Activities For Cairland Terriers

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Introduction

The Cairland Terrier is a picture perfect hybrid breed whose looks are enough to melt your heart. With their big eyes and wiry, wild, mane of fur around their heads, these little dogs are spunky and full of energy. As a somewhat new breed with not much known about their origin story, there isn't much information to go on what their personality type may be like, outside of what the parent breeds are believed to be: the Cairn Terrier and the Westie (also known as the West Highland Terrier). Because this breed is all Terrier, you can be sure that they are stubborn, high energy, yet very loyal little dogs. If you are the lucky owner of a Cairland Terrier, then some of these activities may be just what you need to keep your mischievous little friend out of trouble.

Visit Scotland

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Any Day
Expensive
Normal
8 hrs
Items needed
Traveling Crate
Leash
Passport
Activity description
If you like to travel, then you most certainly should travel along with your best furry pal, the Cairland Terrier! Scotland specifically would be an ideal place to visit with this breed, as one of the parent breeds (the Cairn Terrier) originates from this land. Thanks to the Cairland Terrier's small size and personality, not only do they make wonderful companions, but they also travel quite well. There are so many amazing things to see and do in Scotland, one of which would include spectating gorgeous countrysides and villages, where you could capture absolutely adorable pictures of your Cairland Terrier to cherish forever.
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Socialize, socialize
Before doing anything else towards planning your trip, the first thing that will need to be done is socializing your Cairland Terrier well if they are still young. Because the Terrier breed is known for their wandering habits and stubborn tendencies, it is best to have some training under your dog's belt before jumping into the world of travel and exploration. Once this has been accomplished, however, the Cairland's small size and cheerful personality are more than enough to make traveling a breeze.
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Plan your trip
The next thing to do is to research some activities that you'd really like to focus on while over in Scotland. Of course, these will need to be pet-friendly as your Cairland Terrier is the main companion on your voyage! If you are traveling with someone else who may be willing to watch your dog while you explore something where they can't go, that will work as well; but just keep in mind that you will want to plan ahead for these things in order to take advantage of the trip as much as possible. A few awesome dog-friendly areas to consider would be beaches like that of Luskentyre Sands on Harris Island and castle ruins, such as that at Dunskey Castle.
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Keep your pup close
Traveling can always be a bit stressful, but if your pup is trained and you follow the right precautions, the trip can be fun and memorable! Take lots of pictures and just keep your Cairland Terrier on a leash attached to you securely to ensure they stay close and safe; this can be accomplished with either a locking carabiner or a tie that can be attached to a belt of the backpack easily!
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Backpacking

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Any Day
Moderate
Hard
48 hrs
Items needed
Backpack
Leash
Doggy Booties (Optional)
Tent
Food
Harness
Activity description
For those who love the outdoors, there is no better companion than the Cairland Terrier. While these dogs are small, their passion and tenacity are large, making them resilient against difficulties both small and giant alike. Not to mention that the best part is, after a long day of hard work, this breed will thoroughly enjoy a good snuggle and snooze. So, backpacking even for just a one night stay is a great way to build a relationship with your Cairland Terrier while also burning all of their stored up energy. Hike through beautiful forests and mountain ranges during the day, and at night, snuggle up in the tent for some well deserved rest.
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Plot your route
In starting out on a backpacking excursion, you'll want to make sure that you know exactly where you're going and for how long you'll be out. Keep your Cairland Terrier's physical fitness in mind and remember that you'll have to carry supplies for both you and your pup (unless you want them to carry some themselves in a little pack). Once you have an idea of where you want to go, inform a friend or family member of your plan so that if something goes wrong, they'll know where to find you and your furry friend.
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Gather supplies
Depending on how long your trip is, you'll need to bring enough food for both you and your dog, including water and protective gear. If you are going somewhere that won't be too hard on your pup's feet, there shouldn't be any concern of protecting them. However, if you are going to backpack through the mountains, doggy booties and a little pack may be a good idea as this will protect the paws from sharp rocks and cuts. Talk to your vet beforehand to ensure that your Cairland is in perfect health before heading out on your trip, and be sure to know how much food they will need for the amount of work they'll be doing.
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Have fun
It can be easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of every day life and forget about what is important. Allow this trip to build a bond between you and your dog, as well as give your body the well deserved fresh air and exercise that it needs. This will be an excellent opportunity for your dog to touch base with their more wild nature and you can enjoy watching them explore with their impressive nose. Forget about work and electronics for a while, and enjoy time with man's best friend.
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Heel to Music

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Any Day
Free
Hard
15 - 30 min
Items needed
Favorite Music
Tricks
Clicker
Leash
Activity description
A dancing dog is something that people everywhere can thoroughly enjoy watching. It's adorable, wholesome, and pretty impressive depending on the tricks that owner and dog perform. If you are someone who doesn't necessarily want to compete with your Cairland Terrier, you can easily learn to dance with your pup simply with some music and the ability to heel! Once you have this practice mastered, not only will it be an awesome way to bond with your dog, but it will also help control the high energy level that this breed tends to have. So grab some music and get ready to have a great time.
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Learn to heel
The biggest and most important element to this activity is your dog's ability to perform the trick "heel". This is when a dog walks closely to their owner's side, never getting too far ahead or too far behind. This is a very useful trick to have in that it keeps your dog safe and also prevents them from getting out of hand in public areas. In order to teach this, you may need to watch a few tutorials on the proper technique. However, with the intelligence of the Terrier breed and a lot of practice, it won't be too difficult to learn.
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Gather the tools
The next most important element to this activity is some good music! You'll also want to have some treats, a clicker, and a leash on hand; especially when first starting out. Once you have these elements, start by doing a few familiar tricks to get warmed up and then you can move into bringing your dog into a heel as you move around to the music. Start out easy and just have fun with it until they get the hang of what you are asking.
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Mix it up
Now that your dog is familiar with you walking around to the music, you can start to mix it up. Take a step backward, move a step to the side, maybe even spin in a slow circle! Whatever tickles your fancy, just enjoy the music and make sure that your dog stays in a close heel the whole time. Your Cairland Terrier will begin to anticipate what you want, which will exercise their mind, and you'll be dancing like pros before you know it.
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Hide Treats

Because of the Cairland Terrier's passion for digging, you can keep them distracted by purposefully burying items for them to dig up; such as treats or toys. Just be sure to do this in an area where you don't really mind the dirt to go flying such as a select patch of your yard.

Walk in the Woods

Terriers are natural diggers, so if you want to avoid your dog digging up anything precious to you (like your yard) a great idea is to take your Cairland Terrier somewhere they can dig without a care in the world. The forest or a field are excellent options as there are usually rabbit holes, mice hiding in grass, or some other wonderful secret to be dug up that will keep your pup busy for a while.

Conclusion

Thanks to the ancestry of the Cairland Terrier, all of these activities and more will be necessary (or at least advised) to keep that high energy level at a manageable amount. Whether you decide to keep it simple or really mix it up for your Cairland Terrier, just remember that all of your hard work and play time with your pup will really pay off in the end!