May 8, 2017

Snake Avoidance Training

Snake Avoidance Training Workshops

Taught with Positive Reinforcement

It’s that time of year again. The birds are chirping the sun is shining and it’s time to get out with your dog and enjoy the great outdoors. Unfortunately, this also means that you’ll be joined by all sorts of other critters some of which can be quite dangerous to you and your pet. 

In this workshop we’ll address:

  • Snake Identification
  • Snake Safety
  • What to train your dog to do when they find a snake
  • Start the training process!

Rattlesnake Avoidance Training FAQs:

  • Are there live snakes?
    Nope, however, I do use rattlesnake scent, a visual decoy, and rattlesnake sound.
  • Do you use shock collars?
    Nope. I don’t use magic either ;-). I focus on teaching the dogs to do what I want them to do. This avoids unwanted and unintended associations with other environmental cues that may be present.
  • What if my dog doesn’t see the snake?
    No amount of training will avoid a snake bite if the dog doesn’t see the snake.
  • I just signed up but haven’t had time to look over the information in the online classroom will I still be successful in the hands-on portion?
    Yes. While the online information is helpful in comprehending what we’ll do in the hands-on portion, it is not necessary to succeed in the hands-on portion. Most dogs that can pay attention to their guardian and take treats or play with a ball can be successful in the hands-on session.

Upcoming Workshops:

Littleton, Colorado

When: June 7th, 1 pm – 3 pm and 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm for a hands-on workshop. We’ll be doing a recorded online webinar on Monday, June 1st at 6 pm – 7 pm so you can learn all about Colorado’s rattlesnakes but your dogs won’t get bored while you talk to the grown-ups. Can’t make the webinar? That’s okay you can watch the recording at your own pace after it occurs.

Where: Creating Forever Dogs in Your Harmonious Home, 7961 Shaffer Parkway, #4, Littleton, Colorado 80127

How to Register: CLICK HERE find the date and fill out the registration form!


Sedalia, Colorado

When: June 13th 8:30am-10:30am and 11:30am – 1:30pm for a hands-on workshop. We’ll be doing a recorded online webinar on Monday, June 8th at 6 pm – 7 pm so you can learn all about Colorado’s rattlesnakes but your dogs won’t get bored. Can’t make the webinar? That’s okay you can watch the recording at your own pace after it occurs.

Where: Light of Dog Training 1494 S Perry Park Rd, Sedalia, CO 80135

How to Register: CLICK HERE – Full as of 5/25 – feel free to contact Light of Dog for the waitlist.


Colorado Springs, Colorado

When: June 28th at 9 am for a hands-on workshop. We’ll be doing a recorded online webinar on June 22nd at 6 pm – 7 pm so you can learn all about Colorado’s rattlesnakes but your dogs won’t get bored. Can’t make the webinar? That’s okay you can watch the recording at your own pace after it occurs.

Where: 3123 N El Paso Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

How to Register:
AUDIT SPOT CLICK HERE (attend live streaming Zoom Event) $25
WORKING SPOT CLICK HERE (attend with your dog) ***Please only one person per dog in attendance due to restrictions on attendees to allow for social distancing.***
Early Bird Discount $100 if purchased before June 7th
If Enrolled 6/7-6/21 $150
If Enrolled 6/22-6/28 $175


Fort Collins, Colorado

When: June 26th, 6 pm – 8 pm for a hands-on workshop. There is a recorded webinar for you to watch that was recorded for the waitlisted May workshop date so you can learn all about Colorado’s rattlesnakes but your dogs won’t get bored.

Where: Summit Dog Training 217 Racquette Dr #17, Fort Collins, CO 80524

How to Register: AUDIT SPOT CLICK HERE (attend without your dog), WORKING SPOT CLICK HERE (attend with your dog)


New!!! Online Class!

When: June 8th, 2020 @ 9 am for 6 subsequent weeks!

Where: Online in your PJs

This class will be 6 weeks long and we’ll cover all the information about rattlesnakes in Colorado, how to best train your dog, and teach your dog alert behaviors that you’ll then transfer to a rattlesnake cue. Every week you’ll have online assignments, as well as a weekly meet-up via Zoom where you’ll get to ask questions to me in person as well as demonstrate what you and your dog are working on. You’ll get immediate face to face feedback. Can’t make the 9 am video? That’s okay, it’s recorded and you can catch up on your own time and post videos of you training your own dog to the GoogleClassroom platform for feedback. You’ll also get to see what your classmates are working on too!!! Join me for this fun new adventure!


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