Protect Your Pooch!

The 7th Annual Rattlesnake Avoidance Clinic

When: June 11 and 12, 2022
Time: Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Where: Franktown Animal Clinic
7658 Burning Tree Drive
Franktown, CO 80116

Cost: $105 per dog

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

Rattlesnakes bite thousands of dogs each year in the U.S. Many suffer immense pain and trauma from the venom; some even die. Treating dogs bitten by rattlesnakes can cost $3,000 or more, and some pets require even more care, or don’t recover despite all efforts.

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 temporarily neutralized with a muzzle 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
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K-9 Rattlesnake Avoidance Clinic

Appointments will be made hourly. Training lasts approximately 15 minutes per dog, but please plan on being present for an hour.