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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!’

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.’

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.’

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.’

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.’

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

The Dangers of Chicken Necks

I have been warning dog owners for many years now regarding the dangers of chicken necks, however many Breeders and Veterinarians keep advising owners to give them to dogs. The University of Melbourne study warns against feeding dogs raw chicken meat especially chicken necks. It is not hard for a pup to choke. Read more about the dangers of feeding your pup chicken necks here.


Dog Bites and Children

All too often we hear of another child bitten by a family dog. So many people clearly do not understand about the importance of managing family pets around young children. More children are hospitalised in Australia each year resulting from dog bites than car accidents. You may be surprised to know that most dog bite incidents occur within the family home with small children by their family dog.


Children and Dogs

Don’t 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. Often children don’t realise their strength and can damage internal organs on pups with an over-affectionate cuddle.