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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 and requesting that all participants please wear face coverings to protect our staff and community members.

For additional information and questions, please email or call 520-327-6088 ext. 138 with any questions.

Registration for Rattlesnake Avoidance Sign-Up Today!

All Fall 2021 sessions are now sold out. If you are interested in joining our waitlist please email

Check back for Spring 2022 dates soon. 

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

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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