Cold Nose Companions Dog Training has opened a training center in Hambden Township. Carol Peter, Certified Professional Dog Trainer and owner of Cold Nose Companions, opened in late August with the mission of helping people create and sustain healthy, loving, lifetime relationships with their family dogs.
Carol got her start in dog training as an inaugural member of the Homeward Bound team of volunteer trainers at Geauga Humane Society’s Rescue Village in 2002. Carol achieved her Certified Professional Dog Trainer credentials in 2007 – a designation that requires re-certification every three years and a significant commitment to continuing education.
When the economy claimed Carol’s corporate job in late 2009, she turned her passion into a profession, launching Cold Nose Companions. For the first two and a half years, she provided training services through private sessions in client’s homes and as a contract instructor at a training center in Bedford Heights. Her goal was always to own her own training center, and she began looking for the right home in the fall of 2011. She found that home in the unlikely form of the run-down former location of various car dealerships, including Farinacci and Quality, at 12531 GAR Highway. Carol says it took a bit of imagination to find the potential in that building. Three months later, the Cold Nose Companions Training Center opened.
Help Cold Nose Companions celebrate the holidays and their third anniversary by enjoying a 10% discount on any merchandise in our store during the entire month of December. You will find great gifts for the dogs and dog lovers on your holiday shopping list. And be sure to bring your dog(s) to the Cold Nose Companions Training Center on December 9 between 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. to enjoy some unique canine holiday fun. Have your dog’s photo taken with Santa(or you), and enjoy some fun activities and holiday refreshments. Your $5 donation will go entirely to the Geauga County Dog Shelter to support the care and adoption of homeless dogs. No reservation or advance registration required.
Cold Nose Companions offers private training, both in-home and at the training center, and now offers group classes. All classes can be seen on their website.