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Steve White was Here!!!

An amazing three day workshops was held at Unitec in Mt Albert, Auckland, over Labour Weekend, and it was AWESOME.

There were so many successes on the Tracking day, and surprises where people didn’t expect their dogs to react the way that they did…and it was great.

Scent Sports is opening up a new world for everyone, pet dog trainers and pet owners alike any there were many trainers attending the Scent Work day so watch your local classes inputting more ideas in after attend the course with Steve.

Scent and tracking is a great activity for you and your to enjoy your walks together, and can be used everyday within the family environment.  Teach them to track down your children when you need them for dinner, or your keys when you drop them, these workshops will start you on the way to enjoying watching your dog when they are using their nose for what it was made for…locating specific scents.

The last day was watching body language of the dogs when working to find a set scent.  This was through a variety of different dogs completing tasks including me being the hidden person for the USAR puppy who did an amazing job over the four different searches she did.  

About Steve

In his 43rd year of a K9-centered law enforcement career, Steve White is the only person to have served as a handler, trainer, training-sergeant, and supervisor for the Seattle Police Canine Unit. Accredited as a Master Trainer in 1993 by the Washington State Police Canine Association, Steve is also a past Executive Board Member of that body. He served as Vice President of the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and is a consultant and instructor for the K9 Academy for Law Enforcement. Steve has instructed at seminars in the U.S., Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Finland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, and the United Kingdom. He has served as a primary instructor for Karen Pryor’s ClickerExpo and the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior. His articles have appeared in police K-9 and dog training publications in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Finland, and Japan. He specializes in teaching behavior modification, tracking, and scent work through the use of positive reinforcement-based operant conditioning. He provides consultation and training to K-9 units on administrative and legal issues and has been recognized as an expert witness by Washington and Federal courts in Police K-9 and dog behavior matters.

To hear about Steve’s training, Animal Training Academy has hosted Steve a couple of times over the past few weeks and has podcasts of Steve’s conversations as well as other fabulous speakers.