A rattlesnake avoidance training class will be offered Fri., May 12 at VCA Westlake Village Animal Hospital, 31166 Via Colinas.
Appointments are available between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Rattlesnakes can be found almost anywhere: backyards, parks and neighborhood fields.
Dogs will be taught how to recognize when a poisonous rattlesnake is nearby and how to avoid a potentially fatal encounter.
Veterinary treatment for a snake bite can be costly, and many dogs may require hospitalization.