Ryan Matthews’ dog training career began in 2002, in the US Army, training elite Military Working Dogs (MWDs). A decorated veteran, Ryan performed bite protection, bomb threat sweeps, secret service missions and combat deployment to Iraq with Army K-9, Zito. He successfully worked with Special Forces, Army SWAT and Infantry units with his trained companion, Zito who ultimately saved lives over their period of service.
Ryan’s passion for dogs and seeing them unleash their potential is the inspiration for his new dog training book titled “Train Your Good Dog to be Great.” To complement the publication, Ryan has also created an eLearning platform with more than 130 supportive dog training videos.
In addition to training dogs, Ryan has recently taken on a new health project aimed at improving the lives of dogs. His vision is to free dogs of pain and reduce the likelihood of life-threatening illnesses through his new line of natural canine supplements.
Having successfully trained over 3,000 dogs with a 99% success rate, Ryan is passionate about bridging the gap of communication between dogs and their owners. He feels when people can better understand their dogs, it enhances the lives and increases the bond of both people and dogs.
Tune in to hear Ryan share with Steve, Mary, and Richard how to make a good dog a great dog by resolving your dog’s behavior and obedience problems.
In This Episode
Why does it smell like skunk?
He was a drug dealer in high school
You don’t get high on your own supply
Got robbed and stabbed himself
How he became a drug dog handler in the military
He met the love of his life
The journey of multiple near death experiences
Dog training tips
CBD for dogs is safe