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  1. There is two treatment requirements to be met: first: internal and external parasite treatment and blood test second: two weeks later internal and external parasite treatment puppy can then then fly out that evening or following day, depending on location of arrival (Auckland or Christchurch) and suitable flight from departure city. First treatment can cost between $400-$600 depending on vet used. Second around $120 airfreight is dependant in crate size so does vary (I can always work out a price for you) upon arrival in NZ there is normally MPI inspection fee of $268 and NZ Customs charges and that is a variable based on value of dog. 15%GST in NZ. Usually works out cheaper if you use a clearing agent in NZ. Wayne
  2. Is Dog Training Regulated?

    In Victoria, the Department of Agriculture has tried to regulate dog training establishments. Only six organisations have been approved by the Minster of Agriculture. Each organisation has to supply to the Minister a number of documents including training manuals/memberships/financials/meeting minutes and ongoing training undertaken etc on a yearly to three year basis in order to become/remain as an Approved Dog Training Organisation. note the qualifications offered by some organisations as certificate courses are recognised under the National Qualification Framework but are not recognised under Department of Agriculture. Separate criterias must be met in order to have an academic qualification as well as being an approved dog training establishment. Some councils are now asking dog training establishments to be approved dog training establishments if they wish to use council owned facilities. At the end of the day you can know all the theory but as an instructor if you cannot relate to people and explain methods of training methods suitable for their dog then you may not be a suitable instructor.
  3. Good news for everyone in Canberra!!! At long last! Virgin Airlines Cargo Canberra will be able to accept inbound animals from Monday 14th March with out bounds being accepted from Tuesday 29th March 2016. From the amount of pet transport enquiries for rates and booking requests we have had already this will be a sought after port. Compared to Qantas -Rates Are down with bigger savings for bigger crates! All freight animals will be charged at actual rate not volumetric, this alone is a saving. As a guide pp40 ex Melbourne is $85:00. PM me for details.
  4. Address for pickups and lodgements at Canberra Airport is: AVI inbound to CBR from Monday 14th March and AVI outbound from CBR from Tuesday 29th March Freight provider – Star Aviation Address - 10 George Tyson Drive - (appx 100 metres of the passenger area)
  5. Home Visit Vets West Of Melbourne

