Southeastern Reptile Rescue houses well over 100 snakes that are routinely taken out of cages during cleaning or when being placed in a transport box to be taken to an educational exhibit. So years ago, they developed a training system to teach their dogs to avoid snakes altogether. As calls of snake-bitten dogs have steadily come in over the years from exasperated owners facing a hefty vet bill, they’ve decided to offer training to hopefully help avoid this terrible situation.
Snake aversion training sessions:
- are available for all breeds of dogs.
- use live, native, venomous snakes that have the unique smells that may be encountered in your area.
- are safe for snakes, dogs and humans as no one is able to actually make contact with any of the reptiles.
- use an e-collar which produces a negative reinforcement by way of a mild, harmless electric shock.
We are conscious of the fact that use of electric shock collars is not favored by everyone. If you feel this way, we understand. Unfortunately, we have found no other safe and humane way that has proven to be effective in deterring dogs from the danger a snake can present. Visit www.snakesareus.com for more information.
Date: Saturday, September 8
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $80 for a one time session. A re-test is recommended within 30 days of the initial training session and can be scheduled for $40. Discounts for multiple dogs may be available. Click here to register.
Location Information: Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center
Registration contact: Jenn Collins
Email: [email protected]