2017-05-18 / Pets

Dog, meet rattlesnake

RICHARD GILLARD Acorn Newspapers RICHARD GILLARD Acorn Newspapers SAFETY FIRST— Natural Solutions trainer Anthony Harper uses the proper tool and moves a baby rattlesnake as he works with Cole, an 8-month-old black Labrador retriever, during rattlesnake avoidance training at VCA Westlake Village Animal Hospital on May 12. The snakes are muzzled to protect the pets. The dogs wear a buzz collar that the trainer can activate to help teach the pooches proper behavior around the poisonous snakes.

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