Lara Shannon

Dog Trainer, Animal Welfare Advocate and Host of Channel 10’s Pooches at Play, author of book 'Eat, Play, Love Your Dog'

As a pet behaviourist, TV presenter, producer, and author, Lara Shannon is one of Australia’s most well-known animal welfare advocates, reaching millions of Australians each year through her education work to help improve the lives of companion animals.

Starting her career in radio and television in the early 90’s, Lara has been the media spokesperson for a number of high profile animal welfare and conservation organisations in Australia and the UK including the World Wide Fund for NaturePlanet ArkKeep Australia BeautifulThe Orangutan ProjectWildlife Asia and others, and currently presents Channel 10’s Pooches At Play and features in Channel 9’s The Pet Rescuers.   Lara is regularly featured in TV, radio, press, and online editorial and advertisements, works as a Brand Ambassador for companies including PETStock, and is a sought after MC and speaker for events, pet expos, and seminars including the Australian Dog Lovers Show, the Caravan SupershowMelbourne Leisurefest and more, with her cheeky rescue dog ‘Dynamite Darcy’ by her side. Vindi, her latest rescue dog, is also well on his way to becoming a canine co-star too.

 An Ambassador for Second Chance Animal Rescue, Pets of the Homeless, and the Companion Animal Rescue Awards, Lara’s mission is to help reduce the needless euthanasia of adoptable shelter animals to zero.    

Lara is the author of Eat, Play, Love (Your Dog), released in June 2020 by Hardie Grant Publishing and available where all good books are sold across Australia, USA and UK.  Her new book World of Dogs is due for release here and internationally in October 2021.

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