Friday, May 7, 2021

Friday Funnies

 Hey Buddy Comics

"Suspicious"


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by K. 

Sunday, May 2, 2021

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.).

                                                                             


Available Sweeties


 Soul Patch
How can you say no to those eyes?

Aunt Peggy
Simply Adorable



Cloris

(Not Leachman, But Does Kind Resemble her Just a Little)



Fast Eddy

Taking it slow




Gerard

Waiter !!!!!   There is no Bone in my Steak !!!!
I distinctly ordered the T-Bone Because
IT'S SUPPOSED TO HAVE A BONE IN IT !!!!!



Mike R

Ok Covid is winding down, Sooooo

Would it be possible to maybe get a trim ????




Ronnie 
If I have to wear a mask on my walks, 
 I'll Just Stay here thank you.









                      




Friday, April 30, 2021

Sunday, April 25, 2021

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.).




Rabies shot: 👍
COVID shot: 👍
Time to travel!
Baby D

Bathing beauty 
Beatrice

Besties 💕
Beaucifus and Maddy

Double the trouble
Finley and MacPerry

Outdoor adventures await!
Kat

Indoor creature comforts 
Kit

Classic cairn
Kobry

Summer ready
Rocky

Hi there, this is my funny face
Trumbo

Friday, April 23, 2021

Friday Funnies

 Thunder Sausages 


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Sunday, April 18, 2021

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.).




Fuzzy side or smooth side?????
Aunt Peggy

Big or small, they all make us feel...
Blessed

Cadbury watching the world go by on the window seat

Oh what a scamp!
Gerard

Mini Mouse in a terrier house?

Roxy riding in style on her way to PT

Wilbur the wonder dog and all of his superhero friends

The sweetest pup ever...
Wook

Friday, April 16, 2021

Friday Funnies

 OlivesDoodles



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by Olive Griffiths

Sunday, April 11, 2021

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.).




Voted most photogenic
Baby D

"I'm the only star in this house"
Buddy

 Celebrating her ninth birthday with a new toy
Callie

Sugar and spice and everything nice
Ginger and Missy

Everyone likes a cozy bed and toys
Miguel

 So precise with their "back of the couch" balancing skills
Roland and Lexus

It's a bird, it's a plane....
It's Rosie (fka Ewa) flying through training

"Only for you Mom, only for you"  
Wilbur

Friday, April 9, 2021

Sunday, April 4, 2021

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.).




Chaz and a treat ball....say no more


Cloris loving the cool feel of  April


Hines enjoying the carpet-like grass.


J-Bowe and his favorite ball


Lucky Dog ready to go to his forever home


Pippin says "Hello there"


How could you not love that face?  Roadrunner


Skye (fka Drexel Girl) enjoying a lap, sights and sounds.  Perfect!

Friday, April 2, 2021

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Thursday Training, Come!

Come To Me, Please!

Teaching your terrier to come to you when called is one of the most important behaviors you will ever train.  Dogs, like people, are inclined to make choices that work for them, choices that motivate and benefit them.  So if your dog is frantically chasing a squirrel and you call him to you, you can bet what choice your dog will make in the heat of that moment!

So how can we get a reliable recall – meaning that your dog will come to you willingly and happily?  The very first step in this exercise is that your dog have a VERY strong name response.  That your dog will snap to and immediately look at you whenever you say his name.  As with children, a name can be very overused and abused.  So you will be teaching your dog that a very positive outcome will happen associated with his name.  You can sit in a chair with the dog sitting politely at your feet.  No jumping will be acknowledged.  Say dog's name, deliver treat.  Dog's name, deliver treat.  Dog must be looking at you when you say the name.  You will gradually raise the ante by standing and repeating the same exercise, eventually moving to a short distance from your dog with him being otherwise distracted.  Say his name, and when he immediately looks at you toss a treat.  Name recognition – step number one.

