Thursday, July 30, 2015

Teach Your Cairn to Sit Pretty!

Teaching your Cairn a few simple tricks will put a smile on their face and it will also help to strengthen your relationship!

Teaching your Cairn to do a few tricks will strengthen your relationship and help keep your dog happy!  This fun video by Zak George demonstrates how to teach your Cairn to "Sit Pretty", using very gentle, positive training methods.  There is a spot of advertising by his sponsor, but it does not detract from this really helpful video.  Obviously, the dog is not a Cairn, but everything Zak demonstrates applies perfectly to any Rescued Cairn.  Note his admonitions to go slowly, take small steps which you can build on, and set your dog up for success!



Training your Cairn can be fun!



Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wacky Wednesday!



Wednesday is the day to be WACKY!  Each week we will showcase a terrierific Cairn picture with an appropriate caption.  If you would like us to consider YOUR picture and caption for an upcoming "Wacky Wednesday" send it to us at cpcrnblog@gmail.com!  All photo submissions become the property of CPCRN and may be used for fundraising, promotion and/or outreach purposes.

A big shout out to Lotus for being our Wacky Wednesday model this week!




Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sunday Sweets!

Sunday is full of SWEETS!  Each week we will showcase the sweeter side of Cairns.  If you have a sweet filled Cairn and would like us to consider YOUR picture for an upcoming "Sunday Sweets!" send it to us at cpcrnblog@gmail.com (All photo submissions become the property of CPCRN and may be used for fundraising, promotion and/or outreach purposes.).

Murphy

Macie

Caruso

Aggie

Cody fka CP Dodd

Coswell fka CP Cosell

Ty and Tartan

Foster Zane

Smudge

Foster Gingersnap

Happy Birthday Canuck!

Daisy and Buddy

Foster Talisker

Foster Slippers

Finley

Nana

Truvy and Tramp

Tibby

Foster Jujube

Smokey Joe


















Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday's Funnies!

Off the Leash

Thursday, July 23, 2015

How to Introduce Your Cairn to Loud Appliances!

Loud appliances can be in the house or out in the yard, so know how to introduce them to your Cairns in both environments, and how to avoid unnecessary stress.

Teaching your Cairn to remain calm in the presence of vacuum cleaners or other loud appliances can be challenging, especially if they are fearful.  This excellent video by Zak George demonstrates how to teach your Cairn to accept loud appliances, using very gentle, positive training methods.  These methods will work with a more confident but reactive dog as well as a fearful dog, and it is another great way to give your fearful Cairn a basic sense of confidence.  There is a spot of advertising by his sponsor, but it does not detract from this really helpful video.  Obviously, the dog is not a Cairn, but everything Zak demonstrates applies perfectly to a reactive or fearful Rescued Cairn.  Note his admonitions to go slowly, take small steps which you can build on, and set your dog up for success!



Training your Cairn can be rewarding!



Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Wacky Wednesday!



Wednesday is the day to be WACKY!  Each week we will showcase a terrierific Cairn picture with an appropriate caption.  If you would like us to consider YOUR picture and caption for an upcoming "Wacky Wednesday" send it to us at cpcrnblog@gmail.com!  All photo submissions become the property of CPCRN and may be used for fundraising, promotion and/or outreach purposes.

A big shout out to Macie for being our Wacky Wednesday model this week!




Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sunday Sweets!

Sunday is full of SWEETS!  Each week we will showcase the sweeter side of Cairns.  If you have a sweet filled Cairn and would like us to consider YOUR picture for an upcoming "Sunday Sweets!" send it to us at cpcrnblog@gmail.com (All photo submissions become the property of CPCRN and may be used for fundraising, promotion and/or outreach purposes.).

Kody fka CP IC relaxes with a friend...

Kody fka CP BoSox takes time to smell the flowers!

Happy Birthday Beamer fka CP Busy Beaver

India

WiiGii

Macie

Barley fka CP San Giorgio

Tess

Foster Taffeta

DJ

Gracie, Sid, and Monty

Foster Horatio

Vaughn

Henry

















Friday, July 17, 2015

A Safe Place for Senior Cairns

Contributed by Divinity's Dad

11 year old Tennyson suddenly found himself needing a new home and was lucky to have a Col. Potter Volunteer come to the rescue.

Many senior dogs have come into rescues across the nation due to the poor health of their elderly owners, strained financial conditions, or due to unanticipated conflict upon the introduction of young children to the home, in addition to the dogs whose usefulness has expired in the eyes of the commercial breeder.  Divinity's Blog presents a wonderful post about preparing your home for a senior dog, thanks to iHeartDogs.com.  Divinity, of course, was rescued and adopted at the age of nine, having spent her youth at a commercial breeding facility.  This informative post is presented with inspiration from Miss Divinity's wonderful Senior years from 2009 through 2014 and the highest of hopes for many other seniors who find themselves in need.

Miss Divinity continues to inspire awareness for the good of our Cairns!

Remember:  Love has no age limits!













Friday's Funnies!

Off the Leash

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Working with Shy or Fearful Cairns

A soft, gentle approach works best when training a shy or fearful Cairn, along with ample time and patience to set them up for real success.

Teaching your Cairn anything can be daunting if your dog is shy or fearful, as many Rescued Cairns are.  This excellent video by Zak George demonstrates how to teach your fearful Cairn to "Sit" and give a paw, using very gentle, positive training methods.  Doesn't sound like much, perhaps, but it is a great way to give your fearful Cairn a basic sense of confidence.  There is a spot of advertising by his sponsor, but it does not detract from this really helpful video.  Obviously, the dog is not a Cairn, but everything Zak demonstrates applies perfectly to a fearful Rescued Cairn.  Note his admonitions to go slowly, take small steps which you can build on, and set your dog up for success!



Training your Cairn can be rewarding!



Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wacky Wednesday!



Wednesday is the day to be WACKY!  Each week we will showcase a terrierific Cairn picture with an appropriate caption.  If you would like us to consider YOUR picture and caption for an upcoming "Wacky Wednesday" send it to us at cpcrnblog@gmail.com!  All photo submissions become the property of CPCRN and may be used for fundraising, promotion and/or outreach purposes.

A big shout out to Benji for being our Wacky Wednesday model this week!




Sunday, July 12, 2015

Sunday Sweets!

Sunday is full of SWEETS!  Each week we will showcase the sweeter side of Cairns.  If you have a sweet filled Cairn and would like us to consider YOUR picture for an upcoming "Sunday Sweets!" send it to us at cpcrnblog@gmail.com (All photo submissions become the property of CPCRN and may be used for fundraising, promotion and/or outreach purposes.).

Wicket, Cindel, Macie, and Caruso!

Foster Phoebe Ann

Ty

Macie

Kenzie

Shane

Foster Brogan

Foster Roadie

Brawney fka CP Brawney Lad

Foster Tennyson

Bruin Dubh “Boo” fka CPBiscochos

Foster ChaChi

Foster Peanut Buster

Cooper and Bonnie Jean