Australia's First and Original Law Enforcement Dog Show Experience

Established 2011

 

 

Public

Shows

Not just for Dog Lovers, Lawdogs Australia is Australia's first privately owned specialist dog training kennel that is open to the public to see puppies and adult dogs going through their law enforcement training and doing demonstrations of protection, detection and agility in a live sit down show.

Visitors can get up close and personal while seated behind a safety fence and be captivated as they see the dogs barking on command, developing their bite skills, training for future arrest scenarios, controlling suspects, finding hidden scent and working around agility equipment.

See the dogs, hear their stories, share the training journey....It's an hour of education, excitement and entertainment you will never forget !!

 

Dogs

For 

Sale

We are Queenslands premier provider of personal protection dogs, family guard dogs, security patrol dogs and truffle detection dogs.  Our tourist attraction affords us extra opportunities for puppy socialisation and helps create balanced dogs as they progress through their training.  Our early imprinting and training ensures dogs are best prepared for future training roles once they leave our care.  

The parents of puppies within our own breeding program are usually available on site for client viewing and we can discuss the training and characteristics of our puppies. 

We breed and sell quality papered puppies for both security patrol and home guard dog roles.  Adult patrol dogs are available for sale after completing training through our shows.  Our rescue and re-home program also offers different breeds, companion and assistance dogs for sale from time to time.

For sale listing can be seen here.

 

Show 

Details

 

Our regular public shows are every Wednesday and Saturday at 11am and 2pm. A visit to our venue includes:

  • Approx 1 hour sit down 'Dog Show With Bite' in our safety fenced arena.
  • Alpaca feeding and farm animals.
  • Puppy patting when young pups are available before the show.  
  • Meeting and talking with trainers before and after the show.
  • Photos with puppy recruits

We also open on other days and at other times for large groups or coaches or often on long weekends.  See below in the Events section for updates.  No bookings required for regular shows on Wednesday and Saturday.  

Pricing for our 'Dog Show With Bite' 

  • Adults - $ 25.00, Seniors Card and Uni Student ID - $20.00
  • High School ID -  $ 10.00,  Primary and prep students - $ 5.00 each.

We are located at 335 Church Rd The Summit, 10 minutes north of Stanthorpe, 2.5 hours drive from Brisbane.  Turn off the Highway At Ellwoods Rd, then right onto Church Rd - Follow the brown street signs.

Entry to Lawdogs Australia 'Dog Show With Bite' also includes entry to the Truffle Discovery Centre.  Truffle dog hunts subject to availability and at an extra cost for participants.

Visitor

Experience

A visit to our 'Dog Show With Bite' includes many opportunities for getting involved including patting our young puppy recruits, hiding training odour packages for our detection dogs to find and indicate on and occasionally the more daring may be able to try on a safety sleeve for one of our patrol dogs.

We guarantee an 'All Inclusive Experience' to our visitors.   There are no extra charges like some zoo attractions - your entry includes all available experiences on the day including  a photo with animals,  meeting the trainers or to pat our puppies when available.

Arriving up to 20 minutes early before show time is advised if visitors wish to see extras including Alpaca feeding, puppy interaction and other dogs training / warming up for the show.

We have a small number of computers accessing free WIFI for visitor use before and after our show.  Our property is home to many Australian animals including kangaroos, koalas and echidnas which visitors may encounter in our carpark or during a visit.

Visitor Information

Our venue is safety fenced with excellent mobility access.  We have hot and cold drinks available for purchase in our gift shop.  There is parking for caravans and trailers.   

The show is suitable for all ages with parental supervision however does contain loud barking and dogs biting trainers on sleeves as well as whip cracking and other sudden noises.  With only 2 rows of seating you will not miss any of the action during the show.

We can modify our commentary for school groups or exclusive coach tours when required.

Truffle 

Discovery

Centre

Lawdogs Australia is now host to the 'Truffle Discovery Centre'.

The gift shop is being expanded to include interactive exhibits, information, products for sale and souvenirs and unearths all that is truffles.

Queenslands only Canine Truffle Hunt will also be available and our training centre will be providing year round above ground truffle hunts regardless of the season.  

Visitors can book in for the canine truffle hunt experience for just $10 per person.  These are held at 1pm on days when Lawdogs Australia is open to the public and must be booked in advance.   

The trufferie is only in seedling stage at the moment and fresh truffles are only available in Winter so please note participation in our truffle hunt includes the following:

  • Meeting, patting and having photos with our truffle detection dog or recruit.
  • Working through the training field with the handler and dog searching for a truffle.
  • Last season truffles will already be strategically hidden in the training field guaranteeing participants experience the thrill of the hunt and enjoy digging up a truffle by hand.

Trip 

Advisor

Are you not sure if you will enjoy a visit to Lawdogs Australia 'A Dog Show With Bite'? 

Check out visitor reviews on Trip Advisor and see what other people have said about our attraction !

We welcome visitor feedback on Trip Advisor from visitors at our show.

Events

New Puppy -  I Litter Denver in shows now.

Snowflakes in Stanthorpe Extra Shows - Sunday 2nd July  - 11am and 2pm

Jumpers and Jazz - Extra Show - Friday 28th July - 2pm Show only

CLOSED - SATURDAY 4TH AND SUNDAY 5TH NOVEMBER 2017

Puppy 

Nursery

Camera

For a true behind the scenes experience we have a live camera feed to our puppy nursery.  

Visitors to our attraction can see mother dogs and puppies frolicking in our temperature controlled nursery and when they are old enough and vaccinated we bring them out for viewing in person before the show.

Please note we only have a small number of litters each year and camera feed is only active during these times.

