The Cairn Corgi is the combination of a Welsh Corgi (Pembroke or Cardigan) and a Cairn Terrier. While people would breed both dogs as working dogs, the mixture of the two breeds means they become a companion more than a pooch that will herd or get rid of pests. They love people, including children, and are exceptionally talented too. However, they are less likely to get on with other dogs. They also require a lot of mental stimulation as well as a bit of physical activity to help them burn off that pent-up energy. Cairn Corgis make ideal apartment or house dogs and will continually impress you with how quickly they pick up skills. If you’re not sure how to keep them out of trouble, here are a few ideas to start you off.
If there’s one thing that Cairn Corgis love more than anything else, it’s learning something new. They relish in the opportunity to not only spend time with you but do so while picking up a new skill set. If the kids have a playground, there's no reason why your pooch can’t join in on the playground fun. It will merely take time to teach them that it’s not a scary thing. On a sunny day, gather a few treats and toys and head outside for five-minute training sessions. This free activity will pay off once your dog happily makes their way down the playground slide.
Cairn Corgis love to learn new things, so when it’s too wet to go outside, you can take the opportunity to treat them an activity that will be relatively straightforward to learn. It won’t cost a dime except for a few treats, and within a few five-minute training sessions, they will be a master of it. Teaching your Cairn Corgi how to beg will be fun for you both but will also enable them to become the life of any party. What’s more, it’s yet another opportunity for you to spend some time together and bond. Head into a distraction-free area of your home and begin!
Cairn Corgis love both physical and mental stimulation, and it can be tough to try to combine the two to save time. Fortunately, hoop jumping is an excellent activity for tiring your dog out but also wearing out their mind at the same time. You can perform it in any weather, it will challenge them mentally, and it will only require ten-minute training sessions over many days. You also can buy a hoop for an affordable price, while keeping a few treats in your pocket as a bribe. This all-weather activity is something you can do inside or outside your house.
Cairn Corgis, when they get bored, can be destructive hole-diggers. They love to forage around in the ground and can begin digging their way to China before you know it. Rather than risk having your yard look like a whack-a-mole park, you can distract them with chew toys. Let them focus on something else that keeps your section intact.
Cairn Corgis are nosy and enjoy rooting around on the ground looking for treats (and to get into mischief)! If you want to distract them from destructive behavior than a snuffle mat is an excellent idea. You can buy them in many pet stores or even make your own. A snuffle mat has several layers of fabric, and you can scatter kibble throughout it to entertain your dog for a long time.
A Cairn Corgi is a lot of fun. They have pawsitively delightful mannerisms and will keep everyone in the house entertained with their antics. However, they also require a lot of stimulation that, given their dislike of other dogs, must come from you. Take the time to compile a list of activities, including those above, to ensure you fill their days with fun.