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!

1 comment:

forsythia said...

Oh, boy, can we ever use this! We have a darling mutt, who even attacks mops.