Rattlesnake Avoidance Clinic
Saturday, June 11th & Sunday, June 12th 2022
Friends of Douglas County K-9
at Franktown Animal Clinic
7658 Burning Tree Drive, Franktown CO
Bring your dog to our Rattlesnake Clinic, conducted by nationally recognized, Fred Pressen of High-On Kennels.
training clinics are conducted in a safe, humane and controlled
environment ensuring the safety of your dog, people and the
rattlesnakes.We have found the best way to teach a dog to avoid
rattlesnakes is to use live rattlesnake specimens that have been
neutralized so that they cannot bite. The snakes are placed out in a
field setting and the dogs are fitted with an electronic training
collar, then dog is led through the field (by the trainer) and allowed
to encounter the rattlesnakes at which point the dog is stimulated using
the electronic collar. The
training process is repeated to assure that your dog will
understand the sight, smell and sound of a rattlesnake. (Rattlesnakes
have a distinctive odor that dogs can discern from other snakes.) Fred recommends repeating the training three years in a row to enforce the correct behavior.
Appointments will be made hourly. Training will last approximately 15 minutes, but plan on being present for an hour. Rain delays may occur but training will go on when weather permits - we do not cancel.
Please note: Puppies under 6 months of age are too young for this training.
Click on "Registration" at the top of this page to register.