As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, we have shifted from in-person meetings to teleconference meetings. While nothing can quite replace the unique benefits of face-to-face meetings, we hope you can join us.
Please check your email for the time and phone number to dial into the meeting, thanks!
Note: Our specialty show that was to be held on March 12th has been cancelled. We're working on an alternate date, possibly toward the end of the year.
The Spring 2021 clinics will be held in March.
CHECK THE CLINIC'S WEBSITE for more information about how your dog can be conditioned to avoid rattlesnakes.
In a nutshell, "snake breaking or snake avoidance" is aversion training so your dog does not go after rattlesnakes, and in fact, avoids them and may alert you to them.
Rattlesnakes are active during warm weather, which in Arizona means snakebite season typically lasts from April through October.
September is the month when more snakebite calls are received than any other month of the year. However, during the hottest summer months, the snakes are less active during the day, meaning fewer interactions with people and fewer bites. Come September, when temperatures become more tolerable and mornings are cooler, the snakes increase their daytime activity and more human interactions occur, resulting in more bites.