Social

Media

Please view and like our Lawdogs Australia Official Page on Facebook for regular updates on shows, events, dogs and puppies doing training and media appearances.

We are also on Instagram and Trip Advisor.

Tour

Groups

We offer  group booking discounts for tour groups, coach companies and schools and can open on any day of the week for shows at any time between 9am and 3pm.

Our venue seats up to 125 visitors per sitting and we have room for multiple coach parking.  We advise groups to allow 90 minutes at our venue to enjoy the show and participate in puppy patting, meeting trainers and taking photos.

We offer flexible delivery and can adjust our show format and commentary for exclusive school  group bookings.  We can assist with refreshments and facilities for groups or advice on restaurants in the region.  

Top

Picks

Lawdogs Australia is located at the highest point of The Summit, which is north of Stanthorpe and the Gateway to the Granite Belt.   We are nestled amongst the food bowl of Queensland including many farms, orchards, wineries and many other great experiences and attractions.  If your planning a day trip to the region or adding us into your tour consider the following options as our top picks for the area.  

Attraction - Truffle Discovery Center - Located on site at Lawdogs Australia!

Red Wine - Boireanne Winery - 5 Mins - Queensland Winner of Robert Halliday Highest Accolades

White Wine - Heritage Estate - 5 Mins - The Verdelho is one of trainer Matt's favourites!

Food - Suttons Cafe and Cidery - 10 Mins - Over 20 apples used in each Apple Pie !

Food - Stanthorpe RSL - 15 Mins - Great food and service

Animal Action - Darling Downs Zoo - 70 Mins - Home of the White Lion and Sumatran Tiger

Animal Action - Rodeo Heritage Centre - 40 Mins - Bucking bull riding action and meet a Cowboy !!

Caravan Park - Top Of The Town - 15 Mins - Close to town centre, pet friendly, awesome amenities

Caravan Park - Sommerville Valley - 25 Mins - Views of Storm King Dam, activities, pet friendly

Motel - Murray Gardens - 15 Mins - Near town and pet friendly

Motel - Stannum Lodge - 15 Mins - 4 Star corporate rooms close to town

Events - Snowflakes in Stanthorpe - 15 Mins - June / July weekend each year

Beer - Granite Belt Brewery - 20 Mins - Cabins, restaurant and great beer

Beer - Brass Monkey - 30 Mins - Microbrewery and cafe

History - Stannum House - 45 Mins - Bed n Breakfast, historic house and restaurant and bar

Museum - Stanthorpe Museum - 15 Mins - One of the largest and most diverse in Queensland

Museum - Tenterfield Railway Museum - 45 Mins - Step back in time with this great museum

Walks - Thunderbolts Castle - 10 Mins - Short bushwalk and lookout located close by

Tripe

Treats

We stock and sell dehydrated Green Tripe, made from Darling Downs beef.    Available in our gift shop and by mail order, these treats are unbeatable for bonding and motivating dogs, as well as making a very nutritional snack for your furry friend.

Dog 

Training

We offer dog assessments for potential security guard dog handlers as well as one one on handler and dog training at our Stanthorpe training centre.  Elements for training include walking around corners, vehicle extractions, an open space for obedience and obstacles to simulate a construction yard.  

Experienced handlers and trainers are available to guide handlers and dog owners through the training journey.

Dog

Rescue

Our dog rescue program is often able to assess and take on dogs that need a new home or going to be put to sleep.   We can assess and retrain dogs in a new role giving them a second chance at life.

Assessments are by appointment only and accepting dogs for rehoming from here is subject to available space in our kennel and at the discretion of management.

Visitors will often see our commitment to rehabilitating mistreated dogs during our public shows and may even get to meet some of our cute and friendly visitors on their journey to a second life.

Eco Sustainability

Lawdogs Australia are proud of our commitment to the environment and continue to reduce our carbon footprint.  

We now hold over 200 000 litres rainwater storage and use water saving devices and equipment, rely on septic waste systems, have visible recycling programs in place at our attraction and utilise gas and solar for heating.

Gift 

Shop

Our well stocked gift shop includes merchandise from just $2 and a range of leather handling gear and training equipment.

Our specialty dehydrated green tripe made on site is available at our shop.

Employment

We currently have a full team working in our business.  Resumes may be emailed and held on file.

Company Information

Bearcoda Pty Ltd, trading as Lawdogs Australia was formed in 2011 and operates in Stanthorpe, Queensland, Australia.   We are primarily a law enforcement breeding and training kennel and also operate as a tourist attraction by providing entertaining 1 hour public displays every week of canine demonstrations showcasing puppies starting their training here through to trained adult dogs working in protection, detection, agility and obedience.  We are to date the only working dog kennel in Australia open to the public for viewings and demonstrations of canine law enforcement activities.  

Lawdogs Australia is the premier tourist attraction on the Granite Belt, and one of the highest ranking tourist attractions in Queensland on Trip Advisor.

Our staff and management have experience and certifications in security patrol dog handling and housing, including protection and detection training and our network of clients reaches across Australia and internationally including security companies, bodyguards, and dog sport enthusiasts.   We draw on our extensive client base for sourcing dogs and our own breeding stock, which comes from premium and proven bloodlines used by Police and Prisons around Australia.

ABN: 15 149 401 098

ACN: 149 401 098

Media

All media are welcome at our venue by appointment and we will assist with any interview requests when possible.

We have a number of promotional photos and videos available for use, all of which are copyrighted.  Please contact us for permission to use our materials or we can set up an exclusive shot on request.

Contact Us

Business Hours: 0467 255 337

E: info@lawdogsaustralia.com.au

P: Po Box 90 Stanthorpe Qld 4380