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This is an open topic for daily (well, we hope) verbal rewards for good dogs. From as simple as "Came when called" to "Saved Timmy from the well!" we can all appreciate the small moments when our Cairns have been Good Dogs.

Oh yes, there's a companion topic :P 

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Dundee and Elroy made great nap pals. Dundee curled in a ball in the geometric corner of the bed and snored quietly, leading by example. Elroy draped himself across my lap like a heated, weighted blanket. 

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See post on naughty dog before reading this.

One day Angus ran and got the ball like always and then came right up to me and when I opened my hands he dropped it right in - tail wagging, eyes sparkly.  GOOD BOY ANGUS!!!!

I've wondered over the years if maybe he wasn't a naughty boy but smarter than I could believe. Perhaps he thought he should throw it back like I threw it to him???

 Cairns are like no other dogs I've ever owned which several breeds.

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Woke up during probably the coldest night yet this fall to find, as I was on my side, one dog keeping my back warm and one keeping my front warm.  Such a nice feeling of security...  a two-dog night...

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Foot stomping...a new command?

The boys have become particularly noisy during covid when someone is at the door, I think just because it is so seldom anymore that anyone is at the door.  When I head to the door to answer, they are usually completely under foot barking.  I like that no one could slip in unnoticed, but I hate it when they "mug" my visitor before I can even greet him or her.  I have taken to turning to the pups and saying a firm, loud, and undoubtedly frustrated "Quiet! Sit!" to shut them up.  I admit that sometimes they irritate me so much I also stomp my foot for emphasis.

Today we got a delivery we had to sign for.  I waved to the delivery person through the window, turned to the dogs and STOMPED my foot. No verbal command -- just that frustrated stomp. They immediately shut up and dropped their little rumps on the floor! Good boys!

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Dundee and Elroy were both very good while Peggy had a pandemic-style kaffeeklatsch with her work pals out in the garage (which is where, as the dogs have decoded, also where the Mother Lode of Food is kept). At the same time as the Yard Guy was blowing leaves around the yard. It could have been Cairndemonium but they decided the best course was to lay nose-to-baby gate at the hallway leading to the garage, in case any visitors came through to admire them. Good boys!

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Atticus is only 5 months old so he has lots of "firsts" right now.

I have been working with him on letting me touch, and hold, his paws (to prepare for vet visits and grooming)

Letting me put him on his back to the command "settle" .- to establish dominance and for tummy rubs!

Letting me put my finger inside his mouth and touch his teeth - to prepare for brushing teeth when his baby teeth fall out.

Atticus really hated all of these actions and now lets me touch him to my hearts delight. Good job, Atticus!

 

There are many, many more, but that's for another post.

 

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