Nick White (dog trainer)

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Nick White
OccupationOwner of Off Leash K9 Training, dog behavior specialist
Known forDog training

Nick White is a celebrity dog trainer, author, and a veteran of the United States Marines Corps.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8] He is the official dog trainer of The Pet Show on ABC News.[1] White also published Raising the Perfect Dog: Secrets of Law Enforcement K9 Trainers.[4][9]

After his military service in Fallujah, White worked as a celebrity bodyguard and then joined the Secret Service as a bodyguard.[2][3][5][8] Since 2010, White has owned and operated Off-Leash K9 Training in Woodbridge, Virginia.[3][4][5][8]


White was born in Urbana, Ohio and trained the family’s German Shepherd to do basic tricks.[2][8] His unit was one of the first to enter Fallujah during Operation Phantom Fury and relied heavily on specially trained dogs to sniff out bombs, contraband, and enemy combatants.[2][3]

After his combat service, White’s security details for the Secret Service included Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Vice-President Dick Cheney.[8] White worked with bomb-detecting and protection dogs during his White House details and then started training dogs for private clients.[2][3][5][8] He did demonstrations in dog parks and advertised in local trade magazines, eventually leaving the Secret Service in 2010 to open Off Leash K9 Training.[2][3][5][8]

White’s clients include private dog owners, military and law enforcement professionals, athletes, and entertainers.[2][3][5][8] In March 2013, White worked with Vohne Liche Kennels of the National Geographic reality show Alpha Dogs for an upcoming episode.[4][6]

White is also on the board for the Prince William County Humane Society and helped establish their Warrior Buddies Program [10] which pairs shelter dogs with returning war veterans, free-of-charge. White has also regularly appeared on the show "The Pet Show with Dr. Katy Nelson" as a consultant for the show.[11]


  1. ^ a b "The Pet Show with Dr. Katy Sept. 22, 2012". ABC 7. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Jon R. Anderson (July 23, 2013). "Off the leash: Former Marine turns passion into profession". Air Force Times. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Aaron Task (April 5, 2012). "Dog Training Secrets of the Military and Police: Iraq Veteran's Amazing Job". Yahoo! News. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d David Schuller (February 25, 2013). "Top Dog". Northern Virginia Magazine. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Brooke Arnold (April 3, 2013). "Nick White". The Dogington Post. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  6. ^ a b Katy Nelson (February 25, 2013). "Va. dog trainer to appear on reality series 'Alpha Dogs'". WTOP 103.5 FM. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  7. ^ Lauren Hagen (February 17, 2011). "Obedience Secrets Unleashed". The Virginia-Maryland Dog. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h Jackie Rothenberg (October 2012). "Dogged Determination" (PDF). The American Legion Magazine. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  9. ^ White, N.R. (2011). Raising the perfect dog: The secrets of law enforcement K9 trainers. S.I. CreateSpace.
  10. ^ "Warrior Buddies Program"
  11. ^ "Off-Leash K9 Training"

12- Brooke Arnold (April 4, 2014). "Nick White". Pet doof. Retrieved April, 2014.