Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: middle of nowhere
Scentwork/nosework is something most dogs love. Tracking as well--- air scenting and trained scent trailing are both options.
Just for fun, AKC's Trick Dog title is entertaining.
When I worked as a dog trainer, I started EVERY dog/owner off with the CGC (Canine Good Citizen). After that, many pursued obedience and/or therapy work depending on their goals and the dog's temperament. Rally is great for less-formal obedience and dogs love it.
Weight pull-- dogs either love this or hate it. Get a good weight pull harness (not a sledding harness or walking harness) and slowly work the dog up in weight. Long, slow pulls at a light weight give the dog confidence and build muscle and endurance. Novice competitive pulls are a great way to be introduced to the sport and see if your dog has aptitude. The sledding and bully breeds often have these at their National Specialties, so look there for events.
Herding if the dog is a herding breed (work with someone experienced to avoid injuring livestock and/or teaching the dog that it's ok to chase livestock, which could mean he ends up dead if he gets loose in farm country).
Frisbee/disc dog - great for toy-driven breeds.
Many Huskies enjoy and do well with bikejoring.
Dock Dog sports.
As for bitework as someone above suggested--- no. Just no. Schutzhund/French Ring/Mondio is not something to do casually. Bitework training is done only AFTER the dog is solid in advanced obedience, and needs to be trained very carefully. Not something for amateurs at all. It's far too easy to end up with lawsuits or aggressive dogs if done improperly. I would not recommend this for the average pet dog at all.
As for the Corgi--- be careful with much that has to do with high-impact things like jumping, running on hard surfaces, etc. Corgis are very prone to joint and back problems due to their conformation. Lower-impact sports like tracking, scentwork, lower-level obedience/rally, and swimming will be more beneficial to the dog than agility, frisbee, etc. Even competitive agility corgis jump a lot less than most other agility dogs-- the training takes place without the jumps, or with the jump rails on the ground, and the dog jumps very sparingly in training. Repeated jumping is not something Corgis and other long-bodied, short-legged dogs do for long without issues.