Cold Nose Companions Transitions to New Ownership – Christine Good is acquiring the business from Carol Peter

Chardon, OH, –  Cold Nose Companions Dog Training is being sold by its founder, Carol Peter, Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) of Chardon, Ohio, to Christine Good, CPDT-KA, RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician) of Hartsgrove, Ohio, who has worked for Cold Nose Companions for the past four years. Cold Nose Companions provides group classes and private training to family dogs and their families. The trainers use only force-free, rewards-based training methods to ensure that training desired behaviors is stress-free and enjoyable for “both ends of the leash”.

Peter founded Cold Nose Companions in December 2009 doing private training throughout a five-county area in Northeast Ohio. The Cold Nose Companions Training Center in Hambden Township/Chardon opened in August 2012. Since inception, the company has provided training services to over 6000 clients and their more than 7000 dogs.

In addition to training for household manners, canine nose work, Canine Good Citizen and therapy dog work, Cold Nose Companions offers specialized training for kids and dogs, aggression, fearfulness, separation anxiety, and reactivity through their acclaimed Chill! for Reactive Dogs program.

As Peter focuses her training practice exclusively on separation anxiety, she will continue to consult with Cold Nose Companions over the next several months to ensure a smooth transition.

“I couldn’t be happier to see Cold Nose Companions continue under Christine’s leadership,” said Peter. Over the past 12 years, we have helped over 6000 families and their dogs build healthy, loving, lifetime relationships together. Christine is uniquely qualified to build on that legacy to help more people and their dogs.

Good immigrated to the United States in 2002 from Germany, where she achieved the equivalent to a Master of Biology degree. In the United States, she started her career as an animal trainer at a wildlife center in 2004 with raccoons. She became invested in dog training when she used the clicker working with her reactive dog who needed her to step up her game. Christine is a registered veterinary technician (RVT) with over 15 years of experience in the veterinary field. She became a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) in 2012. Christine shares her home with her husband, two children, her dog Willie, and various feral cats she cares for.

“I am excited for this opportunity to bring all my skills and passions to the table,” said Good. “I have a great team of talented, enthusiastic, and compassionate trainers, and we will carry on the success of Cold Nose Companions that Carol has built. We will continue bringing great training and behavioral services to our clients throughout Northeast Ohio.”

Cold Nose Companions Dog Training offers rewards-based training methods through group classes and private in-home training. All instructors are highly qualified and consistent in training methods. For more information, go to


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