Wednesday, September 30, 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 McLachlan, India, Hunter, Lily, & Gus for being our Wacky Wednesday models this week!




Sunday, September 27, 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.).

Jack and Chester fka CP Winchester

Wrigley, Ernie and Cali

Bucky aka CP Buchanan

Jack and Mac aka Mackenzie fka CP Ayla

Sweet Abbie

Foster Abigail

Addie

Wesley and Wanda

Cooper and DeeDee

Foster Janey

Stevens

Foster Taylor Ann

Dara fka CP Twizzlers

Blessings!













Saturday, September 26, 2015

Plan Ahead to Decorate Your Home by Giving Green from Lynch Creek Farm!

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Lynch Creek Farm is pleased to partner with Col. Potter again to bring you a special Fundraiser Campaign Col.Potter Cairn Rescue Network Giving Green!  Now through Sunday, December 20th, you can order any beautiful, high quality wreath, centerpiece, or other decorative item for the Holidays, as a Gift, or for your own home, and Lynch Creek Farm will donate a full 20% of your purchase to Col. Potter to help save another Cairn in need!  You can order now for December delivery, easy as 1.2.3!  Not ready to shop?  You can make a straight-up donation via the Lynch Creek Farm campaign and 100% of all donations will go to the Cairns!  100%!!!  A fantastic opportunity to donate or to give a gift that gives twice!

Lynch Creek Farm Presents
Now - December 20th
20% of all proceeds and 100% of all donations
during this time will be sent to

Check out some of the delightful Rescued Cairns helped in the past by the generosity and hard work of so many Col. Potter Volunteers - the best gift in any season!



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Friday, September 25, 2015

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Back to School Specials!



Summer is winding down and the roads are full of those lumbering yellow buses, so what better time to think about sharpening your basic training skills with your Cairn!  The CP Blog has many great training posts, but here is a short list with links to some of our best training tips and helpful training videos.

Remember: A well trained Cairn is a Happy Cairn!
  
Toto:  The Other Side of the Story!

Leadership & Drag Lead Basics:

Crate Training Essentials:

Just Ask!  Nothing in Life is Free:

Col. Potter Training Tips: The Cairn and the Hare!

Col. Potter Training Tips: Start at the Beginning!

Col. Potter Training Tips: No Place Like Home!

Col. Potter Training Tips: Proper Introductions!

Col. Potter Training Tips: Easy Housetraining!

Col. Potter Training Tips: Nothing in Life is Free!

Col. Potter Training Tips: Look at Me!

Col. Potter Training Tips: Resource Guarding

Correcting Submissive Urination:


Helpful Training Videos

Door Safety - Video:

Easy Housetraining - Video:

Thresholds & Doing Nothing Calmly – Video

Walk a Reactive Dog - Video:

Introducing Loud Appliances - Video:

Teach “Fetch!” - Video:

Teaching “Come!” & “Stay!” - Video:

Teach “Drop It!” - Video:

Stop Puppy Biting - Video:

Teach “Sit Pretty!” - Video:

Reversing Problem Behaviors - Video:

Tellington Touch Demonstration - Video:





Wednesday, September 23, 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 Ticket and his feline friend for being our Wacky Wednesday models this week!


Sunday, September 20, 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.).

Sonny Boy Happy 3rd Gotcha Day!

Foster Danny

Sir Buster Adopted!

Dana fka CP Spondana

Chuey fka CP Argentina

Amira

Georgie fka CP Little Wayne

Foster Jujube

Sweet Archie and Belle

Foster Hala

Zane

Slippy fka CP Slippers

Ayla

Foster Dallas














Friday, September 18, 2015

The Frost is almost on the Pumpkins - Time to Think Green!

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Lynch Creek Farm is pleased to partner with Col. Potter again to bring you a special Fundraiser Campaign Col.Potter Cairn Rescue Network Giving Green!  Now through Sunday, December 20th, you can order any beautiful, high quality wreath, centerpiece, or other decorative item for the Holidays, as a Gift, or for your own home, and Lynch Creek Farm will donate a full 20% of your purchase to Col. Potter to help save another Cairn in need!  You can order now for December delivery, easy as 1.2.3!  Not ready to shop?  You can make a straight-up donation via the Lynch Creek Farm campaign and 100% of all donations will go to the Cairns!  100%!!!  A fantastic opportunity to donate or to give a gift that gives twice!

Lynch Creek Farm Presents
Now - December 20th
20% of all proceeds and 100% of all donations
during this time will be sent to

Check out some of the delightful Rescued Cairns helped in the past by the generosity and hard work of so many Col. Potter Volunteers - the best gift in any season!

