Two several years ago, Emili Coringrato’s 8-month-previous heeler dog Lucie died from a rattlesnake bite in Salida.
That won’t be taking place once again, as she and her mother, Julieanne Shepherd, who was going for walks Lucie that working day, obtained their two canine rattlesnake trained Friday by Canyon Nation Animal Clinic.
Shepherd, who said the pair moved from Salida to the Grand Valley due to the fact they didn’t believe in the rattlesnake situation, explained the training was “just awesome.”
“We’ll surely do this just to hold our puppies secure,” Shepherd mentioned.
The teaching was put on by Andy Andrews, a self-explained “dog hiss-perer,” who introduced 20-25 rattlesnakes to Grand Junction from southern California to prepare the pet dogs.
Andrews place snakes, which includes Mojave, Speckled, Southern Pacific and Panamint rattlesnakes in 4 cages organized all over a house owned by Canyon Country’s Dr. Kyle Dunn.
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