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FAQ

WHAT DOES SNAKE AVOIDANCE TRAINING VICTORIA DO DIFFERENTLY THAN OTHERS IN YOUR FIELD?

Snake Avoidance Training Victoria are the only experienced dog trainers in Victoria who have been licensed by the Government to solely do training that prevents dogs from snake bite.

We have the skill, knowledge and hands on experience to deliver incomparable  training with your dog.

HOW MANY REPTILES WILL MY DOG BE TRAINED WITH?

Your dog will be trained to avoid eight different species of  live reptiles during our program. 

We ensure that your dog forms a strong generalisation during our training. Meaning your dog will generalise the training to ALL species of snake, not just those used in training.

WHAT IS YOUR TRAINING METHODOLOGY?

We teach dogs that snakes are like hot stoves and shouldn't be touched. We do this in a safe and controlled environment.

We do this using an EZ educator remote training collar for dogs over the age of 6 months.

DO YOU USE VENOMOUS  SNAKES?

Using Venomous snakes is not required nor is it humane as to make the venomous snakes safe for training venom glands must be removed. Removal of venom glands is controversial in the reptile industry and a highly stressful practice for the animal. Respected Reptile experts and Vets are against devenomising snakes.

It has been proven that the use of pythons to train your dog delivers reliable results time and time again and we often hear back from elated clients of their dogs avoiding both lizards and snakes in real life, sometimes even after only one training session.

IS THE TRAINING STRESSFUL FOR THE REPTILES?

The reptiles we use in our program are hand picked for having calm and relaxed dispositions.

During training our clients often comment on how relaxed our snakes are in the presence of dogs.

This is because when not working our reptiles live with our dogs in our own home.

HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL MY DOG NEED?

Although almost every dog we train avoids snakes on their first session we ALWAYS include two training sessions in both our clinics and private training sessions.

We recommend yearly refresher training to ensure your dog is fresh every snake season. Refresher training is discounted for our clients.

CAN ANY DOG BE TRAINED IN SNAKE AVOIDANCE?

Any dog, including dogs of all breed, age and personality can be trained in snake avoidance training as long as they are mentally and physically healthy.

What is your Refund policy

Our company will only offer refunds if the training cannot be completed due a complete cancellation by the company. In this instance a full refund will be issued. However please understand that in cases of extreme weather we may need to move the dates. In this instance we will not offer a refund, however we will make sure one way or another you and your dog receive your training. 

We are happy to answer any of your questions prior to you making your booking so you can make an informed decision.