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Rattlesnake Avoidance Training

Rattlesnake bites can kill

Train your dog to avoid these potentially deadly creatures and protect your family at the same time.

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona provides valuable and life-saving Rattlesnake Avoidance training classes from spring to fall. Each Rattlesnake Avoidance training class gives dogs the necessary training to help prevent an expensive and potentially deadly snakebite.

Class fees and info:

Tuition for training is $125 for the first dog, which includes one free retest if necessary and only at the trainer's discretion.    If registering a second dog, the fee is $105; each dog must be accompanied by a separate handler. If you would like to sign up for a refresher class after previously attending an HSSA Rattlesnake Avoidance Training, the fee will be $75. *All dog breeds welcome!

When purchasing tickets online, one ticket is required for each dog enrolled in the class. Dogs must be at least 6 months of age and in good health. All dogs attending classes at the Humane Society must have up to date vaccinations to participate.  Proof of these vaccinations must be shown to staff upon arrival.  Required vaccinations include Distemper, Parvovirus (DHPP, DHLPP, DA2PP-L, DA2PP-C), and Rabies (appropriate to age).  Dogs attending class must be on a 4’-6’ leash, no extending leashes (retractable) allowed. If you have registered two dogs for this class, each dog must have their own handler.

Classes are conducted by local professionals from Arizona Animal Experts, Inc.

For additional information, alternate training methods, and other questions, please email amendoza@hssaz.org or call 520.327.6088, ext 193 with any questions.

Cancellation, Refunds and Transfers:

Cancellation Policy: HSSA reserves the right to cancel a program due to insufficient registration, weather conditions, emergencies, or unforeseen circumstances.  Should HSSA have to cancel your training, we will issue you a full refund for any registration fees within ten working days of the program.

Refund Policy: HSSA will be happy to provide a full refund for your training should you cancel your reservation within 48 business hours prior to your class date.  HSSA will then issue you a refund for the registration fee, minus service fees within ten working days of the event date. No refunds are issued for cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the event or training date or for no-shows.  No refunds are issued should a participant be removed from the program for violation of HSSA rules and regulations.

Transfer Policy: HSSA is happy to transfer any registration to an upcoming class date within 48 business hours prior to your class date. Transfers can only be applied to classes/trainings with available tickets.

Registration for Rattlesnake Avoidance Keep Your Pets Safe

Register today!

Rattlesnake Avoidance Classes are held on Tuesday evenings at 4:00, 5:00 & 6:00 p.m. or Saturday mornings at 7:00, 8:00 & 9:00 a.m. All classes are held at the main HSSA campus located at 635 West Roger Road Tucson AZ 85705. Classes are held March through October and will be updated monthly. 

Register here!

PLEASE NOTE: If you are signing your dog up for both Rattlesnake Avoidance and Toad Avoidance, you must allow a minimum of two weeks between classes. 

Did you know we also host Colorado River Toad Avoidance Classes? 

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Where are the HSSA Classrooms?

If you are visiting HSSA's Education Department, you will want to go to the coral Education building.

Location Map - Main Campus Locations - Education