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 - Bookings now available -

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Rattlesnake season is here

Kindred Spirits' 2024 rattlesnake avoidance clinic will be held:

Saturday, July 27th, 8 am - 5 pm

Sunday, July 28th, 8 am - 4 pm


All training is done by High On Kennels. The training is unique to your dog and their responses to the sight, smell, and sound of rattlesnakes.

Clinic Details:


  • $95 per dog

  • You may book multiple slots

  • Dogs should be a minimum of 6 months old, preferably over 8 months old

  • We can usually fit people in. If your only available time is booked do choose "wait list"

  • If you have any concerns about your dog around people or other dogs, please let us know so we can plan and accommodate. 


Beach City Dogs

321 Wilshire Rd Section A

Oceanside, CA 92057


Questions? Contact us at or (760) 630-4824.

Please do not contact Beach City Dogs or High On Kennels with booking requests or questions.


Rattlesnake Avoidance Training

$95 per dog

Clinic July 27-28, 2024.

Select a time slot and your email, then enter your and your dog(s) information. 

What to expect:

  • There will be signs at the driveway and for parking

  • Plan to be at the field for approximately 30 – 45 minutes

  • The booking times are for the training order only

  • There will be a check-in table, we’ll have your information and a waiver to sign

  • No photography is allowed

  • Heavy rain will interrupt the clinic


Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for Dogs:

Rattlesnake Aversion Training is the best, proactive protection you can give your dog should it encounter a rattlesnake. Dogs don’t instinctively know that rattlesnakes are dangerous—dogs have to be taught.

Our goal is to help keep your dog safe and prevent him from getting bit should he encounter a rattlesnake in the future. Dogs are introduced to the scent, sight, and sound of a rattlesnake, and the training is based on their reactions.

The best way for your dog to learn is for them to encounter exactly what a live snake looks like, smells like, and sounds like. Their scent is 100% unique—only rattlesnakes smell like rattlesnakes. This is why the training uses live snakes. They are hooded, neutralized, tethered to a stake, and kept comfortable during the training. Each snake is only used for a short time to reduce their stress.

Kindred Spirits hosts a clinic with Fred of High On Kennels every year because every year, the dogs he’s trained in the past remember the training far better than dogs who have had training with other trainers.

For more information, see High On Kennels’ FAQ page:


Questions? Contact us at or (760) 630-4824.

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