Ryan Matthews is an inspirational speaker, author and decorated veteran. Using his work training elite Army K-9s, he went on to train more than 3,000 civilian dogs using his proven formula (RCTR), which he’s modified to create a winning 7-step formula to help humans dive into their unlimited potential as well.
Ryan has been training elite Military Working dogs since 2002. He has experience with narcotic detection dogs, explosive detection dogs, bite protection training and obedience training. Ryan also served in Mosul, Iraq with Military Working Dog Zito doing bomb sweeps, threat detection, house searches and worked with special forces along with infantry units overseas.
His World Of Dog Training Online eLearning platform and natural health supplements have helped dogs from around the world overcome pain, illnesses, and behavioral issues.
Author of The Canine Connection and The Art of Dog Training, Ryan shares powerful messages about the reality of living with PTSD, the process of transformation, and cultivating a warrior mindset to thrive, despite the odds stacked against him.
Ryan’s first TEDx talk, Overcoming PTSD Using Dog Training Techniques, was met with incredible reviews. His Belgian Malinois dog (Zeus) actually wowed the crowd being the first dog to perform tricks on a TEDx stage. In his second TEDx talk titled, Life Lessons Dogs Teach Humans, Ryan shares the tools, strategies, and life lessons that dogs have taught him. In his talk he highlights valuable life lessons dogs teach us on a daily basis. Best of all, his dog Zeus accompanied Ryan for both of his TEDx talks.
Ryan can consult on the following topics:
Handler/actor skills of working a dog on leash How to train dog's to search Bite protection training Explosive detection training Narcotic detection training Protocols and etiquette of working dog and handler Handler skills in a deployment environment (Iraq/Afghanistan) Military Working Dog Obedience training Verbiage and commands in elite K-9 field