Australia's First and Original Law Enforcement Dog Show Experience

Established 2011





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 sit down show.

You can get up close and personal while seated behind a safety fence and be captivated as you 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.




Our regular public shows are every Wednesday and Saturday at 11am and 2pm with shows lasting about one hour in a covered and safety fenced arena.  15 Mins before show time we have Alpaca feeding and puppy patting when young pups are available.   Visitors are welcome to meet the trainers and chat after the commentated show.

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 just pay at the door.  

Entry for Adults is $ 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. 

Directions: Turn off the Highway At Ellwoods Rd, then right onto Church Rd - Follow the brown street signs.



A visit to our 'Dog Show With Bite' includes many opportunities for getting involved inside the safety fence 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.  Feel free to catch up on emails, plan your journey, or leave us a review on Trip Advisor.

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.



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 !

During Summer 2016/2017 we will be introducing a free internet cafe for our visitors to leave reviews and check emails.

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


New Puppy -  German Shepherd Puppy Falco and Puppy Summer in shows now !!

School Holiday Extra Shows - Sunday 9th April 2017 - 11am and 2pm

Easter Long Weekend Extra Shows - Sunday 16th April 2017 - 11am and 2pm

Labour Day Long Weekend Extra Shows - Sunday 30th April 2017 - 11am and 2pm

Snowflakes in Stanthorpe Extra Shows - Sunday 2nd July 2017 - 11am and 2pm




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.

** Live Video Feeds now available via Facebook at selected times ** - Please like our Lawdogs Australia Official Page on Facebook for behind the scenes action.




We are Queenslands premier provider of personal protection dogs, family guard dogs and security patrol 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.




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 offer generous 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 10am 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 school groups.

We can assist with refreshments and facilities for groups or advice on restaurants in the region.  



Lawdogs Australia sits at the highest point of The Summit and is nearby 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.  

Contact us directly for further advice and other options including restaurants, motels and cafes than can accommodate full coach numbers.

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

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

Brewery - Brass Monkey - 30 Mins - Microbrewery and cafe

History - Glengallen Homestead - 45 Mins - Colonial house under renovation and excellent 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



We are exclusive resellers of the Best Dog Treats brand of 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.



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.



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.



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.


We currently have a full team working in our business. 

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 Papua New Guinea 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


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


P: Po Box 90 Stanthorpe Qld 4380