MRT Rattlesnake Avoidance Training Clinic for Dogs

Keep your dogs safe from rattlesnakes by signing up for this clinic.


Mountains Restoration Trust is now taking reservations for the 2013 Rattlesnake Avoidance Training Clinic for Dogs.

Poisonous snakes are out the year round in southern California. The one-on-one training process to protect pets from the painful and sometimes fatal poisonous bite is repeated several times to ensure that the dog understands the sight, smell and sound of a rattlesnake. (Rattlesnakes have a distinctive odor that dogs can discern from other snakes).

The clinic is conducted in a safe, humane, controlled environment ensuring the safety of dogs and  rattlesnakes. As dogs forget the smell over a period of time, annual training is recommended.

Spring sessions are being held March 16-17 and April 20-21, 2013. Appointments are given after registration.  

The location is Headwaters Corner at Calabasas, 23075 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, CA 91302. You must pre-register online at www.mountainstrust.org. Call (818) 591-1701 ext. 2 with questions. The fee is $70. Training is conducted  by Tracy Presson of High on Kennels.

Betsy February 26, 2013 at 06:25 PM
omg! what a cruel picture! :-( l hope that was just done with photoshop. Please don't "demostrate or advertise" as this being "one of the methods of how to do it" 'cuz there are some...."less than bright" pet owners .. out there walking their dogs without leash.. or pet with sunglasses.....etc...you name it!
Linda April 04, 2013 at 05:44 AM
Betsy: is less bright than the people she is criticizing and does not know what she is talking about! This class has saved my dogs live. Rattlesnakes can be anywhere . We live close to the beach with a canyon behind the house. So far two rattlesnakes in our own backyard and the dog has avoided them because of this training. Who puts his dog on a leash in their own backyard? My co-worker lost her beloved 120# family dog last year to a rattlesnake bite in her backyard. $5000 later and the dog still died. She sure has wished that she would have attended the avoidance class with her dog.
Gary Stevens April 17, 2013 at 06:18 PM
I took this class last year, and it is professionally done, with good dog and snake handlers, which take your dog through a set up course. Highly recommend this to anyone taking their dog in any area that may have a snake risk, hence any trails in Los Angeles/California


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