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This is a "pay what you can" webinar (click register link for price options). If you're not already a TAGteach member or have not yet had a free trial membership, you'll get 1 free month in the TAGteach Membership.


Cues are precious and fundamental to all training. In this webinar you'll learn about the dreaded poisoned cue, how it can hurt your training and your relationship with your learner, and how to prevent and fix poisoned cues.

You'll learn...

- What poisoned cues are

- How they are created

- How they create an adverse feedback loop between learner and teacher

- How to identify your own poisoned cues that interfere with your training

- How to use TAGteach principles to detox both ends of the leash.

Note that Steve will use examples from dog training, but the principles apply regardless of the species of the learner.


When you register, you'll get the opportunity to purchase this previously recorded webinar with Steve on the topic of behavior chains. You'll learn how to create a chain, how to fix a broken chain and how cues function within chains. This will be a great complement to the webinar on poisoned cues.


This will be recorded and all registrants will have access to the recording.


CEUs are no longer offered for TAGteach webinars.


In his 40+ years 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 and conferences in the U.S., Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Finland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, South Africa, 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. 

Steve specializes in teaching  law enforcement officers and others accustomed to using traditional training methods expand their repertoires to include positive reinforcement-based methods for behavior modification, tracking, and scent work. 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.

Working with dedicated handlers, Steve and his team train some of the most effective urban tracking dogs in the world as well as detector dogs  that reliably perform in the most demanding conditions. More than 10 years past retirement age Steve is still on the job because he just loves watching dogs "get it" . . . with their handlers not far behind.