Hundreds of dogs are bitten each year by rattlesnakes in the Tucson area.

  

We offer rattlesnake-avoidance training on your property, our property or on your favorite walk. 

Your dog will learn to avoid the sight, scent and sound of rattlesnakes.

Call today to set up an appointment!

(520)-440-5040

 

 

Rattlesnake Avoidance Training Protocol 

My rattlesnakes have had their venom glands and ducts surgically removed. Their fangs have not been removed, but at no point during training does the dog touch the snake, or vice versa. The training is done with the dog on a leash. The dog stays at least 3 feet away from snake, unless otherwise instructed. The snake is out, on the ground and controlled by myself. The dog’s owner handles the leash during training, unless they’d like me to take the leash. An electronic collar is used for training, but I start each dog off at a very low setting, and slowly increase the level until the dog responds. I start by having the dog sniff a rattlesnake skin. No shock is given during this time. I then have the dog approach the rattling rattlesnake. I start shocking while the dog is looking at the snake. I increase the level until the dog responds. I then move the snake to another area and have the dog approach the snake again. I repeat this process until the dog is actively avoiding the snake. At this point I switch to a snake without a rattle and continue the training. I continue the process until the dog is avoiding the sight, sound and smell of rattlesnakes.

 

Toad Avoidance Training Protocol

A Colorado River Toad is used for training. Toxin glands have not been removed. At no point during training does dog touch snakes or toad. For the toad avoidance, I let the dog see the toad hopping, and then use the electronic collar when the dog is looking at the toad. I continue the process and increase the level of the collar until the dog is actively avoiding the toad.

 

Pricing:

Snake & Toad Avoidance Training

Discounts: I give a $25 discount per dog for doing snake and toad avoidance training in the same appointment. I also give a $25 discount per dog for multiple dog appointments on your property. It pays to ask a friend to join in the training!

 

On Your Property*

Single dog $175

Two dogs $300

Three dogs $450

Four dogs $600

Five dogs $750

*Note: Contact me for large groups. Also, there is an additional charge for travel to outlying areas.

 

On My Property

$150 per dog

 

Rattlesnake Avoidance Training

On Your Property*

Single dog $150

Two dogs $250

Three dogs $375

Four dogs $500

Five dogs $625

*Note: Contact me for large groups. Also, there is an additional charge for travel to outlying areas.

On My Property

$125 per dog

 

Toad Avoidance Training

On Your Property*

Single dog $75

Two or more dogs $50 per dog

*Note: Contact me for large groups. Also, there is an additional charge for travel to outlying areas.

 

On My Property

Single dog $50

 

Rattlesnake Avoidance Training Redo Appointments

If I didn’t do the initial training, I charge full price for the redo appointment. If I did do the initial training, $75 for snakes for a single dog, $100 for two. $25 additional for each dog for the toad redo. If the toad training is new, $50 per dog, if done in conjunction with another appointment.

 

Any questions? Just give us a call!