PAMPERED POOCH: Corrine James and Gretel Herzug with Friends of RSPCA president Judy Whicker.
PAMPERED POOCH: Corrine James and Gretel Herzug with Friends of RSPCA president Judy Whicker. Rebecca Davis

Top dog trainer visiting Gladstone for Million Paws Walk

ONE of Australia's top dog trainers, Steve Austin, is coming to town for the Friends of RSPCA Million Paws Walk, courtesy Midday Rotary.

And Friends of RSPCA president Judy Whicker is very excited.

"They are sponsoring him for us so that he can do training for all our volunteers and then he will be having a seminar in the afternoon for anyone who has problem dogs," she said.

"He will then be our special guest at the Paws Walk."

Steve Austin has the unique skill to tame the wildest dogs.

He realized his unique talent when he was just 13 and managed to train his black mutt Sooty to entertain crowds outside the pub.

Today, he is called upon by several agencies including Australian Government Departments, the Australian Army and the World Wildlife Fund.

Recently he was chosen to head the NSW Emergency Volunteer Canine Fire and Rescue Unit.

He will join the Million Paws Walk on Sunday, May 19.

The walk is at Canoe Point and costs $30. Ms Whicker said it's one of the biggest fundraisers for RSPCA.

Max Anderson from SGS , who is entering the walk, has issued a challenge to other Gladstone businesses to support the local charity.



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