What Are The Smartest Dog Breeds?

Radio station 2HD interviewed Steve today asking him about smartest dog breeds. There was so much info that they didn't get all the way through the list! So another interview is going to get scheduled. Have a listen......    ...

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Cane Toad Detection

Click to download (9.3 MB)Twice a year since 2013, Steve Austin goes to Moreton Island with his dogs to undertake cane toad detection.Moreton Island is located 40 kilometres offshore from Brisbane and is a 37km long sand island that covers 17,700 hectares. This...

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Cane Toad Detection on Moreton Island

This week I have been at Moreton Island, Queensland with two of my conservation detection dogs Tommy and Emma. It's school holidays here and Tangalooma Resort and the island is filled with holiday makers.Our target scent is cane toads.Cane toads became pests after...

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Dottie is helping to save mountain pygmy possums

Read The Full Article here ABC Rural news recently posted a great article about Dottie.  She is a dog that I trained for the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage and her work is helping to save several endangered species like  endangered Mountain Pygmy Possums.ABC and...

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New Weapon to Fight Graffiti for NSW Trains

My working English Springer Spaniel is the newest weapon for NSW Trains to help combat the fight against vandals who graffiti trains. It's great when someone asks me "can your dog find this scent"? As long as I can get the scent the answer is always yes. So when I was...

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Steve meets with the Threatened Species Commissioner

I recently met up with Gregory Andrews, Australia's Threatened Species Commissioner in Canberra. It was an excellent meeting with Gregory and Rob Quinn discussing the major tasks ahead to save our threatened species.  Recognising how effective and vital wildlife...

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Detection Dogs on Australia Post Stamps

Australia Post has just announced a whole new series of stamps to honour the dogs that worked on the huge project to eradicate feral animals from Macquarie Island. We had an enormous task and all of the dogs and their handlers were...

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Bettongs trial at Mulligans Flat Sanctuary – Canberra

I was recently asked to take two of my best dogs to Canberra's north to work with rangers at the Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary. The rangers needed to trial the use of dogs to hunt down a nest of feral rabbits.  The beautiful sanctuary was successful in eliminating...

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Dog Lovers Cruise 2015

Steve and Vicki Austin are once again guest speakers on the Dog Lovers Cruise for 2015. Cruise aboard Royal Carribbean's (USA) "Explorer of the Seas" for 14 nights to New Zealand! We'll see beautiful places including Bay of Islands, Wellington, Dunedin, and cruise...

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A world first!

This excellent ABC Landline report was aired last night and is a must watch! It clearly shows the enormity of the job completed at Macquarie Island over the last 7 years to make it rabbit free! And now the island has been declared rabbit free, rat free, mouse...

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Huge event and fundraiser Brisbane

Ok Brisbane, here were come! Working Dogs In The Field is our exciting project for Vicki and I which we have launched as a fundraiser for Young Diggers and the Australian Wildlife Conservancy. We hope you can join us. On 27th and 28th September at Dayboro (north side...

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