At Partners Snake Avoidance, we train a negative association to the scent and sound of a rattlesnake using a small “nick” on an e-collar. That subsequently trains your dog to run away whenever he/she recognizes the scent or sound of a rattlesnake.
We are one of the first dog schools to ever do Rattlesnake Avoidance Training. Since the beginning, we have trained over 16,000 dogs to avoid rattlesnakes. We know a thing or two, because we’ve seen a thing or two. We pass that experience onto you and ensure that every dog is trained to the best of our ability.
While training this type of behavior there are a lot of variables that come into play. Far too many to list. Therefore, we require our Lead Rattlesnake Avoidance Instructors to undergo a minimum of one year of training in order to properly read all the situations that can occur.
We have your dog’s life in our hands, and we take that very seriously. That is why only the best of the best trainers are hand-picked to be a part of our rattlesnake avoidance program. These high standards are set to achieve the best results with your dog.
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The electric stim from the “e-collar” does not harm the dog in any way. Quite frankly, pain is a very poor way to train behavior as it tends to shut dogs down. We are sure to use the lowest level possible in order to get the necessary association from your dog. We welcome our clients to test the “e-collar” on themselves, and we even test it on ourselves before every session.
We do allow you to watch your dog during their training, as long as it doesn’t distract them (or us) from the training. Obviously, your dog’s success is our primary goal, so that is what we will always put first. We do reserve the right to stop training at any time in the interest of your dog’s safety.
We use our own equipment in order to ensure that your dog doesn’t associate your leash and collar to the training. We want the training to be between the dog and the snake. Not anything else.
No. We will have our trainers run your dog through the course. We do this so that we can be certain that the dog is focused on the training and not worrying about mom or dad. As pet owners we can get nervous when we know our dogs are about to experience something unpleasant and we send out that nervous energy, your dog can pick up on that energy and it could affect the training.
We do allow you to watch your dog in their training, as long as it doesn’t distract your pup. We reserve the right to stop training at any time in the interest of your dog’s safety.