Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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 and Ceili for being our Wacky Wednesday models this week!




Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday Tails: Deex fka CP Lord McGuyver

Deex fka CP Lord McGuyver


Remember little Lord McGuyver? This 21 lb., 8-year-old Wheaten cutie traveled from his Col. Potter Foster Home in New York to his Forever Home in Texas last month - and now he is king of the castle! 


Deex is happy and feeling right at home!


Now known as Deex, his new mommy treated him to a spa day upon his arrival. Healthy, happy, and sporting a brand new haircut, Deex now spends his days doing his favorite things:  running up and down the stairs, jumping when he is super excited, and getting lots of kisses and belly rubs.  He also enjoys going for car rides and getting his treat of choice - duck jerky.  Deex has made himself at home right away and is most happy hanging out with his new family members.  



Friendly and very affectionate, his new family agrees that "he is the sweetest and BEST dog" they've ever had!  



Happy forever, Deex!







Tuesday is full of Tails!  Each week we will showcase the Tail of one of our Col. Potter Rescued Cairns, either Post Adoption or still looking for that Forever Home while in a wonderful CP Foster Home.  If you have a great CP Post Adoption story (and photos!) and would like us to consider them for an upcoming "Tuesday Tails" 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, September 17, 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.).

Mountain Man Monty

Foster KayJay

Chrissi fna Naughty

Finnigan fna Fionn

Foster Carlotta

Foster Carousel

Foster Elisa

Rocky fka Sousa

Foster Groot

Foster Isla

O'Malley


Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday Flashback: Divinity Remembered

Contributed by a CP Volunteer
Originally posted 12/10/14 on the Post Adoption Blog

Divinity is remembered for her gentle nature…

It is hard to believe that it has been three months since Miss Divinity bid us all farewell.  Her Dad has been generously maintaining her Blog and doing what he can to help other Cairns in need, and for this we are all grateful.

…and for her achievements as a certified Therapy Dog

Divinity was always ready to help others - two or four-legged!

Today Dad’s post was especially touching.  Pet Partners honored Divinity with a special tribute, simple and well worth the read.  Divinity lived in a wire cage for nine years, but blossomed in her freedom, becoming a certified Therapy Dog and a gentle ray of hope to humans and other animals in need.
Read Divinity’s Blog Post about the Pet Partner’s Tribute:
Read Divinity’s Tribute in Interactions on Page 10:
Read about Divinity’s Farewell:
Read about Divinity’s 4th Gotcha Day:
Read about Divinity’s 2nd Gotcha Day:

Friday Funnies!

Off the Leash



Thank you, Bonnie!!!




Thursday, September 14, 2017

Toto: The Other Side of the Story!

Written by Michele Stadnick

Georgie and Frankie - Just like Toto, right???


So, "The Wizard of Oz" is your favorite movie, you just LOVE Toto, and have always wanted a dog just like him? A dog who's small, cute, lovable, and doesn't shed all over your couch? 

You've done your research and learned that Cairn Terriers are (take your pick):


  • Good with children
  • Friendly
  • Loving family dogs
  • Adaptable to living in small apartments as well as large homes



Well, YES and NO…



Probably NO ONE ever told you that Cairns will almost INVARIABLY:

