Bound by a shared vision and fuelled by an unwavering passion for revolutionising dog training, two friends united to create a transformative movement.

Together, they are rewriting the rules, unlocking the extraordinary potential of every canine companion, and shaping a future where dogs and their humans thrive in harmony
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Matt Clark - Dog Trainer

Matt Clark

After leaving the military in 2007, I embarked on a remarkable journey in the civilian world as a Detection Dog Handler alongside my loyal partner, Chester. Together, we fearlessly served alongside the Police, Customs officials, festival organisers, and even searched aircraft in two of the largest airports in the UK.

Driven by a relentless passion, I immersed myself in the security dog industry, where I welcomed two magnificent German Shepherds into my life: Nema and Tor. We underwent rigorous training with esteemed police and ex-military instructors, culminating in our successful completion of the NASDU Level 2 certification.

However, my passion for training flourished, prompting a life-altering decision. Drawing upon my extensive knowledge gained throughout the years, I resolved to assist others in their journey. This led me to undertake an intensive six-month dog training program and behaviourist course under the tutelage of the esteemed Will Atherton, becoming proudly recognised as a Will Atherton approved trainer. Fueling my thirst for knowledge, I further pursued a Level 3 diploma in dog behavior.

Currently, I am dedicated to expanding my expertise by pursuing to become a NASDU Instructor and am now an official UK Sniffer Dog Instructor. Throughout my career, I have traveled across the country, working with an array of dogs including cherished pets, invaluable working dogs, and exceptional detection canines. While I am passionate about all facets of training, modern training methods and dealing with dogs with extreme behaviour, there is a special place in my heart for scent work—it ignites a fire within me like no other.

Above all, my ultimate goal is to empower countless dogs and their owners to lead lives of unparalleled harmony and bliss. Together, let us create a world where dogs and their human companions thrive, free from stress and strife.

Justin Sheppard

Born and raised in the countryside, my journey unexpectedly led me to the bustling streets of London, working for none other than Google. Yet, the allure of the rural landscapes eventually beckoned me back to my roots.

With an innate love for dogs coursing through my veins, I embarked on a quest to find the finest genetically bred German Shepherd that this land had to offer. Serendipitously, I stumbled upon a four-month-old male from a Protection School. As I stood witness to the sight of professional handlers harmoniously training with their canine companions, an indescribable fascination took hold of me. From that transformative moment, I resolved to dedicate myself to becoming an exceptional dog trainer.

During my tenure at Dog Training College, I immersed myself in a vast array of disciplines, acquiring a plethora of canine training accreditations ranging from dog psychology and puppy training to obedience, canine body language, and animal welfare. Notably, I earned my coveted NASDU Level 2 accreditation as a proficient handler in dog teams.

Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of positively impacting the lives of countless dogs and their devoted families across the United Kingdom. 

Amongst the many facets of dog training, my heart beats most fervently for addressing extreme behaviour, dog reactivity and fear-based behaviours. I wholeheartedly embrace the challenge of working with dogs that others may shy away from. It is my unwavering passion to extend a helping hand to those who need it most, and I am resolute in my commitment to making a difference and helping them become high level canine leaders through our canine training boot camp, perfect puppy training and dog training programs. 

Together, let us embark on a journey of transformation, where even the most seemingly insurmountable obstacles can be overcome. With dedication, compassion, and expertise, I am here to support you and your beloved four-legged companion every step of the way.
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My first taste of dog training began in my childhood, where I have fond memories of spending countless hours alongside my father, diligently attending training classes with our beloved German Shepherd. Many years later, my trajectory has taken me through the military, leading me into the security industry and, down the path of dog handling.

In pursuit of excellence, I earned my NASDU Level 2 certificate, a Level 3 accreditation in canine behavior, and successfully completed a comprehensive decoy course. Armed with a wealth of knowledge and refined skills, I've dedicated myself to training a diverse array of dogs, including achieving exceptional standards with my personal canine companions.

As a massive animal lover, I currently share my life with four remarkable dogs—a duo of hardworking Springer Spaniels, a majestic Cane Corso, and a working Belgian Malinois. My passion lies in the pursuit of building better dogs and to reinforce the bond between owner and dog. 
Discover the magic behind our approach on the "Our Training" page.
Delve into the realm where passion meets expertise as we unveil the secrets to transforming dogs into well-behaved and harmonious companions. Explore the intricacies of our training methods, rooted in years of experience, dedication, and a deep understanding of canine behavior. Unveil the step-by-step journey that empowers dogs to overcome challenges, develop new skills, and thrive in their newfound potential.

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