Rattlesnake Avoidance Clinics
Protect your best friend. Whether hiking, camping, or sitting in the backyard, you can encounter rattlesnakes. If you live in San Diego County, this training can be priceless. Proven techniques teach your dog to avoid rattlesnakes and warn you of their presence.
Rattlesnake bites are a real danger to dogs living in Southern California. As warmer weather approaches, rattlesnakes come out of their dens and become active in our environment. They can be in our backyards as well in parks and along trails.
The risk of death and the cost of treatment are two significant reasons to participate in Good Dog Training School’s Rattlesnake Avoidance Clinic. Many dogs do not survive rattlesnake bites, especially when bitten in the face, which is usually what happens because dogs lead with their noses when exploring their surroundings.
Dogs don't learn to avoid rattlesnakes after they are bitten. Consequently, dogs can be bitten more than once. Because the pain and discomfort caused by a rattlesnake bite can take up to 30 minutes to develop, dogs don't associate them with the bite. The method used by Good Dog Training School to teach dogs to avoid rattlesnakes incorporates immediate feedback when the dog encounters the snake.
If your dog has already been to a Rattlesnake Avoidance Clinic, Good Dog Training School recommends a recheck or refresher clinic annually. They have found that some dogs retain the aversion to rattlesnakes for several years while other dogs don't.