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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 follow-up session (if necessary). 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; proof of current vaccinations must be provided at class to participate. There must be at least one handler per dog and retractable leashes are not allowed.

Classes are conducted by local professionals from Arizona Animal Experts, Inc. and Adobe Dog Training.

For additional information, alternate training methods, and other questions, please email zharvey@hssaz.org or call 520-327-6088 ext. 138 with any questions.

Registration for Rattlesnake Avoidance Keep Your Pets Safe

Register today!

Rattlesnake Avoidance Classes are held Tuesday evenings at 5:00, 6:00 & 7:00 p.m. or Saturday mornings at 7:00, 8:00 & 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Classes are held through October and will be updated monthly.


Looking for an alternative Rattlesnake Avoidance training method? Please contact an Education department team member by calling (520) 321-3704 ext. 138 or emailing zharvey@hssaz.org.

Where are the HSSA Classrooms?

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

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