Do you and your pet enjoy hiking? Do you live in a rural area or near a canyon? These areas are also home to poisonous snakes that bite about 15,000 dogs each year and can attack the year round in southern California. Bites can be fatal and treatment can cost thousands of dollars. Your dog could be saved from unnecessary suffering by completing this training session.

The MRT 2018 Rattlesnake Avoidance Training Clinic for Dogs is led by expert Fred Presson of High on Kennels located in San Diego County. Fred has many years of experience training dogs to avoid rattlesnakes. Visit his website at

Our training clinics are conducted in a safe, humane, and controlled environment ensuring the safety of your dog, people, and rattlesnakes. The trainers have found that 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. The snakes are placed out in a field setting and the dogs are fitted with an electronic training collar. The dog is led through the field and allowed to encounter the rattlesnake at which point the dog is stimulated using the electronic collar. The training process is repeated several times to assure you that your dog will understand the sight, smell, and sound of a rattlesnake (they have a distinct odor that dogs can discern from other snakes).

The appointments take 20-60 minutes on average, which includes check-in and the training. This assures that proper attention is given to all dogs.

Appointments are available from 8am-5pm.

Where: Golden Heart Ranch – March 23, 24, 25; Headwaters Corner – April 27, 28, 29; May 26, 27, 28; June 30; July 1

Register your dog now!

Please reply promptly as space is limited. Advanced payment of $80 per dog is required.

NO refunds will be issued if cancellation is received within one week of the event