I would suggest to motivate him otherwise. If he does get a clean bill of health, encouragement, treats and praise are about all you can do really. He may 'grow out of' this behavior eventually if you are patient and consistent with him.
I wish you the best of luck and hope you can get to the bottom of this problems.