Prepare your dog: Rattlesnake, porcupine and skunk avoidance courses happening June 6

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Posted at 11:49 AM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 13:49:52-04

BOISE, Idaho — Summer is coming and people are heading out in the foothills more. It's time for hikers and trail runners to be on the lookout for rattlesnakes--and the same goes for their dogs!

A rattlesnake avoidance training course is happening on June 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Separate training sessions will also teach dogs how to steer clear of skunks and porcupines.

The Idaho Chukar Foundation is hosting the events at Julia Davis Park. You can only register your dog for one avoidance session because experts say multiple training sessions in the same day is too much stimulation for a dog.

There is also a free clinic happening this year. The Idaho Trappers Association will be conducting hands-on trap removal training, and info on avoidance of animal traps.

There is a fee associated with the course. Click here for more information on the cost and where to sign up.