ABOUT DOG GURU SWEDEN
Contact Name: Helena Mathews – Tel: 0705-92 52 52
Location of Training:
’Dog Guru Sweden’ – Trosta 226, 195 93 Märsta, Sweden
The term ‘EXPERT’ is freely used when the media, in particular, wish to garner the opinion of an informed individual on any given topic.
It is therefore refreshing to find two individuals for whom the term might have been invented !
Dog Guru Sweden is managed by husband and wife team Keith Mathews – The Irish Dog Guru and his swedish wife Helena Mathews, both expert dog behaviourists and internationally renowed dog trainers who collectively have over 4o years professional experience in the canine world. Through their joint passion for hunting and working with retrieving breeds, Dog Guru Sweden specialises in offering an array of gundog retrieving training ´Guru Style` workshops – catering for all retriever breeds from puppy to champion.
Dog Guru Sweden offers:
- Gundog Retriever Training
- Fortnightly Classes from Puppy to Champion,
- Competition Handling Classes,
- Mock Trial Training Days, & Gundog Holiday Workshops
The aim of our ‘Retriever training – Guru Style’ workshops is to provide the opportunity for retriever owners to learn and develop their abilities to train and handle their gundogs to their highest potential level.
To encourage responsible and enjoyable gundog ownership, using only positive training methods, to ensure that both you and your dog function as a coherent team; unified as one, to achieve the results of your dreams!!
Keith – The Irish Dog Trainer With A Global Reputation
Keith Mathews aka ‘The Dog Guru’ is Ireland’s most famous dog trainer, gun dog trainer and canine behaviourist. A hugely successful writer and broadcaster of the internationally acclaimed “Calmness Leads To Reward” and “Retriever Training – Guru Style” dog training programmes which have global sales in 6 continents. Keith has also starred in his own hit dog training television series ‘Good Dog Bad Dog’, which aired on national television. It was through this TV show that the producers give him the name ‘The Dog Guru’.
Keith has been training dogs professionally for over 25 years and has taught dog training workshops all over the world. A former owner and Shoot Captain at ‘Glennoo Game Sports’ which is a commercial shoot based in Ireland Keith has been a life- long hunter and works his gundogs regularly on different terrains throughout the hunting season in Ireland.
Keith’s is the breeder of the Copperbirch Labrador line which is Irelands most successful breeding kennel with over 100 FT Champions, FT Winners & Award Winners having been bred directly from his lines over the last 10 years.
It was Keith’s passion for training his own ‘Copperbirch’ Labradors and his love for hunting and field sports that prompted him to get into the more competitive side of gun dog training and handling. He has been successful in making up several Labradors to become Field Trial Champions. As well as this he has won the most prestigious title on the Irish Field Trial calendar the “Irish Kennel Clubs Retriever of the Year” and his FTCH Beau was declared “National Supreme Champion”.
Keith is an International ‘FCI’ – ‘A’ – Panel field trial judge for retrievers with the Irish Kennel Club. He has judged field trials and working tests in many countries around the world. Keith knows exactly what is required to prepare dogs for the highest level of competition and is able to pass on this knowledge to those who attend his workshops.
Helena has been a professional dog trainer and behaviourist for over 15 years, originally from Stockholm in Sweden.
Helena is a qualified ‘Hundinstruktör´, (Dog Trainer) ‘Problemhundspsykolog’, (Dog Behaviourist) & ‘Service och Signalhunds Instruktör, ( Service & Therapy Dog Trainer) ‘Jägareförbundets Hundinstruktör III’ and ’SSRK’s Retrieverinstruktör’. (Hunting & Retriever Trainer).
For four years Helena worked as a Therapy Dog Instructor, Trainer and Handler with the Labradoodle Livia in Uppsala Akademiska Barnsjukhus a Swedish Childrens Hospital as part of the pilot scheme ‘Childrens Experiences of Animal Assisted Therapy’.
Helena and Livia appeared many times in Swedish media as well on the televised film ‘Livia ett viktigt hundliv’ which highlighted the work and benefits of the highly successful project.
Like Keith, Helena is passionate about hunting and retriever breeds. In the past Helena has worked trained and competed with Wachtelhundar (German Spaniels) was a past winner of the European young dog Wachtel Championship as well as being a board member and chairperson of the Mälardalen-Gotland region Wachtelhund Club a position which she held for 3 years.
Her first retriever was a golden but now she is currently training a Copperbirch Labrador. Helena has competed with several different ladradors over the last few years and has had numerous awards in field trials and working tests in Ireland.
What makes our Retriever Training Workshops so unique ?
All our Retriever Training Workshops are conducted under the masterful tutelage of Keith. What makes our Gundog Workshops so unique is that Keith has a natural ability to teach and put his methods across in a highly informative and entertaining manner, he is famous for his witty ‘Irish Sense of Humour’.
Having been a professional dog trainer, behaviourist and instructor for over 25 years, Keith has a wealth of knowledge which he has acquired from working with all breeds of dogs in different situations and he prides himself in being able to assist gundog owners and handlers in overcoming their gundog’s problems, when all other trainers have failed.
Keith has a lifetime of experience of developing training methods and techniques he is highly observant of dogs and their handler’s behaviours, he has the eye of a top coach and Field trial Judge using this experience he is able to identify where problems are occurring and offer the reasons why, and from this develop strategies and techniques to overcome them to ensure that handlers get the very best from their gundog.
Attendees at workshops speak of being highly motivated; inspired to be creative and they leave our Dog Guru Sweden workshops feeling confident that they have acquired the knowledge to further advance their gundogs training. .
Keith’s system of education is unique around the world; no other trainer has developed the expertise of delivery and fine-tuned easy lessons for you to follow like Keith has. His method has been divided into 7 different levels of education with over 30 different modules from Puppy to Champion. During his workshops each participant will be given an individual written training “Blueprint” with weekly lessons to follow and complete with their dog before the next training session.
Each handler will be individually assessed at the end of each attainment level and certification will be provided upon completion. This system has proved a huge hit globally.
An investment in a workshop with Keith Mathews ‘The Dog Guru’ is an investment in the future of training your gundog to the highest level and ensures that both you and your dog achieve the results of your dreams. As Keith often says
“Why make the sky your limit, when you can reach for the stars”.
Whether you are a newcomer with your first gundog or an experienced handler, everyone can learn from attending a ”Retriever Training – Guru Style , Workshop with Keith Mathews at Dog Guru Sweden