Spiffing Dog

Spiffing Dog

Spiffing Dog locationTaunton, Somerset

(14 Reviews)

Force free dog training.
1 to 1 and group classes.
Full member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers.

Dogs respond best to training when they're having a swell time.

With force-free dog training and positive reinforcement, you can train your pet to be a delight whilst keeping things fun. If neither you or your dog are enjoying any element of the learning process, we will have failed you.

Avoid the tosh of aversive training and you and your pet will achieve more. Puppy training doesn't need to mean shocks, shouting or squirting water; neither does it mean choking, prongs or dominance over your dog. I've laid off these outdated practices in favour of keeping things fair and force-free.

With dog classes that keep fun at the fore, your dog will be faced with challenges that make it easy for your four-legged friend to succeed, but difficult enough to provide them with challenging mental stimulation.

Spiffing Dog Reviews

Spiffing Dog Reviews


Review of Spiffing Dog by Kellie Sutton
5 Kellie Sutton

Love the way you train dogs , the friendly nice way !

Review of Spiffing Dog by Siân Nicole
5 Siân Nicole

Ghost can sometimes be a handful because of his size but after one lesson at home we already had him back on the right track and improving everyday! Matt really helps you to understand behaviours, talks you through everything thoroughly and his training works! Fantastic trainer. Thanks Matt!!

Review of Spiffing Dog by Katie Horne
5 Katie Horne

My border terrier liv loved her training session! She pulled a lot on the lead and was terrible at recall. I've had her walking to heal since the lesson. She's been ignoring distractions and been focused on me. She is a lot more content and I couldn't be happier.

Review of Spiffing Dog by Alice Monk
5 Alice Monk

Matt is brilliant with understanding behaviour and teaching how to manage it. I would highly recommend him, even if you think your dog doesn't have any issues!!

Review of Spiffing Dog by Lucy Emslie
5 Lucy Emslie

Matt is a really good trainer who knows what he is talking about. It's going to be a long road to recovery with my little Oscar but I'm sure with Matt's help we will get there.

Review of Spiffing Dog by Alice Ali Forester
5 Alice Ali Forester

I have just completed the obedience classes with my Cavalier, Doug. He loved the classes, picking everything up quickly. Matt and Sarah Jane teach everything in simple, easy to understand way that kept Doug engaged. They are always on hand to give advice. Hoping to start agility classes with Doug soon.

Review of Spiffing Dog by Hayley Balfe
5 Hayley Balfe

Great trainer. All positive reinforcement & that's what works. My dog was very comfortable with him straight away. Listens & explains things clearly. Highly recommend for any dog :-)

Review of Spiffing Dog by Helen Meerabux
5 Helen Meerabux

Thank you for all your help Matt with Riley, has made a huge difference, not sure why I waited so long and we are now trying to put everything into practice. Within a day Riley chewing habits had changed. Will definitely be joining some classes soon.

Review of Spiffing Dog by Emily Holbrook
5 Emily Holbrook

My naughty jack spent one hour with Matt and came away the best dog ever (of course it was me who needed the training, just needed the help to see where i was going wrong!). Thinking about getting help? - just do it! You won't regret it.

Review of Spiffing Dog by Norma Hosten
5 Norma Hosten

I'm really happy with what Matt has done so far in training with Simbah (and us lol); in only one session Simbah has really calmed down! Written follow-up advice and guidance is really helpful for maintenance and consistency. Thanks Matt, looking forward to working with you in the future.

Review of Spiffing Dog by Katie Faulkner
5 Katie Faulkner

Matt is absolutely brilliant. Easy to talk to, listens to you and explains things clearly. Love his style of training and we feel so comfortable now and like we know what to do when Brinkley is 'greeting' people at the door. Thank you Matt, we'll definitely be looking in to coming to one of your classes!

Review of Spiffing Dog by Nicole Kurecsko
5 Nicole Kurecsko

Matt is a great trainer and behaviorist, knowledgeable, friendly, helpful. He showed me a totally new way of training dogs using positive reinforcements only. The puppy class gave us a very good start with my pupil, 1 to 1 was also useful with my 'troubled' dog, not to mention the dog walking that helped me out a few times!
Thank you for always being there and for your continuous support!
Me and my dogs definitely say Spiffing Dog forever! :)

Review of Spiffing Dog by Rosalyn Kirby
5 Rosalyn Kirby

Saw Matt regarding our nervous/fearful daxie and got some great advice to follow to help when we are out on walks etc. We then saw Matt again when our dog didn't take well to the arrival of our baby daughter. He's now happy in the house, pretty much ignores her and is no longer bothered by her crying. Obviously very closely monitored and never left alone but he settles down next to her without any fuss at all now.

Review of Spiffing Dog by Jodie Shields
5 Jodie Shields

Matt totally deserves 5 stars! Today has been such an informative 1-2-1 session regarding our beagles re-call. He is extremely knowledgeable, offers his skills in an individual style, meaning he took onboard the fact norman is a scent hound and tailored the advice based on that- which is so valuable to us, as this will allow us to utilise Norman’s natural instincts to ensure a safe and reliable re-call. The follow up email is so detailed, it really is such value for money. Looking forward to him joining Matt for regular walks soon!

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1 2 1 obedience and behavior adjustment. Group obedience and workshops.

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