Saturday, July 7, 2012

Teaching the "Sit" Command

A great VIDEO by Victoria Stillwell on teaching the sit command.  She is using a puppy here but you can do the same thing with an older dog.  Be sure to use yummy treats, like cut up chicken, etc so that they will want to work for this treat.

Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Director of Foster Homes

Springfield Patch's Top Dog is...Riley!

Photo by Candid Canine Photography
Riley is a 7 year old rescue who was adopted from Colonel Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue Network. She is enjoying her new life in Springfield. 

From the Springfield PA PATCH

McKissick is a Kansas Cairn

Sweet McKissick left with his forever family today. McKissick gave his approval by giving his new mom and dad lots of kisses. He will be living in Topeka, KS with his new cairn sister Mika. His new mom has already introduced herself to CRM and plans to volunteer!

Rogers, AR

Puppy Mabley Moves to Maine

Mabley's new mom came and picked her up today. She flew down to visit her dad in GA, then drove all the way here to get her new little girl and is returning to GA where she will then fly home to ME!

Mabley will be a northern girl! Her new mom also wants to train her to be a therapy dog and go to work with her.

It will be much quieter here without our "party girl". I know foster dad will miss her sweet little kisses and I think Cosell is missing her as well. Dodd seems to take everything in stride. Libby didn't notice, she has been too busy barking at the fireworks.

Rogers, AR

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth of July!

Kiara and Ruthie are celebrating because their mom left the camera at the hotel - so no new photos today! We are recycling last year's but the girls are proudly wearing their patriotic bandannas today! Kiara is also wearing her thundershirt for when the boomers start!
Happy Fourth everyone - and thank you to all those who made it possible for us!

A Zinger of a Fourth!

Happy 4th of July!!

Here is Zinger Woody, in his forever home. He has been so busy exploring the back yard. He has looked in every corner of the house. He has found slippers, and where we keep the food in the pantry. He is learning "come" and he already knows "sit." In the picture he is wearing his Col. Potter bandana. He loves his Col. Potter blanket. I believe it helps him make the transition from Sandra's house to ours.

We are totally in love with this sweet cairn. He follows me around the house. One time he couldn't find me so I heard him make a whimpering sound. He even makes a grunt sound outside when he heard the labs next door barking. He rarely barks. Except, he did bark at some fireworks he heard in the neighbor's back yard. I love his markings of black on the tips of his ears and tail.

We will have many happy adventures with Woody.

Again, I can't thank all of you enough. I am so impressed with the Col. Potter Network. An awesome organization, serving the awesome cairn terrier.

Pam G in NE FL

A quick Editor's note about Zinger's bravery and Col. Potter's loving care: At Intake, Zinger was heartworm positive, but now he is living the good life as a lovingly fostered and adopted CP Kid. Quite a celebratory Fourth of July for all!! - kg