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Rattlesnake Avoidance Training Using Force-Free Methods with Pamela Johnson

  • Sunday, April 12, 2015
  • 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022
  • 9:30 PM
  • Recorded Webinar


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Presented by Pamela Johnson


CPDT - 1.5 CEUs

IAABC - 1.5 CEUs

KPA - 1.5 CEUs

PPG - 1.5 CEUs

This 90 Minute program focuses on keeping your dog safe when faced with rattlesnakes. You will learn how to teaching dogs to move away from rattlesnakes using games: attention, settle, in your face, building value, luring, targeting, leash walking, impulse control, recall, and stay.

You will acquire insight into rattlesnake behavior and learn simple ways to tell the difference between poisonous and non-poisonous snakes. Pam will answer questions about rattlesnakes, provide helpful tips on safety and will even walk you through a variety of ways to make your backyard safe and rattlesnake free.

Through the use of the training games and skills, you will build an amazing relationship with your dog and doing so, you will be able to protect your canine companion from rattlesnakes and in other dangerous situations.

Webinar Objectives

Keep dogs SAFE through the use of:

    • Management
    • Relationship building Games, Behaviors, Skills & Drills
    • Teaching avoidance of Rattlesnakes by training an alternate response
    • By using the Old Cue New Cue method to teach a new recall that means come to you when the dog sees, hears, or smells a snake.
    • By using remote controlled snakes to train alternate behaviors when seeing moving snakes or moving animals in general.

    Keep dogs SAFE by becoming educated about:
      • Rattlesnake behavior
      • The differences between venomous and & non-venomous snakes
      • How to rattlesnake proof your backyard

About The Presenters

Pamela Johnson is a certified professional dog trainer through the CCPDT, is a professional member of the APDT and a member of PPG.

Pamela is a clicker dog trainer and educator in San Diego, California. Pamela began her training career when growing up on a small farm where she trained the family dogs, cats, and horses. She learned about clicker training and behavior modification through reading books, attending Clicker Expos/APDT conferences, watching dog training videos and taking numerous classes with her own dogs. Pamela believes it is important to continue learning throughout ones life and she loves finding new ways to train dogs. Pamela started her own business, Pam's Dog Academy in 2007.

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