EP 20: How to protect your Dog from Porcupines and other Dangers in Alaska and Arizona

What you’ll learn in this episode: Dogs can be trained to avoid porcupines Differentiating between deadly wildlife encounters for your dog, versus others that are costly and/or annoying but not life-threatening Anticipating possible threats, including traps, and preparing for them makes time with your dog on the trail more enjoyable Deadly dog threats include...


Training your dogs to Scent what they can’t See: Rattlesnake Aversion Training in Arizona and Utah

I open most of my Snake Safe (rattlesnake aversion) classes by telling my folks, “I’m going to tell you something and you won’t believe it until you watch it today. Rattlesnakes are invisible to dogs.” That is a simple declarative statement, yet people don’t really grasp that I mean that literally.  A rattlesnake can be on the ground...