Thursday, August 27, 2015

Mini Fetch: A Tonic for Cairn Deafness!

"Fetch!" is a great game - one you can play inside and out - that will help your Cairn burn off lots of energy, improve communications, and keep both of you happy!
Is your Cairn prone to bouts of "Cairn deafness" more often than you'd like?  We know that "Fetch" is a wonderful activity to help your dog burn of energy when they simply have too much to settle down, but did you know it is also a great way to easily improve your relationship with your dog and sharpen his focus on you when you are trying to communicate something?  This excellent video by Zak George demonstrates how to teach your Cairn to play fetch, in the house, in a small space, 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 small steps which you can build on, and set your dog up for success!



Training your Cairn can improve communications and make you Both Happy!



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