Tuesday, January 10, 2012

School Holiday Fun - An Attraction with Bite - an Australian First

This school holidays we invite you to meet Kai - one very talented dog!

Kai is a part of Australia’s first privately-owned working dogs training kennel open to the public, Lawdogs Australia in the Granite Belt.

A unique attraction with bite, Lawdogs Australia provides a rare and very real insider pass to the training of security and police dogs. 

Visitors can get up close and personal, while seated behind a safety fence, and see specially bred puppies and adult dogs go through training including future arrest scenarios, controlling suspects, finding hidden scent, working around agility equipment, developing bite skills, and barking on command.

There are up to nine dogs at the facility from young puppies learning the basics through to a retired patrol dog. 

Lawdogs owner Matthew Hibberd (image - holding Kai) said, “This is not a circus performance - live training content changes from week to week as different dogs start and finish their training and move into working roles in law enforcement. 

“But we encourage visitor involvement and children can often pat a puppy.”

So come and meet the dogs that play a very important role in protecting Australians. Not only is it fun and exciting, Lawdogs Australia represents a very worthwhile educational experience for adults and children.

Public shows run for one hour at 11am and 2pm every Saturday and Wednesday, and every day through the Queensland school holidays (until 21 January).  

At $10 entry for adults and $5 for students and children it is an affordable and very unique holiday experience. 

For more information on Lawdogs Australia visit www.granitebeltwinecountry.com.au.