I have been training all types of animals for over 25 years now and have worked with many inspirational people who like me, are extremely dedicated and passionate about what they do.

Below are some emails of thanks and some testimonials from many and varied clients…

Between 1-3 May there were a total of 51 Brisbane City Council staff and a further 2 from the AWLQ that had the pleasure and benefit of attending Steve’s training.
Overwhelmingly all attendees have reported absolute satisfaction on the professionalism and knowledge that Steve demonstrated over the training dates. The theory and the related practical learnings were well received. The skills taught were relevant and will be easily applied during the course of the attendees work. The training has been described as the best ever.

Steve was able to relate to a diverse group, quickly understand the responsibilities of their day-to-day work and subsequently deliver expert training that exceeded expectations.

Furthermore, the timeliness of the administrative and pre-course communication was also highly regarded and appreciated.

This was a wonderful experience across all aspects of dealing with your organisation.



David McGregor
Supervisor – City Safety
City Safety I Compliance and Regulatory Services
Lifestyle and Community Services BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL

I thoroughly enjoyed our morning at Campbelltown Animal Care Facility spent understanding more about aggressive dog behaviour.  Your knowledge, expertise and passion for what you do shines through and we all really enjoyed the training.  Once again, many thanks for such an informative day. Learning & Development Campbelltown City Council

I have been training all types of animals for over 25 years now and have worked with many inspirational people who like me, are extremely dedicated and passionate about what they do.

Below are some of my testimonials from many and varied clients…

I am a rural generalist doctor and also a vet with an interest in animal behaviour married to a farmer who has a passion for collaborative relationships with animals.
We have a farm in the border of NSW and QLD “Hoya Pastoral Partnership” it’s a Santa Gertrudis, Australian Stock Horse and Kelpie stud. We also lucky enough to own the most northerly Trufflere in Australia.

We met Steve Austin at a truffle conference to which we took our 10-month-old maniacal cattle Kelpie “Fergus”, it was a life changing encounter. We sent Fergus down to him to be trained in finding truffles. 4 weeks later he rang us and requested “the humans” for training (having worked out where the trouble was). My husband Steve was duely sent down to face the music and was trained to handle Fergus (and vice versa). Steve Austin has changed our thinking about the dog/human relationships. He has a natural empathy for canines, uses positive reinforcement and thinks like a dog (no offense intended Steve). In response, the dogs think he is a Dog God. I admit to being a little bit stunned by his innate ability and skill. He managed to twist our brains enough to respect the canine relationship and has turned Fergus the maniacal Kelpie (who is a little bit neurotic when not working cattle) into a dog with patience with an “attitude of gratitude”.

Thank you, Steve, I am jealous of your skill.

Coralie Endean   

“Steve Austin has the most impressive range of experience and skills in companion and service dog training.

His timing and consistency when training are among the best I have seen among professional animal trainers.

Add to that an outstanding passion and sense of fun and you begin to understand why dogs and people learn so much when they are around him”

Professor Paul McGreevy
Veterinary Ethologist and author of Carrots and Sticks – the principles of animal training.

Professor Paul McGreevy   

In past months Steve has delivered the first of our “Dangerous Dog Handling Course Part 2” to over 50 different councils in QLD & NSW.

The feedback received from the participants that attended has been great as you can see below:
“nothing less than excellent”
“exceeded my expectations”
“best training I have ever received”
“excellent, best ever”
“have never seen such an excellent presentation”
“unreal, fantastic”,
“I thoroughly enjoyed the course and I’m sure the skills I gained will be very useful in the field”
“he understand how we do our job”
“passionate about teaching us to read dog language”
Steve was in tune with out work ethic’s, excellent presenter”

Evi Messer
Manager of Programs & Marketing
each Me Law Enforcement Pty Ltd

Evi Messer    Website   

“My name is Lee T. Titus. I recently retired after 35 years of Federal service in the US Government. I spent 31 years in the US Customs Service in the K9 Program, the last 7 years as the National Director. I first met Mr. Steve Austin as he was performing as an acclaimed international judge in the Czech Republic many years ago. It was through this meeting that I have had the upmost respect in his abilities as a K9 trainer, author, international judge, and lecturer. Where most K9 trainers find road blocks or challenges, Mr. Austin finds windows of opportunity to train K9s to their highest level in any capacity. It is with absolute pleasure and the highest regard that I would recommend anyone to his service.”

Lee T. Titus    USA    Website   

I was fortunate enough to attend your seminar at KCC Park today. There were many instructors and aspiring instructors among the audience, and I think your presentation was perfectly pitched to inspire and challenge us all. Most people are aware of the role of dogs in narcotics detection and search-and -rescue, but your use of scent-discriminating dogs in environment and wildlife protection is sensational! The important thing, of course, is that the methods are applicable to all training, whatever the goal.

Keith Heale    Melbourne   

“In all our dealings with Steve Austin, he has provided us with great insight and brought amazing experience to our team at For Dogs Sake!. He is able to teach through experience, and knowledge of all animals, and techniques.
Steve is always able to give us the proper guidance and information we need as a daycare, and animal lovers, to be able to continue growing and learning.
He is an invaluable resource and an amazing person to have on your side when you are dealing with animals.

We highly recommend Steve Austin as a trainer, teacher, mentor, and behaviorist

We always look forward to his visits and his input.”

Karina Hould
Director Business Operations
For Dog Sake Australia

Karina Hould    Website   

“Steve Austin has been a long term supporter and advocate of the Pet Industry. His professionalism and knowledge has been very effective in raising the standard within the Australian Pet Industry. Steve has tirelessly assisted not only our business but the responsible pet industry as a whole. Steve has voluntarily given his time to teach our customers about responsible pet ownership and training tips in entertaining and educational ways.”

Siggy Grima
Kellyville Pets

Siggy Grima    Website   

“I have had the pleasure of knowing Steve Austin for over 25 years and admire him in many ways. As everyone knows he is an outstanding professional animal trainer but he is also an all round good guy.” Everything Steve does is done with so much enthusiasm and a big heart! Steve’s dedication to his conservation work is highly respected. On a personal note I am very grateful for all the help Steve has given me over the years. He is one of the busiest people I know but always happily gives his time to others.”

Anne Harris
Aussie Farm For Kids

Anne Harris   

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