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Jeep
07-31-2008, 07:55 AM
“De-Snaking” - Clinic
Sponsored by Pat McHale
Owner and Trainer of Ridgewood Kennels
www.ridgewood-kennels.com
When:
Saturday, August 9, 2008, Starts @ 7:30 AM, on a first come, first serve
basis
Cost:
Initial Session - $40.00 per dog
Refresher - $35.00 per dog
Information:
De-snaking is a program where your dogs are taught to recognize and avoid
snakes. This can be a very important procedure as most dogs have a natural
curiosity about snakes and will not naturally avoid them. Venomous snake
bites can cause large vet bills, take several months for full recovery, and in
some cases, be fatal for the dog.
The program is very fast, cost effective, and is a safe procedure. It only takes
about 20 minutes and most dogs need only an initial session and a couple of
refreshers in their lifetime. The snakes used are rattlesnakes which have
been defanged and have had their mouths stapled shut with surgical staples,
even if a snake makes contact with a dog, there is no chance of a bite wound.
What to bring:
-Water for you and your dog
-Slip Lead or Leash and Collar
Directions:
From Dallas: Take I-20 east to Hwy 271 go right on 271 (approx. 1 mile)
and look for signs. The property is on the right and it will be the first gate
on your right past CR 353
From Shreveport: Take I-20 west to Hwy 271. Go left on 271 (approx. 1
mile) and look for signs. The property is on the right and it will be the first
gate on your right past CR 353
From Tyler: Take Hwy 271, 1 mile before the interstate make a U-turn at CR
353 and it will be the first gate on the right.

Kevin WI
07-31-2008, 08:37 AM
Are snakebites a common occurrence in retrievers or pointers down south?

MNA0121
07-31-2008, 09:49 AM
Three neighbors lost four dogs this season, one eighty lb lab, two boxer pups and a sooner. The lab died o7/29 was struck under a fruit tree on the edge of the yard. Taking my lab for the rattlesnake bite shot tomorrow. Takes two shots a week apart with annual boosters. We live in NW Florida.

i_willie12
07-31-2008, 10:15 AM
Thats why I live up north. To much stuff down south that can bite or eat you!!!!!!!;-)

i_willie12
07-31-2008, 10:18 AM
I didnt know they had a booster shot for rattlesnake bites, thats interesting and good to know. How much does that cost????? Not that it would matter it's worth it, just wondering?

Waterdogs
07-31-2008, 03:19 PM
I know of several dogs that have been "De Snaked" One kills them for fun and the other has been bit since. Give me your forty bucks and I will give you some good advice on how to avoid snakes while hunting.

Udder Brudder
07-31-2008, 09:13 PM
Jake,
It seems you know alot about de-snaking. How were those two dogs de-snaked? I bet, I did not do them. Pat

Jeep
08-01-2008, 07:34 AM
See you out there Pat, hopefully we'll get a little cooler weather, like maybe 96 degs in the shade, this year.

mpage
08-02-2008, 01:47 AM
#6
Waterdogs


Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Idaho
Posts: 128 I know of several dogs that have been "De Snaked" One kills them for fun and the other has been bit since. Give me your forty bucks and I will give you some good advice on how to avoid snakes while hunting.
Please stay up north.  De-Snaking works. It has saved my son and my dogs.

Udder Brudder
08-06-2008, 08:33 PM
Just a friendly reminder....UB

Jeep
08-11-2008, 07:45 AM
thanks Pat for another job well done!