Brad Waggoner Receives B.F. Skinner Scholarship

We’re proud to announce that Brad has been awarded the B.F. Skinner Scholarship to attend the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior. The training scholarship was awarded after being accepted into the academy. The 6 month program includes a variety of onsite practical work with dogs, as well as one other species of the trainer’s choice, along with a curriculum designed and delivered by world-renown animal trainers and scientists. Enrollment into the academy isn’t automatic. After submission of an application, the candidate must provide personal and professional references, submit to an interview process and then wait for results of all references and interviews.

B.F. Skinner is the father of operant conditioning and Karen Pryor is the person who brought this science into the dog training world in the 80’s. Karen Pryor is recognized internationally as a leader in animal behavior and pioneer of force free training of all species. The staff of Cold Nose College is always seeking higher education in the world of animal behavior and training and is proud to be able to bring this body of knowledge and these techniques to the people and dogs and cats of the tri-state area of North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee.

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.


1 thought on “Brad Waggoner Receives B.F. Skinner Scholarship”

  1. Sara Cameron-Ragazzo


    We are VERY proud of you for this great accomplishment. You are a true ambassador for all of our 4-legged friends. Much success as you go on this journey.

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