Does Your Dog Need Rattlesnake Avoidance Training? - Training Tuesday #5

Aug 07, 2018

Today I bring to you the "hot topic" of Rattlesnake Avoidance Training.  I want to share the in's and out's of what it really is and why you are the one that makes the ultimate choice for your furry friend. 

I will be very honest with you, in the positive dog training community, I have been in serious hot water with other trainers for even offering this training. 

Let me explain why.....Rattlesnake Avoidance Training is punishment based, which is not directly in line with how we train.  Without getting all sciency on you let me break it down.

The dog wears an electric collar (no, they are not shock collars), when the dog engages in one of 4 stations (baby snake, rattle rock, shed skin, adult snake) there is a correction made.  The point is to create a startle response.  This does not mean turning the collar all the way up scaring the holy heck out of the dog.  That is actually NOT what we want.  When a dog is scared beyond...

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