Snake Avoidance or aversion training is nothing new. It’s just newish to Australia. In the US it is fairly common practice and it was after a research visit to the US that we decided to offer it here in WA.
At Animal Ark we use the same naturalistic style of training as many Americans do to effectively snake proof dogs.
We focus on both snake movement and snake smell. When a dog shows interest in either it receives a correction from the collar. The dog thinks the snake caused the discomfort and learns to avoid this in the future.
Refresher training is recommended annually and scientific analysis has found that after 3 to 4 years of refreshers most dogs have learnt it for good, helping to prevent your dog being one of the thousands bitten every year.
Watch the third throw of the stick and where it lands – spot the snake and see what Dimi does……
For more information, please go to our Frequently Asked Questions page.