Who: you and bring your dog;)
What: rattlesnake training
When: May 19th
How: under $100. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
NOTE: There is also a training scheduled for Thursday March 29th in San Marcos, call 760-522-2288
See the Rattle Snake Aversion Training website and full schedule HERE.
*Hat tip to Bob Heygood.
By introducing your dog to both juvenile and adult LIVE, SAFELY-MUZZLED rattlesnakes of the species found in your area, our trainers will use a remote training collar to provide a perfectly-timed low-level stimulation that your dog will associate with the rattlesnake. This will effectively enable your dog to detect the sights, sounds and smells of rattlesnakes and create the reflex for your dog to quickly move away and avoid them. Both your dog’s physical safety and also mental well-being are TOP priority; the trainers always start with the lowest stimulation level and will tailor each dog’s training session to meet their individual psychological needs. The snakes are all safely and humanely muzzled and equal consideration is put into their well-being also.
Any breed or size dog will benefit from this training. With our process, we have successfully trained dogs as large as Mastiffs and Great Danes, to as small as Teacup Maltese and Chihuahuas. We generally recommend dogs be at least 6 months old prior to training so that they are developmentally mature enough to make the correct associations. That being said, different breeds and even individuals mature at different rates so we will evaluate young dogs 5-8 months old on the day to make sure prior to training.
As the long term memory of a dog can also vary between individuals, we recommend training once a year for three to four years in a row. This offers a reminder to the dog as to the potential consequences of getting too close to a rattlesnake and builds upon what they learn and retain exponentially each time.
In the last 14 years we have trained and retrained over 60,000 dogs from Washington State to Florida!
We are offering Venomous Snake Avoidance Training nationwide! (individual state regulations may apply)
While nothing is 100% guaranteed, rattlesnake avoidance training has proven highly effective in preventing envenomation by rattlesnakes. An added bonus is that paying attention to your dog's behavior can help you avoid the snake as well!