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Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for Dogs 2019

By on April 9, 2019 in Around Our Valley, Events, Featured, News


Rattlesnake Avoidance Training Clinic for Dogs
Run by High on Kennels

June 1 & 2

8 am – 4 pm

$75 per dog

The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy will be hosting a Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for Dogs Clinic on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2.

Thank you in advance for signing up – don’t forget to tell your friends and other dog lovers about the clinic!


  • Your dog must be at least six months old to participate.
  • Check-in and training takes on average 1 hour
  • Please review the Terms and Conditions before registering


We are proud to host expert dog trainers from High on Kennels. Each trainer is highly experienced at training dogs to avoid rattlesnakes. High on Kennels is well known for being a problem solver when it comes to difficult dogs.

Training Process

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 rattlesnake specimens that have been neutralized so that they cannot bite. The snakes are placed out in a field setting and the dogs are fitted with an electronic training collar. The dog is led through the field and allowed to encounter the rattlesnake at which point the dog is stimulated using the electronic collar. The training process is repeated several times 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). More about High on Kennels training process»

The appointments take between 20-60 minutes, which includes check-in and the training. This assures that proper attention is given to all dogs.

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