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.

 

Be Your Dog’s Advocate | What to Consider

Be an advocate for your dog. Have you ever stopped to think about what it means to “be an advocate for your dog”? Merriam-Webster defines advocate as “one that supports or promotes the interests of another.” As a professional dog

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Service Dog: What You Need to Know

As professional dog trainers, we often get calls from someone who wants their dog to become a service dog.  More often than not, however, these individuals are not at all sure what that involves. There are different designations such as

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Dog Behavior Capturing & Putting it on Cue

Good news! There are so many different ways to teach a specific dog behavior. Thankfully, with positive training, you can quickly and easily guide your dog to the final goal behavior, all without the use of force, fear or intimidation.

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Dog Overboard!

A big thanks to Meg Marrs for sharing these important safety tips for boating with your dog! We know that many folks with dogs love to take their pooches out to sea in the summer. With warmer weather and easier

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Separation Anxiety and a Second Dog – Will it help?

One of my recent separation anxiety clients asked me a common question during our initial call, “Will getting a second dog help?” My heart swells with appreciation for guardians whose dogs display separation-related anxiety. There’s a technical difference between separation

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