I highly recommend you consider rattlesnake avoidance training for your dog as it can save its life. As you will read below, rattlesnake vaccines have many limits and risks, and don't provide protection like other types of vaccines; they just buy you some additional time.
I love hiking and especially enjoy bringing my dogs along. My hikes usually last anywhere from four to twelve hours and include significant elevation changes over distance in remote locations. During my excursions into the wild I learned a lot about hiking from an experienced friend; who is my regular hiking partner, but also made my own observations regarding human and canine needs on the trails. My regular hiking companion Sylvester...more