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……...

K9 Koala Dog Training A Barking Sucess!

In February 2017, Steve was thrilled to provide his expertise to the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council for their pilot project “Training Dogs To Live With Koalas”.We have to look after our iconic Koala so it is important we teach our dogs how to live with...

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...

Observations from a Detection Dog Handler

Around 2 years ago, I trained an English Springer Spaniel for Olivia Woosnam from OWAD Environment.  The task was to have Taz trained as a Koala detection dog. Olivia had done some dog handling previously however it was still imperative for me to train her...

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...
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