Chris Egan's career in dog training started in 1984 when he joined the security industry working as a Crowd Controller, Mobile Patrol Officer and Patrol Dog Handler. Specialising in Dog Training, Breeding and Security Training services has been a major success and now Chris is Director of Queensland's busiest Boarding/Training Kennels and an acknowledged leader in his field in Australia.
Throughout Chris's extensive industry experience he has encountered many of the hazards that handlers are likely to face in Security Operations. Knowledge and skill is the main factor in officer survival by learning correct and safe handling procedures.
Redgum Kennels had been a Nationally Recognised Training Organisation since 1992, with Chris developing and delivering recognised Handler Courses to Security Canine Officers throughout Queensland. Chris is often called to lecture and advise the Security Industry on deploying man and dog teams as well as delivering Dog Safety Awareness Programmes to schools, industry and government departments.
Over the years Chris has handled, assessed, instructed, trained and sold in excess of 15,000 dogs of all breeds. In this time Chris has appeared on TV Current Affair shows advising on personal protection and dangerous dogs. He has also contributed to many newspaper articles advising dog owners on all aspects of responsible dog ownership.
Chris has built a reputation as an honest and professional trainer. Veterinarians, councils, police, local and interstate business, as well as overseas clients recommend his services.
Many patrol dogs are currently serving operationally in overseas countries such as Papua New Guinea, Brunei, Hong Kong, China, and Solomon Islands and Fiji. Redgum Kennels has a breeding programme that includes Rottweilers and German Shepherds sourced from the best service lines containing 100% working bloodlines. Puppies are available and can be exported worldwide. Chris's aim has always been to assist owners of all breeds to better understand, manage and enjoy "mans best friend".