    DR Rob Kenny and Dr Michael Beattie.
  6. Good news everyone! Just had to share as soon as I received official notification (below). At this stage it appears that 10 day Quarantine will only exist at Eastern Creek and Spotswood Quarantine Stations. A dog that is not sharing quarantine accommodation and eligible for the minimum Australian quarantine period of 10 days will cost approximately AUD$525. Regards Wayrod Dear Transport Agents I am writing to inform you that the Department of Agriculture is changing the import requirements for dogs and cats, and their semen (excluding animals from New Zealand, from which there is no change at the present time). You can access key information about the new requirements via the department’s website. The new import requirements are only available to importers whose animal(s) will be imported to Australia on or after 3 February 2014. These importers may only apply for import permits from 2 December 2013. The key change to import requirements is a decrease in the minimum number of days in post-entry quarantine, from 30 to 10. However, prospective importers should note that the new requirements also include changes to pre-export preparations, to enable the reduction to 10 days quarantine, which must be followed. The Department of Agriculture has given current permit holders the following options: Option 1. Confirm that you will import your animal under the old conditions using your existing import permit(s), noting that: 1. Your existing permit(s) will remain valid for use until the expiry date (indicated on the permit) 2. You must prepare your animal(s) in accordance with the import conditions on your existing permit(s) 3. Your animal(s) will spend a minimum of 30 days in post-entry quarantine. Option 2. Request that your existing permit(s) be varied to include the new conditions, noting that: 4. A permit variation will cost a minimum of $390 for the first animal and $230 for subsequent animals 5. Additional pre-export preparation of your animal(s) will be required 6. Your application for a permit variation cannot be submitted until 2 December 2013. 7. Your permit will not be valid for use until 3 February 2014. Please note: If importers are seeking to bring a cat or dog into Australia before 3 February 2014, they must use the old import conditions. To ensure we can assist all clients as efficiently as possible, our preferred contact method for advising us of your choice is via the following email address: [email protected] I look forward to working with you all as we implement the new import requirements. Yours sincerely Tamira Tamira Ford Director | Animal Division | Animal Import Operations The fee structure at this stage will be: Approximate quarantine costs for dogs A dog that is not sharing quarantine accommodation and eligible for the minimum Australian quarantine period of 10 days will cost approximately AUD$525. Note: This is an approximate cost only. The total cost will be confirmed by the quarantine facility after your dog's arrival. Below is an example of how the charges are applied. Further to the fees and charges listed below there may be other costs associated with import clearance, parasite treatment, veterinary care or other services provided for your dog whilst in quarantine. These additional fees will appear on the final invoice. An International Documentation Fee (IDF) will appear on your final invoice. This fee is charged by the airline and is paid by the department on your behalf. This fee can vary depending on the freight handling company, weight and size of the consignment. Example of how charges are applied for dog Service Notes Fee AUD$ Quarantine entry (listed as ‘Lodgement-Manual’ on initial invoice) Fee is charged for each animal $15 Document clearance (listed as ‘LAI In Office (1/4hr) Anim/Rep’ on initial invoice) This fee is charged for each animal. If additional information is required to complete document assessment an additional $40 per 15 minutes will be charged. $40 Veterinary examination of animal (listed as ‘LAI In Office (1/4hr) Anim/Rep’ on initial invoice) Fee per 15 minutes. In the majority of cases only half an hour is required. This fee is charged for each animal. (Generally 30 minutes of time applies.) $40 x 2 Accommodation of a dog Daily rate for the first dog $39 x 10 (days) Any additional veterinary care Additional veterinary care, e.g. booster vaccinations, are provided by a private veterinarian Charged to the owner by private veterinarian A discount rate applies for two dogs sharing quarantine accommodation. A second dog will cost approximately an additional AUD$465 (provided that the dog is eligible for the minimum Australian quarantine period of 10 days).
  7. Department of Primary Industry has instructed all councils within the State of Victoria to follow up on Dog Training Establishments within their municipality within Victoria to ensure that anyone offering "Dog Training" must be registered as a Domestic Animal Business. Registration is due annually and Councils have been instructed to follow up on dog training business to ensure that they are registered as Domestic Animal Businesses. According to DPI: "If you offer any sort of "dog training" you must be registered.". This does not mean that you have to be qualified as a dog trainer it means that you must be registered as a Domestic Animal Business. So no matter if you offer only a puppy pre-school, full obedience or behaviourist work within a municipality, you must be registered with that municipality. DPI have indicated that if you work in more than one municipality you must be registered in each municipality that you offer "dog training" or advice. Fees are set by the local councils but $10.00 of every fee has to be forwarded to DPI. Council fees have varied from $100-$200 depending on local council. Information from DPI is that puppy classes being offered at local vets and pet shops are not excluded from prosecution if they are not registered. DPI have also indicated that local councils are able to set their own requirements on domestic animal businesses above the requirements of the Domestic Animals Act, including requirements to have Town Planning Permits and local laws and determining areas that dog training can occur. Registration is to occur annually by 10th April of each year.
  8. Like you, we have multiple sites and received notices from multiple councils, hence the reason we spoke with DPI to ascertain if we only had to pay with the municipality of where our office is registered or with each/all councils. The reply was we had to register with all councils that we do work in! We have to register in each municipality where a behavourist does a home visit! Our notices have a minimum fee which is $100 in most of the municipalities and $200 in another. $2000 goes no where!!! We are one of only a handful of dog training organisations registered with DPI as a recognised dog training organisation and The Minister of Agriculture has approved our training plans, procedures and policy manuals yet we have to be vetted against the Code of Practice that has been pointed out to DPI on numerous occasions, does not even relate to our type of industry in that we offer classes, private sessions and behaviourist work and that we train assistance dogs whilst the current Code of Practice is geared towards boarding and training organisations/establishments!
  9. New Quarantine Costs

    The document does not support their argument! (The comparison is a 30 day stay versus a 10 day stay). Maybe I read it incorrectly but let's say that if they had 200 dogs kennelled previously stay in a month then that is how they have based their assumptions. Reality is they can have up to 600 dog stays in the same 30 day period as new dogs entering every 10 days into a vacating kennel. Say 200 kennels (which it the amount of kennelling to be built at new facility at Mickleham according to AQIS), at $39.00 per day would return $234000 every 30 days The proposed increase would generate $894000 for the same 30 days (remembering that 3 times the amount of dogs will be able to go through the quarantine station in the thirty day period). But then again they may out price themselves!! Add to this the increase for cats to $149.00 per day also then the costs of PEQS will show a yearly profit of a couple of million dollars. Imagine a boarding kennel charging those rates! Other than a few checks by AQIS veterinary staff they are no different to a boarding kennel! Except at $149.00 per day would not be classified as a luxury kennel facility. Even the new design for the one new facility to be built at Mickleham would not be classified as luxury. There is no mention of additional services being provided! Walking dogs, brushing dogs, special diets being catered for included in the costs. Will there be a cap? As previously mentioned if there has been a problem of paperwork and they require more information from country of export they have added additional days before release until they are furnished with information they require. Maybe they should of thought of that before reducing to ten days. Surely they would have known that from past experiences. No staff on site 24 hours a day, And as for interstate owners once Eastern Creek is closed then every animal departing quarantine in Melbourne will have additional expenses.
  10. Flying Dogs East To West Coast Costs?

