Snake Avoidance Training using positive reinforcement

Training dogs to detect and come away from snakes without the use of any aversive training.
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Indication behaviour development
In our Escape the Snake(TM) course we teach dogs to indicate danger by offering a pre-taught behaviour on detection of a snake. This warns owners that a snake is lurking. We want to build endurance and perseverance into the behaviour. In the video you'll see Suki offering a second touch to the hand when she didn't receive a click for the first. Good work Shelley.
a man standing next to a black and white dog
Leave it: Fake Snake
This is a simple impulse control game you can practice using the "leave it" cue. I will have a DVD on how to train dogs to avoid rattlesnakes through and it should be out in June of 2015. You will learn over 80 games/drills/exercises and more...