CANINE SNAKE AVOIDANCE TRAINING MELBOURNE
Canine Snake Avoidance is the process of teaching your dog to avoid snakes. This is done with our 2 day program where we tailor the learning for your dogs individual needs to identify snakes and then learn to avoid them when they see or smell a snake.
Your dog is your best friend so it is important to teach dogs to avoid snakes. Dogs have a natural curiosity to want to get to know, smell, attack or play with a snake. It is NOT in a dog's nature or instinct to avoid snakes. They will only learn to avoid snakes through our Canine Snake Avoidance Training Program.
HOW DOES MELBOURNE DOG SNAKE AVOIDANCE TRAINING WORK
This is a 2 day training program that takes about 2 hours per day. During this time your dog will encounter multiple snakes in multiple locations. The training is tailored for your individual dog. We can train multiple dogs at the same time.
The training involves both operant and classical conditioning techniques as well as the use of electronic collars. Your dog will learn over the duration of the training that when they see or smell a snake, it is essential to move away/avoid the snake. This type of training works whether the owner is present or not, also in multiple locations such as the home, backyard, on the street, at a park etc.
WHY YOU NEED TO TEACH YOUR DOG TO AVOID SNAKES IN MELBOURNE
One snake bite could result in a vet bill of up to $7000.00 and there is no guarantee that your dog will survive. Each week I get calls from people who are yet to do the canine snake avoidance training for their dog but it is too late as it was already bitten by a snake.
The reason that snake bites have a significant impact on a dog's health is that Australia has the most venomous snakes in the world. Of the top 10 most deadly land snakes, 5 are from Australia. Of these, 2 are found in Melbourne and include the Eastern Brown Snake and the Eastern Tiger Snake.
SYMPTOMS OF A SNAKE BITE IN A DOG
The effects of snake bites in dogs is catastrophic. The effects emotionally on you watching your dog slowly die from a snake bite can scar your whole family. The following symptoms are indicative of a snake bite include: vomiting and diarrhea, excessive salivation, weakness followed by collapse, shaking or twitching, loss of bladder or bowel control, blood in urine, stiffness and paralysis, Dilated pupils, Collapse & Death
IF YOU SUSPECT A SNAKE BITE IN A DOG
If you have not trained your dog in canine snake avoidance, it may be bitten by a snake. If you think your dog has been bitten by a snake, take the following steps:
Keep calm yourself and control your own emotions
Keep your dog calm as possible and reduce stimulus around them.
Remove people who will make the situation worse.
Do NOT wash the wound.
NEVER try to catch or kill the snake yourself.
Apply a firm bandage (without restricting blood flow) around the affected limb (if possible) but do NOT torniquet the bite site.
However it is more likely that your dog has been bitten on the face. In this case, do NOT bandage.
Call The Snake Hunter on 0403 875 409 to attend and catch the snake.
Take your dog to the Vet ASAP. (The quicker you do this, the more chance of survival).
THE ONLY TRAINED AND RECOMMENDED CANINE SNAKE AVOIDANCE PROGRAM
Mark Pelley - The Snake Hunter, director of Canine Snake Avoidance was trained in Canine Snake Avoidance training originally by Seth Pywell - Dog behaviour specialist of Perth. Mr Pywell is the founder of Canine Snake Avoidance Training in Australia who has selected key individuals to represent him in different states across Australia. Mark Pelley is the only person in Victoria trained by Seth Pywell and remains his sole representative here.
ABOUT MARK PELLEY - THE SNAKE HUNTER
Mark Pelley - The Snake Hunter is a 24/7 Venomous snake catcher, expert consultant on teaching people about venomous snakes and canine snake avoidance trainer. He is based in Diamond Creek, Melbourne. Mark is a very well published in the Media for protecting families from snakes or for training dogs to avoid snakes (for articles click HERE). He is a father of 5 young daughters who he teaches to be kind and good to animals.
To learn more about Mark, go to www.markpelley.com.au
To visit the main Snake Hunter page go to www.snakehunter.com.au