Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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 Caruso and Cindel for being our Wacky Wednesday models this week!




Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sunday Sweets!

Sunday is full of SWEETS!  Each week we showcase the sweeter side of Cairns.  If you have a sweet filled Cairn and would like us to consider YOUR photo 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.).




Jonesy

Kahn fna Baldwin

Ellie fna Maria Elena

Foster Alabaster Snowball

CP Donegal

Nash

McPherson fna Gronk

Baxter aka Baxx 💕❤💕 (fka CP Roger)

Foster Fran

Foster DandieMac

Dagwood

Friday, January 12, 2018

Friday Funnies!

Off the Leash
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Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Importance of Doing Nothing Calmly!



"…At any given moment in time, we may just pause and do nothing… it’s just, ‘Can you learn how to be, calmly?’..."    Suzanne Clothier

We all work hard to train our Cairn Terriers, but sometimes the best thing we can do is Nothing - as long as we do it Calmly.  No commands.  Just calming body postures and maybe calm words of no consequence (something like "How about that Tom Brady?").  This brief video is part of a training by Suzanne Clothier Thresholds, Thresholds, and Doing Nothing.  She illustrates how passive positive training methods work very well when teaching a dog to feel safe in different situations.  The single most important thing any dog needs is to feel safe, and it is incumbent on us to understand what that means from the dog’s perspective.



"Copyright © 2013 by Suzanne Clothier. Used by permission of Suzanne Clothier. All rights reserved. For more information about Suzanne please visit SuzanneClothier.com"

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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 Kody fka CP BoSox for being our Wacky Wednesday model this week!




Sunday, January 7, 2018

Sunday Sweets!

Sunday is full of SWEETS!  Each week we showcase the sweeter side of Cairns.  If you have a sweet filled Cairn and would like us to consider YOUR photo 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.).

Sunday Sweets!
CP Pablo

Foster DandieMac

Foster Duke of Earl

Foster Jerry

Indy at Sparks Lake 

CP Chula

Eddie fna Cp Thor, age 11

Foster Zinnia

Leon (fka Ricky W) and Oliver (fka Manicotti) 


Friday, January 5, 2018

Friday Funnies!


Off the Leash
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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Easy Housetraining Tips! - Video

Teaching proper potty habits takes time, consistency, and patience, but is well worth the effort, and this is true for puppies as well as older Rescued Cairns!

Teaching your Cairn to potty where you want the "business" taken care of can be frustrating, as a puppy or an older Rescued dog.  This excellent video by Zak George demonstrates how to teach your Cairn to be comfortable in a crate and where the potty spot is located, using 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 a Rescued Cairn.  Note his admonitions to control your dog's environment, go slowly, take small steps which you can build on, and set your dog up for success!



Training your Cairn can be Rewarding!


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Wacky Wednesday!


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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 Cindel, Caruso, and Macie for being our Wacky Wednesday models this week!



Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The March of the Snow Cairns - Video!



Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day - this Winter Holiday Season is once again coming to an end, but the Winter Season is still fast upon us!  Let's dust off the frost and lift our spirits as we revisit a charming array of Former Fosters and Friends, demonstrating the joys of being a Cairn in the fresh fallen snow!

Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network (CPCRN) proudly showcases some of our Volunteers' Cairns, along with many former CP Foster Cairns, enjoying Freedom in the Snow!  May it put a smile on your face and lift your spirits! We hope you enjoy this video.

Watch Full Screen for Pure Enjoyment!
or follow this link to enjoy the March of the Snow Cairns

CPCRN is an all volunteer Rescue, saving Cairns, one dog at a time.  Please adopt, volunteer, or donate so we can help more Cairns enjoy Freedom and perhaps a special romp in the snow! 




Sunday, December 31, 2017

Sunday Sweets!

Sunday is full of SWEETS!  Each week we showcase the sweeter side of Cairns.  If you have a sweet filled Cairn and would like us to consider YOUR photo 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.).

Happy New Year!


Macie's Sweet 16th Birthday

Zippy at 15

Foster Bongo

Foster Clarabel

Foster Juniper

CP Bonita

Foster Kimball

Foster Nash

Foster Nessie

Foster Pip

Foster Zinnia

Foster Alabaster Snowball

Foster Bushy Evergreen

Foster Pepper Minstix

Foster Shinny Upatree

Foster Sugarplum Mary


Foster Wunorse Openslae





Friday, December 29, 2017

Safety Tips for New Year's Eve!

Plan ahead so that you and your Cairns can enjoy New Year's Eve in spite of the fireworks!

We all want to keep our dogs safe and secure in stressful situations, and fireworks can scare them.  Some dogs will exhibit signs of fear that can include pacing, panting, trembling, salivating, trying to escape and/or barking.  Many dogs will actually injure themselves when trying to escape.  (I've even seen dogs that were hit by a car when they tried to flee from noises.)  What can you do to help keep your dog stay calm during the fireworks this weekend?

Here are some suggestions:

1. Consider not taking your dog to the fireworks display.  Make sure that your dog will be calm at home, or stay home with your dog during the fireworks.  Keep your dog confined in a comfortable location, if possible.  Walk your dog BEFORE the fireworks start.

2. Don't try too hard to reassure your dog during a fearful event with petting, soothing words, or extra attention.  This can sometimes exacerbate the problem by reinforcing your dog's fearful response.

3. Some dogs are very sensitive to people's moods and may be influenced by the way that you react to the noise.  It is best to act happy and upbeat or to redirect your dog's attention to some absorbing activity.

4. If you must leave your dog at home alone during the fireworks, consider what would make your dog most comfortable.  Bring your dog indoors.  Would he feel safest in a crate?  Try turning on the radio, television, fan or air conditioner as "white noise".  Make sure you provide a comfortable hiding place or "safe place" for your dog in case he is scared during the fireworks.

5. Pet anxiety studies have shown that music can have a calming effect on a stressed out pet.  I would recommend the Music My Pet CD.  This musical CD was created for the specific purpose of calming pets.  The classical music tracks were arranged to have a smooth soothing dynamic from beginning to end.  And the music is performed using only those instruments that have been proven to have a calming effect on pets (like the harp, flute and piano).  Try playing the CD before the fireworks begin to get your dog into a relaxed state, and continue playing it throughout the fireworks.

So, the best way to deal with this issue is to be prepared.  Before the fireworks begin, anticipate your dog's reaction to these loud noises.  Whenever possible try to avoid exposing your dog to fireworks.  If this is not possible, do everything that you can to make your dog feel more comfortable and secure.  Talk to your dog in a light, cheerful tone that sends a comforting message that the noise is no big deal.  Encourage your dog to find a quiet restful place to wait out the noise.

Have a happy and safe New Year's Eve and take time to be sure that your pets do too!!


Friday Funnies!

Off the Leash
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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Training Video: Door Safety for Your Cairn!

"Look at me!" is a key element in teaching your Cairn not to rush out an open door - but there's so much more!

This is another really great video by Zak George which demonstrates how to teach your Cairn not to rush out the door with "Sit/Stay" "Leave it" and "Look at me" commands, using 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 a Rescued Cairn.  Note his admonitions to go slowly, take precautions, and set your dog up for success!



Training your Cairn can be rewarding!



Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Wacky Wednesday!


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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 Yvonne for being our Wacky Wednesday model this week!