I am a farmer and professional animal behaviourist from Southwest Queensland and best known for my work as a presenter and spokesperson.
You may have seen me on TV or Facebook, heard me on radio or read me in newspapers and magazines. Over the past 9 years I've become Australia's number one live performance host bringing together my love of animals and Australian bush culture to connect audiences with positive modern training methods through Entertainment, Engagement and Education!
A bit of the back story...
I started life as the 11th kid to hardworking Graziers and Farmers Lucille and Max. Life on our huge station gave me a real understanding of the role of primary producers in the wider world and how to coexist with nature in our unforgiving outback.
My job from a very early age was to manage and care for our many working dogs. Aside from being critical to the running of the farm, they taught me about building relationships based on trust, respect, kindness and valuing each other.
My early experience with breeding, raising and working with dogs taught they are not just as workmates, but best mates. Our farm dogs were my first friends, my companions and confidants in a world where I often felt confused, isolated and different.
Later in life it was this same understanding that drove me to build the world’s premier Disneyland for Dogs, a multi-purpose Sports, Training, Socialisation, Lodging, Daycare and Educational facility that changed the way we build bonds with dogs, the Farmer Dave Dog Centre.
Sadly in 2017, due to Sydney's massive urban development, I had to close centre, which by then had seen over 5,000 dogs through our gates along with thousands of school children and mature students as part of our many educational opportunities and professional networks.
Since then I have taken what I learnt on the road with my amazing Muttley Crew to share my insights on building better bonds with our furry (and non-furry!) family through training, sports and socialisation.
Life on the road has me crisscrossing the country and the world sharing my love of dogs and deep commitment to improving our relationships with them.