Bittersweet Goodbye to Tiffany Lovell

Tiffany Lovell
Tiffany Lovell & her handsome boy, Cosmo


Change.  Even when it’s planned and desired, it’s not always easy.  It’s with bittersweet emotions that we’re about to say Goodbye to Tiffany Lovell, Certified Professional Dog Trainer, who was first a  valued client, then a Cold Nose College Apprentice and who became  such a trusted colleague to us and trainer to so many of you and your dogs here in the tri-state area.  Yesterday was her last active training day here in Murphy.  Tiffany is moving south to open Cold Nose College, Space Coast, Florida. We can’t tell you how much we’ll miss her. But she’ll still be within the Cold Nose College family!  I wanted to share her heartfelt message to the community:

“As I sit here surrounded by boxes and packing material, I find myself reflecting back on all the wonderful people and dogs I have met during my time at Cold Nose College in Murphy.  It makes me happy to know that I have been able to help so many people have better relationships with their canine companions.  I couldn’t think of a better job in this world and that is why I’m excited to continue my work in Florida. 

Every client I have met and every dog with whom I have worked has taught me something and challenged me to become a better trainer.  If I had the pleasure of meeting and working with you and your canine kid, I would like to thank you for that opportunity.  This is truly my passion and I sincerely hope that I helped you with whatever challenges you were having.  

I would also like to take this time to thank Lisa and Brad Waggoner, without whom Cold Nose College would not exist.  They have lovingly built this business over the past decade into the amazing, nationally recognizable brand it is today.  I am constantly in awe of their dedication and commitment to offer their clients the very best in dog training and behavior consulting.  I am also extremely proud to call myself part of the Cold Nose College family.  It has been an honor to learn from and work alongside these two incredibly gifted teachers.  I have learned and continue to learn so much from them every day.  That is why I am thankful that our working relationship and friendship will continue as we expand the business together into new territories.  

My ten years in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina and Georgia have been such a life changing experience.  In addition to enjoying the natural beauty that surrounded me every day, I found my passion in helping others communicate with, understand and train their dogs.  To all of you who attended classes, workshops, academies, seminars or invited me into your home, I want to say thank you.  Thank you for trusting in me and helping me realize my dream.”

Thank you, Tiffany, for the difference you’ve made in all our lives.  The future is bright for you and bright for all the dogs and clients you will touch in Florida.


Lisa Lyle Waggoner is the author of The Original Rocket Recall™: Teach Your Dog to Come. She’s a CPDT-KA, a CSAT (Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer), a Pat Miller Certified Trainer Level 2, Faculty for the Victoria Stilwell Academy of Dog Training and Behavior, a dog*tec Certified Professional Dog Walker and the founder of Cold Nose College in Murphy, North Carolina. The company’s trainers enjoy providing virtual behavior consulting and training solutions to clients around the globe and offers coaching, mentoring and behavior case support for pet professionals.