    I always suggest to breeders/exhibitors to see if they can make savings wherever possible. I have even taken dogs on tickets with me when I have flown to save people some money. Not sure the significance of the border collie national in Melbourne, the people were asking for 22kg dog from Perth to Brisbane! Same specifications as your earlier post. May I suggest that someone has read the post and enquired to see what my prices would be!
  11. Flying Dogs East To West Coast Costs?

    $480.00 is the unaccompanied price including crate hire
  12. Flying Dogs East To West Coast Costs?

    The $135.00 amount is normally for accompanied animal price. Crate hire is usually extra and varies depending on company that you hire from. Virgin Airlines allow for two passenger animals and four freight animals per flight, so early bookings are recommended. Qantas passenger animals numbers vary depending on the size of aircraft being used. Based on the information provided, as a guide, a 22kg dog from Perth to Brisbane including crate hire is $480.00. Not sure why, but have had three calls this afternoon asking for the same specifications!!!
  13. Sending A Dog 26kg To Tasmania

    Based on information provided you would be looking at $220.00 including hire crate.
  14. Wayrod's Contact Number?

    Moorholme Park Pet Care Centre 65-125 Bassett Road, MELBOURNE AIRPORT, 3045 Office: (03) 93380823 Mobile: 0452643141 Email: [email protected] or [email protected] Web: www.boardingkennels.com.au
  15. Flying A Dog To The Usa

    As a guide you are looking around $2300AUD at the moment using a PP60 (under $2000 if using a PP50). 4 dogs to Lax (Keeshond) size would be under $5000AUD using pp60s. As the freight volume increases per consignment the rate per kg decreases.
  16. News to hand from Department of Agriculture! Wayrod Byford animal quarantine facility - closure Dear Pet Transport Agents I am writing to advise that the Byford quarantine facility in Perth has been permanently closed. This closure is due to the ongoing difficulty of managing the high risk posed by bushfires at Byford. In future, all dogs and cats will be imported into Australia through quarantine facilities in eastern Australia, currently in Sydney (Eastern Creek) and Melbourne (Spotswood). Bushfires are commonplace in Australia and it has been necessary to evacuate staff from Byford in the recent past, in the face of rapidly advancing fires. It has not always been possible to also evacuate the animals held in the facility. Abandoning animals in the face of danger is stressful for staff and it would be catastrophic for owners if their animals were to be affected. This decision will affect all dog and cat importers who indicate an intention to use the Byford facility. I appreciate that this may be an inconvenience to importers; however staff and animal safety are the critical factors that have guided the decision to permanently close the facility. The Department of Agriculture is contacting individual holders of valid Import Permits who have selected the Byford PEQ facility for their pets’ quarantine period. This is to ensure that they are aware of the situation and the need to change the travel arrangements for their pets, so that they arrive in either Sydney or Melbourne. If importers have pet(s) to arriving in Australia from 3 February 2014, they may wish to take advantage of the new import conditions that will be available. This will mean that pet(s) only need to stay in post-entry quarantine for a minimum of 10 days. However, importers should note that the new requirements include changes to pre-export preparations, to enable the reduction to 10 days quarantine, which must be followed. To find out more about the quarantine facilities or the new import conditions you can visit our website at: www.daff.gov.au/biosecurity/cat-dogs. I would greatly appreciate it if you could distribute this message to other parties who may have a need to know. If you require any further information please call the Department of Agriculture Animal Imports Branch on +61 2 6272 4454. Yours sincerely Tamira Tamira Ford Director | Animal Division | Animal Import Operations
  17. We spoke with AQIS when they first approached the idea of a single quarantine station for Australia. They stated that the logistical dilemma of getting dogs to Melbourne was still to be sorted out as they realised not every airline landed in Melbourne. Last year AQIS sent the dogs in Quarantine at Byford to Eastern Creek to complete their remaining quarantine. These dogs went via domestic airlines, not with other animals! There were no early releases! The owners were contacted and asked if they wanted their pets to be released from Eastern Creek or sent back to WA for collection. Most people from eastern seaboard requested release from Eastern Creek!
  18. I believe fire danger was only one component. Byford was closed last summer and re-opened in Autumn. With the recent announcement of 10 day Quarantine effective 3rd February 2014, at Eastern Creek and Spotswood, may also contributed to its demise.
  19. Crates And Shipping To Perth

