It may be October but don’t be fooled. Rattle snakes & other venomous animals may still be around well into October and your dogs may be at risk. Here are some tips to help you stay informed and help you to keep your dog safe and trained.
- Know the season- Tucson’s Snake season starts in March and goes through October.
- Don’t fool yourself- Even the best behaved dogs will stray when the pack leader isn’t watching. Just because your dog may be well behaved, being alone in an area that venomous snakes frequent is a risk you don’t want to take.
- Get your dog snake avoidance trained. While I do not offer this type of dog training, I can recommend you to one of the best. “Desert Wildlife Removal” DesertWildlifeServices.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Learn how to snake proof your yard. Wood, brush and piles of rocks are all places they love to hang out. Here is a great link to that information. http://www.wikihow.com/Rattlesnake-Proof-a-Backyard
- Learn the emergency veterinarians in your area. Every minute counts after a rattle snake bite.
Teaching your dogs basics dog training commands is always the foundation to any future advanced training. Finding the best method that fits your dogs temperament is the first step, second step is finding a dog training method that fits your personality and that you actually trust.