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    Dogs don't see colour like we do.

    They might notice it smells different if they get close enough.

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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!
    I am a little sceptical.
    I wonder if the dog is now trained to stay away from rubber snakes and tree branches.

    It would be virtually impossible to train a pack of dogs IMO as their drives combined would over ride any training and their excitement eggs each other on.

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    The surprise element of a snake can never be trained....my dog naturally doesn't like snakes, when one crosses her path she can still get bitten. Their eyesight is just not good enough to see something that does not move. She can hear it or hopefully smell it, but on a walk.......it is just something that can happen
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    Best I can hope for is my dog recalls away from a pack of other dogs, which she does even if she's been running round like the cheer leaders at a fight.

    And I hope she doesn't ever try to grab a snake but given her response (pulling like a sled dog) when we did see one, I don't hold out much hope that she will keep her distance, though she did lose some enthusiasm when it sat up and hissed at us. Fortunately snake was small and she was on lead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newfsie View Post
    The surprise element of a snake can never be trained....my dog naturally doesn't like snakes, when one crosses her path she can still get bitten. Their eyesight is just not good enough to see something that does not move. She can hear it or hopefully smell it, but on a walk.......it is just something that can happen
    My old dog had a healthy respect for snakes fortunately, but got surprised a couple of times. Fortunately the brown snakes here seem to be fairly friendly compared to in some other areas and usually give a warning strike first. Which gave my dog time to back off.

    I also noticed that she was a lot more cautious about sticking her head into wombat holes in the middle of summer. In winter she'd sometimes half disappear into them, but in summer she'd just peer in from a bit of a distance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newfsie View Post
    We have peacocks and geese.they hate snakes and kill them. Our geese killed a brown last year........They even attack the hose when it moves. And I basically do a lot of crossing fingers (hoping nothing will happen)
    Gee I need to get me some geese. I remember back when I was at school (Ag School) we had geese to protect and sound the alarm for the other animals.

    My dogs wouldn't like to live cooped up. I have just over an acre of fenced yard that they roam free in. Then we have very thick bush which they are only allowed in when we are walking with them. We also have large boulders (rocks) that would be snake sun-baking heaven inside the fenced area and we make sure the grass around it is whipper snippered within an inch of it's life

    I lost one of my Kelpies to a brown snake many years ago while staying on my uncles farm. It was inside the small fenced house yard, so here was a dog that roamed hundreds of acres and was killed within a few feet of the back door.

    Prior to living here I lived on a normal suburban sized block and one day found next doors cat playing with a small RBB.

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    Have done all we can. Cleared, netting which is secured by star posts and a strand of barbed wire in an L shape with the base secured by dirt.





    There was a bearded dragon in there today. Don't know if he got through or was already in there.

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    Be wary of pythons around if you have small dogs running around too. Everyone tends to think venom but pythons just grab break and swallow.
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