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.

Not Every Dog Can be a Therapy Dog

  “I want my dog to be a therapy dog!”  That’s the comment we hear in many phone calls to Cold Nose College.  The truth is, though many people would like to do therapy work with their dogs, it takes much more than desire to make your wish come true.

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It’s Never Too Early….and Never Too Late

  Personally, I can’t think of many things more fun than working with and training a dog, especially my own dog.   Nothing like adding a new puppy to your family to bring home the fact that training certainly needs to happen in order for the little one to adjust to

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Hot Dog! Let’s Leave It.

One of the more useful behaviors a dog can learn is to leave things alone when asked.  Dogs and especially puppies, explore the world with their mouth.  Leave It is one of the very first exercises I began working on with Willow when she joined our home. The cue, Leave

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