Welcome to the Rattlesnake Aversion Training for Dogs clinic registration page. Now in my 14th year of being a local host, testimonies continue to substantiate the effectiveness of the program. Rattlesnakes are part of our local environment, and aversion training is the best preventive measure you can do to safeguard your beloved pets.
2019 Schedule and Location
March 23 - Agoura Hills - SOLD OUT
March 24 - Goleta - SOLD OUT
April 27-29 - Topanga Canyon at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.- SOLD OUT
June 22-23 - Calabasas at Tapia Park, a unit Malibu Creek State Park, 884 N. Las Virgenes Road
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ABOUT THE TRAINING
Each dog is individually trained by Fred Presson of High On Kennels (click to see website - rattlesnake-avoidance ). Fred trains thousands of dogs each year to avoid rattlesnakes when they are not working with hunting dogs.
If you haven't seen this type of training before you will be amazed!
Our training clinics are conducted in a safe, humane, and controlled environment ensuring the safety of your dog, people, and rattlesnakes. The trainers have found that the best way to teach a dog to avoid rattlesnakes is to use live rattlesnakes that have been neutralized so that they cannot bite. The snakes are strategically placed in four stations and the dogs are fitted with an electronic training collar. The dog is led through the training course by the professional trainer while you observe from a short distance away. Another professional dog trainer will be describing what you are seeing. Depending on the size of the clinic, Fred may work alone. Your dog is allowed to encounter the rattlesnake at which point the dog is stimulated using the electronic collar. Your dog will come out for a break during his training process while another dog goes through the course. The training process is repeated as many times necessary to assure you that your dog will understand the sight, sound, and smell of a rattlesnake (they have a distinct odor that dogs can discern from other snakes). Certain "refresher" trainings (year 2 and beyond) require only one pass of the course, they remembered! That's what we want to see!
We hope to make the registration process as painless as possible. We have included a few bits of information and tips on getting through it all, so read on! You are all set for the training once you get the email confirmation.
Directions for Registering One or More Dogs
1. Choose which appointment type you want based on how many dogs you want to register right now.
2. Choose the start time for your group of dogs. The system will block off the full amount of time for you*. We will have people at the clinic to hold your dog(s) while you watch one dog go through the training at a time. If you want to space your dogs out for your own personal reasons you will have to register one at a time.
*If we are getting close to filling up and there are no back-to-back appointment slots open, you will have to schedule your dogs in smaller groupings, and have a bit of wait between appointments. We will do our best to get you in and out as quickly as possible.
Appointment times are presented at 8 minute intervals to establish the training order only. Actual training times are longer.
The training session is one-on-one and initially will be repeated several times to make sure the dog understands. The trainer recommends three consecutive annual trainings to secure the sight, scent and smell of a rattlesnake, and the aversion to it in your dog's mind. The check-in, possible wait (some dogs take more time to train than others) and training takes approximately 20-60 minutes.
You will receive a confirmation email after you complete the purchase. If you need assistance registering your dog(s) you can contact me at 805-338-8278 or email@example.com
I am looking for a venue for a July clinic in the Santa Barbara area.
Debbie Sharpton, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Real Estate Agent for the Environment, Westlake Village, California Real Estate Salesperson License #00776629