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July 5, 2011 (Santee) -- Labradors and Friends will host rattlesnake  avoidance training on July 10 in East County. This event will help educate and train dogs and their human companions in the prevention of snakebites. At the same time, the training will assist with raising funds for homeless canines.  
The Rattlesnake Dog Avoidance course trains against sight, sound and smell using real life snakes. The rattlesnakes are double muzzled and their venom removed, for the safety of your dog.  Not only will your dog be exposed to several real life scenarios, you will also have the opportunity to participate as well. You will see how your dog responds to a snake, while walking alongside; this is a rare training opportunity.  Cost is $95. 
“With your support we can continue to help deserving labs like Mickey, a newly rescued lab, which was recently bitten by a rattlesnake in his foster’s yard,” said Rudy Rudriguez, spokesman for the organization. “A snake bite to a dog can cost up to $3,000, but for a little dog or for children it could cost them their lives.  This training is a small investment in the protection of your canine companions and loved ones.” 
To sign up, visit: and click on the Rattle Snake Avoidance Training link.  Please be sure to select the date of July 10, 2011 and time. 


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