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Lizards vs Snakes? #7535649 06/16/19 02:38 AM
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Both our labs are 2 and went through the snake avoidance class last year with SnakeBreaker and were highly scared of the snakes and learned their lesson! Soooo glad we signed up and took the course! Highly recommend taking yoUr dogs to it!!! However we have a few lizards under the carport at the ranch and both dogs go crazy watching for them and chasing them. Do dogs know the difference between a lizard and a snake?


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Re: Lizards vs Snakes? [Re: My stand is pink camo] #7535752 06/16/19 01:53 PM
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Sounds like it....

Might find a rat snake to test them.... confused2


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Re: Lizards vs Snakes? [Re: My stand is pink camo] #7535775 06/16/19 02:46 PM
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Sounds like they obviously do know the difference.


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Ive always been told that snakes have an odor, and that is one of the reasons a dog that has gone through snake avoidance keeps the learned behavior to stay away from them.

Re: Lizards vs Snakes? [Re: My stand is pink camo] #7536592 06/17/19 06:25 PM
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I have had dogs that were snake broke avoid rattlers but go after non venomous snakes.
BTW dogs should really be snake broke two or three times.
Reinforcing the lesson makes a big difference.
Here is the score on my snake broke dogs.
Dogs that turned away from a visible or heard snake 5
Dogs called back from a visible snake 2
Dogs bitten by a snake 1
I believe most bird dogs in the field on a regular basis in south texas encounter one or two snakes a year that we do not see.

Re: Lizards vs Snakes? [Re: My stand is pink camo] #7536921 06/18/19 01:26 AM
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Rattlers stink. Even I can smell them. Dogs can smell 300 times better than me.

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yes, pit vipers smell different than other snakes.

Re: Lizards vs Snakes? [Re: My stand is pink camo] #7542167 06/25/19 10:41 PM
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Yes they can tell the difference. I tell every client to get it done at least once a year. Do it until you can't even throw that dog on a snake. There is no set rule so far as effectiveness of the training. My yellow male needed it twice a year. I did my black bitch once 13 years ago and to this day she will climb over you to get away from a snake. Both ends of the spectrum, there is no way to know where a dog will wind up on that spectrum.

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