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Off the Leash

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Leadership & Drag Lead Basics

A drag lead is strongly recommended for at least the first two weeks your new dog is in your home, and maybe longer, to prevent potential trouble and give you easy control when needed.


Why Leadership is Important

Before you bring a new dog home, it's important that you understand that your new dog must accept you as the leader - in all things - in order for there to be peace and harmony in the home.  First and foremost, you must be Alpha in your new dog’s eyes, i.e., the All-Powerful Leader and Provider of All Good Things.  Being Alpha does not mean you must be domineering or that your dog is supposed to think you're a dog!  It is ludicrous to even suggest that!  Being Alpha simply means your dog sees you and respects you as the Leader, the entity who controls all of the things of value: food, toys, furnishings, doors – everything!

The messages you put out the first few days are vital to your ultimate success with your new dog.  Think ahead about how you are going to introduce the new dog to your home, your family, and your routines.  If you can visualize exactly how you will do things, every act will flow much more naturally when you have your new dog in your arms or at the other end of the leash.

If your dog feels secure that you know what you’re doing, you will have harmony in the home.  To be a good, effective leader, you must provide clear communication to your dog in every situation, so it is entirely up to you - the human - to see the world through their eyes and think like a dog, not the other way around.

A drag lead is simply a short lead (maybe 4 or 5 feet long) that is attached to your dog’s harness at all times.

The Magic of a Drag Lead

It is always best to Start at the Beginning!  For the first two weeks minimum, you should have a drag lead attached to your New Cairn’s harness, inside your home and outside, in a securely fenced area.  

A drag lead is simply a short lead (maybe 4 or 5 feet long) that is attached to your dog’s harness at all times.  Simple, yet it can seem almost magical because it communicates to your dog that you are the leader.  The first time you calmly step on a drag lead to gain control over a situation, your new dog will “get” the message.

If there is a problem, the drag lead allows you to take control of the situation without putting your Cairn in a position where it feels the need to defend itself.  Remember, you are a Leader, not an adversary!  If you reach for your new Cairn under a piece of furniture, you are invading their space and may rightly invite a defensive growl (or other defensive behavior), but if you calmly step on the lead and maneuver it toward you so you can pick it up in a non-threatening manner, you are in a much better position to coax the dog out of it’s “safe” spot, redirect the dog’s energies, and restore the leadership balance.

A drag lead gives you power (Alpha) and a measure of control, and it helps you avoid situations where you ask for a behavior but have no way to ensure that you can make it happen without asking a 2nd time (which you should never do!).  “Come!” is a great example.  In the beginning, it is really best to calmly step on the lead, pick it up, and then say, “Come!” where you can easily reel the dog in, ready to give a nice treat as soon as the action has been achieved.

How much you need to use the drag lead will vary from dog to dog, depending on their level of fear or sense of entitlement (i.e., they think they should be Alpha!), but you will be well served, no matter what, if you attach a drag lead for at least two weeks – and maybe longer.


More to Think About from the Whole Dog Journal Blog:


Wednesday, September 16, 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 Ginny fka CP Mon Coeur for being our Wacky Wednesday model this week!




Sunday, September 13, 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.).

Foster Kyler and Ella

Sweet Cindel

Sweet Corkie

Foster Tappan Zee

Freya fka CP Venice and Dempsey

Gipper fka CP Tootles

Ginny fka CP Mon Coeur

Paolo

Foster Kona

Tibby

Remembering 9/11














Friday, September 11, 2015

It's Not Too Early to Think Lynch Creek!

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Lynch Creek Farm is pleased to partner with Col. Potter again to bring you a special Fundraiser Campaign Col.Potter Cairn Rescue Network Giving Green!  Now through Sunday, December 20th, you can order any beautiful, high quality wreath, centerpiece, or other decorative item for the Holidays, as a Gift, or for your own home, and Lynch Creek Farm will donate a full 20% of your purchase to Col. Potter to help save another Cairn in need!  You can order now for December delivery, easy as 1.2.3!  Not ready to shop?  You can make a straight-up donation via the Lynch Creek Farm campaign and 100% of all donations will go to the Cairns!  100%!!!  A fantastic opportunity to donate or to give a gift that gives twice!

Lynch Creek Farm Presents
Now - December 20th
20% of all proceeds and 100% of all donations
during this time will be sent to

Check out some of the delightful Rescued Cairns helped in the past by the generosity of so many - the Best Gift in Any Season!

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