You will be able to put your mind at ease whether you are playing or working with your canine in rattlesnake terrain. Typically, upon seeing, smelling and/or hearing a rattlesnake in the wild, a dog’s first instinct is to approach it for further investigation. This unfortunately results in either the dog or the snake getting bit, injured or possibly killed. After completing aversion training, the dog will be able to identify a rattlesnake through its senses of sight, sound and smell and avoid the snake altogether. Ideally, this will also alert you, the owner, to the potential danger ahead.