Escape the Snake Training (TM)
A training program to protect dogs from snakes, snakes from dogs and dogs from humans!
The first in Australia, this course provides owners with an alternative training methodology to the old fashioned Snake Avoidance training which utilises shock collars.
Our program is an in-depth training process to teach dogs how to detect snakes via, scent and/or visually. This detection is not to seek them out but to teach them to recognise when snakes are present in order to then do one of two things;
1. Return to their owners and indicate (perform a specifically taught behaviour) that danger is present
2. If on a property by themselves they are taught to return to a designated safe place.
All our training utilizing positive reinforcement and no animals are put through a series of unpleasant shocks to obtain desirable results.
Why Train with us?
We don't shock your dog, cause any pain or induce fear during the training process.
Training behaviours is a process, like teaching your dog how to 'sit' or 'lie down'. There is a science behind it and it takes time.
We believe that pets have an intrinsic right to be treated humanely, to have each of their individual needs met, and to live in a safe, enriched environment free from force, pain and fear.
Members of the Shock-Free Coalition, such as myself consider it to be their responsibility and utmost obligation to be vigilant, to educate, to remain engaged and work toward eliminating shock as a permissible tool so it is never considered a viable option in the training, management and care of pets.
Training with your dog should be fun for both you and him. If you put the time in, you will see great results.
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Three Training Levels
We all need to begin somewhere, but like anything, if you don't have your foundations things will fall apart
Once an indication behaviour has been reliably taught, dogs can begin to experience the sight and scent of the snake
Proofing the behaviours in all enviroments and situations.