Back on Track book

A thought-provoking and heart-warming story of how one man (and his working dogs) is giving rural kids, on their last chance, a second chance.

In Back on Track, bestselling author James Knight tells the founder of BackTrack, Bernie Shakeshaft’s story and the stories of those whose lives he and BackTrack have turned around. It is a powerful reminder that we should never give up on our kids.

Limited BackTrack editions

Back on Track special edition books available for sale direct from BackTrack.

BackTrack is able to offer a limited number of special edition signed copies of the Back on Track book along with plain copies of the book at the recommended retail price. Every sale contributes to BackTrack and will go back into the program and support kids having a hard time.

Details on special edition packages and the sale of books direct from BackTrack are below.

Books available

Special edition copies available:

A special edition book signed by Bernie, paw-printed by two of our famous dogs and with a note from the kids, is available for purchase from BackTrack for $50.00 (inc GST, ex $9.95 postage).


To place your order, head to the Contact Us page, select Back on Track book as your reason for enquiry. We will be in touch regarding payment and confirmation of your order.


The proceeds of all book sales directly from BackTrack will go straight back into our program meaning not only will you have a good read, but will also make a difference!

Backtrack Boys documentary DVD

We also have available DVD copies of the documentary Backtrack Boys. Released in cinemas around the country in 2018, this documentary has won multiple awards and provides great insight into BackTrack’s work.


If you are interested in purchasing a copy of this DVD for $29.95, drop us a note via the Contact Us page.


Proceeds from the sale of all books and DVDs goes towards BackTrack and helping keep kids alive, out of jail and chasing their hopes and dreams.