Matthew’s canine career began in Spain, where he was shocked at the number of stray and unloved dogs he saw. Having lived on private estates with working dogs all his life, he found it hard to grasp that ‘man’s best friend’ could be treated like that. He became involved with the expat rescue groups, picking up a great deal of knowledge and experience along the way. His passion grew, and he began to take as many courses and read as many books on canine health as he could. Becoming interested in alternative methods, and using his experience as a copywriter for the national press, Matthew penned a course on the holistic canine health in the hope of teaching others about the benefits of gentle, chemical free treatments. This course was snapped up by the BCCS, and remains a firm favourite amongst students. Matthew teaches three courses with us now.