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Rattlesnake, Porcupine and Skunk Avoidance Training

Jun 03, 2017 | 08:00AM - 03:00PM
The Idaho Chukar Foundation and Idaho Humane Society offer classes each year that are designed to teach dogs to avoid the sight, sound and smell of rattlesnakes and porcupines. This year, we're adding skunk avoidance training as well. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED, BUT WE WILL ACCEPT WALK-UP APPOINTMENTS

Training sessions for 2017 will take place between 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 3rd, at Julia Davis Park in Boise. Experienced dog handlers will work with your dog one-on-one and focus on your dog’s reaction and body language to a snake, porcupine or skunk. The avoidance behavior is taught by putting a remote controlled electronic collar on the dog. When the dog’s attention is on the snake, porcupine or skunk, an unpleasant stimulation is applied to the dog. The stimulation is similar to static electricity. The session takes about 15 minutes depending on the dog, though most dogs learn the avoidance behavior quickly.

NOTE: A dog can be registered for ONLY ONE training session – rattlesnake, porcupine or skunk. Veterinarian behavioral canine science has indicated that a second training session within the same day or week is too much stimulation for one dog.

You can read more about each type of training on our event page

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