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Rattlesnake, Porcupine, and Skunk avoidance course for dogs

Teaches dogs to avoid sound, sight, and smell
Posted at 8:15 AM, May 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-31 10:15:24-04
With all this heat, it's time for trail users to be on the look out for rattle snakes. The same goes for their dogs too.
 
A rattlesnake avoidance training course is scheduled for this Saturday. Separate training sessions will also teach dogs how to stay clear of skunks and porcupines.
 
The Idaho Chukar Foundation and Idaho Humane Society are hosting the June 3rd event at Julia Davis Park.
 
"We live in rattlesnake habitat. This year it seems like there are a few more snakes, I've been seeing a lot of snakes within the last week. They're out and about, we have kind of an infestation of whistle pigs and gopher, ground squirrels in the region right now so the snakes are doing very well," said Drew Whalin, Idaho Chukar Foundation. 
 
You can register your dog for one avoidance session; rattlesnake, porcupine or skunk.
 
Organizers say multiple training sessions in the same day can be a little too much for the dog to handle. There is a fee associated with the course. For more information, head here, https://idahohumanesociety.org/get-involved/annual-events--promotions/rattlesnake-avoidance-/