Escape to the Blue Ridge Mountains for a dog training workshop in a stunning natural setting. What could be better? Hone your dog training skills, have fun with your dog, enjoy morning hikes along trails in pristine forests. At the end of the weekend, you’ll return home refreshed, inspired, with a bounty of lovely memories…..and a better-trained dog! Approved for 17 CEUs for certified trainers.
All dog training begins with your dog paying rapt attention to you. You’ll learn tips, techniques and strategies for creating Focus on Both Ends of the Leash. • Build your skills with a solid foundation of learning theory and knowledge about clicker training, dog body language, and stress signals. • Learn to use the technique of shaping to help your dog deliver the focus and attention you want. • Find out how best to pair distractions and reinforcers so you set your dog up for success in every training session.
Next dates: May 31-June 2 and October 17-19, 2014 Murphy, North Carolina
Who for: Anyone who enjoys learning with their dog!
Duration: 2.5 days; Friday evening, full days Saturday & Sunday
Class size: 10 working teams (handler and dog); 10 observer spots
Cost: $295 includes lunch Saturday & Sunday
- Friday Evening (5-7pm) — Hone Your Handling Skills: Learning theory, clicker mechanics, strategies for enhancing your handling skills (crisp up your timing, clean up your cues and more).
- Saturday morning — Focus & Shaping Techniques: Stragetiges for getting and keeping your dog’s attention, individual assistance for each student/dog and introducing shaping techniques).
- Saturday Mid-day: What’s Your Dog Telling You? Identifying your dog’s body language and recognizing stress signals.
- Saturday Afternoon — Agility for Fun: Held at our country home w/20 acres for Agility, followed by hiking opportunities.
- Sunday Morning – Proof that Behavior: Build a reinforcement hierarchy, pair distrations and reinforcers; multiple exercises designed to help you proof behaviors in a distracting environment; locations depend on ability of dogs, perhaps hiking the Murphy Riverwalk or other locations in the local area.
- Sunday Afternoon – Play in the Pasture: An off leash/outdoor social, held at our property in a secure fenced area.
- What you and Brad offer is not only outstanding, but effective. And you are both “naturals” at what you do. What a difference a workshop makes! First, Bella loves her “working” sessions. I had her targeting yesterday and one of our cats kept walking slowly right in front of her and she stayed focused on her target…and hotdogs! She gets so excited when I ask her if she “wants to work”. She’s a smart little girl and we owe you & Brad a big debt of gratitude for her fabulous focus workshop! Bill & Jan Gaines, Georgia
- I’d like to express my great enjoyment and gratitude in attending your workshop this past weekend. You and your staff were pleasant, friendly and a pleasure. It was an eye opener for learning and experiencing a variety of interesting and diverse exercises for my dog and me. We learned through positive and fun methods and have a better concept of behavior. The care and concern for all dogs and their individuality really is very evident.” Laura Nastro, South Carolina
- Where does this dog trainer from Atlanta go for an educational and positively fun weekend…to the mountains for Mountains of Learning!! Through Lisa and Brad’s hands on classes, I was able to improve on my training and communication skills as I trained with my own beloved dog. The time we spent outside of class…walking the River Walk, free play in the pasture, agility, and morning hikes created a fun environment, where both dog and owner had to learn to work, play, and focus on each other. Positive Training plus Positive Fun equals A Positive Relationship for both dog and owner.…..thank you Cold Nose College!! Mara Whitacre, Georgia
- Cold Nose College reminds me of that ad slogan….you’ve tried the rest, now try the best! It’s rewarding to find trainers with common beliefs and philosophies. I learned so many different ideas and techniques that in the days following the workshop, I continually flipped through the class syllabus to recall everything. In reflecting back on the weekend, one word comes to mine….golden.” Jane Morton, Tennessee
To book your spot now, call 828.644.9148 or email firstname.lastname@example.org