Steve and I have a relationship that was forged in war. When the British Military tasked me with setting up a specialized dog unit, it was our good fortune to meet Steve Stoops. Steve and I worked closely together and were able to stand up a working dog program that made history and saved countless lives. Steve assisted in dog selection and training and then travelled to the U.K. to conduct our first course of instruction for this unique program. On a personal level, Steve and I developed a friendship that transcends dog training. His skill as an innovative and world-class dog trainer is only matched by his integrity, loyalty, and honesty. If you are reading this because you are interested in obtaining a world-class Protection or Service dog, then go no further. You found your man.

David “Blackie” Blackmore | Regimental Sergeant Major of United Kingdom 1st Military Working Dog Regiment (RAVC) | Retired