Thanks to all who came out for our events in June! Both the Kids & Critters Festival and Rattlesnake Aversion Class were a huge successes. It was a great joy for us to interact with both current and future clients outside of the normal confines of the veterinary clinic.
2nd Annual Kids and Critters Festival was a Hit!
Our 2nd Annual Kids & Critters Festival that was on June 10th was a wonderful opportunity to get outside, enjoy music and food, and learn about and support local organizations. It was great to see so many people come out with such a passion for learning about and caring for animals. Thank you to Search and Rescue Dogs of Colorado, W.O.L.F. Sanctuary, Rabbit Essentials, Avalon Aviary, and all the other vendors for making it out this year! Also, thank you to The Great Loudini for wowing audiences again with an amazing magic show!
Rattlesnake Aversion Class Held June 12th
On June 12th, Aspenwing hosted our first Rattlesnake Aversion Class, featuring expert trainers in Rattlesnake Avoidance Training. We were extremely pleased with the results of the training. The rattlesnake avoidance course was carefully set up to allow for different types of encounters a dog may have with a snake (visual vs. smell, coiled vs. un-coiled, etc.) The trainers were extremely attentive and accommodating to each individual dog, tweaking the training so that each dog got the most out of it. It was amazing to see how fast the dogs are able to recognize the threat of the snake and then remember to avoid it during the next run-through. The trainers were very concerned and attentive to the safety of both the dogs and the snakes during the entire process. After seeing the training in action and the dedication of the trainers involved, we truly believe that this training is instrumental in preventing possible rattlesnake bites. We look forward to hosting another training day again next summer and highly encourage anyone who is interested to come check it out!