Rattlesnake Season Is Upon US!
Make Certain You and Your Dogs Are Prepared to Stay Safe
Two ways to protect your dogs:
Rattlesnake Avoidance Training: This training teaches dogs to recognize and fear rattlesnakes. A good trainer will teach dogs to sense danger using olfactory (smell), auditory (sound of the rattle) and visually recognition a dangerous snake. Warning, a shock collar is typically used in this training method.Local schedule: http://socalrattlesnakeavoidancetraining.com/Schedule.php
Rattlesnake Vaccine: Vaccinating your pet gives you more time to get them into a vet ER for treatment, additionally it can save you a money as the anti venom may not need to be administered.http://rattlesnakevaccinefordogs.com/index.html*Always consult with your regular veterinarian before you vaccinate your pets.
Case of Mistaken Identity;
Know the difference between a rattlesnake and gopher snake:We need all snakes for vermin (rat, mole & gopher) control, many harmless gopher snakes are killed each year as people mistake them for rattlesnakes:
1. Both rattlesnakes and gopher snakes shake their tails as a warning:The gopher snake tail is silent.The rattlers tails make a sound that you will never forget. Youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eWrvMGnXL4
2. Coloring and patterns are very similar but the shape of the head is the true give away.The gopher snakes head is shaped like a shoe box.The rattlesnakes head is flat and triangular or diamond shaped.
See video below:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfaODVFu1lw