We offer snake avoidance training clinics for all breeds, all are welcome. We use a live, Western Diamondback rattlesnake that has been milked and defanged prior to each clinic. The snake is not contained in any way throughout the session. The clinics are set up in a desert setting and the snake is set out in the open, as natural a setting as possible. The owner is then instructed by us on how to approach the snake and we then work through the session until the dog has learned the desired behavior.
We typically hold our clinics in several locations. They are held in the cooler temps, spring and fall as we have learned over time that no one works well in the heat, us, the dogs or even the snake! A link to maps to each area are located within the image of "Buzz". I have inserted Google Map links that hopefully work as intended.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or, call us at 623-258-7193. Leave a message if no answer.
In case you have multiple dogs, we have kept our rates low with those out there like us in mind! We also discount for those additional dogs.
***UPDATE Apr 8***
A "second" Spring 2021 clinic will be held in Wickenburg on Saturday, April 17 at the location link below under the Wickenburg section With the temps rising quickly, we will start at 6:30am and will be operating on a "first come, first serve" basis to get everyone done before the day gets too warm. End time will be set as soon as we have an idea of attendance but likely not later than ~9am. To be safe please do not plan on arriving later than 830.
We have three "standard" sites:
Please click on the image of "Buzz" to go to the Clinic Location page for maps.
Directions to Surprise location:
The clinic site is now west on Deer Valley Road off Grand Ave, approximately 0.4 miles to a dirt road turnoff the pavement - look for the developer sign: "NORTH COPPER CANYON" immediately before the turnoff.
Directions to Vistancia location:
The clinic site is located at the SE corner of the "Trilogy" Community which is North of Happy
Valley Road and West of the Loop 303. You need to take the Loop 303 North and exit going west at West Lone Mountain Pkwy, heading towards the Trilogy community. Specifically the clinic is located in the open desert just off the pavement at the junction of El Mirage and Jomax Road. Refer to the map at our link to clinic locations.
The location of the Deer Creek Animal Hospital site will be relocating as the adjacent area we've been using has been developed and is no longer available for our use so stay posted for our update on the new location, somewhere nearby we expect.