Category: General

Wet Weather and Wild Snakes

Snakes are much less active in winter – but anytime is a good time for Snake Avoidance Training for dogs. The sooner a dog learns about avoiding snakes the better, so young pups now is your time! Another benefit of attending our training sessions in the wet chilly winter months is that Animal Ark have… [more]

Let Sleeping Snakes…

Despite popular belief, snakes do not hibernate! Snakes and many other species actually torpor; a semi hibernation state where the snake wakes to eat, drink or bask in some sunshine. Snakes are commonly referred to as cold blooded animals but the correct term is ectothermic;  this means these animals must rely mostly on external energy… [more]

Dog Nose Best

Humans and canines have a very different take on the environment they are in. We visualize the world whereas dogs smell it. I see a bowl of stew for example – I can see the ingredients and smell some too. But for a dog it’s quite different. The dog can see with the eyes a brownish… [more]

Keeping Snakes Away

Snakes like: messy yards, mice and rats, bush blocks, acreage, mice and rats, farms and agricultural areas, long grass, chooks, aviaries, water, frogs, mice and rats. Sheets of tin, junk (mice and rats) and cover to hide and live in. Don’t forget mice and rats! Snakes don’t like: kookaburras, monitors (bungarras), tidy yards, clean smells,… [more]

Australian Snakes

In Australia snakes can be found in almost any environment from the CBD to surrounding suburbs and from the beach to the bush. We have 188 species nationally and 100 in WA alone. Around Perth 21 species can be found. In Australia around a dozen snake types are considered dangerously venomous to both pets and… [more]

Veterinary Antivenom

We are not vets. However we work with and have trained several vets’ dogs and many of their customers’ dogs. It amazes me the devotion that many vets and vet nurses have to their work – some being available 24/7 especially for time critical emergencies like snakebite where snake antivenom may be required. Antivenom is… [more]