Subspecies of Venomous Snakes in Texas
% of Snake Bites That Occur to the Dog's Face
Pets Bitten by Venomous Snakes Each Year
% Venomous Snakebites Result in Envenomation
% Fatality Rate for Dogs from Venomous Snake Bites
Dollars Spent on Vet Care for Venomous Snake Bite
The snake avoidance process involves using LIVE Rattlesnakes, Copperheads and Water Moccasins (when available) that have been rendered harmless by removing the fangs and taping the mouth shut so the safety of your dog can be ensured. Using real snakes is absolutely the best thing to mimic a real outdoor situation.
Under the supervision of a trained professional, the dogs are introduced to the sound, smell and sight of the snakes. At a precise moment the dog alerts and shows an interest on these senses, heavy pressure is applied with an e-collar. The pressure from the e-collar is immediately let off when the dog turns away from the dangerous snake. The dogs associate the snake with delivering the correction and learn that looking at the snake is bad and getting away from the snake is great!
The dogs will be handled by the trainer and entire process takes about 10-15 minutes. To help further ensure your dog’s safety, it is also recommended to vaccinate your animals with the Rattlesnake vaccine and get snake avoidance training every year.
Details and Registration Info
The cost for the Snake Avoidance Seminar is $100 per dog (the fee includes all 3 snakes)
and is open to Unleashed Unlimited clients and non-clients, as well as rescue groups, hunting dogs, and all household pet dogs.
Our next snake avoidance clinic will be held rain or shine on Sunday, August 20th, 2017 from 7am until 12pm at Unleashed Unlimited, our address is below:
21600 Nameless Road
Leander, TX 78641
You are welcome to drop by with your dog anytime between the hours of 7am and 12pm and the snake breaking process takes about 10-15 minutes per dog.
Please click the appropriate button below to complete your registration. You will be asked to create an account when registering, if you already have an account with us, login using your credentials. If you are having any issues or prefer to pay over the phone, please give us a call at 512-618-8062 and we will register you for the event.
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