Welcome to the registration page for the Fred Presson, High On Kennels training. Now in my 19th 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.
Rattlesnakes can be active any time of year, it depends on the temperature.
2022 Training Clinics:
March 18-20 - Agoura at Golden Heart Ranch
April 22 - Santa Barbara at Winchester Canyon Gun Club, 6620 West Camino Cielo - Cancelled due to weather conditions
April 23 - Santa Barbara at a private residence off Tunnel Road
April 24 - Camarillo at Camarillo Grove Park
May 14 - FULL - Brentwood at Crestwood Hills Recreation Center
May 15 - Santa Barbara at a private residence off Tunnel Road
June 18-19 - Big Bear at a private residence
July 9-10 - Calabasas at Tapia State Park
Specific addresses will be given with registration confirmation.
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 and where you want to attend.
2. Select a date (in bold type). Choose a start time. The system will block off the full amount of time for you. If you want to space your dogs out for your own personal reasons you will have to register one at a time.
Appointment times are presented at 8 minute intervals to establish the training order only. Actual training times vary.
ABOUT THE TRAINING
Each dog is individually trained by Fred Presson of High On Kennels (click to see website - rattlesnake-avoidance ). High On Kennels specializes in training hunting dogs in addition Fred to training thousands of dogs each year to avoid rattlesnakes.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 snakes are strategically placed in three 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. Your dog is allowed to encounter the rattlesnake at which point the dog is stimulated using the electronic collar.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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Debbie Sharpton, Conservation Land Acquisitions and Ecological Restoration
You will receive a text message reminder before your appointment