rooddog brighton & hove


Denmark Villas, Hove BN3 3TD

Tel: 07885 903 509


Services: Dog Walking, Dog Training, Dog Boarding

Matt at Rooddog


Matt is ROODDOG founder and 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 behavior 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). Book a Dog Walk in Brighton & Hove using the button below. 

Matt at Rooddog
about Yus Khan

Yusmin has years of experience in owning and working with dogs. Owning Akitas and staffies and working with all different breeds, ages and temperaments. She has experience in walking, at very popular doggy daycare centres in London and briefly working at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.
Now she’s taking a big leap moving to Brighton from London and ready to make an impact and meet all the lovely new doggies!

lisa gibson
about lisa gibson

Lisa has a long experience working and owning dogs. She enjoys the outdoors and as a child had many animals including horses, chickens, cats and of course dogs.

Her first job after leaving school was working in a horse racing stables but a career change to veterinary nurse resulted in a big move to London for the next 7 years. During this time Lisa’s experience with, and love of, dogs quickly grew.

dog walking brighton and Hove

If you are looking for safe and professional Dog Walking in Brighton & Hove then you are definitely in the right place.

We are friendly dog experts, always reliable and insured to walk 6 dogs. We are passionate about dogs and love looking after them. Your dogs will enjoy interesting walks at Waterhall and Devils Dyke, and we promise you we enjoy these walks just as much as the dogs.

Dog walks last 1 hour and we walk whatever the weather. The time your dog will be with us including drop off and pick up will be approximately two to two and a half hours per day, we can pick your dog up from home or work, whichever is more convenient for you.

You can rest assured that we will always make sure your dog is well watered and any excess mud wiped off and paws washed to avoid any muddy paw prints on your carpet! It is good to know that we are vigilant about picking up after our dogs as we love to keep the places we walk clean for other walkers and animals. 

How our dog walking service works


Our uniformed walker will collect your dog in our air-conditioned, fully ventilated van fitted with spacious and secure cages.

The Walk

 Your dog will enjoy a 60 minute walk with their new pals and walker.  Fitted with a gps tracker when off the lead to keep them safe.


winding down

After your dogs walk we give them some time to unwind and enjoy a nice bowl of refreshing water, before getting back in the van.

Home time

Your dog will be returned to your home after their enjoyable walk. We have a paw wash in our van to wash muddy paws 

dog walking faqs

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Will I meet my new dog walker?

Every new customer will get a face to face meeting with Matt Rood, the founder of ROODDOG. He will go through all of your requirements, and you will be allocated a dog walker.  We always try to keep the same dog walker for every dog for consistency, the only exception being holidays and staff absences. We also do monthly meets ups where you can meet up with all our dog walkers and walk with us and our dogs while we show you where we walk your dog.

How many dogs do you walk at any one time?

We walk 4 to 6 dogs per group

How long are walks?

All our walks are up to an hour long

Can I just have occasional walks?

Yes, you can have occasional walks or book in regular days, ad hoc days., we are very flexible to suit your needs

Where will my dog be walked?

We will walk dogs at Devils Dyke, Southwick hill and Lancing hill,

My dog is nervous around other dogs, will you be able to walk him?

All our dog walkers are experienced dog handlers and we will allocate your dog into an appropriately sized group, to socialise and enjoy their walk

Do I need to be at home when you collect or drop off my dog?

No, we are fully insured to hold customers keys and every dog walker is advanced level DBS checked. Our insurance company is pet business limited. We pick up in Brighton, Shoreham and Hove for Dog Walking

What safety measures do you have?

All our walkers are experienced and receive full training in dog handling and canine first aid. All dogs are fitted with a GPS Tracker when in our care.

our home from home dog boarding service

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ROODDOG ‘Home-from-Home’ boarding was created for owners who are not comfortable with the usual Kennels or Dog Hotels.
As your dog is cared for in a family home it will feel safe, secure in a warm, friendly environment.
ROODDOG ‘Home-from-Home’ boarding includes:
– Company of a ROODDOG carer all throughout the day, in a warm, family home environment.
– Included in the Families daily routine
– Two walks per day.
– Interactive fun playtime.
– Grooming.
– Daily updates and pictures sent to your phone/email
– and, of course,
affection, cuddles and kisses!

Whether it is a holiday or business trip, we are here to provide a trustworthy and reliable service for all your dog’s needs. If they have a favourite toy, a preferred walking route, or just love lots of fuss and attention we will make sure they get what they need. We will ensure that each and every dog is treated with the utmost respect for a fun-filled and exciting journey. We offer highly competitive rates, welcome a wide range of breeds and are fully DBS checked


dog behaviour training brighton

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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♥ 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

♥ dog walking Testimonial ♥

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

♥ Dog Training Testimonial ♥

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

♥ Dog Training Testimonial ♥

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


♥ Dog Training Testimonial ♥

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

♥ Dog Walking Testimonial ♥

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


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