F.A.Q.


1. Are the snakes defanged?


    UMMMM..... I think so..... LOL

  

     Yes, They are defanged. We check them prior to each class since the fangs grow back in about 5-10 days on average.

 

     The fangs are meant to come out as part of the snake's defenses & WILL grow back. Defanging is not inhumane & is painless for the snake.

(Example: If the snake bites my arm & I  jerk to get away the fang will come out instead of the snake going flying & potentially getting hurt or killed.)


2. How often should I have my dog re-trained?

    We recommend you bring your dog back for a retest anytime within the next year after initial training. This is completely free to you as long as you come back to one of our training sites.

 

     After that it is recommended that you have your dog re-trained in about 3-5 years & then they are generally good for life.


4. Will my dog approach different kinds of snakes?

     Most likely not, however some dogs can tell the difference between the smell, the look of the pattern & the sound of different snakes. Also, the venom of the rattlesnake has it's own odor & a snake without the venom will smell differently to your dog.

     On the other hand you will have some dogs will not even approach a rubber snake or garden hose after the training. It all depends on the personality of the individual dog.


5. My dog is small so should the collar be at a lower level?

 

    No. The level that the collar is set at has nothing to do the the dog's size. It has to do with the PH in the dog's skin & since we do not know the PH of your dog's skin we begin at 40% & adjust up or down until we get an appropriate reaction from your dog.


6. Will my dog go up to a dead snake after the training?

 

     Possibly, dogs know when something is dead by the scent. So don't be surprised if your dog goes up to a dead rattlesnake.

7. Why does my dog have an odd bark after the training when they notice a rattlesnake?

     Dogs will have 1 of 2 reactions when they encounter a snake after our training.

#1: They will try to get back inside of the house or turn around & hide/climb up your back         to get away.

#2: Dogs often have a particular bark for when they are trying to tell their "pack"                            (you/other dogs in home) that there is something bad nearby. We call this the "snake              bark" so if you hear it just assume you have a rattlesnake in your yard.

IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US AT 520-488-4397