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I regularly refer my clients to John

Dr Hugh Wirth, Balwyn Veterinary Clinic International President RSPCA

‘I have known John at AUSDOG for many years and regularly refer my clients to him. He is incredibly effective and never uses harsh or cruel training methods.’

We trust him to deliver

Dr Telford, Elgar Rd Veterinary Clinic, Box Hill North

‘John understands people and their dogs. We trust him to deliver and receive feedback of the highest level from our clients.’

Fantastic results

Dr M. Newport, High Street Veterinary Clinic, Kew

‘We regularly recommend John to our clients for everything from basic obedience to specialised behavioural issues. His ‘train the dog and owner’ approach delivers fantastic results for everyone.’

Immense value time and again

Dr Corbett, Thrifty Vet, Bayswater

‘Behavioural issues are not our area of expertise. So we regularly refer our clients to John at AUSDOG. Our clients report time and again that even a brief discussion over the phone provides immense value.’

A lifetime of expertise

Dr Stewart, Vet Centres Pty Ltd

‘I first met John Harkin in 1998. Like many people who have spent a lifetime doing something, he is very good at it!’

The best in the business

Dr Graham, Village Vet, Toorak

‘We continue referring our clients to AUSDOG because of John’s unparalleled honesty, expertise and professionalism. He is one of the best in the business. And if the behavioural issue is unsolvable, he will tell the client without beating around the bush or wasting their money.’

Consistently positive feedback

Dr Greenwood, Canterbury Veterinary Clinic, Surrey Hills

‘AUSDOG training is fast, effective and the feedback from our clients is always positive. We have no hesitation in recommending AUSDOG to all of our clients.’

Very happy clients

Dr Alan, Mont Albert Vet Surgery

‘My experiences with AUSDOG have always been very positive. All my referred clients have been very happy with their outcomes, including those with dogs that had very complex problems.’

Advice from John

Children and Dogs

Don’t just take it for granted that because your dog is good with your children that he or she will be fine with all children. Don’t be paranoid, however, exercise caution with dogs around children, particularly those under 8 years. Also be very careful with puppies and small children, often children don’t realise their strength and can damage internal organs on pup with a very affectionate cuddle.


Christmas time and lots of food around

Be certain to ask your guests not to feed your dog. Many foods that are fine for humans are not so good for dogs.
The last thing you want during the festive season is a sick dog and a big Vet bill.
Ask your Vet to provide you with a list of dangerous foods and plants and don’t over feed your dog.


Heat and Dogs

Dogs rarely die from cold, but often die from heat exhaustion. Please exercise plenty of care over the summer months, a dog can die locked in a hot car just as quickly as a child can. Also be very cautious on hot pavements, dogs pads are no tougher than our feet unless conditioned. Even then radiant heat from the pavement is not far from dogs vital organs. It is never a good idea to walk your dog in the heat of the day.