From elite Army working dog handler to celebrity dog trainer to several near-death experiences, Ryan Matthews discovered that applying his dog training methodology, RTCR, helped him bridge the gap from extensive trauma to a joyous, fulfilling life. Ryan Matthews invites you into the mind of a combat veteran, dog trainer, and survivor to thriver. In his raw, entertaining, and genuine talk, you will feel inspired to move from where you currently are to where you ultimately want to be in life. Ryan Matthews, a decorated veteran, began his dog training career in 2002 in the US Army training and handling elite Military Working Dogs (MWDs). With his beloved trainees, Ryan performed bite protection, bomb threat sweeps, secret service missions, and combat deployment to Iraq with Army K-9, Zito. He successfully worked with Special Forces, Army SWAT and Infantry units with his trained companion, Zito who ultimately saved lives over their period of service. Following his passion for dogs and seeing them unleashing their potential, he is releasing a new dog training book titled “The Art of Dog Training.” To compliment the publication, Ryan has also created an e-Learning platform with more than 130 supportive dog training videos. In addition, Ryan has recently taken on a new health project aimed at improving the lives of dogs. His vision is to free dogs of pain and reduce the likelihood of life-threatening illnesses through his new line of natural canine supplements. Please visit www.peaceofmindcbd.com for more information. As a professional pet dog trainer, Ryan has successfully trained over 3,000 dogs, with a 99% success rate. Ryan is passionate about bridging the gap of communication between dogs and their owners. He feels when people can better understand their dogs, it enhances their lives and increases the bond of both people and dogs. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
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