Protect Your Pooch!

K-9 Rattlesnake Avoidance Clinic

When: June 17-18, 2017
Time: Saturday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 1:00pm
Where: Franktown Animal Clinic
7658 Burning Tree Drive
Franktown, CO 80116
(303) 688-4690

Cost: $85 per dog

The Rattlesnake Avoidance Clinic is sold out. Thank you for your support!


All proceeds benefit the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit.

Rattlesnakes bite thousands of dogs each year in the U.S. Many suffer immense pain and trauma from the venom; some even die. Non-guaranteed treatments to save dogs from rattlesnake bites can cost up to $3,000.

Avoid all of that by enrolling your dog in our annual Rattlesnake Avoidance Clinic and provide a meaningful donation in the process!

Our training clinics are conducted in a safe, humane and controlled environment ensuring the safety of your dog, people and the rattlesnakes. We have found 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.

  1. The snakes are placed out in a field setting.
  2. The dogs are fitted with an electronic training collar.
  3. The dog is led through the field (by the trainer) and allowed to encounter the rattlesnakes.
  4. The dog is stimulated using the electronic collar.
  5. The training process is repeated several times to assure that your dog will understand the sight, smell and sound of a rattlesnake. (Rattlesnakes have a distinctive odor that dogs can discern from other snakes.)

What You And Your Furry Buddy Will Receive

  • One-on-one instruction by nationally recognized rattlesnake avoidance expert Fred Presson of High On Kennels
  • A safe and controlled training environment for you, your dog and your family
  • Training conducted with live rattlesnakes that are neutralized and harmless
  • The best training method: dogs are taught to recognize the sight, sound and scent of rattlesnakes and avoid them when encountered

Unfortunately, the K-9 Rattlesnake Avoidance Clinic is sold out.

You can still contribute to the K-9 Unit by making a one-time donation.