Dog Training & Behaviour
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
Matt has certified qualifications in the following:
- UNIT 1 – HOW DOGS LEARN
- UNIT 2 – EVOLUTION AND BREEDS
- UNIT 3 – BRAIN AND BEHAVIOUR
- UNIT 4 – INSTRUCTING PET DOG OWNERS (PRACTICAL COMPETENCE)
- UNIT 5 – INTRODUCTION TO BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION
- UNIT 6 – INTERMEDIATE BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION
- UNIT 7 – ADVANCED BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION
- IABTC CLICKER AND TARGET TRAINING C&T2
In addition he undertook the additional workshops and seminars, improving his skill set in all things connected to dog training and behaviour
- IABTC DOG TRAINING TECHNIQUES FOR PROFESSIONALS
- IABTC AGILITY TRAINING FOR PET DOG INSTRUCTORS
- IABTC TEACHING KENNEL CLUB GOOD CITIZEN CLASSES.
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 can offer one to one sessions to help with any of the following dog behavioural issues:
- 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
- Inter-Dog – 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.
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.