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    Bernie would you mind telling me how you trained your dog with a fake snake?
    Did you use the collar?

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    I might try the fake snake. I haven't seen new dog meet any snakes yet, so don't know how she'll react.

    We have a very realistic looking redbellyblack snake at home. My daughter hung it in a bush last summer and I screamed when I first saw it!

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    Bernie is taught aversion to food/snakes/dustbins etc. same way.
    We have taught him NILF and Triangle of temptation, so whilst he see's snakes, way before i do, he looks to me for permission before he's allowed to get anything. So i guess you could say, ive cheated somewhat before i do snake refusal, as he's allready trained to ask permission.
    So, using my daughter to entice him toward snake, by wiggling the snake on string, he approaches slowly, as he knows he's not supposed to be investigating, and BAM, cold water right between the eyes, as hard and fast and shocking for him as i can make it. He is devastated! crawling on his belly, looking like his world has collapsed and within seconds, bounces back from reprimand, is forgiven immediately.
    He needs to learn a lesson here, to disobey me, could mean his life. Now when offerred opportunity to investigate the snake and he's backing off, turning his head, avoidant behaviours displayed. Bernie has been taught yes and no and fully understands what each word means by me.

    Yes, i do use negative and positives in my training. I understand many chose the option of positive reward only. And that's been great for less high drive dogs ive owned. But not bernie, who's a working line and has high drive for prey and pack. Use of both positive and negative works for us.

    My electric collar is broken, but yes, i would of stimmed him on investigation. Timing is crucial. And to have great timing, you need to be able to 'read' your dog well. or you miss time and you've squirted him for looking at you! And before you know it, you have accidentally trained your dog to avoid eye contact with you, but go ahead and investigate the snake. Timing, timing, timing.

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    Spiders however, well, we'd need to employ a trainer for those, i cant stand em myself, and the property is littered with them.
    Our dogs have been bitten over the years, but thankfully have survived. But clearly neurotixin affected with back leg paralysis that was transient for about 30 mins.
    I have no idea what bit/stung that dog, nor did the vet.

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    well this might be hard for some people, but if you can get hold of old snake skins you can train the dog to leave well alone, the smell of the snake is still in it. If my dog smells a snake in the grass she will pissbolt as fast as she can.

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    My dogs would think a fake snake is a toy :S I live rural acreage and my neighbour isn't one for property maintenance... his whole yard hasn't been mowed for god knows how long and is a snake haven, we could complain but he doesn't give a s**t anyway so nothing would get done.

    I grew up in the country (on a massive farm) and when ever we would have a snake near the house (brown, king brown, taipan) we would just shoot them (illegal or not), pythons and other non poisonous snakes were re-homed to the hay shed or back in the paddock. We had a Pit Bull x and he actually died trying to kill a taipan that was under our house

    If I ever see a skin though I will try that with my dogs and see if it works.

    People always need to remember the snake is more scared of you than you are of it

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    fantastic thread
    Thanks to everyone for posting


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    We should offer effective training that teaches dogs to stay away from the most dangerous rattlesnakes. The best defense is still educating your dog about the sight, sound and smell of rattlesnakes so these deadly creatures can be avoided. Puppies can be trained between 4-5 months of age. The training time depends on the maturity level of the dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlvinCampbell View Post
    We should offer effective training that teaches dogs to stay away from the most dangerous rattlesnakes. The best defense is still educating your dog about the sight, sound and smell of rattlesnakes so these deadly creatures can be avoided. Puppies can be trained between 4-5 months of age. The training time depends on the maturity level of the dog.
    Sorry mate but we don't have Rattle snakes here.
    Ours are by far more dangerous that them.
    We have Browns, Red Bellie Blacks, Inland Tipain and this is only a few in Australia has out of the 10 most deadly, we have got 8 of them.
    But your message has still got its worth to it, just the Rattler side is wrong.

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