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Rattlesnake Avoidance Training

For the safety of your pet, your children, and yourself, Magma Bird Dogs offers professional rattlesnake avoidance training.

Though rattle snake encounters are possible at any time of year, these vipers are particularly active in the early spring as they move around the desert in search of food. Since this is also the time of year when folks are hiking, hunting, boating, and camping to enjoy the cool Arizona weather, the entire family will benefit by training your dog to avoid rattlesnakes.

Rattle Snake Avoidance Training

Rattle snake avoidance training is essential to ensure that your dog knows to stay away from this potential danger, and is proven effective with all breeds of dogs, domestic and hunting dogs. Rattlesnake training is offered at a variety of locations around Arizona, and arrangements can be made for private sessions with a guaranteed showing of 15 or more new dogs.

The fee is $100.00 per dog, and rechecks are $50.00

Additional rechecks may be scheduled for $50.00 each. See chart below for the current schedule.

What is Snake Breaking?

Rattlesnake avoidance training, also known as snake breaking, trains the dog to run away from a snake encounter.  Snakes have a different movement and sound than other wildlife that your dog might encounter while outdoors. This arouses their natural curiosity, though tragedy may strike if the dog follows that curiosity to the snake. 

Using a simple yet effective process, snake breaking trains dogs to avoid snakes through visual and auditory association with danger. We have been providing this snake breaking service for more than 25 years, and believe that this program has saved many dogs. Through experience we have found a small percentage of the dogs that will still go up to a snake that does not move or make any noise, whether or not it is a rattlesnake. Our training utilizes two snakes; one that rattles and one that does not.

Your dog’s safety is our first concern, and rattlesnake breaking your dog will help keep your pet and your family safe.

Snake Breaking Schedule
   Snake Breaking Schedule 2014
Date
Location
Thursday March 20th
Cave Creek and Pinnacle Peak - Call for appointment (602) 272-8008
Saturday March 29th
Wickenburg - Call for appointment (602) 272-8008
Thursday April 3rd
Cave Creek and Pinnacle Peak - Call for appointment (602) 272-8008
Thursday April 10th
Cave Creek and Pinnacle Peak - Call for appointment (602) 272-8008
Saturday April 12th
Cave Creek and Pinnacle Peak - Call for appointment (602) 272-8008
Saturday April 26th
Prescott - Call for appointment (602) 272-8008
Sunday April 27th
Cottonwood - Call for appointment (602) 272-8008
Saturday May 3rd
Meadview - Call Mackie 928-564-2481
Sunday May 4th
Kingman - Call for appointment (602) 272-8008
Thursday May 15th
Cave Creek and Pinnacle Peak - Call for appointment (602) 272-8008
Saturday May 17th
Cave Creek and Pinnacle Peak - Call for appointment (602) 272-8008
All dates are subject to change 
Initial session $100 
ALL RECHECKS  $50 

Due to the large amount of interest,
snake breaking is by appointment only.


To reserve a spot please call Tamra at:
(602) 272-8008




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