Matthew's love of dogs began with his English Springer Spaniel, Nickie, the perfect nanny dog and a great hunter too. Abby the shepherd came next, a very sweet and anxious little girl. After pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and a Masters in International Development Studies, Matthew moved back to his true passion and began working with dogs in a professional capacity in 2011. After several years of experimenting with different training methods, Matthew decided to attend Starmark Academy's School for Dog Trainers, one of the highest rated dog-training schools in the country. Matthew is certified by Starmark as a Canine Training and Behavior Specialist, and is a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals.