Rattlesnake Avoidance Classes
Rattlesnakes are prevalent in our area and were out in abundance last year. Because they are camouflage hunters people and pets who are bitten may never see the snake until it’s too late. Most dogs smell a rattlesnake well before they see or hear it. Rattlesnake Avoidance Training helps your dog identify the danger and know to AVOID it. Rattlesnake bites can be deadly if quick treatment is not obtained. This treatment includes antivenin and is extremely costly. The bruising and subsequent skin sloughing that can occur after a rattlesnake bite is very painful and requires additional veterinary treatment.
At Yorba Regional Animal Hospital we want to help you protect your dogs before they encounter a rattler. We now offer Rattlesnake Aversion Classes periodically from spring through summer and sometimes into fall. Classes are offered with trainer Richard (Andy) Andrews. Andy has over 15-years of Rattlesnake Aversion Training experience and has trained thousands of both hunting dogs and family pets. The cost of our classes is $65 per dog and are limited to 25 dogs per day. We will be starting classes again soon. Our next class will be held on Saturday April 27th with another class to follow on Sunday June 2nd. If you would like more information on our classes or to get on the schedule please contact Carol Petyo at (714) 921-8700
ABC7 featured a story on our rattlesnake avoidance classes, click below to play the video.