Preregistration for the Snake River Versatile Gun Dog Club’s 18th annual Rattlesnake Avoidance Training Clinic at Veterans Park in Boise is being taken now.
Cost of the training is $40 for preregistered dogs and appointments are recommended.
Idaho Fish and Game also will be conducting a free Trap Awareness seminar.
The combined event will be held at the park, located at State Street and Veterans’ Parkway in Boise. Hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dogs are trained through scent, sound and sight for snake avoidance.
The trap awareness seminar is designed for anyone who regularly takes their dogs to the Boise Foothills, other outlying areas and even the Greenbelt. “Most dog owners are unfamiliar with traps of any kind,” Fish and Game conservation officer Kurt Stieglitz said. “This seminar will provide them with some very practical tools related to trapping, including the steps to take if a pet dog ever ends up in a trap.”
For more information on the trap seminar, contact Fish and Game’s Nampa office at 465-8465. For more information on the rattlesnake training, contact Heidi Funke at 463-2304; firstname.lastname@example.org; or go Here
Photo by Pete Zimowsky/Idaho Statesman (incidentally, taken at a distance with a 300mm lens)