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    Yep, try and clean your yards up as much as possible to remove any possible hiding spots! I wish all snakes were just not poisonous! That's the only snake I like

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    Wow, one very lucky staffy indeed! And one very unlucky snake.

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    The puppy snake training with Pohm is complete. We had a fall of a branch that looked very snake like in our back yard. The dogs were not using that part of the yard. I investigated why not, found the dangerous stick and killed is single handedly myself.
    Dogs can now 'safely' use all the yard.
    Rubber snake train your dogs.
    Ive seen 2 browns this week on my walks. They're back!

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    When they're back is the best of the year ^_^

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    The puppy snake training with Pohm is complete. We had a fall of a branch that looked very snake like in our back yard. The dogs were not using that part of the yard. I investigated why not, found the dangerous stick and killed is single handedly myself.
    Dogs can now 'safely' use all the yard.
    Rubber snake train your dogs.
    Ive seen 2 browns this week on my walks. They're back!
    That is great news for your dogs! Well done!

    Must do some training with mine. Does it matter what kind of snake you use? We have a very realistic looking red belly black (my daughter likes making me scream by putting it in different places in the yard), but the most common snake out here is the brown snake too.

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    Hi Maxx - We have the same concern for our 1.5yr Staffy Brock who just wants to explore and sniff everything.

    So far we have been lucky the only snakes we have seen on our property are big fat slow Pythons and a green tree snake (not so slow). But our puppy was very interested in investigating them until we saw it and called him away.

    I recently found a big long snake skin in a tree and I have used it's scent to try teach Brock to stay away from it.... dont know how well it will work until we come across one outside again, he actually seemed pretty scared of it to start, too a very wide berth to walk around it in the house.

    Basically thou we always supervise him outside - and very attentively in summer/ warmer months. We try to keep undergrowth in the areas he plays in and we hang out to a minimum. I have pulled alot of bushes and stuff the previous owners had very close to the house.

    My biggest concern is that Brock loves to poop and pee in the garden beds! While I love the fact that I dont have to scoop it up (just turn the soil and FREE fertilizer) he really likes to get in under the shrubs when he poops and this does worry me.

    As a previous city slicker when I saw my first fat long Python I freaked (in my defense it was on the front door handle as I was about to walk out at night) I called a snake catcher and he quotes $250! But his advise was Pythons are not venomous and not aggressive so the more of them in my yard/ house (hopefully just the roof) the less likely to have other types of snakes cause they are territorial.

    So I am pretty sure Cecil (the snake as we have named him) lives in our roof, but not sure how he gets in there but I am hoping he is feasting on the mice that gave us hell in winter and that he keeps a good watch on his territory.

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    I think I have killed one snake (accidental ran over it while avoiding another around a dam) in my life but we do get RBB wander into the yard but we have made sure that it isn't a very snake friendly yard means we get more rodents but so be it, when we take the dogs on holidays we stay on a property where copperhead, eastern browns and eastern tiger snake numbers are pretty high the dogs are always at heal when we are out walking and we never put our selves in danger so the dogs are pretty safe while with us, well as safe as we are. When they are in the yard they have a whole different bark if a snake is around and the dogs seem to back off while barking so its a case of us getting off our butts calling the dogs and making sure they are trained to ALWAYS come first call and looking and watching for a snake and where it goes, we tried "snake proof training" many years ago lol as soon as they came across a snake that was alive and moving they got very interested probably more so then when they hadn't been trained, if no one is home and the dogs aren't with us then they are crated in side. No bites so far so fingers crossed it's stays that way again this year. Personally I wouldn't get close enough to kill a snake as that's when you are putting yourself in danger and your dogs if they follow.
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    Ooops to those that know I live in Brisbane I'm talking about when I am living/working in NE Vic confusing with two addresses sorry so don't freak about RBB in large numbers slithering through your back yards in suburban Brisbane
    ALL kittens are devil spawn wrapped in cuteness!

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    http://http://alexadry.hubpages.com/...o-Avoid-Snakes


    Just saw this on Youtube.
    The electric collar seems to be turned up full bore.

    I saw a dead snake (partially eaten) at the dam this evening so I will get it tomorrow, put it in the yard and see Snoops reaction.
    He is good with cane toads now - he has learned from me to yelp and jump back (the big ones freak me out!)

    Most of the snakes I have seen in my life so far have been at night in hot weather. Always on paths or paving (something to do with radiant heat?)
    Daytime only twice - once an eastern brown fast asleep on a hedge and another asleep on a grassy bank.
    At dusk on 3 occasions green tree snakes (so pretty).

    I do like walking at night - maybe that is why I have seen so many after dark.
    I keep the pooch on leash and take a torch with me, the cat runs ahead of us so I feel fairly safe.
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    We saw a tiger snake this morning, basking on a pathway near a river.
    It had a lump in its tummy, yuk!

    Both of mine steered well clear. The rubber snake i use to train worked. It doesnt matter what snake you use it seems. As rubber snake was yellow and black striped thing that looks like nothing in Vic

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