...Our Philosophy

Matthew Carey

 Matt is a student of Animal Behavior College and brings years of experience with obedience training as well as a knack for working with reactive dogs. With twenty years in special education, Matt is skilled at explaining the psychology behind dog training to help owners best communicate and understand their pups. With his big heart, passion for training, and general love of dogs, it’s no surprise how they gravitate towards him. Welcome, Matt!!!

Austrian zoologist, ethologist, and ornithologist Konrad Lorenz said, 

“The fidelity of a dog is a precious gift demanding no less binding moral responsibilities than the friendship of a human being. The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be, a fact which should be noted by anyone who decides to acquire a canine friend."  

Rachel Antonino:

I feel so honored to have dogs and all animals in my life, but I also do feel a particular moral responsibility to honor the dog by providing him with the clearest communication and structure so that he can have the best possible quality of and contentment in life. 

Additionally, Orhan Pamuk (Turkish novelist, screenwriter, academic, and recipient of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature) said,

"Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen." 

For this reason, I am passionate about continuing to grow and learn as a trainer so as to reach more dogs, of all breeds and sizes, and their people. I believe that each dog has his own unique personality and we must learn to communicate with him in a way he can understand.  Dogs, in turn, try to impart their feelings to us if we are only willing to listen carefully.  Through this thoughtful approach and observation, I believe lies the path to successful training, communication, and relationship building.