Good friends of well known Aussie larrikin dog trainer Steve Austin might jokingly refer to him as being a "bit of wind" but in fact the phrase was coined by his mother(!) as you'll find out in this very entertaining podcast...

Steve also talks about his new book called Working Dog Heroes (avail here or on and some of the amazing stories he has amassed over the years


About Steve Austin & his new book!
Steve Austin isn’t your average dog trainer. When Steve was just thirteen he trained his dog, Sooty, to entertain crowds outside the pub. That’s when he first realised he had an affinity with dogs – and a unique talent for training them.

A down-to-earth Aussie larrikin of a bloke, Steve now takes shelter dogs and turns them into extraordinary, elite canines for vital missions internationally. In this feelgood, yarn-laden memoir Steve shares amazing stories and loads of tips from a career of working with dogs, culminating in his work for the ‘Young Diggers’ program, which pairs specially trained dogs with returned Diggers suffering from issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder and depression – with astonishing results.

Steve’s dogs now work in the fields of drug enforcement, customs, wildlife protection, and more all over the world. From saving penguins and cheetahs to snuffling out truffles and cane toads, and from the icy conditions of Macquarie Island to hanging out with the LAPD, if you need something detected, Steve’s got a dog for that.

You can buy the book here

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