has surrounded himself with dogs his entire life. Growing up with Border Collies showed him how amazing dogs are, and spurned his passion to learn more about what they are capable of doing. Matt was hooked after attending his first Manners class with his dog, and his interest in training catalyzed after attending and graduating from the Manners Program. He is participating in Agility with two of his dogs with the desire to be successful competitively. Matt and his wife are members of the Pomeranian Club of Central Virginia, and are active in the club's rescue efforts.