Spring is here ;) and the rattlesnakes are coming out of the hibernation. Please, train your dog to avoid these predators especially if you planning to go hiking, backpacking and camping. Or get a honey badger ;) I signed Ava up for the next week-end at the Rattlesnake Clinic in Santa Clarita , before we'll start backpacking around in Cali (can't wait;) There are few other places that offer Rattlesnake training for your dog. I also am going to have my dog, Rattlesnake vaccinated this week. The vaccine works, not necessarily protects your dog from, the snake venom, that travels through the bloodstream, destroying tissues and causing swelling, internal bleeding, and intense pain. However, the vaccine slows this toxic process getting to the bloodstream and tissues, and gives you and your dog more time to get to the vet and the appropriate care for your dog.