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Matt Rood is highly qualified in dog behaviour training, he completed his training, in all positive methods, at the International Animal Behaviour Training College (IABTC) based in Doncaster. He was lucky enough to be trained by the No1 Behaviourist for the Kennel Club, Angela White!

Matt is part of the Kennel Club Accreditation scheme for Instructors in Dog Training and Canine Behaviour (KCAI). This scheme is known for its drive to “set the bar high” for all behaviourists and trainers. It does this by insisting on intense commitment combined with gruelling standards, and the KCAI qualification in dog behaviour is the most highly-respected amongst the canine fraternity

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Matt has certified qualifications in the following:

In addition he undertook the additional workshops and seminars, improving his skill set in all things connected to dog training and behaviour


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Matt recognises the importance of Dog Behaviour Training, it is vital in enhancing the relationship between owner and dog; and this is evidenced by his own dogs. For this reason, his one to one sessions aim to cover all aspects to ensure that this special bond is achieved, to the satisfaction and pleasure of all owners and their “best friend”. He believes that each dog and their owner deserve his undivided attention and that is exactly what he gives them – 100%.

Matt looks to ensure that the needs of both dog and owner are met, in a safe, secure and non-threatening environment. Matt also offers group training sessions, details of these classes will be posted on this site shortly.

Matt can offer one to one sessions to help with any of the following dog behavioural issues:

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Issues of Aggression

Both Dog-to-Dog and Dog-to-Human

Prey Chasing

By nature, dogs enjoying running freely and it is almost instinctive for them to chase other animals. However, gentle techniques can be highly-effective to dissuade your dog from this behaviour

Guarding Resources/Possessive Behaviour

Matt will encourage owners/trainers to teach their dogs to restrain from displaying possessive traits relating to toys, food or humans

Territorial Behaviour

 All aspects of this type of behaviour are covered in 1:1 sessions, with Matt giving his full attention to your individual dog

Excessive Herding and Stalking

 This will also include the behaviour that displays itself when they are chasing vehicles, cyclists and runners

Phobias and Nervous Behaviour

This session requires sensitivity and all issues related to inherent fears and phobias displayed by your dog will be covered


This session will deal with methods of training your dog to avoid conflict when there is more than one dog in the home or when they are in a pack environment

Separation Anxiety

This is an increasingly common issue and one that must be resolved in a firm, yet caring way. Matt will enable the owner to feel comfortable when leaving the dog; and for the dog to feel settled and secure on its own

Anti-Social Behaviour

The focus during these sessions is to resolve the issues relating to the common canine behaviours, such as jumping up, barking excessively or pulling on the lead. These traits in your dog, can cause distress and embarrassment to the owner and the general public

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♥ dog walking Testimonial ♥

I'm so happy to have found ROODDOG - from the first point of contact Matt was communicative and forthcoming (meeting us the next day and Monty on his first walk the day after) and Monty LOVED his first walk with him. The icing on the cake is the Instagram stories of the dogs on the walk - when I've got a long day it's so nice/comforting to log on and see Monty having a ball with his new pals and being made a fuss of. I'm so impressed with what Matt and his team offer! Would recommend to the moon and back.


Emma Croman - Dog Walking Services Brighton

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Absolutely 100% recommend Matt and his team. The dogs come first, Bandit absolutely loves her walks with ROODDOG! Matt's advice is really helping with Bandits training and socialising too. So so happy we found you guys! Thank you for all your help and Bandit love x


Emma Criddle - Dog Walking Services Brighton

♥ Dog Day Care Testimonial ♥

Matt ran a training session for dogs when my 8 year old shihtzu/Maltese cross Roxy, was about 2mths old and she has loved him ever since. We used day care at his previous employment and now I use him for weekend stays when I am away. I trust him implicitly and Roxy does too
I recommend ROODDOG for anything to do with dogs

Margaret Haswell -Dog Training and Daycare Brighton

♥ Dog Walking Testimonial ♥

Matt has been looking after my two spaniels for over a year now. Cannot recommend him enough! Always reliable. Excellent rapport with the dogs - they absolutely love him! It’s hard to tire out a young springer spaniel but Matt’s walks just do the trick. There is 100% trust in his professionalism. Plus he is constantly working on improving the experience for his clients - both dogs and their parents. GPS trackers were a brilliant idea!

Matthew Edward Rouse - Dog Walker Brighton

♥ Dog Walking Testimonial ♥

We have been using Rooddog since May this year and our black lab Wallace LOVES his walks with Matt. He is always eager to go and it is great to see the instagram videos of the walks. Matt has also done several sessions of effective training with Wallace and is always there for advice. Would recommend Matt and Rooddog to any dog owner and thank Anne for introducing us! x

Emma Forbes - Dog Walker Brighton

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We've only had one training session with Matt so far, but it was fantastic. He really took time to understand the issues and had great advice on how to deal with them. Easy and simple tricks but Matt was keen to ensure our dog remained a dog and not a robot! Would definitely recommend.

David Gray - Dog Training Brighton

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Absolutely fantastic help from Matt at RoodDog; gave me the confidence and tips to walk Henry my Springer off lead up on the downs without worry, and how to reinforce better behaviours. Training for me as much as for Henry. Thoroughly recommended. Henry is flying high now!!

Anthony Jackson-Stubbs - Dog Training Brighton


♥ Dog Walking Testimonial ♥

We love Rooddog and Matt and most importantly our cockapoo does too! Bonnie has been walking with Matt for 3 years and she absolutely adores him (sometimes a little bit too much!). He has also helped us with her training and he is very knowledgeable on that.
Matt is completely reliable, trustworthy and communicative; the little videos of his walks on Facebook and Instagram keep us entertained. I never have any worries when Bonnie is out with him.
I would recommend Matt to anyone who is looking for a superb dog walker. Thank you Matt!

Carina Kent Dog - Dog Walking Brighton


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Matt is an absolute dream and has become part of the family. He's utterly reliable, trustworthy and communicative, and our dog is completely besotted with him. We are very lucky to have Matt! His daily videos are both fun and informative, and we've recommended him to many people both for walking and for training. On a scale of one to ten, we give him an 11.

Jenny Heller Dog Training and Walking Brighton

♥ Dog Walking Testimonial ♥

We have been using Rooddog since May this year and our black lab Wallace LOVES his walks with Matt. He is always eager to go and it is great to see the instagram videos of the walks. Matt has also done several sessions of effective training with Wallace and is always there for advice. Would recommend Matt and Rooddog to any dog owner and thank Anne for introducing us!.

Emma Forbes - Dog Walking Brighton

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Our 15 month old cockapoo Rufus has been joining Matt and the other dogs since he was tiny! He absolutely loves his days out with the gang, and we can't fault Matt for his love and care for the dogs, his professionalism, timekeeping and patience when our work timetable is all over the place! 100% recommend Rooddog and the Instagram stories are simply brilliant to keep an eye on your four-legged family member when he's out and about!

Josephine Osborne - Dog Walking Brighton

♥ Dog Walking Testimonial ♥

Matt is simply the best dog walker you could ever wish for. He has looked after Ozzy our shi tzu for nearly two years and Ozzy now is a huge fan of his Rooddog puppy pals. and esp his master Matt. We look forward to Ozzys reg walks and he always comes back chirpy and happy. Matt thanks to you your dedication, drive, kindness and skills You have transformed all our lives and congrats with your company success ...xxxx I cannot recommend ROODDOG enough !!!!!

Marianna Penturo - Dog Walking Brighton