  • Chase squirrels
  • Chase bunnies
  • Chase bugs
  • Chase bikes
  • Chase paper fluttering down the street
  • Chase anything that moves
  • Chase things that aren't moving, just to GET them moving so they'll have something to chase
  • Bark at cars
  • Bark at bikes
  • Bark at birds
  • Bark at trikes
  • Bark at trucks
  • Bark at the phone
  • Bark at fireworks
  • Bark at thunder
  • Bark at the doorbell
  • Bark at the doorbell on TV
  • Bark to hear themselves bark
  • Bark just to get your goat -- or your attention
  • Or both
  • Bark sometimes just cause it feels so damned GREAT
  • Dig up that mouse hole
  • Dig up your tulips
  • Dig up your roses
  • Dig up your lawn
  • Dig under your fence
  • Dig under your shed
  • Dig up your linoleum
  • Dig up your carpeting
  • Nip at people's feet if you haven't redirected their intense prey drive
  • Nip at your hands too, if not trained properly
  • Try to control their universe and everything in it -- INCLUDING YOU
  • Will succeed at this unless YOU intervene. And even then, they'll try again. And again. And again and again and again and again.
  • Lunge at other dogs on leash
  • Lunge at people, unless trained not to
  • Lunge ‘cause it feels good and they're in a hurry to get where they're going, and you're the only thing holding them back from experiencing the next exciting adventure around the corner or around the world.
  • Bolt out any open door in the blink of an eye
  • LET ME REPEAT THAT: THEY WILL BOLT OUT ANY OPEN DOOR IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE
  • And won't return until they're good and ready.
  • Sometimes not even then
  • Refuse to come -- unless they want to
  • Refuse to sit -- unless they want to
  • Refuse to stay -- unless they're bored silly, and if so, that's the BEST time to move around to stir up the action anyway
  • Refuse to stop barking -- unless there's something in it for them...like a fabulous treat
  • Refuse to do what you want at the PRECISE moment that it's most important that they do...like when you're trying to show off how obedient and well-trained they are (which is, of course, a grand delusion on your part).
  • Nor, it seems, has anyone told you:
  • A Cairn can never, ever, ever be trusted off-leash, EVER.
  • Not even for a second. Regardless of how well-trained you have deluded yourself into believing he is
  • That all the dogs you've had before and have trained so well don't matter...if they weren't Cairns.
  • Because Cairns are different.
  • Very different
  • That they're generally NOT the best breed for a home with small children.
  • That one bears repeating: Cairns are generally NOT the best breed for a home with small children.
  • That Cairns WILL shed a little (or a lot) if you don't groom them properly.
  • That they're relatively resistant to housebreaking (don't expect them to be housebroken in a week, or even a month)!
  • And even when you think they're housebroken, if they've got something else on their agenda at the moment, they're likely to conveniently "forget."
  • That they are affectionate -- on their terms, not yours.
  • That they are stubborn and hardheaded, not to mention incredibly independent
  • That obedience training is a necessity, not a luxury. And that it's just the FIRST step in the process.
  • That you should read the previous sentence again, and forget everything you think you know.  If you haven't owned a Cairn, it doesn't apply.
  • That they were bred to hunt and kill, and their intense prey drive can NEVER be trained out of them.  Toto may not have KILLED those flying monkeys, but that's only because Toto KNEW they were fakes.  Otherwise, they'd have been dead, not merely outwitted.
LB is always an angel - right?
What they SHOULD have told you is:

  • They're wonderful for THE RIGHT OWNER
  • They're loving -- IF YOU LOVE THEM, TREAT THEM WELL, AND HAVE EARNED THEIR RESPECT
  • They're smart -- PROBABLY SMARTER THAN YOU
  • They're sweet -- WHEN THEY WANT TO BE
  • They're funny -- VIRTUALLY ALL THE TIME, IF YOU ENJOY DEMENTED, DEVIOUS, DEVILISH HUMOR
  • They're good with GOOD, WELL-BEHAVED CHILDREN WHO HAVE GOOD, RESPONSIBLE PARENTS.  And if they haven't had a bad experience previously with ill-behaved kids. Otherwise, it's a recipe for disaster.
  • They're strong
  • They're hearty
  • They're brave
  • They're relentless
  • They're devious
  • They're insightful
  • They're indomitable
  • They're energetic beyond description
  • They're intelligent beyond belief
  • They're the BEST dog you'll ever own
  • BUT...they just may be the WORST dog you can imagine.
  • THAT PART IS ALL UP TO YOU! 
Macie - Sweet is her middle name!
Oh, and by the way, Toto was actually a GIRL!







Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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 for being our Wacky Wednesday model this week!




Monday, September 11, 2017

TTouch for Animal Rescue

With Harvey and Irma and whatever other natural disasters that may befall us and our pets, please take a few moments to watch this short Rescue video by Linda Tellington-Jones demonstrating some easy techniques to help a frightened or traumatized animal.  Your Cairns will thank you!



Sunday, September 10, 2017

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 Henry

Bentley

Cooper fna Fava Bean

Ellie fna Maria Elena


Foster Nolan

MacDonald fna O'Teagan

Foster Pixel

Roscoe

Macie


BG
Arlo

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Sharpen Your Training Skills!


Summer is winding down and the kids are headed back to school, 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:





Friday, September 8, 2017

Friday's Funnies!

Off the Leash

Sunday, September 3, 2017

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.).

Happy Labor Day!
CP Bradford nka Keegan

Foster Sam Malone


Pablo

Foster Larry

Foster Rita
CP Kayna nka Gracie & CP  Glenyne nka Sydney


Foster Bartholomew


Foster Juniper
Foster Acacia

Foster Jim-Jam