MATT FELTHAM A.Dip CBM
THE UNDERDOG TRAINER
Ever since I found my way into a career working with rescue dogs, I knew that it would be a life-long journey that hasn’t failed to fill my time with extreme highs, thankfully few lows and mostly just pure enjoyment in the company of so many incredible dogs. I feel that all dogs, not just those who have spent life in kennels or rescue shelters, can benefit from an understanding, kind and communication based training programme.
I have worked in several rescue and rehoming centres and have worked with hundreds of dogs of all ages, shapes, sizes and breeds. I have completed the Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour Management (with Distinction), Puppy Training and Practical Clicker Training courses under the tutelage of Sarah Whitehead at the Clever Dog Company and am also a fully licenced Clever Dog Company Method trainer – trained in building the relationship between dog and owner with behavioural understanding and positive methods that really work. I am a member of the UK’s only online mentoring and CPD platform bringing together and supporting trainers, behaviourists and canine professionals – Sarah Whitehead’s Inner Circle. I am a student member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC). I am also fully insured.
I am a passionate believer in the use of purely positive methods in training dogs, in training your dog I will never use startle or fear, force, lead corrections, or equipment that is designed to cause discomfort such as spray collars, shock collars, prong collars and choke chains. I wholeheartedly believe that the relationship between owner and dog should be based on communication, understanding, patience, and a large heap of scientifically proven theory. We are lucky to have such a unique bond with an animal of another species and I believe that this should never be taken for granted – we should always strive to understand more and punish less.
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