Welcome to Our Snake Avoidance Training Page for Big Bear

Humane Snake Avoidance Training for Dogs

Welcome to Our Snake Avoidance Training Page

At All Big Canines, we are dedicated to providing effective, humane snake avoidance training for your beloved pets. Our methods ensure your dog's safety while maintaining a positive and fear-free experience.

Why Snake Avoidance Training?

Snake encounters can be dangerous and potentially deadly for dogs. Training your dog to avoid snakes is crucial for their safety, especially if you live in an area where snakes are common. Our humane approach to snake avoidance training uses positive reinforcement techniques, avoiding the use of aversive tools or methods.

Snake Bite Facts

* Venomous Snakes: In the United States, there are several venomous snakes, including rattlesnakes, copperheads, cottonmouths, and coral snakes.

*Bite Statistics: Approximately 150,000 dogs and cats are bitten by venomous snakes each year in the U.S.

*Symptoms: Symptoms of snake bites in dogs can include swelling, pain, bleeding, and in severe cases, paralysis or death.

*Immediate Action: If your dog is bitten, seek veterinary care immediately. Anti-venom treatment is most effective within the first few hours after a bite.

Dogs' Olfactory System

Dogs have an extraordinary sense of smell, which makes them particularly adept at detecting snakes

*Olfactory Receptors: Dogs have up to 300 million olfactory receptors in their noses, compared to about 6 million in humans.

*Brain Power: The part of a dog’s brain dedicated to analyzing smells is, proportionally, 40 times greater than that of humans.

*Detection Ability: Dogs can detect scents at concentrations nearly 100 million times lower than humans can.

Our Training Philosophy

We believe in the power of positive reinforcement and non-aversive methods to teach snake avoidance. Our approach ensures that dogs learn to avoid snakes without fear or stress.

Key Benefits:

*Humane Methods: No shock collars or aversive techniques.

*Positive Reinforcement: Reward-based training to encourage desired behavior.

*Effective Results: Dogs learn to recognize and avoid snakes reliably.

Renowned Trainers and Successful Methods

Our methods are inspired by the work of several distinguished trainers and institutions who have successfully implemented humane snake avoidance training:

*Ken Ramirez: A world-renowned animal trainer known for his positive reinforcement techniques.

*Karen Pryor Academy: Leaders in positive training methods, promoting effective and humane approaches.

*Eileen Koval: A respected trainer with a strong emphasis on non-aversive techniques.

*Jamie Robinson: An advocate for fear-free training, focusing on the well-being of animals.

*Tawzer Dog: Known for their comprehensive training resources and positive training philosophy.

These trainers, along with countless pet owners globally, have proven that snake avoidance training can be effectively achieved without the use of inherently aversive tools or methods.

How to Get Started

Ready to protect your dog from dangerous snake encounters? Our training programs are designed to fit various needs and schedules. Contact us today to learn more about our humane snake avoidance training


Register below and join the growing community of responsible dog owners who prioritize their pets' safety and well-being with humane snake avoidance training. Your dog's safety is our top priority.

Next Class Starts July 6th 2024 at 9am Border Collie Beach in Big Bear, CA

This class is weekly for 4 weeks. It is a group class with limited space. Plan to spend 75-90 minutes each class with us.

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