Professional Dog Trainers
Dr Nadine Gruenthal
BSc BVMS MVS
The Pet Practice
Seth Pywell is an expert dog trainer specializing in the fields of obedience training, behavior modification, scent detection and protection training. Further to this, Seth has developed the Canine Snake Avoidance Program (CSAI Program). This CSAI Program educates dogs to recognize and avoid snakes thus reducing the incidences of canine-reptile interactions.
I believe this training to be effective in reducing the risk of snake bite to dogs that have successfully completed the program, as these dogs no longer pursue or engage snakes and actively avoid snakes when encountered. The benefits are also shared by Australian Native Fauna as this training reduces the incidents of harassment and predation by dogs.
Dr Nadine Gruenthal BSc BVMS MVS
Search Dog Trainer
Whilst attending this course, I was impressed with the professional attitude of the course organizers and the outcome achieved by my dog. I now consider my dog to be snake proofed after seeing the way he avoided a snake in the bush about 5 weeks after that course. For anybody working in the field of search & rescue work or just club tracking then please consider attending this course. It may just save your dogs life.Michael MargotPerth WA
Had my retreiver/border collie trained in snake avoidance training with Perth Dog Trainers [CSAI], absolutely thrilled with the results, witnessing the behavior change towards snakes and the high level of professionalism of Seth And Mel. Well done guys, thank you so much! !Matt HancockAlbany WA
I congratulate Seth and Mel from CSAI for the increadibly unique and scientific Snake Avoidance course they have developed and are providing to dog owners. I have personally experienced this course with my German Shepherd. The structure and running of the course was increadible and my dog completely avoids all reptiles now. Without a doubt Seth is the best dog trainer I have had the pleasure of working with and his program of certification of snake avoidance trainers is the best I have experienced. Anyone wanting to protect their dog (and native reptiles) I strongly recommend this training. Unfortunately there are other people offering snake avoidance training for dogs (often cheaper) but they are not based on the sound dog learning principals and scientific evidence used by Seth and his certified trainers.Keep up the good work!!!Craig ShepherdPresidentCanine Education & Training AssociationWestern Australia
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I would like to highly recommend CSAICanine Snake Avoidance workshop. The course was professionally presented and detailed explanations were provided. The process methodical and all dogs were looked after and catered for individually. A skilled Snake handler looked after all the reptiles used so safety was paramount, additionally allowing Seth to keep his full attention on the dogs attending. An extremely high standard of dog psychology and understanding of dog body language was shown by Seth and I was impressed by the gentle level of care given to each personality of dog present, especially towards my over sensitive Border Collie.
I will be recommending this course and trainers to all my clients and will be sending each of my dogs through the course. I have absolute faith that my Border collie Flynn would avoid a snake in the future and this course may very well save his life as he loves his bush walks.
Dog Trainer NDTF Cert 3
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Thought you would appreciate a little "sign of success" from the twins the other night. They went out for their bed time wee and there was a frog, both looked and did a wide berth around it, keeping their eyes focussed sideways. good girls. now if we could stop them testing to see if the bee on the grass is alive......
as it has been lovely and cool down here we haven't given a lot of thought to a follow up "test" and thankfully haven't seen any slitheries. my neighbour saw one down the road , he said a tiger and looooooooooooong. please let us know though if you are coming down here and we may do a follow up. definitely be doing one august time even if we come to perth.
bye then Julie, peter and the girlsJulie HooperAlbany WA