Before Ryan our dog was out of control. We could not stop the general lack of obedience. After the first lesson with Ryan our dog learned a lot and has improved leaps and bounds. We now take our dog off leash on trails, camping and the park. Thanks for all your help with Ollie.
By: Jeff and Sara G.
Just wanted to tell you how wonderful it is to have Bridey around since her training. We are amazed at how well she is behaving.
By: Adrienne C.
If you want a very happy well trained dog this program is the way to go. I have tried other trainers but they just did’nt work for us. If you don’t want to spend a lot of time yelling at your pet give Ryan a try. Work with
him and you and your pet will be happier.
By: Nita B.
When we brought Luna to training we didn’t know what to expect. Actually, we were a little doubtful even though we heard great things about the company. But, we have been to other trainers in the past without much success. We saw a total transformation in only two lessons. In did 4 lessons total and we now enjoy our Luna off leash at parks, she is behaved when visitors come over and she is just more enjoyable overall!
By: Denise and Richard Y.
My dog behaved well but only in our house without much distractions. Through training I learned my dog has a difficult time listening when other things has his interest. The trainer taught me how to get my dogs focus around distractions. Now, we pass other dogs on a walks and out in public without any issues. Our walks are now relaxing for the two of us and I find I want to take him with me more because he is so well behaved. I highly recommend you give Ryan and the Canine Connection a try, I promise you won’t regret it. They know there stuff, not only will they get you great results but you will learn know your dog thinks.
By: Carlos E.
Ryan and the canine connection are wonderful. Our dogs are like two new pets. Prior to training our two Maltese’s were nervous little girls and it broke our hearts to see them like that. We learned a lot of their behavior was from us not understanding our dogs. Our relationship with our girls is on a different level and they are so much more confident and happy, we can’t thank you enough.
By: Gary and Patricia S.
We choose this company because we were impressed with the credentials of the owner. We figured if he could train dogs in the army he could train our German Shepherd. We’re so glad we brought Bruce here. One great surprise about the training was learning to give our boy a job and how important it is. Bruce is so happy running off leash at parks, dog parks, we even walk him off leash around the neighborhood. Our dog started to show signs of aggression and after training Bruce doesn’t show any signs of aggression. In fact, he has some neighborhood dog friends now. Honestly, we would have been willing to pay much more money for the results we got because our dog means so much to us. The training is worth every penny and we recommend the canine connection to all our family and friends.
By: Carissa And Nathan U.
World of Dog Training is a heart centered, results-driven company focused on ensuring you and your dog walk away without being tied to a leash! We want to see you wagging your tail with excitement, confident in your ability to understand your pup so you can effectively communicate and enjoy each other to the fullest.
No more chasing Fido out of the house after he’s peed on the carpet… again! It’s time to teach your “good boy” how to be GREAT, something we’ve mastered at WODT – and something that you can master too!
Our approach to training continues to evolve. Our dog training school offers 1-on-1, in-person lessons around the globe (yep, Ryan is committed to your and your K9 and will travel anywhere in the world to see you both succeed!), a growing library of e-courses, and dog training books written by our Head Trainer and Founder, Ryan Matthews.
We are veteran owned and operated. Our Head Trainer, Ryan Matthews, has been training dogs since 2002. He began his career in dog training with training and handling elite Military Working Dogs (MWDs). While in the Army, he performed bite protection training, bomb threat sweeps, secret service missions, and combat deployment to Iraq (with his MWD, Zito) where he worked with Special Forces and Infantry units.
Upon the completion of our program, you will not just be a dog owner, you will be a successful and confident dog handler. Trust us when we say, the difference truly is priceless! Not only will your pup be obedient off leash (even with distractions), you will be able to incorporate your dog into your lifestyle – hiking, enjoying time at your favorite café, even working at the office. And the real kicker? We will clear up common misconceptions about dog behavior by teaching you dog psychology.
When you follow our carefully crafted system for success, we guarantee results.
I have worked with Dog Trainer Ryan Matthews from World of Dog Training on a few video projects, and I’ve seen his clients super happy with the results. It’s clear that this man has the experience and expertise in this field and can train any dog out there. He is super professional, I’ve had a great working experience with him, and it’s also been fun and educational at the same time. I highly suggest WODT to anyone looking to better their dog’s behavior.
