This program presented by Pamela Johnson focuses on keeping your dog safe when faced with rattlesnakes. However, all the games and training techniques can be used to keep your dog safe from anything that is dangerous (Scorpions, Poisonous Frogs, Skunks, other Poisonous/Venomous Snakes, etc.), not just rattlesnakes.
In this video you will learn how to train behaviors designed to move dogs away from rattlesnakes and/or to stay close to the handler when in areas prone to rattlesnakes using fun games. Game categories are: attention, settle, safety (example: body blocking trained as a behavior), luring, targeting, leash walking, impulse control, recall, and stay. Ultimately, you will be training your dog to view being with you highly valuable and want to stay with and pay attention to you instead of checking out what is in the environment.
You will also learn how to train a variety of tricks, use agility skills and canine freestyle behaviors to keep and move your dog away from rattlesnakes or other dangerous critters. The goal is to have fun with your dog as you are teaching skills that could save his/her life. In addition to all the relationship building games, trick, agility and freestyle training, you will learn how to train dogs to automatically move away from rattlesnakes (with or without you present) using sound, sight, scent and movement. Although this section of the video is more advanced, anyone can have success with Pam’s easy to train methods. The methods used in this video are completely force free and require some clicker/marker training knowledge.
This program uses remote controlled snakes, fake snakes, snake sounds and dead snakes (snake skin or snake feces), but you could use live snakes if you are comfortable with them and treat them humanely.
This video is a complete guide and gives you insight into rattlesnake behavior, teaches you simple ways to tell the difference between venomous and non-venomous snakes, answers questions about rattlesnakes, provides helpful tips on safety and will even walk you through a variety of ways to make your backyard safe and rattlesnake free.
Through the use of the training games and skills in this video, you will build an amazing relationship with your dog and doing so, you will be able to protect your canine companion from rattlesnakes and keep him safe in other dangerous situations.
Presentation by: Pamela Johnson, M.A., CPDT-KA
Copyright © 2015, Tawzer Dog LLC
Pamela Johnson, MA, CPDT-KA is a clicker dog trainer and educator with a B.S. degree in Kinesiology and a M.A in Education Curriculum Development. As a full time middle school PE teacher, Pamela feels that many of the skills she uses to teach children transfer nicely to training dogs. Her passion is using force free training methods for behavior modification, as well as training complex behaviors and tricks. She thrives on the challenge of coming up with creative new ways to train dogs. Pamela believes that every dog she works with teaches her more about training, patience and most importantly, how to be a better person. Pamela has traveled presenting Canine Freestyle & Disc dog trick training seminars in North America and Canada and will be headed to Barcelona spring 2016. She is known around the world for her training videos on her Youtube channel "pamelamarxsen." She posts free tutorial videos in hopes that more people discover the magic of clicker training and learn that there is a way to train every behavior with force free methods! Her business Pam’s Dog Academy is based in San Diego, California. She is a CPDT-KA, a professional member of the APDT as well as the PPG.
This video qualifies for 3.5 trainer CEUs