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Snake Avoidance

Many people have concerns about these slithering encounters. While many dogs demonstrate a natural aversion to snakes, there are some that would rather get a bit too close. The traditional methods of teaching snake avoidance use pain and fear in an attempt to instill the flight response in the dog; the problem with fear is its very unpredictable. Sure- some dogs may choose to flee, but others freeze in place, and others choose to fight. Both these choices place the dog in even more danger! The other problem with the traditional methods is the treatment of the snakes; regardless of how you feel about these little critters - they don't deserve to be hurt either! The act of learning should not be painful for anyone! Our program uses games to teach a conditioned, predicted response (When you see X - you do Y.... When you hear a rattle, you run to me. When you see a snake, you run to heel). It is a safe, fun way to teach your dog how to respond in any given situation.

There will be NO live snakes in this class.  (There will be towards the end, but you and your dogs must learn the skills first!)

All classes must be paid for before attending. Class Passes are available in the REACH Store!
**Please register by using the big green button, or sending us a text or email. Should we need to make any changes, or cancel a class – we need to know who to contact!!**
24 Hour Cancellation Policy
Life happens! We understand that things may come up unexpectedly, and you might not be able to attend a class. That’s okay! All we ask is that you let us know at least 24 hours in advance. If you don’t let us know, and simply don’t show up – the pass for that week will be voided.  If REACH cancels a class; all passes will be extended by one week.


May 8, 2018


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Powhatan War Memorial Cultural Arts and Community Center
2375 Skaggs Road
Powhatan, VA 23139 United States


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