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The Lonesome Dove Hunting Retriever Club is hosting their annual Canine Snake-Proofing Clinic

Residents that are planning to attend are advised to preregister their dogs

SAN ANGELO, TEXAS - Flowers aren't the only ones coming out this spring, in Texas, rattle snakes are, too, which is why the Lonesome Dove Hunting Retriever Club is helping prepare your pets for the worst.

Veterinarians in the area have already seen multiple cases of pets being bitten by snakes, so it's important that locals of the Concho Valley sign their dogs up for the Snake-Proofing clinic.

The Lonesome Dove Hunting Retriever Club is hosting their annual Canine Snake-Proofing Clinic at the 4-H building. Residents that are planning to attend are advised to preregister their dogs. We spoke with Connie Whitman, a club member that has put her own dog, Blair, through the program twice.


"We are getting close to being full, we've had a great response and people are just trying to protect their dog, because the snakes in this area are very bad," Connie says.

Connie says when the snakes come out in the spring, they are very aggressive from being denned up all winter.


"We do recommend that you go to the vet and have your dogs vaccinated with the rattle snake vaccine as well- this is just one more form of protection," Connie says.

The Lonesome Dove Hunting Retriever Club's mission is to keep dogs alert and away from rattle snakes. Trainers work with the dogs for about 12-15 minutes each with live snakes. 


"We have a man that comes over and brings the live rattle snakes. Right before we get started, he will de-fang the snakes, so the snakes are safe. They are not going to hurt your dog," Connie says.

Connie says the electrical stimulation of the shock collar doesn't hurt the dogs, but scares them enough to know the snakes are bad to be around.


"We highly recommend that you do this. It really works. Also, on top of this clinic, as well as to go to your vet, and get the vaccines done. Dogs are really smart- they remember stuff, so it's real important that you do this," Connie says.



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