Cold Nose College Blog

We walk, think, and dream dog…

Seems our dog brains rarely power down, and there has to be a depository for all our musings. We hope you enjoy this ongoing collection of our training thoughts, with a bit of CNC news thrown in here and there.

 

Working with Fearful Dogs – Part One

Is your dog a scaredy cat? The majority of our work in shelter and rescue environments has been focused on fearful dogs. We have also been the owners of dogs with these struggles. We understand how draining, frustrating, and defeating

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Why Am I Positive?

In July of 2016 I sat at a MaxFund Animal Shelter holding a tiny puppy in my arms. Eight pounds of wriggling love. Looking at that tiny motherless puppy, covered in her own poop, and shedding so much fur I

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Tug of War, What is it Good For?

I actually prefer the term Tug of Love. It’s hard to imagine that it was once thought that playing tug with your dog would cause him to become aggressive. Thankfully, we now know that’s not true. What “is” true is

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Bust Your Dog Out of Jail

Incarceration is defined as “the state of being confined in prison; imprisonment.”  All your choices are made by others when you’re incarcerated. Someone other than you decides what you wear, when you sleep, when you get up, when and what

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New Year’s Resolutions

An estimated 40 to 45% of American adults make one or more resolutions this time of year. By far, the top 3 new year’s resolutions are: – weight loss, – exercise program, – stop smoking. Other popular resolutions deal with

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Hurry, My Dog Needs Training!

November and December are the months of the year when the Cold Nose College phone rings with urgent training needs for a family dog.  Example requests: “Help! My son’s family will be visiting over the holidays. They’re bringing their dog

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Brain Games for the Dog Days of Summer

Here we are in what’s known as The Dog Days of Summer. In Western North Carolina where we live, August is typically the hottest and muggiest month of the summer.   Honestly it’s hard to believe it could be any hotter

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