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Training teaches dogs rattlesnake avoidance

Rattlesnake bites vary in potency, but shouldn’t be taken lightly.“The snakes can regulate how much venom they inject,” said Get Rattled Reptile Specialist John Potash. Canines…

Living in Southern California I have seen my share of rattlesnakes and was thankful that my Dogs were not with me at the time. It is hard for dogs to control the erge to get something moving in the grass.  It that playful instinct that can get a dog killed.  
While, as described in the article, I don’t ever believe in using a shock collar to train a dog when auditory queues work just as well. I personally use a clicker and reward system to train my dog and they respond well.  
Regardless, the reason I mention this article is more to get everyone be more vigilant of potential dangers during your summer outings with your fur friends. Keep your dog on a leach and pay attention to your surroundings.  Have a safe summer!
Nick @ www.thebarkreport.com

Training teaches dogs rattlesnake avoidance

Rattlesnake bites vary in potency, but shouldn’t be taken lightly.“The snakes can regulate how much venom they inject,” said Get Rattled Reptile Specialist John Potash. Canines…

Living in Southern California I have seen my share of rattlesnakes and was thankful that my Dogs were not with me at the time. It is hard for dogs to control the erge to get something moving in the grass.  It that playful instinct that can get a dog killed.  

While, as described in the article, I don’t ever believe in using a shock collar to train a dog when auditory queues work just as well. I personally use a clicker and reward system to train my dog and they respond well.  

Regardless, the reason I mention this article is more to get everyone be more vigilant of potential dangers during your summer outings with your fur friends. Keep your dog on a leach and pay attention to your surroundings.  Have a safe summer!

Nick @ www.thebarkreport.com

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