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Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for Your Dog
March 26-27, 2022
Escondido, CA

Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for 2022 is finished.
Our next training will be offered in 2023 in either March or April.

Covid-19 Field Requirements

  • Only one handler per dog will be allowed on the field.
  • Wait in your vehicle until a volunteer checks you in and gives you instructions.
  • Avoid allowing your dog to interact with other dogs or people.
  • Try to potty your dog before you come.  There will be a designated potty area just in case.  Bring your own poop bags.
  • Your dog is to wear its own collar and 4 or 6 foot leash.  NO extending leashes allowed.

Covid-19 Symptoms

If you have any of the following symptoms, please stay home.  You will not be permitted on the field:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

The avoidance training teaches dogs to recognize and stay away from the scent, sound, and sight of rattlesnakes.  The training team uses a remote training collar with a low level stimulus adjusted to each individual dog and hooded rattlesnakes to train your dog to avoid rattlesnakes.

Rattlesnake Avoidance Training is conducted in a safe, humane, controlled environment ensuring the safety of your dog, as well as the safety of the rattlesnakes.  Every precaution is taken to make your experience with Rattlesnake Avoidance Training a positive one for you and your dog.

This training is an effective, preventive measure.  It is not a guarantee.   In order to learn a strong avoidance behavior, we recommend several repetitions of the training.   The first year, "Initial training", is when the dog learns intense avoidance of rattlesnakes.  The second year, "Maintenance training", is what really cements this behavior within your dog.  To ensure maximum benefit from this training, maintenance training should be done the following year after initial training.

Where is the Training? In Escondido,  Directions will be emailed to you 2 weeks prior to the training.
What is the Cost? $85 per dog
How old should the dog be? At least 6 months
How long will the training  take? 15-60 minutes depending on the dog.
How and when do I register? Online registration begins January 3, 2022
If you would like to schedule an appointment, please select one of the time frames listed under categories to the left.  Then select whether you need an initial or maintenance appointment.  The available time slots will be displayed.  Just select the time and the number of appointments desired and it will be added to your shopping cart.
Please select a separate appointment for each dog.

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