By: Ryan the Camera Dude
Ryan Matthews is amazing!! After just a week, our 2 huskies which were OUT OF CONTROL , are now tame and listening to everything we say! Definitely will work with Ryan long term! THANKS SO MUCH
By: Daniel Ross
Choosing World of Dog Training has proved to be one of the most beneficial decisions we have made for our dogs, and Ryan Matthews impressed us from the very beginning when we first met him.
We have 2 Black Labradors and we saw results in their behavior after the first lesson we had with Ryan. He is a well educated professional in this field, understands dog behavior, and designs his training sessions specifically for your dog(s). We were taught how to best communicate with our dogs in order to achieve the goals that we desired and to look for signals that may help us understand our dogs better.
Anyone who chooses World of Dog Training will see great results. I highly recommend this dog training system!
By: Jordan Godoy
Being able to watch a rescue dog’s behavior transform right in front of my eyes has been such a surreal experience – it looked and felt like magic happening! With his years of knowledge and experience, Ryan Matthews “lives and breathes” dog behavior and gives the tools, information, guidance and support needed for a successful training path – the results are incredible and I’m so thankful!
By: Keri B
We reached out to World of Dog Training on a recommendation. This was the best decision we could have made.
Our two recently adopted German Shepherd rescues, not unexpectedly, came with some behavioral issues. They would fight any time I would play or pay attention to either of them. Quinn doesn’t want the ball but she doesn’t want Emmi to have it so that would also result in a fight. Emmi would attempt to swallow my entire hand when taking a treat. At that time the solution was one dog locked in her crate while the other one received attention.
And then came Ryan – his dog training is awesome. His ability to get humans to understand dog behavior and provide the tools to manage & obtain desired results was more than we ever expected.
The dogs love the training ‘sessions’. But most of the time I don’t think they realize when we are practicing. I can now play fetch with Emmi while Quinn runs around the yard ignoring the ball. They sit and wait until asked to come in the house and crocodile Emmi now takes treats gently. Every day the progress that is made only reinforces our decision to reach out to Ryan and that rescuing 2 dogs at once was worth it.
By: Tami OBrien
When looking for a dog trainer, you want someone who loves animals with a deep connection, but who is also a well trained human being. Humans have to be trained, as well as the dogs. We have learned so much from Ryan because he really understands this psychology to better our relationship with our dogs. He has really helped our dog leaps and bounds. Ryan has motivated us all, to lead a better quality life!
By: Tara Austin
This is absolutely the BEST training facility I could dream of. Ryan Matthews is incredibly caring and attentive with the dogs, and as a result I never worry when I drop my dog off at the World Of Dog Training. My dog gets great exercise and socialization as well as loving attention from the staff. They have built an incredible community of thoughtful, hard-working, compassionate dog-lovers.
The facility itself is also top-notch. For all of us who love our dogs and want the best for them, this place is a dream come true!
By: Jeffrey Rose
Ryan Matthews is a true gem! He has a magic touch when it comes to understanding animal behavior. He offers a variety of training techniques/methods and works with you choosing the best techniques for you and your dog. We saw results immediately and were given a plan to assist us with repetition and continued learning. We cannot thank Ryan enough! Worth every dollar! A game changer!
By: Lisa Chong
Review from our client Kathy Hightrete Morgan.We had almost given up ever getting our rescued ‘street savvy’ dog under control. Ryan was the third trainer we had tried. So glad we kept looking! CC Rider had been dumped in the trash with her puppies and was a wild spirit. One small crack in the door and she was GONE! Now we can let her run free on dog beach and she actually comes when we call! Miracles do happen. There is no joy like watching her race like the wind and play with other dogs, and no way to express our thrill in this new-found peace of mind. People comment on her obvious love of freedom. We are so much happier and so is she. Thank you Ryan!
By: Kathy Hightrete Morgan
Top notch training and knowledge is what Ryan brings to the table. From the first visit it was very apparent that our 5 yr old rescue & ourselves could benefit through the program set forth. We are amazed at how quickly progress has been made. I would highly recommend Ryan to anyone having trouble(s) with any type of dog. Thanks for everything Ryan
By: Jeff Coplen