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 SNAKE BREAKING SCHOOL IN SESSION

Phoenix, Arizona:, Class starts at sunup for the four legged members of your family. It's snake breaking school and it is a great idea and insurance for your family dog. Rattle snakes wake up in the spring after their short nap and are hungry. Snakes are deaf and when they stick their tongues out they are tasting the smells around them. The snakes can also feel the vibration from the ground of approaching people or animals. Your pet will naturally bark and be interested in them. Getting too close can result in a snake bite, that can be fatal. The area bit, will rapidly swell and can cause the dog to choke.

Time is very important in saving your pets life. If it happens in the evening, or weekends your only option is to go to the Emergency Animal Hospital. The closest one to Wickenburg is near 99th avenue and Peoria, in Peoria. They recommend snake anti-venom and with the treatment it will cost you close to $1,800 dollars and there are no guarantees the dog will survive. Big dogs have a better chance, but it depends on the amount of venom the snake injects. Treatment includes ten days of antibiotics after the hospital treatment.

For the sum of $75.00 you can take your pet to snake breaking school. Magma Bird Dogs offers such classes.  Snake breaking is valuable training for both hunting dogs and family pets. Using a simple yet effective process, dogs are trained to avoid snakes through visual and auditory association with danger. They use two snakes in their training, one with a rattle and one with out. An electric shock collar is attached to the dog's neck. The dog is then brought near the snakes and mildly shocked. The dog associates the snakes and their smell with pain and learn to keep away from snakes.

 

 

                                        

    

                                     

 

 

 

Tamra Gibbons of Magma Bird Dogs, have provided this service for over 20 years and is genuinely concerned for helping dogs understand about snakes. You can visit their website at www.magmabirddogs.com.

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