This could save your dog’s life or at the very least a $2500 vet bill!
Rattlesnakes can be found in backyards, neighborhood fields, parks, almost anywhere. Dogs are naturally curious and playful and often put their face right up to the rattlesnake. When bites happen, they are life threatening and very expensive to treat. Vaccines do not guarantee the wellness of your dog. Avoidance training will keep your dog away from rattlesnakes so bites do not happen.
That said, please understand that we practice Positive Reinforcement training techniques at Cool Dog Training EXCEPT when it will save a dogs life! When stimulation is applied to the collar that your dog will be wearing, please know that it it is our promise to you to do our job correctly - to make sure your dog thinks the rattlesnake bit him/her and never suspecting that a human has pushed a button to cause discomfort. We would never want to jeoparadize your dog’s healthy, trusing relationship with humans. We strive to teach dogs humans provide only good things in life.
Tracy Jenson-Presson has been training dogs for over 20 years. Because of Tracy’s experience and good timing, your dog will learn to recognize and stay away from the scent, sound and sight of rattlesnakes – i.e. those things are bad to be around! Your dog will be evaluated and fitted for proper handling. You will be able to observe while one of our handlers takes your dog through the course two times. Four rattlesnakes are fitted with “hoods” to keep your dog safe.
Limited availability. On the registration form, specify a preference for day and time. We will make every effort to get as close as possible to your request. First come, first serve. You will receive a confirmation email with an appointment date/time. Plan on staying 1 to 1-1/2 hours. Print, fill out and mail the registration form below along with a check for $70 (per dog) made payable to Cool Dog Training, Inc.
This pup is going to be introduced to a Rattlesnake that is in a hole (bottom right). The handler and the dog will approach down-wind so the dog gets a good scent on the snake. Rattlesnakes have a unique odor different from other snakes. The ribbon hanging down from the tree lets the handler know which way the wind is blowing so the handler can position the dog correctly.