Ben has 16 years experience as a qualified Military Working Dog Handler in both the Australian
Army and the Royal Australian Air Force. Ben has completed postings as an NCO Dog Handler at nearly every base in Australia, the last being the Royal Australian Air Force Base Pearce, Perth as
SNCO in-charge. Ben raised and developed a large number of dogs from pups through to adults that have gone on to be both certified as military working dogs and combat assault dogs for use within elite units of the Australian Defence Force.
Through his previous role as developer within the Royal Australian Air Force Canine Breeding Program and Canine Development Cell, Ben knows what to look for in a dog, so much so he was sent by the Royal Australian Air Force to the United States to bring back some of the next generation of service dogs.
Ben twice served in Dog Team Deployments to East Timor and has worked with the likes of
Hilliard [US DoD], Gepken [KNPV] and Bernhard Flinks [German Police]. Ben's last role in the military was as K9 Trainer/Developer within an elite unit of the Australian Army.
Ben is a NePoPo® Gold School Graduate. NePoPo® is the revolutionary dog training method
created by internationally acclaimed and renowned trainer Bart Bellon, considered by many as the
father of modern canine training.
Instructors Award on Basic K9 Course.
First - Bill Perrett Trophy awarded to the top dog team in the Royal Australian Air Force for 2002.
Developer within the Air Force Canine Development Cell.
Trainer with Military Working Dog Training Flight.
Instructor on military working dog courses for Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force.
NePoPo® Gold School Graduate.
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