Love hitting the trails with your dog but worried about encountering a venomous snake?
Rattlesnake Avoidance Training helps keep you both safe so you can enjoy your time together outdoors throughout the year.
Using only fear-free methods, you and your dog will gain important skills, behaviors, and information to protect her from snakes and other common hazards.
Over the course of five private sessions, you’ll learn:
Information on snake behavior and habitat
Management of your environment
How to safely move away from a snake
How to avoid rattlesnakes using visual and auditory cues
How to train and use critical behaviors and techniques like: Leave It, Come When Called, Stay/Wait, Redirection, Safe Restraint
How to strengthen these new behaviors in different environments such as the mountains, the desert, and the beach.
For: Puppies or Adults
Length: 5 one-hour private sessions | Cost: $600
Sessions take place in your yard or at an outdoor training area in Escondido, and can be personalized to your needs and lifestyle. You have time to practice between sessions and ask any questions you may have. To ensure safety, we never use live snakes or aversive methods (like shock or “vibration” collars).
Best of all, you receive continued support throughout the year via email, text, or phone. And the skills you learn will be just as useful at home as they are on the trail!
“The Rattlesnake Avoidance Training with Lynn was SO helpful for me and my one year old lab. Lynn’s techniques made sense for increasing my dog’s responsiveness to me in a crisis situation – rattlesnake or otherwise. I have noticed so much benefit on our daily hikes in general with knowing these commands. In addition, I didn’t grow up in the area, so it was also a helpful Rattlesnake 101 course for me!”
–Susie Morgan, Rancho Sante Fe
Q. Are live rattlesnakes used in training?
A. We do not use live rattlesnakes due to safety concerns for both the snakes and the dogs.