    Thank you everyone for the referrals. Greatly appreciated. As a guide for you on pricing, based on the information provided: Brisbane to Perth $320.00 Sydney to Perth $290.00 Melbourne to Perth $260.00 These are guide prices only and include new PP40 crate. Actual price may vary but can be confirmed closer to date of transport.
  20. BJ I do International Import and Export as well as Interstate, Domestic and Local. If you contact me directly via PM with some more details that would be great and hopefully I can answer all your questions.
  21. BlackJaq Try: http://www.daff.gov.au/biosecurity/cat-dogs/cats-dogs-returning-to-australia
  22. Toll Air Express

    Toll Air Express has followed the lead by Qantas for the requirement of completion on AVI Shippers Declaration for acceptance by staff at time of lodgement. TOLL AIR EXPRESS NOTICE TO ALL ANIMAL SHIPPERS Please be advised that it is recommended that you read this notice, select and complete a SHIPPERS DECLARATION FORM supplied below prior to lodgeing you animal for transport with Toll Air Express The container you choose is extremely important and must meet standards adapted by Toll Air Express as designed by IATA to ensure the safety and comfort of your animal during its journey. Toll Air Express WILL NOT accept any container that does not meet these standards 1. Container must be robust enough to protect your animal at all times and the animal MUST BE ABLE TO STAND AND TURN IN A NATURAL MANNER 2. The total ventilation area must be adequate to provide air flow from all four sides including the door 3. The locking mechanism on the door and hinges must be secure and strong to prevent any possible escape. Toll Air Express will compliment the securing mechanism prior to transport 4. Do not add any loose solid objects inside the container as these may compromise the safety of the animal 5. Label your container with your animals name and a 24 Hours emergency contact number in the event of disruption 6. Exercise food and drink, your animal will be confined within its container from the time of lodgement until collection at its destination, it is therefore imperative that your animal has exercised, eaten conservatively and has had sufficient liquids prior to lodgement, seek further advise from your Vet if unsure 7. Soiled Container, if your animal soils its cage prior to departure you will be required to return to the Toll Air Express and clean the cage, it is unlikely that a soiled cage will be loaded on to the aircraft 8. Sedating your animal, this is a topic for discussion with your vet as the medical implications are beyond those available from Toll Air Express staff Effective from 11th November 2013 all animals will have to have a Tae AVI Checklist attached when lodged. This requirement is nationwide. Regards, Toll Air Express Global Express Division
  23. Eukanuba Or Blackhawk?

    We moved our house brand for our home/show dogs and boarding kennels dogs over from Eukanuba to Blackhawk twelve months ago, initially with our own dogs then also for those boarding with us. We go through 6+ bags per week with no side affects with the boarding dogs. The cat version was not as readily accepted by the cats and we continue with Iams as the house brand. Dogs with strict diets still get what they and supposed to get. We still have all varieities in our feed pantry including Prescription diets. Like all dogs foods, try it out to see if it works for you. We tried a number of varieties and basically stick with the Chicken version. Lamb and Fish varieties didn't seem to be accepted by our dogs as well as the Chicken variety but your dogs may be different. Shop around for your best prices as I have seen some shops at around $120.00 a bag whilst some have been around $95.00 (thereabouts). We became a distributor for Blackhawk so get at a really good rate and from our prespective it was a good move both financially (cheaper than Eukanuba-which was our previous house brand)and for meeting dietary requirements. It has kept conditioning on our dogs and clients dogs. We have a number of clients that have switched over when they saw the benefit/s and they too are happy, they keep buying and recommend to others.
  24. Martingale Collar

    Maybe try www.blackdog.net.au
  25. If it is seen that people are moving to NZ with their pets then the pets are treated as personal property and normally no GST is applied (Note: NZ GST is 15% based on NZ Customs valuation of dog (if they believe you may have underquoted) plus freight costs). Having said that if it is deemed that the pets are travelling and could be used for commercial purposes NZ Customs may impose GST, similarly to when dogs enter Australia from NZ. I have known of pets entering NZ from Australia to be charged GST and these owners have then applied to Australian Customs for a GST refund. I am not sure how successful they have been though! The reverse has also occurred when dogs leave NZ on a dog that has previously paid GST when entering NZ that owners can claim back the GST component.