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.