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Old 04-23-2012, 08:03 PM   #1
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Rattlesnake Avoidance for Dogs..

Interesting thread running at RV.NET on the subject of rattlesnakes and dogs. I never heard of an actual class on the subject of "Rattlesnake Avoidance" for dogs,


Anybody here at JOF had their dog(s) participate in this type of class?



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Old 04-23-2012, 09:23 PM   #2
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Clicked the link - but haven't read the thread yet. My gut says that dogs would, like other animals, know the danger of the rattle and back off. Not sure on that though...


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Old 04-23-2012, 10:14 PM   #3
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We take our dog to Rattlesnake Avoidance class every year. The class teaches your dog to recognize the scent, sight & sound of a rattlesnake. We came across a rattlesnake while hiking last week. Our dog caught the scent of the snake before we saw it.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:42 PM   #4
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rattlesnakes are fairly common here in central california. we will come across a few every summer while walking our dogs. we had a rat terrier for 12 years that would kill any snake it saw including rattlers. we now have two generic dogs so i am not quite sure what they will do. the weather is warming here so it wont be long before we find out.
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:16 PM   #5
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We were hiking in N. Georgia a few years ago and I almost stepped on one. I think I defied the laws of gravity as I went straight up a few feet.
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:26 PM   #6
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My German Short-haired Pointer and Hound mix would lead us right to it and take the bites for us. Not out of good intentions, but stupidity! We love our gals anyway!

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