Cairn Terrier Home Preparations

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Good day and welcome back!

This is Sharda with another Cairn Terrier newsletter.

Today let’s discuss about Cairn Terrier home preparedness tips!

It is very exciting to get a new puppy and to be able to bring him or her home. Often people are not aware of how challenging this process can be.

It is important to plan for the arrival of your new Cairn Terrier to avoid frustration, damaged items and to provide the safest possible environment for your Cairn Terrier puppy and family.

So, let’s discuss this topic shall we?

Spending a few hours to puppy-proof your house and to insure the proper introduction of the puppy to the home will set the tone for your relationship with the puppy.

While there are several things that you need to consider, one of the first aspects of bringing a Cairn Terrier puppy home is to have the correct supplies.

In addition to the supplies, you’ll need the right attitude to work with the puppy, a space that is designed for the puppy to stay in, as well as a schedule for feeding and exercise.

You should also have a basic idea of the training methods you are going to use with the puppy, as well as a good grasp of how you were going to start this process.


Just like having a new baby in the house, it’s important to make sure that the home environment is safe for the puppy.

Cairn Terrier puppies are very inquisitive by nature, and often get into all kinds of things around the house.

Even something as simple as a cord hanging from a set of draperies can be a safety hazard for small puppy.

It can become wrapped around the Cairn Terrier puppy’s neck, or stuck in the puppy’s teeth. When puppy-proofing your home check the following:

  • Pick up all strings or cords. A small string can easily be swallowed by a puppy and cause digestive problems if it becomes wrapped up in the intestines.
  • Remove all small objects that the Cairn Terrier puppy may swallow.
  • Check houseplants to make sure that they are not poisonous. If they are, remove them to a room or area that the puppy does not have access to.
  • As much as possible, keep electrical cords away from the areas the puppy is in. If the cords cannot be removed, try treating them with a no-chew spray or rub them with laundry soap to make them unpleasant to the taste.
  • Keep the Cairn Terrier puppy confined to the kennel, crate or puppy safe room when you are not home or able to watch the puppy.


If the Cairn Terrier puppy has been living with its littermates and mother up to this time, it will feel lonely coming to a house where it is an only dog.

Try having a hot water bottle, stuffed toy or ticking clock in the crate or kennel with the puppy.

Using a crate will really help the puppy feel that this is a space of its own, and will help you be able to confine the puppy at night or when you are not home.

In addition, you may want to place a piece of clothing that you have worn in the crate or kennel with the puppy. This will allow the puppy to adjust to your scent.


The best way to have a positive attitude when bringing your Cairn Terrier puppy home is to be knowledgeable.

Read a book; ask friends, breeders, groomers and veterinarians any questions you may have before bringing home the puppy.

The internet offers many suggestions and breed specific information for preparing for a puppy.

Schedule walks, exercise, feeding and play times as much as possible.

This will help your Cairn Terrier puppy adjust, plus it will also make sure that the puppy is cared for properly.

If there is more than one person caring for the puppy, make sure that everyone is using the same schedule and methods.

In addition, take the puppy for a complete medical check up as soon as possible.

I hope that you learned a lot from today’s Cairn Terrier newsletter.

All the best and take care

Sharda Baker