A passionate animal welfare advocate and certified dog trainer, Lara Shannon has been a regular on Australian TV and radio stations for the past two decades. In 2016, Lara created her show Pooches at Play, a lifestyle TV show all about dogs that airs nationally on Network 10 - a CBS company. Lara also manages the associated website PoochesatPlay.com, runs her own dog training and boarding business in Melbourne's bayside area, and is an Ambassador for Second Chance Animal Rescue. She is dedicated to promoting responsible pet ownership and pet adoption through her endeavours to help drastically reduce the number of dogs and cats that end up in pounds and animal shelters each year. Never far from her side is her cheeky pet 'Dynamite Darcy', who Lara adopted in 2017 and has embraced his canine co-host position at Pooches at Play with great gusto!