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Rattlesnake Avoidance Training For Dogs

OAKHURST – It’s never too late to teach your faithful companion about some of our most venomous hillside inhabitants. Luckily, Kellen Rescue offers a one-day Rattlesnake Avoidance Training on Saturday, July 12 and another one-day class on Saturday, July 26.

The classes start at 9 a.m. and the length of time the program takes each day varies.The class on July 12 is being held at Mountain Christian Center in Oakhurst. The cost for the class is $75 with free future retests for participating dogs.

“Depending on how many people show up and how many dogs may need to go through the training a second or third time, that’s what determines how long it takes,” says Ellen of Kellen Rescue, adding that the location is reserved until noon.

The classes will be taught by Kelly, who says he invented this particular training 35 years ago when a friend’s dog was bitten twice by a rattlesnake. The dog subsequently died. Since then, he’s taught other dogs and their owners how to avoid the same fate. The cost for the session goes back to a good cause.

“100% of the fee for the class goes toward dog food and vet bills at Kellen Rescue,” he noted.

Kellen Rescue is a no-kill rescue, rehabilitation, and placement organization whose mission is to partner loving life-time homes with the dogs and cats in their foster care network.

Those interested are asked to contact Ellen at (559) 692-2488 for information and to make reservations. Kellen Rescue on Facebook

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