Steve White – Auckland (NZ)

Date(s) - 26/10/2019 - 28/10/2019
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Unitec Auckland

Steve White – Auckland 26th to 28th Oct 2019

Saturday 26th October – HITT – Tracking in the Real World

All dogs can track.  It’s in their DNA.  They just don’t know how to do it exactly the way we want when we want them to.

As our world becomes progressively more urbanised and working dogs are used in harsher environments the old ways of training tracking dogs have been pushed beyond their limits.  Modern conditions call for modern methods ‘HITT’ – Hydration Intensified Tracking Training. Developed by Steve White from the ProActive K9 in the US.

Who is this for?
Pet owners, dog sport enthusiasts, pet or dog sports trainers and other dog professionals – particularly law enforcement, search & rescue, service dog work or scent detection.

What will you learn?
HIIT allows dogs & handlers to discover for themselves the techniques and mechanics that work best for them. The results are a dog that is eager to track but works in a calm, focused manner the best part is HITT can be done almost anywhere – city, country or desert.

Improve your communication and enhance your bond by becoming more fluent in what your dog tries to tell you but, we too often miss or misunderstand the communication.

Learn to apply both operant and classical conditioning with our hard-wired scenting hounds and to do it when we want, in the environments and ways we need.

Learn to have fun and build skills for unprecedented success.

How will the workshop be conducted?
The workshop will entail a mixture of hands on exercises, lectures accompanied with video, slides, and live demonstrations.

Working places
There are working places available for HITT training and Thousand Hour Eyes (Scent), whilst Scentsational only has five working spaces available.

How do I secure a working spot?
To ensure the best learning opportunity for all, working places will be by application only.

Criteria needed –

    • Dogs need to be crated and a crate cover is advised.
    • Reactive dogs must be managed at all times.
    • Must have basic level of training.
    • Dog need to have at least 1 stationary behaviour (ie: sit, down, stand)
    • Must be able to walk on a loose lead
    • Recall.
    • Name recognition.

Sunday 27th October – Scentsational!

Learn all about the amazing world of scent detection from one of the leading authorities, Steve White, as he takes you through a journey of canine olfaction, scent production and transmission with a thorough scientific approach to varying scent training procedures.  Includes scent games which you can better bond with your dog or prepare for serious scent work.

Who is this for?
This seminar will benefit professional and amateur scent detection handlers who want to improve their knowledge and skill set – from operational detector dog handlers, search and rescue
handlers, service dog trainers or those training with their pet dogs in scent sports.

What will you learn?
Attendees will gain a robust knowledge of scent detection and review a variety of training methods from a scientific viewpoint.

You will learn

    • how to backchain a search-locate-report behaviour chain using a pre-selected target odour;
    • how to assess your own dog’s manifestation of the eight scentwork indicating behaviours and;
    • how to maximize your dog’s success by tailoring exercises to their level of preparedness.

How will the workshop be conducted?

The workshop will entail a mixture of hands on exercises, lectures augmented with video and slides, and live demonstrations.

28th October – Thousand-Hour Eyes (Scenting Dogs)

A systematic approach to reading scenting dog behavior. Originally intended for police K9 handlers, but ideal for shelter staff, animal control, and behavior consultants.

Some users are having issues at the present with placing bookings.  Please contact us directly at and we will assist you with your booking.


Ticket Type Price Spaces
1.1 Steve white Early Bird Tickets $360.00
3.0 - Saturday 26th Oct ONLY $135.00
3.1 - Sunday 27th October ONLY $135.00
3.2 - Monday 28th October ONLY $135.00

No special dietary requirements
Gluten Free
No Shellfish
No Red meat

Please pay into Bank Account: 03-1369-0297101-01 using your name as a reference.

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