Cairn terrier is one of the cutest dog breeds that you can take home for your family. When the breeds name is said, pictures of Toto from the Wizard of Oz immediately pop up, giving the breed added charisma. And for those who have taken in Cairn terrier puppies, do you know how to take care of them?
A great addition to any home, Cairn terrier puppies can be the center of attention of any family. Fun to be around and energetic, both young and old will absolutely adore this breed.
Cairn terriers are known to be clever, tenacious, and courageous. Friendly and affectionate, this breed is known to love adventure. Loyal, and at times mischievous, they get along very well with children six years old and up.
Cairn terriers are known to as den animals, therefore crate training them is a must; this is because they have the primal need to be in an enclosed, safe den in order to sleep properly. Importance of the crate aside, know that Cairn terrier puppies will not soil their crates because that is there sleeping area.
So when you do get up, Cairn terrier puppies must be taken out so that they can finally do their business. But expect that Cairn terrier puppies might still have accidents in their crates up until they reach 12 to 14 weeks of age.
In placing the crate, it is best to put it in the same room where you are sleeping, that way, you can easily reassure your Cairn terrier puppies because they have a tendency to whine or bark when it is dark. Reassure them, do not shout or get angry at them.
When it comes to feeding them, the good thing about their breed is that they only need a small amount of good quality food that will provide them with vitamins and minerals in order to maintain a healthy weight.
As for Cairn terrier puppies, before feeding them, remember that their stomachs are still small this entails having to feed them more frequently. Ten to twelve-week old Cairn terrier puppies usually require three meals a day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, respectively. But after three or four months, they will then skip their lunch, eating only twice a day.
Cairn terrier puppies need warm water combined with their dry food, but when they do grow up, they will no longer need water combined with their food.
Another good thing about Cairn terriers is that they are not at all difficult to maintain. But if you do decide to groom them, Cairn terrier puppies will see grooming as a chance to socialize. It is important to remember that they need to be groomed twice a month so as to avoid an unsightly coat and difficulty in grooming it.
Taking good care of your Cairn terrier puppies is extremely important, after all, this will be the foundation of how they will be when they fully mature. Giving them the attention and the love that they need is not hard to do. Take care of them and they will reciprocate with loyalty and unconditional love.