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Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for Dogs 2021

This event has ended. Check back next spring for the 2022 trainings.

Rattlesnake Avoidance Training Clinic for Dogs
Run by High on Kennels

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Sunday, August 8, 2021

8 am – 5 pm
$95 per dog

Location: Ojai, CA

Snake season is all-year-round in Ojai! The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy is hosting a rattlesnake avoidance training clinic for dogs so you can take your dog outdoors with peace of mind.

Don’t forget to tell your friends and other dog lovers about the clinic!


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 about 10-20 minutes, which includes check-in and the training.


  • Your dog must be at least six months old to participate
  • Check-in and training takes on average 10-20 minutes
  • Please carefully review the Terms and Conditions while registering
  • Appointments, payments, and waivers must be completed before the training. No exceptions
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations received within 48 hours of the event
  • For privacy, the location of the training will be emailed to appointment holders
  • No walk-ins

Special Considerations Because of COVID-19**

  • Social distancing must be practiced at all times. Please note that OVLC staff will have contact with your dog to ensure collars are appropriately adjusted
  • Face masks may be required depending on state and county mandates
  • We have spaced out appointments to minimize contact, but please make sure to wait with your dog far from other participants and do not let your dog interact with any of the other dogs or dog owners.

**These considerations may change given local mandates.

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  1. Jackie maloney says:

    How do I sign up. I see no registration form online.

  2. Jackie maloney says:

    To clarify I’m speaking of rattle snake training in Ojai.

  3. Pamela Murphy says:

    I do not use pay pal…..I want to sign up…..Can I use a credit card….please advise.

    • Nathan Wickstrum says:

      Hi Pamela, when you checkout with paypal you can checkout as a guest and pay with your credit card. Let me know if you need further assistance.