Nicole Wilde Presents “Helping Fearful Dogs”

Cold Nose College is proud to have Nicole Wilde on June 9, 2012 for her acclaimed seminar, “Helping Fearful Dogs.”

Nicole Wilde, Popular Author and Speaker

Many dog owners, shelter/rescue workers, trainers, and other canine professionals find anxiety, fears, and phobias to be among the most challenging behaviors to treat. This information-packed workshop combines lecture, photographs, and extensive video footage to explore the art of working with fearful dogs, with some overlap into fear-based aggression.

Topics include:

Causes and prevention

–        How fear manifests

–        Recognized and lesser-known stress signals

–        How to work with fearful dogs in the home

–        Suggestions for group classes

–        A Firm Foundation program on which dogs can build confidence

–        Skills owners should know

–        Skills to teach dogs

–        What training equipment is (and is not!) appropriate

Interactive exercises include participation in solving a fear-related case history. You will also learn how specific complementary therapies and products can make your treatment plans even more successful. Whether you are a professional or non-professional, you will leave with a better understanding of shy, anxious, and fearful dogs, and plenty of new techniques and ideas you can try out immediately.

Nicole Wilde is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and an internationally recognized, award-winning author and lecturer. Her nine books include So You Want to be a Dog Trainer, Help for Your Fearful Dog, and Don’t Leave Me! Step-by-Step Help for Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety ( In addition to working with dogs, Nicole has worked with wolves and wolfdogs for over fifteen years and is considered an expert in the field.

Nicole is the recipient of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers’ prestigious Ian Dunbar Member of the Year Award for 2006, and a popular speaker at the organization’s conferences. She is on the Advisory Board of the Companion Animal Sciences Institute, the educational branch for the International Institute for Applied Companion Animal Behavior, and an Advisory Board member for the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals. Nicole writes an “Ask the Expert” column for Modern Dog Magazine.

Nicole lives in southern California with her husband and two dogs, and runs Gentle Guidance Dog Training.  View her popular blog, Wilde About Dogs and find Nicole on Facebook and Twitter.

Date:  Saturday, June 9, 2012; Price: $95 (includes lunch)

Registration Here 

or call 828-644-9148 or email

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.


6 thoughts on “Nicole Wilde Presents “Helping Fearful Dogs””

  1. I have three dogs, one a English Lab/Malmute mix now three years old, female (Sheba). I took on two puppies from a litter, one male one female about a year ago, they are from a shepherd/bull mastif mother and the father we think was a boxer. In the past three months or so my three year old dog has been attacking the female (Dixie). This has cause Dixie to be very frightened of Sheba. Sheba has not cause any major damage but some minor bite marks. However if I can not find a way to resolve this, the only answer I know is to find Dixie another home. I REALY hate to do this of either of the dogs. Do you have a suggestion?

    1. Hi Annette, I’m sorry you’re having difficuty with your dogs. I know how upsetting this can be. I work with a number of clients to help them with dog-dog aggression issues. There can be any number of reasons for a dog to display aggression in the home. I’d first rule out any underlying medical issues with Sheba, try to determine the stressors/triggers that cause Sheba to display the aggressive beahvior, then implement some sound management techniques and behavior modification to help bring about a change in Sheba’s emotions. I’d suggest you work with a trainer experienced in behavior who uses only positive methods and who can help guide you through this. Let me know the zip code where you live and I’ll see if I can refer someone who can assist you.

  2. I am very interrested to attempt your seminar on june 9.
    where is Murphy, NC? and how far from Fayetteville,NC?
    I will find it.
    I always wanted to meet you and learn more about aggressive behavior, I am so readdy.

    jutta king

  3. Argh!!! I wish I new about this seminar. I would of totally went. I just purchase the ebook on fearful dogs. Could you please refer me to a good behaviorial dog trainer in Fayetteville, NC 28311. I’d appreciate it. My puppy is very fearful of other dogs. He stays away, barks and nips when dogs are near. It sad he doesn’t enjoy other puppies in his obedience class. Hope to hear from you soon.

  4. I just purchased the ebook on fearful dogs. Can you please recommend a good behavior dog trainer in fayetteville, nc 28311.



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