Steve and Vicki Austin

Professional Trainers | New South Wales

About Steve: When Steve was just 13 years old, he trained his black mutt, "Sooty", to entertain crowds outside the pub. This was when he began his unique relationship with dogs.
Steve’s accomplishments over 40 years are numerous and wide ranging. From winning the Sydney Royal Easter Show Dog Obedience section (Utility Dog Class); gaining Australian Obedience Champion title, Field Trial Champion titles and Australian (breed) Championship title; to being a part of the historical rabbit eradication programme on world-heritage, Macquarie Island. To get a picture of just how successful he has been, have a look at the following list of some of his many achievements.
Steve is often invited to lecture and help law enforcement agencies, conservation organisations, canine welfare organisations, dog training groups and zoos around the world.
He is in high demand for consultations, presentations both in Australia and overseas, provision of fully trained detection dogs on a huge range of target odours and so much more.

About Vicki: Vicki’s experience ranges from achieving the title of Australian Obedience Champion (AOC) when it included tracking titles; being a full-panel Obedience Judge; training birds and presenting the Free-Flight Bird Show at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo; training dogs and handlers in various scent detection applications; obedience and trick training classes; success in canine behaviour modification consultations; and perhaps most importantly, Puppy Class Instructing.

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