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Doggone, this bloke's good! Top trainer back in town

NEW TRICKS: Kate with her family's new German Shepard gets a lesson from well-known dog trainer Gary Jackson.
NEW TRICKS: Kate with her family's new German Shepard gets a lesson from well-known dog trainer Gary Jackson. Brenda Strong

IF Gladstone canines aren't on their best behaviour now, they soon will be.

Top Australian dog trainer Gary Jackson is spending four days in the region as part of his home visit service which he started up in February.

His services are so sought after, that 22 appointments were made in two days, causing him to double his bookings in Central Queensland.

"With the home visits, what I achieve in one session most other trainers take six sessions to do. I generally get a dog untrained or partly trained walking on a loose lead in 60 seconds," Mr Jackson said. "My record is 10 seconds on an untrained dog, getting them to walk around the block on a loose lead."

His first home visit in Gladstone was to help a four-year-old German Shepard settle into her new home.

Lee, who didn't want to use her last name, said their new family dog came from a previous owner in Brisbane, where she had been through full obedience and protection training with Mr Jackson.

"She is absolutely brilliant, she is a great dog," Lee said.

She said Wednesday's consultation was to teach the family what commands to use and help the dog settle into its new home.

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