Personality of Cairn Terriers
Wow, there is so much to write about regarding Molly and Jack's personality. Let me first sum up their spunkiness with one little three letter word: FUN
It's never a dull day in our home with Jack and Molly around. They are very active and have a high energy level. They both love to run freely off leash, even though the AKC does advise against allowing a Cairn to roam free off leash.
They really like it when you pay attention to them and do fun things with them. Their little minds are going constantly, and they like to learn new things. Just like a little child, they are learning things from us even when we don't realize it. We often have to be careful about what we do, how we say something, or the method in which we do something to be sure we aren't teaching them bad behavior.
I worked with Molly a great deal when she was a puppy. She was a difficult one to housebreak. Oh, she knew what I wanted her to do. But she only did what I wanted when she wanted to. ;)
Molly is very smart and sometimes I think she's thinking ahead of me. She wants to learn new things all the time. Unfortunately, if Molly had her way, there wouldn't be enough time in the day to teach her everything she could absorb.
Jack is smart too but quite honestly I didn't work with him as much. My timetable during the period we got him as a puppy was hectic and I'm sure once things slow down, and we get to work on his belated puppy schooling, he'll do fine. His first experience with the clicker wasn't a good one, but I'm sure that will pass once a daily routine is established.
Cairns like all dogs love routine. They more routine you can make their lives, the happier they are. Occasional surprises are fun too but routine is so important especially in the first few years of their lives.
Filed under Choosing a Cairn Terrier Puppy
My wife and I are bringing home our new Cairn puppy mid-december. We are now discussing bringing home not just one but a second form the same litter.
Posted by: Jesse | November 29, 2009 02:12 PM