A dog running and avoiding snakes!Snakes are a big problem for dog owners in Texas. This isn’t just a problem in rural areas. For people in urban areas there are also risks of dogs becoming victims to snake bites. Unfortunately, there are not many training options for snake avoidance without the use of aversive techniques like shock collars.

Don’t worry! There are snake avoidance training techniques that you can use that are absolutely safe and pain-free for your dog. Snake avoidance training for dogs is not a new technique, but it is definitely a market that is underscored by industries that make a profit on force-based dog training methods.

DogBoys’s is proud to have partnered with renowned expert Pamela Johnson, CPDT-KA, to offer snake-avoidance training using only positive, force-free methods. The event details are listed below, and we would love to have YOU join us for this special 2-day workshop. We have spots available to work with Pam, to audit the workshop and observe, and to attend just one day of this event.

Pamela Johnson owns Pam’s Dog Academy and is based out of San Diego. She travels all over the United States to present her dog training methods at seminars on snake avoidance, Canine Freestyle techniques, and other related training subjects. She also maintains a Youtube channel of free, invaluable dog-training videos called “Pam’s Dog Academy.” On her channel, you can view clips of her snake-avoidance methods and other helpful training tips. Watch this one below to see a sample of what she has to offer:

Here’s some criteria to determine whether or not this seminar is the right fit for you and your dog:

This training may be good for you and your pup if:

  • asnakeinthegrass.jpgYou and your dog play outdoors frequently in Austin, Texas or the surrounding areas.
  • You have a backyard that your dog frequently plays in.
  • You have grassy areas around your place of residence that your dog typically roams in.
  • You frequent dog parks, hiking trails, or other outside areas in nature with your dog on a regular basis.
  • You are concerned about your dog being a victim of a snake attack.
  • You have seen snakes in or around your place of residence or play areas you frequent.

If you match up with any of that criteria, attending this seminar would be of huge benefit to you and your dog. Additionally, training is always fun and a great way to bond with your dog. If you can’t make the workshop, we strongly encourage you to go visit Pam’s site, read her articles, or watch her videos. She has a great deal to teach anyone on dog training, snake avoidance techniques, and dog care in general.

We hope to see you here at the Ranch!

Snake Avoidance Training Seminar Information

Who: Pamela Johnson, CPDT-KA

What: Snake Avoidance Training Seminar

When: April 9-10, 2016 (times TBA)

Where: DogBoy’s Dog Ranch, Training Building

Cost: $200 for working spot, $150 for audit spot, $95 for one day audit

Pam will be at DogBoy’s on April 9th and 10th. Reservations are available both for those who wish to work their dogs and those who wish to simply audit and observe the training. Spots for working dogs are $200 for both days. Audit reservations are available for $150 for both days, or $95 for one day.

(Please note that clicker-training experience is required to successfully participate with your dog in this seminar.)

Spots are limited, so give us a call at 512-251-7600 and make your reservation today! This is a unique opportunity that you don’t want to miss if you spend any time at all with your dogs outdoors.

Snake Avoidance Training Agenda

Day 1: April 9, 2015

9:00am Background on Snake Avoidance
10:00am Attention Games with Your Dog
11:00am Safety Games with Your Dog
12:00pm Move Away with Hand Targeting
12:30pm Lunch Break
1:00pm Testing Behaviors of Your Dog
1:30pm Leash Walking Games with Your Dog
2:30pm Training a Trick with Your Dog
3:00pm Recall Games with Your Dog
4:00pm Testing Your Dog’s “Stay”

Day 2: April 10, 2015

9:00am Using Agility & Canine Freestyle
10:00am Leave It & More!
11:00am Remote Controlled Snake Games
12:00pm Lunch Break
12:30pm Did You Hear That? Working with the Sound of a Snake
1:30pm Did You See That? Working with the Sight of a Snake
2:30pm What is that Smell? Working with the Scent of a Snake
3:30pm Walking the Snake Trail
4:30pm Extra Protection
4:50pm First Aid for Snake Bites
5:00pm Final Thoughts