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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 the spring to the 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 $105 for the first dog, which includes one follow-up session (if necessary). If registering a second dog, the fee is $85; each dog must be accompanied by a separate handler.

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.

Due to COVID, we are taking extra precautions to keep everyone safe. In addition to requiring masks, we will be exercising other protocols, which will be sent through email to registrants. Email or call Stephanie at or 520-327-6088 ext. 125 with any questions.

Registration for Rattlesnake Avoidance Sign-Up Today!

Click on a date to register. Classes sell out quickly. If you receive an error, that class is sold out. Check back for new dates added. 

Tuesday, July 13th

Tuesday, July 27th

Saturday, August 7th

Tuesday, August 10th

Saturday, August 21st

Tuesday, August 24th


Contact Stephanie Gary at 520-327-6088 ext. 125 to learn more.

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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