I called Uncle Matty on a weekend afternoon. Uncle Matty was immediately available and interviewed me re: my concerns, as well as my commitment to address these concerns. Even via our telephone conversation, it was clear that Uncle Matty had the knowledge and expertise to help me and my pups.
It was also clear that he expected me dedication to be available and wholeheartedly willing to learn how to help my pups.
Uncle Matty arrived at my home approximately one hour later. And this is where the magic started. For the next half hour, my Kimba was like a wild horse, bucking and pulling. Uncle Matty had an 100 foot leash and gently moved here around in a circular fashion, in ever smaller circles, until she was circling very near him. Then she was sitting next to him with a calm peaceful demeanor.
Starting that day, Uncle Matty's talents and gifts with dogs helped my Kimba learn to start trusting people. He helped her learn, not simple to obey commands, but to feel safe and secure in our world.
Every skill that Matty taught Kimba transferred directly into my ability to help her feel comfortable with that task or skill. For example, my Kimba was too frightened to get into the car for our veterinary appointment. I called Matty for guidance. Matty came over, and within 10 minutes Kimba was comfortable hopping into the back seat. I was of course in awe and asked how I would be able to teach that to Kimba. Matty advised she would now readily into the car if I offered this. He suggested I try it out. So I brought Kimba out to my car, opened the back door, and sure enough, Kimba easily and calmly jumped in the back seat and settled in.
And so it was with the many other area Matty helped us with. As Kimba's fears subsided, so did her barking. She still barks, however, no longer relentlessly as she is less fearful of the world. She now loves going for walks and car rides and to new places. Kimba is so much more comfortable and happier overall.
And, Tango, oh my goodness. Tango adores Uncle Matty and wags his whole body in joy when with Uncle Matty. Tango now feels safe, secure and happy with me, Uncle Matty, AND TO MY JOYFUL SURPRISE, EVEN WITH OTHER PEOPLE! EVEN NOW WITH SOME DOGS!
Uncle Matty's approach focuses on a bonding, loving training experience. My dogs learned to feel safe in a world in which they never previously had felt safe. My dogs learned that responding to direction offered the rewards of affection and praise. They did not feel fear during training, but rather the joy of positive affirmation. My pups are happier, more self confident, and enjoying life so much more thanks to Matty's training methods.
Also, this is because of Matty's positive influence on the people with whom he works. The key is to listen to what Matty tells you to watch, learn and do. If you do that, then some of his magic becomes yours and your pups will happier members of your family.
There is a reason that Matty had a successful television show and was the pup trainer of so many famous people ( including Cher, Madonna, Dudley Moore, Darryl Hannah, Victoria Principle, etc). Matty helps US provide our loving dogs safe and happy lives. We are fortunate to have such a gifted trainer of dog lovers and our dogs in the Sacramento area. I feel honored to have the opportunity to know and work with Matty.