Matt Betts (Owner / Trainer)
Matt Betts, the owner of K9 Instincts Inc. is a graduate of Pro Train in San Diego, California that started his foundation on a wide variety of dog training covering – basic to advanced obedience, competition obedience, guide dogs, service dogs and police K9 working dogs. His specialty is behavioral problems and understand the phycology of the dogs mind and behavior modification, and separation anxiety especially with dogs that most trainers don’t want to get involved with or understand how to successfully train them. He deals with a lot of aggression cases such as fear aggression, possessiveness, and territorial ness. His working dog experience includes police K9 , scent discrimination, bomb detection, narcotics detection, service dogs and personal protection dogs.
Before beginning his training facility in Rhode Island, Matt was a manager and trainer for facilities in New York, Texas and California. Since beginning his obedience training school in 1999, Matt has expanded his business to include a boarding kennel and breeding program. He currently breeds German Shepherds, Dutch Shepherds and Malinois for working purposes as well as pet homes.
Matt is continually being sought after by other trainers and police agencies in the states as well as internationally to give seminars to others liking to learn more on proper dog training techniques covering areas: obedience, proper aggression training in the bite suit for police K9 trainers and handlers, as well as scent discrimination.