Members and Friends: Please post on your social media share with friends and other organizations.  Snake bites are a reality, we owe it to our K-9 friends to protect them in the field.

Did you know treatment for a Snake Bite by a venomous snake is at a minimum $3000 and there is no guarantee your K-9 companion will recover!


David “The Cobra Kid” Weathers and Florida Palmetto NAVHDA Present:

Snake Avoidance Clinic January 14th, 2017

The First 60 dogs registered will be given a guaranteed spot and others will be put on a waiting list. Register Today the last Snake Avoidance Clinic was sold out in a few weeks of the announcement. 

 Florida Palmetto NAVHDA has partnered with World Famous Licensed Venomous Snake Handler David “The Cobra Kid” Weathers for our new and improved Snake Clinic.   David will be providing and handling several native snakes which will be contained in a safe environment and placed in normal hunting situations in the field.   The snakes will be moved so each handler and dog will have new scent.   We will also be adding the element of verbal command, which in a real life situation a handler would obviously react to a snake verbally as a natural reaction.  As handlers we all know our dogs react to our emotions and this is an important element to the new training.  Snake Avoidance training is designed to protect the Dog and the Handler as our Intelligent K-9 Friends will alert us of a snakes presence as there powerful noses  possess up to 300 million olfactory receptors in their noses, compared to about six million in the human nose.  David will also educate us on Snakes and the distinct smell, characteristics and habitat of each type of Snake in natural environments.  

Who Should Attend: Open to the Public 

Anyone, this is not just for member bird dogs! This Training session is open to  any dogs who could benefit , Hog dogs, Deer Dogs, waterfowl Retrievers, cattle dogs, Herders, or even your home companion.

 Location: GHMT Hunt Club, 2285 Boy Scout Camp Road, Lake Wales FL 33898

Time: 9:00 Check In

Conducted By:  World Famous Snake handler David Weathers in conjunction with FPC NAVHDA

Price:  $30 Dollars per Dog prepaid on the Florida Palmetto website in the store, Follow the link below to our store or by mail.

Mail your form and Check to Phil Silver

Please make checks payable to:  Florida Palmetto Chapter of NAVHDA, Inc.

With check mail Application to:

Phil Silver
2641 Ace Ave SE
Palm Bay, FL 32909

Bird Dog Owners you need not stay all day although we encourage you to stay and train while you are there.  Our chapter will simultaneously be conducting regular monthly training that weekend as well.  If you are not a member of GMHT or NAVHDA we still encourage you to stay and train as our guest for only $20.    If you decide to join our chapter in the next 6 months that fee will be deducted from your annual membership dues.

Any Questions Please email

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