Last year we did your course with our dog Hank and it was fantastic. We were even able to put Hank’s training to the test when a big brown snake decided to show up on our lawn. Hank got one wiff and ran inside!!
Thanks guys, Clancy and I did your course and a few months later we had an encounter with a dugite on our veranda. Clancy a JR has an inclination to attack skinks so I was surprised and relieved to hear him give a growl, back off and stand in the point position. On calling him he immediately returned to my side. Cheers and thanks. Bob
Just a quick note to let you know that before Riley did the training course we hadn’t seen a snake on any of our walks, however since – we have seen 3!!! lol
I do want to tell you about the second time as it was a reflection of Rileys training that she learnt from you. We were heading back up the path at the Rockingham dog beach and Riley barked and jumped back from a snake moving along the green garden mesh that stops the sand from covering the path – the snake was dune side, so no-one was in imminent danger. However Rileys reaction was all we could have hoped for from her training and I am certain she is in a better position to remove herself from harmful situations in the future.
Just wanted to say thanks and give you this feedback.
Just a quick note of thanks for the Snake Avoidance Training for Dogs class you did in Margs on Monday this week. As David said – humans get programmed by TV and social media to be afraid of snakes, dogs don’t. Of course they’ll be inquisitive. I wanted to say I found it very professionally done and would definitely recommend your class to people.
Probably three weeks after the training we had an actual encounter out on the farm with a live snake.
Normally she would go straight for the snake, but she saw it and she stopped and she took a really wide berth, maybe 15 or 20m around and away from it, and just sat and watched it until it departed.
It was worth every cent.
Your training is a wonderful win-win solution to a very concerning problem.
We are so glad we got her trained, as we came across a big dugite last summer, and if it hadn’t been for Dimi stopping in her tracks, I probably would have stepped on it not paying attention, so definitely well worth it!
I can highly recommend Animal Ark snake avoidance training; my Kelpie cross Ruby, 9 months old and a very full on dog, wouldn’t chase sheep up the race the other day because there was a dugite up there. Couldn’t have asked for a better reaction; we didn’t see it at first, but she knew it was there.
Millie was barking at the rose bush area and backed right off/away. We went out to check and saw a dugite there. The dog did not go near it. We are thrilled that the training worked.