VSWC NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Date & Location Change! VSWC Member Meeting - Thursday, February 21, 2019

Come to our meeting for dinner and be part of what we love to do - talk about our weims! Hope all members, new and old, will be able to attend. 


So that we can spend time with our loved ones, we've moved the meeting date from Valentine's Day to the following week on the 21st. 


Thinking of joining? Now is the perfect time to be part of our club!


Dinner starts at 7:00pm and the general member meeting begins at 7:30pm in the meeting room at Coco's Bakery Restaurant, 2026 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85006

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Stay Tuned - Our Next Snake Avoidance Clinic Will Be Coming Up Soon

For the newbies, "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.


Our club periodically holds clinics so your dog will be conditioned to avoid rattlesnakes. Clinics will be starting up again soon!