Teaching the word 'come'.  Training this exercise your dog will ALWAYS be on a leash or long line.  If your dog is not tethered, it will give him the opportunity to make two choices:  to come or not to come.  You always want your dog to succeed and to never make the wrong choice.  Therefore, you must always control the outcome.  Toss the treat just far enough that the dog can snatch it on the lead, then immediately call him back to you, delivering a tasty treat and loads of praise.  This ping pong game will quickly catch on with your pooch, and as he grabs the treat he will already have begun turning to rush back to you.  Being encouraged and rewarded in this fun way will strengthen the command in a positive manner and eventually result in your dog running to you when called, either indoors or when out in the yard.  Keep it light, keep it fun, and highly reward with a special treat that you might not use when teaching any other exercise. Be more motivating than the squirrel!

You can use low calorie healthy treats in very small pieces.  Remember, to your dog it is all about quality, not quantity.  He will not be studying the size of the treat that is being ordered, but rather how often it is forthcoming. 

You can adjust your dog's food portions at mealtime, depending on how much training and treats were given on that day.  It is important to keep your sessions short, and to keep it fun.  A Cairn Terrier, or many dogs in general for that matter, will never respond favorably to a drill.

Most importantly, never NEVER call your dog to you when you are aggravated, to scold or punish (“Fido, come, you are in BIG trouble!!”).  Calling your dog to you should always be for praise and love.  Do not call your dog, then put him in a crate and leave for a day's work.  That is an entirely separate exercise.

Use the same verbal cue consistently.  Dog's do not speak English.  Dog's name and come.  Not c'mon, c'mere, get over here, etc.  Same word for behavior you are teaching, each and every time.  Get family members on the same page.  It is important that consistency exist throughout the family.

Cairn Terriers are highly intelligent, and also fun loving.  So be creative in what you want to teach them, and have fun!  Happy training!!

Dog bless, 
Judy Endo        
andtoto2@ptd.net

Sunday, March 28, 2021

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.).


This is Skye who is named after the Isle of Sky where 
these wonderful terriers originated.  She is now a city girl
living with her new family (Jack and John) in Ithaca and they 
are so thrilled to have her.  As Skye's  (fka Drexel) foster mom 
said, she's pretty chill and made the trip from Louisiana to New York
like a pro.  So nice to see these happy endings!  Welcome home Skye!



This handsome fella is Seaward and methinks this dude will be 
finding his new home soon.  Such a love bug and he can throw 
quite the side eye!  Such a beautiful coat and I think he'd like to hunt 
for Easter eggs with you!  Welcome Seaward!


And a warm welcome to June Boy!  
Look at those little paws -- so adorable.  
We hope you find your new home before June little man!



Had to post Lucky Dog again as I see in Doreen Walker's 
foster report that he has his adoption pending which just
warms my heart.  From dodging traffic to finding his new home! 
Col. Potter's wonderful volunteers, fosters and adopters have done it again!


Hi - 👋- my name is Chaz and as you can see
I'm pretty darn cute!  While the snow is cool and all, I'd love to
enjoy springtime with you and your family.   
Don't think it will be too long Chaz before you're welcomed home!



Friday, March 26, 2021

Friday Funnies

 StarkShowsElricTheWorld


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Sunday, March 21, 2021

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.).


What better way to welcome Spring than
with a litter of puppies?? 
This little momma to be, named Arizona, is being
fostered in New Mexico after having been rescued from a Texas 
shelter.  This little lady is sure to be a fine mom to 
her little pups -- we can't wait!  


Cloris was rescued from a breeding situation and while
still a little skittish, this 4 year old, 14 pound Shih Tzu,
is adjusting to life with her foster family.
This will be the best spring ever for this cute little monkey!



Say hello to Mike R.!  Welcome to Col. Potter! 
You are such a handsome, little dustmop of a boy and sure to find a
forever family this spring!  



This little minx is Roth.  In an all too familiar
tale, she was found wandering the streets of an old Texas town.  
She is a sweet, redheaded girl of about 2 years and is a 
curvy 16 pounds of cutie patootie-ness. 
Welcome Roth!  



Spring has sprung and J-Bowe is ready to play ball!  
He's an adorable little mixed breed terrier and 
will make an excellent midfielder for your spring team! 



And the beauty pageant continues with
long-legged, lovely lady named Momma Ann! 


Not to be outdone, Vienna steals the show with her happy
disposition and ample figure, she must have been loved and
she will be again in the arms of Col. Potter nation!