Most of Steve White’s 32-year law enforcement career has been in K-9. He is the only person to have served as a handler, trainer, 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 Certiﬁ cation Council for Pet Dog Trainers, (now called the Certiﬁcation Council for Professional Dog Trainers) and has been an instructor for the K-9 Academy for Law Enforcement.
Steve has instructed at seminars in the U.S., Japan, Canada, Mexico, Belgium and the United Kingdom. He is currently a primary instructor at Karen Pryor’s ClickerExpo. He has taught obedience classes at parks, community centers, and kennels. His articles have appeared in police K-9 and dog training publications in the U.S. and Canada. Steve 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.