Snake Aversion Training with

Steve Austin

Join Steve in this one day practical workshop to learn how to keep your dogs safe from snakes


About the workshop

Steve’s conservation detector dogs work in the Australian bush, alongside some of the deadliest snakes in the world.  The dogs must learn to stay away from snakes.  In this practical hands-on workshop, Steve will guide you through a programme to make your dog safe from snakes too.

Snake Aversion Training

One-day workshop

Next Workshop:

9:30 – 4:30pm Sunday 3 November 2024 (Steve)

  • One-day, in person workshop with Steve Austin
  • At Calabash Boarding Kennels and Cattery, 27 Calabash Road, Arcadia (in Sydney). 
  • A Certificate of Attendance will be provided
  • Suitable for pet owners and professionals
  • Tea, coffee and a light lunch included in price.
  • Each attendee may bring a dog for participation in the snake aversion training, but one dog only.  It is optional to bring a dog, not compulsory.
  • Participants will need to purchase a suitable remote control collar for use on the day and preparation beforehand (see below).

One time payment

$220 (inc GST)

(Plus the cost of a remote collar)


Important Preparation

Participants must purchase their own remote collar that will deliver a spray of air or water via remote control.  Please note that static or electronic stimulation collars are not legal in NSW and will not be used at training days conducted in NSW. 

The trainee dog must become accustomed to wearing the collar at random times and for varying durations for at least two weeks before attending the workshop and afterwards. 

The functions, including the spray, must not be activated whilst the dog is wearing the collar prior to the training session with Steve.

Suitable remote collars can be purchased online through Petsafe.

Use promo code Austin to receive 10% discount on the following collars

300m Remote Spray Trainer PDT19-16397

This collar is allowed to be used in NSW

300m Remote Trainer (Static)  PDT17-16118

This collar cannot be used at the Snake Aversion Training workshop when conducted in NSW

300m Remote Trainer Lite (Static)  PDT17-16025

(this is a smaller collar for smaller breeds)
This collar cannot be used at the Snake Aversion Training workshop when conducted in NSW