Conway Area Humane Society

Dogs and Dear Abby

What if you could ask a dog trainer your most pressing animal behavior questions and get a video response? For those familiar with the Dear Abby advice column, CAHS is proud to offer digital, dog-centered advice with the expertise of Cold River Canine.

This month, CAHS partnered with local dog training operation Cold River Canine to film informational segments on dog behavior. Morganne Sterl, Cold River owner and trainer, visited the shelter with training assistant Abby Flynn. Morganne and Abby worked with Fudge and Nala, two of our shelter dogs. In addition to getting some quality time with the trainers, Fudge and Nala also became stars of the show in several videos soon to be released on our Facebook page.

These soon to be released segments include:

  • Introduction to crate training,
  • Example of what effective crate training should look like, and
  • How to interact with your dog and introduce them to new people.

After these videos go live, we hope to collect community questions that will fuel future training videos for dogs. The plan is to post short, two-minute videos each month to Facebook and YouTube that will answer your questions. Some topics we have anticipated already include potty training, positive reinforcement, training tools, toys, safety gear, and more. Viewers can ask more questions in the comments section below each video.

Morganne Sterl, Cold River Canine owner and trainer, also serves as a police officer for the Conway Police Department. In addition to working at our shelter with our incredible pooches this month, Morganne received even more exciting news. She will now be working alongside Summit, a Belgian Malinois, the police force’s first K9 since 2004. In the meantime, stay tuned for our videos, and be prepared to tell us your most daunting doggy dilemmas!


Need a canine friend? Check out our adoptable dogs here!

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