2018 Rattlesnake Avoidance Training

It’s time to prepare for the season ahead with Rattlesnake Avoidance Training, sponsored by Sierra-Tuolumne Kennel Club.

Training will be held April 20 and 21.

You know they are out there – rattlesnakes!
Every year we receive calls and emails from folks whose dogs have been through the training and afterward SAFELY avoided contact with rattlesnakes.
Your dog will be guided through the training by one of the incredible handlers from Natural Solutions. Your dog will be introduced to rattlesnakes by their SIGHT, SCENT and SOUND. Both adult and juvenile snakes are used in the training. All snakes are safely and humanely muzzled for your dog’s safety.      fb-Fluffy white dog with snake

The training is open to all dogs, though puppies should be at least six months old and the knowledgeable trainers from Natural Solutions will evaluate young dogs on the day to make sure they are developmentally mature enough for the training. Training is recommended for three or four years consecutively to help ensure the long term memory retention.

Please be aware appointments fill quickly and the training was fully booked last year. Your completed registration and payment must be received prior to the event to guarantee your appointment. Click here for the registration form.

Training will be held in Columbia CA.

Class Schedule

Classes are held on Wednesday evenings at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora, with the exception of Agility (which is held adjacent to the Humane Society in Jamestown). View our Classes & Training page for the class descriptions.
Obedience, Puppy and Rally classes are $85. Agility classes are $90.


March classes are held indoors and class sizes are limited. Pre-registration is recommended.
Download the Instruction Application by clicking HERE

March classes are held in the Manzanita building.
Basic Obedience now at 3 pm and 6 pm. Class sizes are limited!

Basic Obedience and Puppy Classes
January 3 – February 14    The 6:00 pm Basic class is FULL
March 4 – April 25
May 2 – June 13
September 5 – October 17  

Intermediate Obedience, offered with sufficient enrollment. Please contact us.
January 3 – Feb 14
March 14 – April 25    Intermediate WILL be offered this session. Class size is limited.
May 2 – June 13
September 5 – October 17

RallyNovice, Advanced, Excellent   
January 3 – Feb14
March 14 – April 25      Intermediate and Advanced at 4:00 pm, Novice at 5:00 pm
May 2 – June 13
September 5 – October 17

Spring Agility Classes will begin in April/May, depending on the weather.

Click HERE for Agility Class Application.

Agility classes are held in Jamestown adjacent to the Humane Society building.
A Basic Obedience class is a prerequisite for Agility, (class need not be with STKC).