Conner detects noxious Orange Hawkweed..... .....under snow!! Buy Steve's
Motivating Miracles Workbook
here

Our work with detection dogs
has a wide range of applications

* Conservation (animal and plant) * Narcotics * Medical * Explosives * Research * Biosecurity

Conservation
Detection Dogs,
Tommy and Emma

searching for cane toad

Moreton Island, Queensland
Purchase fully trained detection dogs Includes training of your handlers or book our fully accredited detection teams Enquire now

Macquarie Island

declared pest free 7 April 2014

The last 13 rabbits found by detection dogs

Dangerous Dogs Courses

1 or 2 day workshops at your premises. A must for anyone who interacts with dogs during their work.
Get more info here.

New Book

My book “Working Dog Heroes” sold out but they’re available again now. You can also download the e-book from Kindle and iTunes.

Weed Detection

Steve trained Australia’s first weed detection dog. After a very successful trial, Steve then trained two more weed dogs. More info here.

Canines For Conservation

Dogs can be trained to detect many different species. Steve’s dogs are trained to indicate from a distance so wildlife are not disturbed.

Canine Conservation Dogs

Our wildlife conservation detection dogs are highly effective when working together with other processes used to locate endangered or invasive species. Our detection dogs have proven to be very successful when entering areas which have not yet been surveyed, to quickly obtain information and statistics for the presence of the species to be located. They are also very effective to check that an area has remained free of feral animals.

Here are some facts:

  • A dog can cover a larger area and much quicker than humans. One trial showed a dog was able to locate scats 357% more effectively than humans!
  • Our conservation dogs remain more focused for longer periods of time than humans and is not distracted by day to day life.
  • Dogs do not have any preconceived concepts of where a species may be located and operate solely by what their nose indicates.
  • A dog can work in many environments with the same level of success, such as in cold or hot temperatures, snow, and extreme terrain.
  • A human resource is only as good as their electronic equipment and eyesight yet a dog operates with excellent hearing, eyes and a nose that is able to detect the scent at least 1,000 times better than humans.

WHEN SALLY MET HILLARY!

ABC Goulburn Valley produced this great video on Sally that I trained to detect Orange Hawkweed. Sally now works with Hillary Cherry in the Victorian Alps and Kosciusko National Park. Steve believes the most enjoyable aspects of training dogs is the people you meet, the wonderful and important work they do and probably for Steve the most important aspect is their success in the field.
As most trainers will agree, it’s easy to train a dog in a training shed or training environment but the real test comes when they perform in the competition ring or in Sally’s case, produce the goods in the field.
Steve is very proud of both Sally and Hillary and congratulate them as they continue to achieve more success every time they are in the field.

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All enquiries for work, appearances and training are welcome. Contact Steve by email or phone 0419 983 164.