Rattlesnake Avoidance
Don't be a statistic!
Every dog owner who lives in rattlesnake country should be concerned for their dog's safety.

Rattlesnakes are found almost everywhere in Arizona and snake awareness is a necessity to protect
both you and your dog.  A rattlesnake in your yard presents a real danger to you and especially your
dog, as dogs tend to put their noses into everything. Until they are taught to avoid a rattlesnake, many
dogs have no fear of them.

A rattlesnake bite is painful and life threatening and can become every pet owner's nightmare.  The
emotional pain of seeing your dog suffer is heartbreaking and veterinary bills can be surprisingly high.

According to Dan Horton, DVM of San Cayetano Veterinary Hospital, "prevention is always preferable to
treatment and the most useful prevention appears to be training your dog to fear and avoid
Over the past 10 years we have trained
over 1,000 dogs in Rattlesnake Avoidance
We are always pleased when we hear a story about a client's dog coming across a rattlesnake,
avoiding it and alerting the owner to the snake's presence.  There is a great satisfaction when
your dog pulls you away from a rattler that you did not detect, but your dog did!  Our
rattlesnake avoidance training is conducted in the privacy of your dog's own environment,
where most rattlesnake encounters occur.  We come to you.
Concentrating on sight, sound, and scent
(the three S's), we train your dog to
engage all three senses to detect and
stay away from the rattlesnake.  We do
not use cages or rubber snakes.  Instead,
we set up two live Western Diamondback
Rattlesnakes on your property.  All safety
precautions are taken and our methods
render the snakes harmless.  We take the
snakes back with us and leave you with a
dog who now considers a rattlesnake as
something to be avoided and feared.
Please call 520-399-1132 for more information and/or to set up an
in-home appointment.  We offer both individual and group rates.  
Colorado River Toad avoidance training is offered during Monsoon
Thanks Roger, the snake training paid off.  About 8:30 one Saturday
evening in September, I let my two dogs, Bosco and Emily, outside
to take care of business before they received their night-time treat
and went to the kennels for the night.

The pair had just gone out the door when they quickly turned and ran
back inside.  I picked up a flashlight and went out to see a rattlesnake
had made its way inside our brick wall and was lying coiled next to
one of the bistro chairs.

Wow, the dogs had heard the rattle of the snake, smelled it, or both
and knew exactly what to do.  I called the Green Valley Fire Dept who
came out to our house and retrieved the snake and took it away.   

Knowing it was safe and the snake was gone, I tried to get Bosco and
Emily to go back out but they would have no part of it.  At least not
that night.

Again, both Mary and I would like to thank you for the fine training
you provide.  It really paid off for our two dogs.

Mike Hostad
Green Valley, A
I have been using Green Valley Rattlesnake Avoidance Training
for my hunting dogs for close to 9 years now.  Spending so much
time in the field here training and hunting with my dogs it makes
sense to have the dogs trained to avoid snakes.  Roger and Gary
do an excellent job presenting real world scenarios to the dogs
during the training. The training works!  Two of my dogs have
encountered snakes after receiving the training and they
removed themselves from the area where the snake was.  I highly
recommend Green Valley Canine Snake Avoidance training.

Mike Chapdelain
Dog Trainer/Hunter
Green Valley, AZ
For more information about a new
book by John C Murphy and Roger
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Dogs & Snakes:  Avoiding the Bite