MEET THE TEAM
Matt Rood is the founder of ROODDOG, he has years of experience within the dog services industry and is a highly qualified dog trainer. If you think you have seen his face before you probably have on the reality TV show “The Dog Hotel” or perhaps your little ones have seen Matts puppy tips on the CBBC’s animaltastic?
Matt is the proud owner of two beautiful Hungarian Vizsla’s and has worked with dogs for over 8 years, showing his own dogs up to Crufts level. Matt has a remarkable amount of experience working with dogs from all breeds and temperaments. Highly qualified and extremely passionate about what he does, you will feel at ease leaving your precious dogs in his very capable hands.
Matt has a friendly, warm manner that infuses trust in anxious owners and confidence in animals in his care. Having dogs of his own helps him understand the worries that owners have leaving their pets in someone else’s care. Matt prides himself on his superb customer service skills gained from his experience as a first class cabin crew member at British Airways. Matt has impeccable manners and you can be sure you and your pets will be given the first class treatment each and every time you meet.
Matt was lucky enough to be trained by the number 1 Kennel Club Behaviorist Angela White. He has completed his dog behaviour training, in all positive methods, at the International Animal Behaviour Training College (IABTC) based in Doncaster. Matt is also part of the highly esteemed Kennel Club Accreditation scheme for Instructors in Dog Training and Canine Behaviour (KCAI).
Raya is our in-house groomer, trained by International grooming judge Colin Taylor she has excellent experience in this area of animal care and her love for dogs shines through. She has a natural ability to bond with every pup she meets and will keep them calm and happy throughout their grooming. She will provide your pets with a service that is both professional and tailored to suit their needs. She offers a free consultation, prior to booking an appointment, acknowledging that you might want to discuss any particular grooming requirements and things we should know about your loved animal.
Raya has always loved animals, she has her own gorgeous billy boy a Staffordshire Bull Terrier that she dotes on, in fact it was Billy that first brought Matt and Raya together as he was having spinal treatment at his previous role as Director of House of Hugo. Taking Billy for his hydrotherapy made Raya realise that she simply had to change career direction and work with animals as this was her destiny. Raya has never looked back, she absolutely adores meeting new dogs, giving them a good pamper and making them look like superstars. Find out more about our Dog Grooming here.