Matthew Twitty will be at The K9 Jym in Colmar, PA, on November 18 – 19, 2017

to give one of his wonderfully fun weekend seminars!

Matt is the owner and operator of Lakeland Canine Academy in Florida. He is often asked back to work with groups again and again due to his level of energy, enthusiasm, experience, ability to solve problems, and love of the sport. Matt gives the Novice handler a clear path, and the seasoned handler alternative ways to keep the game fresh. Matt takes a balanced approach to dog training, and was the founder of the very popular Facebook Group “Balanced Competition Obedience” where many of North America’s top obedience enthusiasts share their insights.


Matt will present his step-by-step approach to active and engaged heeling. He will cover tools, engagement, attention, mechanics, position handling, drills and proofs. Matt will take the workers through the steps necessary to teach competitive heeling, especially covering the most skipped over and rushed through pieces of heelwork. This day will include ring warm-ups, non-verbal attention, and problem solving. Teams of all levels will benefit, from young dogs learning to heel through OTCH teams.


Matt will show everyone his step-by-step approach to teaching all of the pieces needed for Open and Utility, while keeping a happy and motivated dog in the process. Sunday will include fun drilling of exercises to keep the dogs guessing, focused, and engaged.

Riverstone Dog Training students have filled the working spots.

Auditing spots are available and are limited to about 40 per day.

1 day $90; 2 days $180.

All checks must be DATED OCTOBER 16, 2017, and will be deposited on October 16, 2017.

Cancellations: Your check will be shredded ONLY if your cancellation is received by October 16, 2017.

Email me for an auditing registration form:

Auditors may bring their dog and work him/her during breaks in a respectful, reasonable, and responsible way. During the workshop, auditor’s dogs will be quiet and well behaved and will not in any way disrupt or disturb the workshop. If not, the owner will remove the disruptive dog from the building for the remainder of the workshop.

The workshop will be held in a 100 X 100 arena, and there will be plenty of crating space.