Have a safe and happy summer!
The regular monthly meeting will begin at 7pm in the conference room at
Garcia's Las Avenidas Restaurant, 2212 N 35th Ave, Phoenix, AZ.
Check your email for call-in instructions if you wish to call into the meeting rather than attend in person.
The Spring 2022 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.