Matt’s interest in dog training began many years ago with his own particularly awkward pet German Shepherd. He learnt his craft initially as a hobby which developed quickly into a dedicated career in dog training and behaviour. He developed his skills, knowledge and techniques with a passion for achieving what some would deem impossible with various breeds and associated behaviours.
With many positive testimonials and feedback from his peers in the Police force and other recognised authorities in the dog training sector, he created WKD Trained Dogs. Working hands on with the whole team on a daily basis, Matt continues to develop and oversee training while liaising with clients to provide them with the perfect trained companion.
A recent addition to our Welfare team, Sam is a confident and compassionate animal handler who looks after our new arrivals, settling them in and making sure they are well looked after. She has many years experience with her own dogs, horses and poultry which means she is well equipped to deal with everything!
Adam joined us in 2016 following training with a leading doggy daycare provider in London. A talented and assured handler he is settling in well with us. Previous experience has given him skills in both dog agility and the compassion to develop confidence in the dogs in his care.
Kathy comes to WKD from a diverse background ranging from Facilities Management, Banking and Finance to Catering and Personal Care, she has been with us since 2015. Here at WKD Kathy looks after our busy office managing customer accounts, enquiries and queries. In addition to her clerical role Kathy has a menagerie of animals outside of work too, so has a wealth of experience in all aspects of their care.
Cassey joined the team in March 2013 after leaving school, initially as a kennel hand. She has progressed through the company into her current role as a dog trainer and is a very valued member of the team. Cassey loves a challenge and therefore excels in training both puppies and the dogs that are put on our residential training programme due to particular behavioural issues.
Bekki joined the team in February 2015 as a junior dog trainer, having previously worked in the training and welfare of Guide Dogs. With a degree in Animal Behaviour, Bekki is a very enthusiastic member of the team and shows real skill out on the field.
Sian joined the team in March 2015 as WKD’s first apprentice, co-inciding her work here with a diploma in Animal Care. Sian had previous experience working in a kennel environment, and becoming a dog trainer is her dream career.
Gail is our helping hand here at WKD, tending to the many animals we have onsite including our horse, cats, rabbits, sheep and chickens. Gail also helps to keep the site maintained and enjoys taking the dogs for walks in between their training sessions.
Rod comes over to guide and instruct all of the dog trainers here at WKD as he is an absolute expert in the field and a real asset to the company.